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School of Health and Society

Carole Haines

Senior Lecturer in Social Work


I qualified as a social worker in 1988 and have worked in arrange of statutory children’s social work services. Since joining the University of Salford in 2005 I have held the roles of personal tutor; practice tutor; module leader (Levels 4 – 7); Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Social Work Studies; member of the Faculty of health and Social Care Collaborative Learning Group (2008 – 2009).

I led the design of the Step Up to Social Work programme’ MA Social Work (Professional Practice) and am the current Project Lead and Programme Leader.


I am the Module Leader for three work based learning modules within the Step Up to Social Work MA; Evidencing Personal and Professional Practice; Research, Knowledge and Theory for Social Work; Professional Practice.

I contribute to modules across the suite of pre-qualifying social work programmes with input on Interprofessional Practice/Collaborative Working and Research Methods.

Research Interests

My research interests are concerned with collaborative practice between health and social care professionals and how these support service users. I have a particular interest in the barriers to communication and developing effective practice.

I am a member of the Interprofessional Learning Project which has implemented and is evaluating a six week practice based IPL programme for final year pre-qualifying students within the College of Health and Social Care.

I have been a member of the Research with Children, Young People and Families Research Group since 2012 and am a member of the Children and Young People’s Research Collaborative. Both groups sit within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

Qualifications and Memberships

MSc Child and Family Practice (2009)

 CQSW (1988)

HCPC Registered


Haines, C & Livesley, J 2008, ''Telling tales: using storytelling to explore and model critical reflective practice in integrated children's services' ', Learning In Health & Social Care, 7(4), pp.227-234.

Coleman, A; McLaughlin, H; Shardlow, S; Pugh, S; Murphy, J; McCaughan, S; Haines, C ; Glover, A and  Munro, E  (2010) 'Strengthening Employer Engagement in the Planning, Development and Delivery of Social Work Education', for: Skills for Care/ CWDC, University of Salford, Salford, UK.

Carpenter, J; Patsios, D;  Wood, M;  Platt, D; Shardlow, S; McLaughlin, H;  Scholar, H;  Haines, C; Wong, C and  Blewett , J (2012) Newly Qualified Social Worker Programme: final evaluation report (2008 to 2011) for CWDC/Department of Education