Dan Allen Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Dan Allen is a social work academic with over 18 years' experience working to democratise child protection practice with Romani and Traveller families. He has published widely on this topic and has represented child protection practitioners working to support Romani and Traveller families at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the House of Lords, and the Welsh Assembly. Dr Allen is particularly interested in examining the intersection of power relations, prejudice, and the impact of governmentality, subjectivities, and ethics on the translocation of professional conduct. Developing a perspective that combines 'neoliberal governmentality' with 'socio-political' influence and 'critical' and ‘radical' theory, Dr Allen seeks to critically examine the questions of why, how and so what in the context of dominant discourses affecting regimes of practice at individual, cultural and societal levels. Dr Allen is a qualified social worker registered with the professional regulatory body, Social Work England, and he is an active member of the Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Social Work Association.