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Carrie Phillips

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Senior Lecturer in Social Work

I qualified with an MA in Social Work in 2006, and then practiced in statutory social work with adults for over 12 years. My specialist areas of practice were work with people who had physical impairments or long term health needs, particularly those who had neurological conditions or acquired brain injury. 

I have been a practice educator since 2012, and I joined the University of Sunderland in 2019, to primarily teach on the MA Social Work.

My current areas of interest are; multidisciplinary working and social workers within the NHS; mental capacity and acquired brain injury; Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Care Act 2014; safeguarding adults, self-neglect and the Court of protection; communication skills; and practice education.

Teaching and supervision

  • I am Module Leader for SWKM29 Critical Perspectives in Social Work Practice. My teaching includes social work practice with adults, communication skills, multidisciplinary working and critical analysis.


In 2018, I was seconded to the University of Northumbria as part of a NESWA pilot.  I co-produced an evaluation of the project for NESWA, with Dr John Cavener, University of Northumbria, and an article for Social Work Education.

John Cavener, Carrie Phillips & Felicity Shenton (2019): Enhancing practitioner-led education in social work: developing a secondment project, Social Work Education  https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2019.1626817

Last updated 29 October 2019

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