Trisha has worked with and for children and families for over 30 years.

Before coming to Britain in late 1980s, she worked within Education and Vocational Guidance and Youth Counselling in the Netherlands. Trisha subsequently moved into social work in the UK, initially in statutory services in the North East of Scotland and since 2003 in the voluntary sector. Trisha took up post as Manager of Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) in September 2013.

Throughout her career Trisha’s main role has been the leadership and management of workers and service managers providing services. She has worked within a number of strategic partnership settings and contexts. Trisha is also interested in evidencing the effectiveness of service intervention using a “Realist Evaluation” method.