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    University of Lincoln
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    United Kingdom

    Mr Ian Mathews

    Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader

    School of Health and Social Care
    College of Social Science

    About Ian Mathews

    Ian Mathews is a Senior Lecturer in social work in the College of Social Science.
    I have been a qualified social worker since 1981 and have worked in a range of settings across adult, child and mental health care. I was a practice educator and an approved social worker for the purposes of the Mental Health Act for nearly twenty years.

    Department Responsibilities

    I am the programme leader for the B.Sc(Hons) Social Work degree programme and am coordinator for a range of modules, mainly in adult care and professional practice.

    Subject Specialism

    Adult care, mental health, professional practice, disability and spirituality


    • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work — University of Oxford, 1981
    • Master of Science in Applied Social Studies — University of Oxford, 1981
    • Bachelor of Science in Sociology — University of Leicester, 1979

    Professional Affiliations

    • HCPC — Registered Social Worker
    • Higher Education Academy — Fellow

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Past External examiner for the University of Chester
    Past External examiner Nottingham Ciy PQSW in adult care
    External examiner for the Havering College of Further & Higher Education BA(Hons) Social Work
    Peer reviewer for ‘The International Journal of Social Work’
    Chair of the East Midlands social work network

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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