Sarah Riding

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room C605

Please email for an appointment.



I qualified as a Social Worker in 1989 and worked on a child protection team, in Moss Side, Manchester. I have also worked as a specialist social worker for looked after children on a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team in Blackpool.


  • Direct work with Children and young people
  • Attachment and the impact of trauma on development
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

Research Interests

  • Depression and anxiety in young people Impact of trauma
  • Gypsy, Roma, Traveler Children in the Care System ERRC commissioned research

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 1985: BA (Hons) 1st class Geography of Africa and Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies
  • 1987: Diploma in Social Work and CQSW, University of Lancaster
  • 1992: MA Women’s’ Studies, University of Bradford
  • 1993: PGCE with Distinction in the Practice of Teaching, University of Manchester


  • Health and Care professionals Council : SW85192