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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Mr Nigel Horner

    Head of School of Health & Social Care

    School of Health and Social Care
    College of Social Science

    About Nigel Horner

    Nigel Horner is a Senior Academic in Social Work in College of Social Science and Head of the School of Health and Social Care.
    Nigel began his practice career in residential child care, before working in community development, mental health settings and then fostering and adoption before engaging in staff training and policy development. He has worked in higher education since 1995.

    Department Responsibilities

    Nigel is engaged in the strategic leadership of the growing School of Health and Social Care that delivers an expanding range of qualifying and post qualifying programmes in Health and Social Care, Nursing and Social Work. The School also supports Health and Social Care research and enterprise activities. 
    Nigel sits on the University ‘s Academic Board and External Examiner Committee. He is a member of the College Social Science Management Team and is Deputy Chair of the Heads of School Forum.

    Subject Specialism

    Social Work and Social Welfare history. Social Work theory and practice interventions. Residential child care. Ageing and older people.


    • Senior Fellow — HEA, 2013
    • PGCE — NottinghamTrent University, 1994
    • Masters in Social Work — Nottingham University, 1991
    • CQSW / Post Graduate Diploma — Glasgow University, 1980
    • BA (Hons) Sociology — Durham University, 1976

    Professional Affiliations

    • Joint University Council / Social Work Education Committee — Representative
    • HEA — Senior Fellow

    External Activities and Consultancy

    External Examining: 
    Current: Keele University (Masters in Social Work)
    Previous: Sheffield Hallam University; Sunderland University, Robert Gordon University; Portsmouth University
    Member of Lincolnshire Excellent Ageing Steering Group
    Director, Adults Supporting Adults (

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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