Simon Hackett (academic)

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Simon Hackett is a British academic and former social worker, who specialises in child protection and child maltreatment. He had been Principal of St Mary's College, Durham between September 2011 and 2018.[1][2] From 2008 to 2011, he was Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University.[1] Before returning to Durham as a professor, he was a Tutor at the University of Manchester, a lecturer at Durham University, and Professor of Child Welfare at the University of Bedfordshire.[1] He had also worked as a Child Protection Officer and in youth justice.[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • Calder, Martin C.; Hackett, Simon, eds. (2013). Assessment in child care: using and developing frameworks for practice (2nd ed.). Lyme Regis: Russell House. ISBN 978-1905541850.
  • Hackett, Simon (2014). Children and Young People with Harmful Sexual Behaviours. Dartington: Research In Practice. ISBN 978-1904984498.


  1. ^ a b c d "Professor Simon Hackett, BA (Hons), MA (Econ), CQSW, DCTHE, PhD". School of Applied Social Sciences. Durham University. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "History of the College". St Mary's College Society. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
Academic offices
Preceded by Principal of St Mary's College, Durham
2011 to 2018
Succeeded by