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Dr Carole Southall

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Carole Southall is a qualified Social Worker  and spent 20 years in  practice as a social worker in adult services, an Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health Act 1983 and a team manager in Community Mental Health Services. 

Carole has a long standing interest in mental health , mental capacity  and adult safeguarding and teaches in these areas with a strong focus on the rights of the individual . She is Programme Leader for Post Qualifying Social Work and teaches on the BSc  and  MA Social Work Programmes the AMHP programme and Post Qualifying Social Work programme including BIA training under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Carole is published in children's mental Health and adult social care and research interests include mental capacity, mental health and adult safeguarding . 


Carole Southall

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Identifying and responding to domestic abuse in the older population: Key challenges and complexities, Lonbay, S., Southall, C. 3 Mar 2024, In: European Journal of Social Work
  • ‘Single‐handed care’ initiatives and reviews of double‐handed homecare packages: A survey of practices in English local authorities with adult social care responsibilities, Whitehead, P., Rooney, L., Adams‐Thomas, J., Bailey, C., Greenup, M., Southall, C., Raffle, A., Rapley, T., Whittington, S. 1 Nov 2022, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Social Workers’ Negotiation of the Liminal Space Between Personalisation Policy and Practice, Southall, C., Lonbay, S., Brandon, T. 4 Mar 2021, In: European Journal of Social Work
  • Social work and mental health (children, young people and adults), Brandon, T., Southall, C., O'Driscoll, S. 1 Mar 2020, Introducing Social Work, London
  • BIA Perspectives on the Transition to the Liberty Protection Safeguards, Southall, C., Meredith, C. 24 May 2018, Deprivation of Liberty/ Liberty Protection Safeguards Conference
  • Reflective Practice in the Arena of Adult Social Care: How do Social Workers Negotiate the Liminal Space Between Policy and Practice?, Lonbay, S., Southall, C. 30 Mar 2016, 6th European Conference for Social Work Research

  • Social Work PhD June 15 2017
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 11 2007
  • Health MSc September 01 2001
  • Sociology BSc (Hons) September 01 1983
  • Advanced Award in Social Work AASW 2004
  • Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health Act 1983 ASW 1992
  • C.Q.S.W. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work CQSW 1984
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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