Bernadette Curran is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Northampton since 2010. With extensive experience within the statutory sector as a social worker, Child Protection Conference Chair and Independent Reviewing Officer, her research interests include asylum and immigration, child care practice and service user participation.
Leader for the undergraduate Social Work course and Teaching Fellow at the University of Northampton where she has worked since 2006. Her research interests include human rights with a particular focus on children, cultural competency, legal frameworks. She is also the Chair of the voluntary organisation Afruca (Africans Unite Against Child Abuse). Prospera is also a member of the Independent Families Returns Panel for the UK Border Agency.