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Cynthia Okpokiri

Dr Cynthia Okpokiri is a social work lecturer at University of East Anglia. Cynthia has wide-ranging social work research, scholarship, and practice experience. Her research has explored child safeguarding and parenting, including Black and Black African child welfare and family dynamics in Western and African contexts.

Cynthia is an award winning academic, having won the Kay McDougall British Journal of Social Work Award in 2021. Her publications include co-edited book and journal articles. She is a journal and book reviewer for several publishers.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, University of East Anglia


  • 2017 
    University of Sussex, PhD Social Work and Social Care