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Dr Alison McInnes

Associate Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Alison is a Faculty Director of International Recruitment and Development with the specific remit for India and Bangladesh and the Programme Lead for the Joint Honours degree programme delivered by Kaplan HE Institute (a Collaborative Ventures partner) in Singapore.

She has taught in the United States, Tajikistan and across mainland Europe and facilitates Erasmus Teacher and Student Mobility Exchanges, as well as study visits. 


Campus Address

Room H010, Coach Lane Campus East
Benton, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Drinking games among university students in five countries: Participation rates, game type, contexts, and motives to play, McInnes, A., Blackwell, D. 1 Aug 2021, In: Addictive Behaviors
  • Navigating the choppy waters to Nirvana: A critical reflective account of caring for ageing parents in the fourth age, McInnes, A. 19 Feb 2021, In: Ageing and Society
  • Learning from others: A critical reflection on an international study programme, McInnes, A., Goss, J., Fisher, H., Brockman, R. Jan 2019, In: International Social Work
  • Tajikistan: Social work, conflict and change in a post-soviet independent state, McInnes, A. 2019, Social Work and Political Conflict. , London, Routledge
  • Involving Communities Overseas in their Social Work Education, McInnes, A. 2018, Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference, Canterbury Christchurch University.
  • What it means to be a Franchise Student of a UK University in Singapore., McInnes, A. Jul 2018, Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2018, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
  • Self-reported Perceptions of Weight and Eating Behavior of School Children in Sunderland, England, McInnes, A., Blackwell, D. 14 Feb 2017, In: Frontiers in Public Health - Obesity
  • Cultivating Social Workers’ virtue ethics via Service Users’ Biographies, in an age of austerity., McInnes, A. Jul 2016, Joint World Conference on Social Work Education and Social Development 2016, Seoul, South Korea.
  • At the Edge: Social Work in England, McInnes, A. 2014, Social Work in International Perspectives: history, views, human rights and diversity., Antwerpen, Belgium, Garant
  • Self-reported drinking behaviour of school age children in Sunderland over a fourteen-year period, McInnes, A., Blackwell, D. Apr 2013, In: Education and Health


  • Social Work PhD June 30 2001
  • Social Worker General Social Care Council (GSCC) 2013

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