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I hold the post of Deputy Head with lead responsibility for social work. 

I am the Programme Leader for the MA Applied Mental Health Practice programme (AMHP training) which is delivered in collaboration with the Cheshire AMHP Partnership.  I have a particular interest in Continuing Professional Development for qualified social workers and currently deliver the University’s Best Interests Assessor Training course and Preparation for AMHP Practice Module. I am External Examiner for University of Huddersfield.


My area of research interest is legislation relating to mental health and mental capacity.

Published Work

Schofield, M. (2012). Mental Capacity. In ‘Key Concepts in Social Work Practice’ Sage.


  • MA Philosophy and Ethics in Mental Health (2006)
  • Approved Social Worker training (1992)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies and Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (1989)
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Management Sciences (1981)

I am registered with Social Work England.