Emyr Owen

Job Role
Programme Leader, BA Social Work
Plas Coch Campus


I joined the Wrexham Glyndŵr University team in May 2013. Prior to this, I worked as a Family Court Advisor with public and private law proceedings in the Family Courts. I have over 15 years’ experience of working within the private, public and voluntary sector. I graduated from Cambridge University with a BA (cantab), MA, University of Central Lancashire with BSc (Hons) and NEWI with my Dip Social Work.

My main social work role has been primarily within mental health, safeguarding and child protection work. I have also founded several community based projects, and have extensive experience of inter-agency working. I am also a first language Welsh speaker, who was born and brought up in North Wales.


Cambridge University with BA (cantab), MA

University of Central Lancashire with BSc (Hons)

NEWI with my Dip Social Work


I am currently undertaking my PhD, looking at the conceptual frames within child protection assessments.

I also have a research and practice interest in the philosophical underpinnings of social work, analysis tools, and in the development of integrational practice.