Paul Dugmore

Senior Social Worker, Portfolio Manager: Social Care, Leadership and Management

Paul has a dual role at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust - managing the portfolio of social care, leadership and management programmes and short courses and undertaking clinical work in the Child, Young Adult and Family Department. 

He qualified as a social worker in 1995 and has been a practitioner, manager, lecturer, trainer and consultant since then. He is currently undertaking a professional doctorate in social work. Paul obtained a teaching fellowship at Middlesex University in 2012 and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has consistently been involved in teaching and supporting qualifying social work students in education and employment settings for the past ten years and is an accredited practice educator.

Paul leads on the Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting (VIPP) course.



  • 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