Past Officers of the EASSW

Sue Lawrence, United Kingdom

Susan Lawrence - Immediate Past President – Ex Officio Member of Executive Committee. 
President (2011-2015) and EC member (2007-2015).


: Social Work and Social Policy

Languages: English, Basic French and Spanish

Teaching Subjects: European and international social work;
Evaluating research and evidence based practice;
Social policy; Comparative social policy;
Sociology for social work.

Current Activities: European and International aspects of social work.

Fields of (Scientific) Interest:   European and international social work and social work education

Current research interests: European and international Social Work and Social Work Education.
Comparative social work and social policy.
Social Gerontology


Peter Hendriks, The Netherlands

Immediate past Treasurer (2013-2015) and Secretary (2011-2013) and EC-member since 2007


Discipline: Social Work

Languages: English, German and French

Teaching Subjects: International and Intercultural Social Work

Current Activities: Lecturer and researcher

Fields of (Scientific) Interest: Diversity Policies, Anti-discriminatory Practice

Current research interests: Turkish and Moroccan (Dutch) professionals in Social Work


Günter J. Friesenhahn, Germany

Immediate past vice president (2011-2015) and treasurer (2009-2011) and EC-member since 2007


Discipline: European Community Studies /Social Work

Languages: German, English, Italian and basic French

Teaching Subjects: Social work and social services in Europe, international youth work, diversity studies

Current Activities: Professor, dean of the faculty of social sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz
Visiting professor, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia

Fields of (Scientific) Interest: Comparative social work, transition of societies and welfare arrangements, social work education

Vice president

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