Joyce Lishman

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Social work education and research leader

Why Is Joyce Lishman Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Joyce Lishman the first woman Professor at Robert Gordon University, was a leader in social work education and research. Education and career Lishman was the first pupil from her girls' high school in Normanton to be admitted to Oxford University, where she studied philosophy, politics and economics, graduating in 1968. She then went to study social studies and social work at Edinburgh University graduating in 1970, and practiced as a social worker in child and family psychology. This experience she built on later in her career by developing a new social work service for children suffering from cancer or leukemia and their families, including bereavement care for the Malcolm Sargent Fund .

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