Christine Cocker is a qualified social worker and a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. She is a trustee for the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) and an independent member of a local authority adoption panel. Christine completed her social work training in New Zealand in the 1980’s. She had worked as a social worker and a social work manager in an inner London local authority for 13 years and at a national voluntary sector consultation service as a service development director for two and a half years prior to moving into academia. Her research and publications are predominantly in the area of social work with looked after children, child protection and lesbian and gay fostering and adoption. Amongst her many publications are: Social Work with Lesbians and Gay Men (2011) with Helen Cosis Brown, published by Sage, the second edition of Social Work with Looked After Children (2013) with Lucille Allain, published by Learning Matters with Sage, and Inclusive Leadership in Social Work and Social Care (2014) with Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Sharon Lambley, and Gary Spolander, published by Policy Press. Christine’s latest book, edited with Trish Hafford Letchfield, was published in August 2014: Rethinking Anti-Discriminatory and Anti-Oppressive Theories for Social Work Practice, with Palgrave.