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Jack Nicholls


Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Hls Staff Profile Jack NicholsJack joined the department as a Graduate Tutor in July 2015, having previously trained at Northumbria to qualify as a social worker. Practicing largely in the voluntary sector, he has worked in substance and alcohol misuse and criminal justice, including acting as mental health lead for the Newcastle branch of Turning Point Drug Intervention Project. He is also involved in a local detached youth project. Jack’s research and teaching interests include social work and politics, social work ethics, non-statutory social work, and how the profession thinks about contested concepts in practice. His PhD is concerned with looking at how newly-qualified social workers conceptualise and perceive social justice.

Campus Address

Room G214, Coach Lane Campus East

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Going Beyond a Tale of Two Sectors: A Reflective Career Planning Toolkit for Social Work Students, Nicholls, J. 17 Feb 2020, In: Social Work Education
  • Beyond Legalism in Turbulent Times: Re-grounding UK Social Work in a Richer International Human Rights Perspective, Martínez Herrero, M., Nicholls, J. 1 Sep 2017, In: Journal of Human Rights and Social Work


  • Social Work MA July 20 2015
  • Social Worker Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) 2015

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