Dr. Julie Morton

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building, Room C610

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


I am a senior lecturer in social work and teach about critical professional practice, critical reflection, research ethics and use of theory for social work. Before entering higher education I was in practice as an Approved Social Worker in mental health working in statutory agencies in the North West of England. I did an evaluation of a crisis resolution team before embarking on a PhD. My PhD was a study of the 'everyday' work of NHS Research Ethics Committees carried out with the support of the National Research Ethics Service (NRES). The focus of the study was the operationalisation and conceptualisation of capacity and consent in current ethical review processes using institutional ethnography as method.

My other research interest is in the development of innovative practice in teaching and learning about race and sexuality on social work programmes.

I have led curriculum development and design (for the MA in qualifying social work, the MSc in Applied Social Work/CPD for qualified social workers and the MA in Social Pedagogy). I also developed a CPD framework for qualified social workers in conjunction with partner agencies.


  • Critical reflection for qualified social workers
  • Research ethics and methods
  • International Lead for Directorate of Society

Teaching Interests

  • Critical
  • Theory
  • Social Work,
  • Ethics

Research Interests

  • Ethnographic methods
  • Research ethics
  • Race and sexuality

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD, MSc Mental Health Practice, CQSW.


  • HCPC registered Social Worker, HEA Fellow.

Postgraduate Research

  • Social work
  • Mental health
  • Race and society
  • Sexuality