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Peter Yates

Master of Social Work

Graduated: 1994

I was a social worker within a children and families practice team in Edinburgh before working for a specialist Barnardo's service for children who display harmful sexual behaviour. I then worked within the social work subject at the University of Edinburgh as a Teaching Fellow before embarking on my PhD in Social Work.

I have lots of memories of studying at the University, having previously completed an MSW there - too many to mention here!

Since leaving the University I have been working as a lecturer in child protection at Edinburgh Napier University across the other side of town in Sighthill. I think completing my PhD has been my proudest achievement, and I am ever so grateful to my supervisors, Janice McGhee and Ethel Quayle, for all their support in helping me to complete it.  I have been lucky to publish a couple of articles from my PhD, and to have had the opportunity to attend international conferences both here and abroad to talk about my work. I have met some very interesting and inspiring people along the way, and in the future I would hope to become one of those people for some others.

Source: own contribution (28.6.2017)