David Shemmings

Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection

Professor David Shemmings is Professor of Child Protection Research and Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent, and is also visiting Professor of Child Protection Research at Royal Holloway College, University of London. David has written more than 60 articles, books and chapters on relationally based social work theory, research and practice. In 2011 he published Understanding Disorganized Attachment: Theory and Practice of Working with Children and Adults. In 2014, David was awarded an OBE for his services to Child Protection.