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Ali Gardner University of Central Lancashire, UK

Lowis is a Senior Lecturer at the University of  Central Lancashire (UCLan), where she teaches Social Work, Social Policy and Community Care programmes. Lowis' previous employment background has mainly been located within working with children and young people in a social work capacity. Lowis has an interest in working with young people leaving care and especially within the youth justice system, and in developing various projects for young people. Her interest in social work training led her into teaching where she taught at the UCLan Burnley Campus before moving to the main campus in Preston.


Ali is a Senior Lecturer at the University of  Central Lancashire (UCLan), where she teaches on a number of programmes including social work and social pedagogy. Ali has spent a number of years working with people with learning disabilities within practice, policy, research and advocacy. She has been involved with a partnership project with the Department of Health, Skills for Care (North West) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)  to design and support the development of personalisation teaching resources for social work programmes in the Higher Education Sector.