Wahida Kent

Dr Wahida Kent

Senior Lecturer, Social Work

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

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Wahida Kent qualified as a social worker in 1999. Her practice experience has mainly focused on supporting children and families in Wales. In the last 13 years of practice, she worked with disabled children and young people, and children and young people with life-limiting conditions from Black and Minority Ethnic(BME) groups.  She has taught Social Work since 2018.

Dr. Kent’s PhD research, undertaken at Cardiff University, focused on BME Carers of children and young people with life-limiting conditions. She has recently worked as part of a team commissioned by Welsh Government to produce guidance for Social Workers working with Parents with Learning Disabilities going through the process of Public Law Outline.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Disabled children and children with life-limiting conditions
  • Children and families’ social work
  • Unpaid carers
  • Anti-racist social work
  • Anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive social work
  • Intersectional approaches
  • Parents with learning disabilities

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Dr. Kent has experience of teaching a wide range of topics in social work (Research Methods, Social work assessments, Child and Adolescent Mental Health,  Outcomes focused practice, et al.). She currently teaches modules which essentially focus on Critical Social Work and Law.  Wahida delivers guest lectures on anti-racist, anti-discriminatory, and anti-oppressive social work.