Dr Valerie Gant is an experienced social work practitioner and senior lecturer at the University of Chester. Val has written and published on a variety of subjects relating to health and social care.
Her personal experience of having a child with severe learning disabilities has both inspired and informed her in-depth professional knowledge of this area.
An active researcher, Val is interested in carers, disability issues and auto-ethnography, both as a process and a method, and has recently published a paper on this method in QSW.
She lives by the sea, and when she isn't writing and researching she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her family.