Gemma Webb

Senior Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty of Health, Education and Social Care
ARU Peterborough
Areas of Expertise:
Social Work and Social Policy
Courses taught:

Gemma’s professional experience spans across 15 years in social work and she has a particular interest in service user and carer involvement in social work education.


Gemma is the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Social Work degree apprenticeship at ARU Peterborough. Her background is in social work, and she maintains current registration as a social worker with Social Work England. Her area of specialism is in children and family social care, and she has experience within a number of areas of statutory practice including family support, child protection, court work, adoption and fostering.

Obtaining her practice educator qualification in 2016, Gemma has worked in a broad range of higher education settings as both a lecturer, assessor, and mentor and course leader on programmes including step up to social work, MA and BA social work courses.

Gemma is responsible for the development of new courses for ARU Peterborough within the area of social care, including apprenticeship, undergraduate, and postgraduate provision.

Research interests
  • Students’ experiences of service user involvement in social work education
  • Students' experience of the transition from the student role to social work practitioner
Areas of research supervision


  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Masters in health studies, University of Hertfordshire
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education, University of Bedfordshire
  • BSc Social Work, University of Luton
  • Level 5 Leadership and Management, Chartered Management Institute
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Registered social worker, Social Work England
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Committee member, National Organisation Practice Teaching (NOPT)
  • Chair of School Governors and member of National Governance Association