Dr Adi Cooper, Visiting Professor, University of Bedfordshire
Dr Adi Cooper OBE is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire, Independent Chair of two Safeguarding Adults Boards in London and the Care and Health Improvement Adviser for London and safeguarding adults lead for the Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adults Social Services.
She is a Non-Executive Director of Social Work England. She also works as a safeguarding consultant and has published books and articles on safeguarding adults. She is a qualified social worker and worked in Adult Social Care for nearly 30 years, including as Director of Adult Social Services, Housing and Health for nine years.