Orlanda Harvey

Dr Orlanda Harvey

  • Senior Lecturer in Social Work
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG501, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Orlanda is a senior lecturer in Social Work, specialising in Developing Professional Relationships and Leadership. She teaches on both pre-qualifying and post qualifying programmes. she completed her doctoral research on exploring men's recreational use of Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Use. She began her career in Leadership Development, before becoming a Social Worker. Her current research interests include: Image and Performance Enhancing Substance Use, Domestic Violence and Abuse, leadership, and critical reflective practice. She is working with her colleague Dr Louise Oliver to research innovative methods to support students develop their skills to critically reflect on their social work practice.

Previous Career: She qualified as a Social Worker in 2016 and have worked in the Addiction and Adult Social Work fields. Prior to that I was a learning and development professional (with an interest in leadership and management). I have 17 years’ experience: including roles at both Bournemouth and Cranfield University and also working for Amazon...



PhD Mixed Methods Study of Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Use

Gamification of Reflection activities: with Dr Lou Oliver (ACORN Grant won)

Member of OSSPC Project Team. ‘Other side of the story: perpetrators in change’

The ultimate aim of the ‘Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change’ (OSSPC) project is a 2.5 year project which has aimed to prevent further violence and change violent behavioural patterns by increasing the capacity of professionals to support DVA perpetrators to change. The OSSPC project is a European Commission funded project between partners in the UK, Romania, Cyprus, Greece, and Italy. The UK team is a partnership between Dr Jade Levell at the University of Bristol, and Dr Jane Healy, Dr Orlanda Harvey, Dr Terri Cole, Professor Colin Pritchard at Bournemouth University. Our local front-line partner is The Hampton Trust, who deliver perpetrator interventions across Hampshire and Dorset. The national and international reports from the first two phases of the project can be found here.

16 Days of Activism: Oranging week - engaging the public in VAWG

Journal Articles






PhD Students

  • Chloe Green. Service User and care Experiences and thoughts on the current application of the MCA 2005 and proposed changes, (In progress)
  • Tilia Lenz. Relationship Based Performance Management, (In progress)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Developing Professional Relationship Skills (L7)
  • Leading for Change and Strategic Leadership (CPD)
  • MA1 Social Work First Placement
  • HSS CPD Unit: Leading and Managing Teams

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Relationship Skills in Social Work (L5)


  • Pilot Study: Investigating social care and criminal justice professionals who have been/are victims/survivors of domestic abuse and their experiences of support in the County of Dorset (Bournemouth University Pump Priming, 01 Feb 2024). Awarded
  • Evaluation of support needs for victims/survivors of domestic abuse for disabled people; BAME and LGBTQIA+ individuals. (Yellow Door, 01 Mar 2023). Awarded
  • Using Game-based learning and Gamification to develop reflective practice in social work students and practitioners (BU ACORN, 31 May 2021). Awarded

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions & Health, Anonymous peer review, 11 Jan 2022
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research, Open peer review, 05 Nov 2021
  • Performance Enhancement & Health, Anonymous peer review, 30 Sep 2021
  • Journal of Further and Higher Education, Anonymous peer review, 28 Jul 2021
  • Drugs, Education, Prevention and Policy, Anonymous peer review, 04 Mar 2021

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Social Work Week 2024 (20 Mar 2024)
  • Violence Against Women and Girls: Summit (call for action) (06 Mar 2024)
  • BU Leadership Conference (15 Dec 2023)
  • Gaia: Lessons for the Future (05 Dec 2023)
  • VAWG Conference (29 Jun 2023-29 Sep 2023)
  • Poetry (Haiku) and Critical Reflection (21 Mar 2023)
  • Working with WDP to support Questionnaire Research Skills of Staff (01 Feb 2021-30 Apr 2021)
  • Dorset Public Health Team (Substance use specialist) (03 Nov 2020-02 Nov 2021)
  • Trauma, Stress and Self Care in times of Covid 19. How do we cope in Social Work? (26 Aug 2020)

Conference Presentations

  • Cornwall Council’s Annual Children and Families Social Work Conference, Use of Haikus for Critical Reflection on Practice, 19 Mar 2024, Cornwall
  • National Children and Adult Services Conference 2023, Presentation title: Challenging Culture: Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), 29 Nov 2023, Bournemouth
  • BSC HC Network Conference "TRANSforming the Narrative: Challenging Transphobic Hate Crime" June 2023, Interview with Jay Murray: Lived Experience of being Trans, 22 Jun 2023, Bournemouth
  • Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference, Using poetry (Haikus) to enhance critical reflection, 15 Jun 2023, Glasgow
  • Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference, Title Social Exclusion in the UK: the lived experience, 15 Jun 2023, Glasgoiw
  • BU HSS Leadership Conference, Situational Leadership, 09 Dec 2022, Bournemouth

Attended Training

  • RP Broadcast Demonstration NTKD features, 11 May 2021
  • Introduction to BRIAN, 15 Mar 2017


  • PhD in Dr of Philosophy (Bournemouth University, 2020)
  • MA in Social Work (Bournemouth University, 2016)
  • BA (Hons) in Russian and Area Studies (Portsmouth University, 1997)


  • HEA, Fellow (2020-),

Social Media Links

External Media and Press

Broadcast Interview

  • BBC Dorset, Violence Against Women and Girls, Harris, S, 11 Mar 2024
  • BBC Solent, Violence Against Women and Girls, Newman, A, 11 Mar 2024
  • YouTube Documentary, Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: Title Never Big Enough, Bajwa, I, 14 Jun 2023