Dr Jo Dillon


Department of Sociological Studies

Lecturer in Social Work


Dr Jo Dillon
+44 114 222 6407

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Dr Jo Dillon
Department of Sociological Studies
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

Jo joined the Department of Sociological Studies in April 2019 as a Lecturer in Social Work. Prior to that Jo was an associate lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University, whilst completing her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University.

Before academia Jo enjoyed many years in social care and social work practice, working in both statutory and voluntary sectors in England and Australia. For the most part, Jo’s career in practice was spent working in the field of youth homelessness and teenage pregnancy, but she also worked in child protection, children with disabilities teams and the MASH.

Over the course of Jo’s academic career, she has taught across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for social work, health and social care and early childhood studies.

Research interests
  • Participation
  • Children’s rights
  • Child protection proceedings
  • Research with children using qualitative and creative research methods

Journal articles


  • Rogers M, Dillon J, Joubert M, Bosworth D & Cunnington C (2022) An evaluation of the Social Work Online Team Training (SWOTT) Toolkit: Social Worker's experiences of CPD. Final Report. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Jo is teaching on the MA in social work and the new social work apprenticeships.