Kev Stone

Academic profile

Dr Kev Stone

Honorary Associate Professor
Faculty of Health

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Kev's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality Education

About Kev

DSocSci, MBA, MSc, LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons), DipSW, SFHEA, FRSA

Dr Kevin Stone is an Associate Professor at the University of Plymouth, and a sitting Magistrate within the South West.

Dr Stone is an active researcher in the field of mental health law and health and social care practice and as an author has published widely. He has been a social work academic for the past 10 years teaching health and social care law, social work skills and social sciences. 

Dr Stone is a student centered and a practice-facing academic holding a Senior Fellowship with the HEA. He is able to relate and apply the law to real life scenarios as he draws on his experience of nearly 30 years of experience working in the voluntary, statutory and NHS sectors. 

Providing Education to Industry Partners

  • Plymouth Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • North Somerset Council
  • Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Wiltshire Council
  • Swindon Council
  • Bristol Street Pastors
  • The Salvation Army

Editor of 'The International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law'

Chair of the Mental Health Social Work Special Interest Group

UWE Early Career Researchers Award 2017


Dr Stone teaches across the social work curriculum but specialises in:

  • Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) Practice and Policy
  • Approved Mental Health Practice and Policy
  • Best Interest Assessors Practice and Policy
  • Social Work Practice and Policy

Contact Kev

+44 1752 586603