Ian Brodie qualified from Edinburgh University as a social worker in 1975 and for the next 10 years was an area team social worker in Muirhouse, Edinburgh and then a children and families social worker with Quarriers. While with Quarriers, he established a fieldwork teaching unit providing placements for students from a range of social work programmes. Ian initially undertook a part-time, then a three year, lecturing post at Queen’s College in 1986 and he has been in higher education (Glasgow Caledonian University from 1993) since then, becoming senior lecturer in 1991. Ian gained his MPhil from Edinburgh University in 1990. He has taught on both post graduate and undergraduate social work programmes and has had a particular interest in post qualifying education since the early 1990s. His current teaching includes Research for Social work, Social Justice, Values and Ethics and Leadership in Practice Learning.