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Mark Wheeler

Lead Social Worker

Social work

, School of Education and Communities

My name is Mark Wheeler and I serve as a Senior Lecturer and Module Leader on the BA (Hons) Social Work and Post Qualifying Specialist Social Work/Helping Professions Programmes. I also hold workshops (Mental Health) for the BA and MA Social Work Programmes and local authority stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • BA, MSW, MA

Areas Of Interest

  • Migration and mental health
  • Migration and psychosis
  • Ethnic and cultural identities
  • Social Work Practice
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OVERVIEW

I serve as a Senior Lecturer and Module Leader on the BA (Hons) Social Work and Post Qualifying Specialist Social Work/Helping Professions Programmes. I also hold workshops (Mental Health) for the BA and MA Social Work Programmes and local authority stakeholders.

I was awarded a BA degree in Psychology (Major) and Philosophy (Minor) from the University of New Hampshire (Durham, New Hampshire) in January 1998 and completed a Master of Social Work degree at the University of New England (Portland, Maine) in 2004 with a focus on Organizational and Community Practice and Cross Cultural Service Delivery. In 2011, I completed a second Master's Degree in (Clinical) Social Work at the Tavistock Clinic/University of East London.

My professional social work experience has been acquired through practice in a variety of contexts including the voluntary, non-profit, private, and statutory sectors in the United States and the UK. I have served as a community organizer with refugees from southern Sudan, a board governance consultant for grass roots community organizations, a case manager and clinician for homeless women, as well as develop programmes and coordinated youth community projects.

Prior to joining UEL, I worked for 5 years as a Mental Health Social Worker and Care Coordinator in two boroughs of London (UK).

CURRENT RESEARCH

I am currently working on my PhD, which explores the ways in which second-generation African-Caribbean men reconstitute a sense of self following psychosis.

My research interests are:

  • Migration and mental health
  • Migration and psychosis
  • Ethnic and cultural identities
  • Social Work Practice

TEACHING

Social and Community Work

Our courses will enable you to help the most vulnerable members of society. You'll develop excellent skills in supporting, protecting and speaking up for the people you help while working towards an extremely rewarding career.

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Advanced Mental Health Policy And Practice Short Course

The Advanced mental health policy and practice short course with credits is designed as preparation for professionals who are considering undertaking the UEL-validated Postgraduate Diploma Approved Mental Health Practice.

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MODULES

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  • SK5203 Practice Skills Development: Substance Misuse and Mental Health (Module Leader)
  • SK6202 Advanced Theory Analysis and Application (Module Leader)
  • SKM5704 Advanced Mental Health Policy & Practice - Pre-AMHP (Organizing Tutor)
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