Stephen Jordan


I am Steve, one of the editors for the blog. Since 2014 I have been a lecturer with the Health and Social care team and teach on the BA (Hons) Social Work. Between 1988 and 2014, I worked as a senior practitioner in a range of social work posts, predominantly in Children and Families work.

I am an active member of Southend Against Modern Slavery, and a member of the Social Work Action Network, HOPE not hate and a member of Southend XR.

I love cycling and my allotment, as well as painting, mainly landscapes. I’ve written a book called The Uses and Abuses of Humour in Social Work. I’ve also written two journal articles:

Relationship based social work practice: the case for considering the centrality of humour in creating and maintaining relationships

How many social workers does it take to change a light bulb? One to hold the bulb in place and the rest to incite revolution: subversion, social work and humour (second article)