Ian Cummins

Ian Cummins

Senior Lecturer in Social Work


Prior to taking up academic posts, I worked as a probation officer and approved mental health social worker.


I teach on mental health and social theory modules. I lead the MA Research in Practice module as well as supervising students.

Research Interests

  • Mental health issues in the Criminal Justice System
  • Advanced marginality, poverty and social work practice
  • Critical perspectives on psychiatry
  • The history of Community Care

Qualifications and Memberships

• MA (Cantab), MA (Econ), CQSW

• HCPC Registered Social Worker (SW22294)


  • Cummins, I.D 2015, 'Reading Wacquant : social work and advanced marginality' , European Journal of Social Work, 19 (2) http://usir.salford.ac.uk/34078/
  • Cummins, ID 2013, 'Using Simon's Governing through crime to explore the development of mental health policy in England and Wales since 1983' , Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 34 (3) , pp. 325-337 http://usir.salford.ac.uk/28322/