Mrs Anthea Murr

Senior Lecturer Social Work

Email address: A.Murr@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323416 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Community and Society Areas of expertise: Practice Education, Mental Health, Mental Health Law (MHA1983, MCA2005, MHA2007)

About

I am a qualified, registered social worker and social work lecturer with interests in practice education and mental health. I qualified as a Psychiatric Social Worker and worked in Cheshire and Shropshire before becoming a lecturer. I jointly co-ordinate the Master’s Award in Social Work, coordinate first and final placement modules on MA and BA social work awards, and teach theories and methods of social work. I am a member of the Learning and Teaching sub-committee of Joint Universities Council’s Social Work Education Committee. With Graeme Simpson I have published research in practice education and adult social care policy.

Current appointment Senior Lecturer in Social Work, January 2001 – present.

Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care

 MA Social Work Joint Coordinator

MA Social Work Theories and Methods of Social Work module

MA Social Work Practice Learning (first placement) module

BA Social Work Year Coordinator

BA Social Work Practice Learning (final placement) module

Social Work Continuing Professional Development Practice Educator modules

 

Research interests

  • Analysis of adult social care social policy
  • Analysis of professional decision-making (social work, Best Interests Assessors, Approved Mental health Professionals)
  • Analysis of Assessment of Practice

Membership of professional bodies

 

Expiry Date

CQSW/PSW - University of Manchester (Victoria)

ASW Award - Cheshire Social Services Training

 

1990

1993

BA, MA and CPD Social Work Award and Assessment Boards

Qualifications

 

Date attained

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Post Grad Certificate in Social Work Education (with CCETSW Practice Teaching

Award) - University of Wolverhampton

MSc Psychiatric Social Work - University of Manchester (Victoria)

Post Grad. Diploma in Social Administration - University of Manchester (Victoria)

BA (Hons) Theology - University of Birmingham

2002

1996

 

1994

1986

1982

Qualification currently being undertaken: 

 

Expected completion date

Doctor of Education

Professional Qualification and registrations

2019

CQSW/PSW - University of Manchester (Victoria)

ASW Award - Cheshire Social Services Training

Health and Care Professions Council registered SW78106

1990

1993

 

Expiry Date

30/11/18

Higher Education Academy Fellow 29133

Publications

  • Nixon, S. and Murr, A. (2006) Practice Learning for Professional Practice. Social Work Education. 25 (8) pp 798-811
  • Waterhouse, T., McLagan, S. & Murr, A (2009) Enabling others effectively –Report executive summary. Skills for Care
  • Waterhouse, T., McLagan, S. and Murr, A. (2011) From practitioner to practice educator. Practice: Social Work in Action 23:2 pp 95 – 110
  • Simpson, G. and Murr, A. (2013) The 'not yet competent' student: exploring narratives of failure. Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning 11(3) pp 118-134
  • Murr, A. and Waterhouse, T. (2014) The Impact of Space and Place in Matthews, S. et al (Eds) Approved Mental Health Practice. Basingstoke: Macmillan
  • Simpson, G. and Murr, A. (2014) Re-conceptualising Well-being: Social Work, Economics and Choice. Culture Unbound Vol 6 pp 891-904
  • Simpson, G. and Murr, A. (2015 in publication) The Dialectics of Change in Social Work Education Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning

  Conference Presentations

  • Hanson, D. and Murr, A. (2003) Using web-based scenarios in practice learning NOPT Conference
  • Waterhouse, T. & Murr, A. (2009) From practitioner to practice educator 11t Joint Universities Council Social Work Education Conference
  • Simpson, G. and Murr, A. (2014) Do not disconnect from power source whilst up-dates are installed. 10th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work.

Previous professional experience

 

Date From

Date To

Shropshire Social Services, Social Worker Community Mental Health

Team

Leave to do Voluntary Service Overseas (Kenya)

Cheshire Social Services, Social Worker Community Mental Health  Team

Community Worker, Methodist Social Care Projects, Finchley, North London

Variety of voluntary work, including advice, night shelter provision,

anti-deportation and homelessness campaigning

July 1994

 

February 1997

September 1990

August 1986

 June 1982

 

January 2001

 

December 1998

August 1993

 August 1988

September 1985

September 1985

Further information

External

Joint Universities Council Social Work Education Committee – Learning and Teach subcommittee member