Dan Timariu

Dan’s research interests include reflective practice, multi-agency working, adult learning, evaluation of impact.

Staff details

Dan Timariu


Lecturer / Programme Convenor BA Social Work


Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies


d.timariu (@gold.ac.uk)

I joined Goldsmiths in September 2017 as the Programme Convenor for the Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work (Step-Up). I am a graduate of Goldsmith’s MA in Advanced Social Work (Practice Education) and since 2014 I have taught on two modules of this programme as a Visiting Tutor. I have been a qualified social worker for over 15 years. I have spent most of my working life so far in London. My professional background is in social work with children and families, including child protection, family assessment, court work, fostering and adoption. I worked with children in need, children in need of protection and looked after children first as a Social Worker and later as a Senior Practitioner. I then worked in children’s workforce development where I developed my interest in adult learning. More recently I was the Learning and Development Coordinator and then the Manager of a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) in South East London.

While working for the LSCB, I was responsible for planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating an annual multi-agency training programme. I have contributed to developing procedures, good practice guidance and factsheets on topics such as child neglect, domestic abuse, disguised compliance. I have coordinated multi-agency case audits, Serious Case Reviews and a number of awareness campaigns on safeguarding issues including child neglect, self-harm, e-safety, FGM and Forced Marriage. I have worked with students and social workers as a Practice Educator and Practice Development Educator.

Publications and research outputs

Conference or Workshop Item

Timariu, Dan; Hatton, Tom; McCook, Keisha; Rohmann, Anna and Tobierre, Cynthia. 2024. 'What are the Experiences of Practitioners Involved in Children Coming into Our Care (CCIOC) Multi-disciplinary Meetings?'. In: 13th European Conference for Social Work Research. Vilnius, Lithuania 17 - 19 April 2024.

Timariu, Dan. 2023. 'Evaluation of Children Coming Into Our Care (CCIOC) - A Collaborative Practitioner-Researcher Partnership Aiming to Reduce Trauma and Improve Support for Children at the Point They Enter Care'. In: Social Work International Conference (SWIC) 2023, 7th Edition, "Social Work in Changing Times: From Resilience to Transformative Action". Bucharest, Romania 2 - 3 November 2023.


Timariu, Dan; Taylor, Mark and Donnellan, Rebecca. 2024. Exploring the experiences of black ethnic group applicants on social work programmes at Goldsmiths. Project Report. Goldsmiths, University of London, London.

Timariu, Dan. 2022. Helping social workers to integrate eco practices in their work. Technical Report. Research in Practice, Totnes.

Research Interests

My current research interests include reflective practice, multi-agency working, adult learning, evaluation of impact.