Tilia Lenz

Tilia Lenz

  • 01202 963506
  • lenzt at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Continuous Professional Development
  • BGB
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I am a Senior Lecturer for Social Work and the CPD Framework lead for Social Sciences.

I qualified Social Pedagogue in Germany in 2004 and undertook further training as psychotherapist, working with children and adults in early intervention settings.

Since 2006 I have been living, working and studying in the UK. As a registered Social Worker, I spend 15 years in front line Children’s Services as a practitioner and manager. I supported students on placement as Practice Educator.

I undertook my MA studies in Managing and Developing Services in Health and Social Care at BU, focussing on Organisational Cultures and Staff Performance.

In 2019 I joined the Pan-Dorset Social Work Teaching Partnership as a Lecturer Practitioner Consultant, based at BU, with the aim to bridge the gap between academia and practice. Since 2021 I have been a full time member of staff at BU.

I am now undertaking research for my PhD on ‘Relationship Performance Management in Children's Social Care’. I have a particular interest in practitioner wellbeing and resilience and how this impacts on practice...



  • Lenz, S. and Bondsfield, C., 2022. Being a parent in the Child Protection system. In: Hughes, M., ed. Social Exclusion in the UK. St Albans: Critical Publishing, 99-110.


  • Lenz, S., 2023. In-Tune Leadership- Creating professional Safety nets in Safeguarding Practice. In: SW Celebrating Research in Safeguarding 9 February 2023 Taunton.
  • Lenz, S. and Bigmore, J., 2022. In-Tune Leadership. In: Leadership Conference 2022 9 December 2022 Online.
  • Lenz, S. and Downes, L., 2021. Resilience and Wellbeing- the impact on Performance. In: Leadership Conference 9 December 2021 Online.


Internet Publications


  • Lenz, S., 2023. Reclaiming Resilience- voices from the front-line. In: Women's Health Research conference.
  • Lenz, S. and Chipuriro, R., 2023. Reclaiming Resilience- voices from the front-line. In: JSWC conference.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Resilience, Advocacy and Wellbeing
  • Professional Supervision in Health and Social Care
  • Critical Thinking and Academic Writing CPD

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Law and Social Policy

External Responsibilities

  • University of Northampton, External Examiner (2021-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • CPD Framework Lead for Social Sciences, CPD Framework