Dr Paul Dugmore

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching

Consultant Social Worker

Paul qualified as a social worker in 1995 and has been a practitioner, manager, lecturer, trainer and consultant since then. He obtained a professional doctorate in social work from Sussex University in 2019.

Paul obtained a teaching fellowship at Middlesex University in 2012 and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has worked in higher education for the past fifteen years and continues to practise clinically.

Paul leads on Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting (VIPP) – a clinical intervention and training programme within the Trust.

Email: Pdugmore@tavi-port.nhs.uk


  • Partridge, K., Dugmore, P., Mahaffey, H., Chidgey, M. and Owen, J. (2019) ‘Step by step, side by side’: the quest to create relational artistry through systemic practice within children’s social care. Journal of Family Therapy 0: 1–2 doi: 10.1111/1467-6427.12262
  • Dugmore, P., Partridge, K., Sethi, I. and Krupa-Flasinska, M. (2018) Systemic Supervision in Statutory Social Work in the UK: Systemic Rucksacks and Bells that Ring. European Journal of Social Work.
  • Dugmore, P. (2014): Working together, or keeping apart? A critical discourse analysis of the revised working together guidance (2013), Journal of Social Work Practice: Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Health, Welfare and the Community, DOI: 10.1080/02650533.2014.925863
  • Pickford, J. and Dugmore, P. (2012) Youth Justice and Social Work.  (2nd ed). London: Sage.
  • Dugmore, P., Pickford, J. with Angus, S. (2006) Youth Justice and Social Work. Exeter: Learning Matters.
  • Dugmore, P (2010) Enabling others’ learning within a children and families context, in Cocker, C. And Allain, L (eds), Advanced Social Work with Children and Families (Post Qualifying Social Work Practice) Exeter, Learning Matters.
  • Mutter, R, Shemmings, D Dugmore, P. and Hyare, M (2008) Evaluating Family Group Conferences in Youth Justice in Journal of Health and Social Care. (16) 3, pp. 262-270.
  • Dugmore, P and Cocker, C (2008) 'A useful way to change attitudes? Evaluating a series of one day training courses for social workers on lesbian and gay issues in fostering and adoption' in Social Work Education 27(2), pp159-168.


Paul Dugmore