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Ms Tish Elliott

Lecturer in Social Work

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)




Part-time (one day per week)

Stage 2 Study Group Leader

Transition to Professional Practice


DipSW University of Plymouth with DipHE (distinction) 1993

Practice Teaching Award, 1999

PQSW, 2000

Certificate in Action Learning Facilitation, 2013


ILT member

Previous experience:

Working with women and children escaping from violence (Exeter Women's Aid);

Group Therapist, Adult Mental Health (Victory Centre, Exeter);

Counselling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (Exeter Rape Crisis Line);

Family Therapist (Exeter Family Therapy Clinic)

Working with adolescents (Youth Development Officer, Mid Devon Social Services)

Child Protection Social Worker (Mid Devon Social Services)

Practice Teacher (Statutory and Non-statutory sector)

Practice Supervisor/Assessor (Child Care Award)

Co-Trainer (PT Award and PQ1)

Practice Learning Co-ordinator (Devon County Council)

Social Work Development Officer (Devon County Council)

Workforce Development Advisor (Devon County Council)

Professional membership



Teaching interests

Practice learning

Research interests

Service user and carer involvement in the teaching and assessment of student social workers

(Research published, June 2005, Social Work Education Journal)


Promoting Race Equality (Member of Forum for Race Equality and Diversity Awareness)

Appreciative inquiry

(Research published 2011, BJSW)


A. Butler, T.Elliott and N.Stopard,2003, "Living up to the standards we set: a critical account of the development of anti-racist standards", Social Work Education, Vol 22. No.3

T.Elliott, T.Frazer, D.Garrard, J.Hickinbotham, V. Horton, J.Mann, S.Soper, J.Turner, M.Turner & A.Whiteford, 2005, "Practice Learning and Assessment on BSc(Hons)Social Work: Service User Conversations", Social Work Education, Vol 24. No.4

Bellinger, A. & Elliott, T. (2011) ‘What are you looking at? The Potential of Appreciative Inquiry as a Research Approach for Social Work’. British Journal of Social Work 41(4) pp. 708-725.