Clinic Director, Social Worker
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
University of York, United Kingdom
Fiona is the Clinic Director at ELG. She is a HCPC Registered Child Protection Social Worker from England. Fiona holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bristol, and a master’s degree from the University of York. Fiona is also an Honorary Adjunct Field Instructor at New York University Shanghai.
Before joining ELG in 2014, Fiona worked in statutory child protection teams across England as a Social Worker. Fiona worked in the child welfare sector, and was previously a Senior Family Support Worker for a local government council, and a Child Helpline Counselor for a national charity.
As the Clinic Director at ELG, Fiona leads a team of over 20 Specialists in child development, educational psychology, behavior and mental health. She leads with a focus on child-centered practice; providing stable and consistent therapy services, and delivering measurable, evidence-based interventions. Fiona and her team work with parents, educators, and health professionals across Shanghai and China, to achieve the best possible outcomes for every child. Fiona provides formal child protection training to professionals and organizations in Shanghai and China upon request.
Fiona actively supports the development of the community support system in Shanghai through engagement with local initiatives. She advocates for greater awareness and understanding of child protection internationally and locally, and regularly presents on this topic at public events.