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Professor Claudia Bernard

Professor of Social Work
Areas of expertise
Social work with children and families; gender-based violence; critical race theory; equalities and social justice.
Goldsmiths, University of London
Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Claudia Bernard is Professor of Social Work and Co-Head of the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

She has a background in social work and her research interests lie in the areas of social work with children and families, gender-based violence, critical race theory, equalities and social justice. She has written widely on these topics, including a book entitled Constructing Lived Experiences: Representations of Black Mothers in Child Sexual Abuse Discourses (2nd Edition, Routledge, 2017), and an edited collection entitled Safeguarding Black Children: Good Practice in Child Protection (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016).

She has a book forthcoming book for Routledge called Intersectionality for Social Workers: Theory and Practice.