Pamela Trevithick is the Visiting Professor in Social Work at Buckinghamshire New University. Her best-selling 3rd edition text, Social Work Skills and Knowledge: A Practice Handbook (Open University Press, 2012), is available in six additional languages: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Korean and Serbian!
Dr Trevithick lectures extensively in the UK and Australia and is a regular speaker at international conferences on the importance of integrating knowledge and skills in social work, relationship-based practice, and the devastating impact of managerialism on social work practice and service provision. She is a feminist, a Labour Party and health/NHS activists.
Can managerialism, the operating system of neoliberalism, be embraced and humanised into oblivion?