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Tam Cane

Dr Tam Cane Bsc, MASW, NQSW, PGCert, Doctorate in Clinical Practice

Tam Cane

Dr Tam Cane
Bsc, MASW, NQSW, PGCert, Doctorate in Clinical Practice

Programme Leader for Social Work Programmes

Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Tam Cane is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MA Social Work in the Department of Psychology, Counselling and Social Work at the University of Greenwich.

Tam's current position includes leading and having an overall responsibility for BA and MA Social Work programmes within the department. She has recently led the social work programmes and the team to successful achieve the following – re-approval by the HCPC; recruitment; improved ranking in the NSS, Guardian League Table, student satisfaction and an increase in 1st class awards.

Tam's teaching expertise are around the toxic trio. Specifically, domestic abuse, mental health and substance misuse. Her teaching expertise also include managing risk and complexity in social work practice for qualifying students. Tam leads social work practice placement course for final year students on the MA programme. She has also delivered lectures around social work values, ethics and identity.  Along with leading the teaching and supervision of dissertation course, Tam is a supervisor for Phd students.

Tam is a registered social worker with practice expertise predominantly in children and families, child protection and court proceedings as well as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has acted as an expert witness in court proceedings.

Posts Previously held:

Child Protection Social Worker and court proceedings in various children's services

Court witness in child protection matters and special guardianship

HCPC registered

External Examiner for Social Work Programmes- University of Swansea.

Tam is particularly interested in research areas relating to HIV, HIV related infertility, child adoption, risk assessments and risk management in social work, reflexivity and emotions, resilience, domestic violence and substance misuse.

Book reviews
  1. Brammer, A (2015) Social Work Law
  2. Hood, R (in press) Working with Complexity in Social Work
  3. Working with Complexity Social Work by Rick Hood, 2016
  4. Social Work for Law, Alison Brammer, 2016
  5. Review: Hughes & Wearing - Organisations and Management in Social Work
  1. JSWEC 2015 - Interprofessional working with people living with HIV going through adoption
  2. Terrance Higgins Trust 2013 – Experience of people living with HIV seeking parenthood
  3. Greenwich Research & Enterprise Training Institute (RETI), A case for cross-border assisted reproductive treatment for PLWHIV - Poster Presentation (2017)
  4. JSWEC presentation, Interprofessional working: adoption assessments for people living with HIV (2015)

 Research Bids:

Greenwich Research and Enterprise Grant - A qualitative study of information seeking and use amongst women who have self-identified as problematic drinkers: 01/2016 – 07/2015 - £10,000 (Co-Investigator)

Tam Pheona Chipawe Cane, (2017) "Interprofessional working: adoption assessments for people living with HIV", International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. 10 Issue: 4, pp.277-287,

Book Chapter for Palgrave

Cane (2018) Reflexivity and internal conversations in interpretative phenomenological analysis fieldwork: the research space when researching participants with HIV-related infertility in Allan, H and Arber A. (2018) Emotions and Reflexivity in Health and Social Care Field Research. Palgrave

Published and Accepted Journal Articles

Tam Pheona Chipawe Cane
, (2017) "Interprofessional working: adoption assessments for people living with HIV", International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. 10 Issue: 4, pp.277-287,

Cane et al. (2018)  Pursuing the adoption pathway: The lived experiences of people living with HIV. Journal of Children's Services. 10.1108/JCS-06-2017-0026.

Submitted Journal Articles  

Facilitating the role of support workers in charitable organisations supporting people living with HIV to achieve parenthood (submitted November 2017 - awaiting decision).

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