|Dr Roger Manktelow|
|Lecturer in Social Work
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
University of Ulster
Phone: +44 28 71675311
Dr Roger Manktelow is a lecturer in social work at the Magee campus and has been responsible for the teaching of mental health and social work on qualifying and post-qualifying professional courses since joining the University of Ulster in 1992. He founded a masters programme and for more than ten years was Course Director for the M.Sc in Social Work at Magee. Previously, he worked as a social worker in generic social work and as an approved mental health social worker for some twenty years. He was the founder of the Ni mental health charity, Rehability.
He holds a doctorate from Queen’s University, a postgraduate social work qualification from the University of Ulster and a first degree in economics from the University of Liverpool.
His special areas of interest include help-seeking and pathways to care, social integration of individuals with psychiatric disabilities, psycho-social effects of the NI Troubles, debt and mental distress, statutory mental health social work and public attitudes to mental illness. His publications number in excess of fifty including fifteen journal articles. His research has been funded by the Department of Health and Social Services and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council
Roger leads the Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Cluster and is currently first supervisor for three DEL award doctorate students researching social media and adolescent wellbeing, loneliness and older people and women with mental health needs in the criminal justice system. He has previously supervised four doctorate students to completion as first supervisor in the topics of hidden self-harm, the interface between family and child care social work and mental health social work, cognitive therapy interventions for Northern Ireland victims and absent fathers in family support social work.
Roger has chaired the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies Research Governance since its inception some five years ago and was previously a member of OREC(NI) and UUREC. He is the founder of the now well-established biennial series of All-Ireland Mental Health Social Work Conferences and was a member of the recent Bamford Review on Mental health and Learning Disability.