Karen Hillison

Practice Learning Co-ordinator

Faculty of Health Sciences


01482 464522

A former University of Hull graduate, Karen had a varied career in social work before returning to the University in 2001 as a practice educator in the Family Assessment and Support Unit.

She has since performed many roles including research and teaching on social work practice-related modules.

Currently, Karen is engaged in practice co-ordination, development and support. She also contributes to practice-related matters locally, in both the University and the wider community.

She is also on the off-site practice educator register, and has undertaken the practice educator role in both voluntary and statutory settings.


Research Interests

  • Social work practice

Research groups

Involved with the 'Power' women's research network


Parker J, Hillison K and Wilson L, 'SWISP: The Social Worker in Schools Project', Practice, Vol.15 no 4, BASW, 2003.

Wilson L and Hillison K, 'Social Work in Schools Project Interim Report', 2004.

Wilson L and Hillison K, 'A Time and a Place', Community Care, September 2004.

Hillison K and Wilson L, 'Back to School for Social Work Students', Final Report on the Social Work in Schools Pilot Project, June 2005.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Module lead on BA Social Work placements

  • Placement inductions for BA and MA Social Work

Teaching awards and accolades

  • HETC

  • HEA Fellowship

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA

  • MA

  • CQSW

  • MSc

  • Cert HE

  • Higher Education certificate in research

Professional highlights

Qualified registered social worker since 1986