Senior Social Work
Mo Ray is a Senior Lecturer in Social work at the University of Keele. Her background is in social work practice with older people having worked as a social worker, care manager and manager in Gloucestershire and Surrey. Her desire to understand more about research in social gerontology led her to the Centre for Social Gerontology at Keele University where she completed part-time doctoral research. Since that time she has become a full-time member of the social work group and teaches Masters and Undergraduate Social Work students. She specialises in practice based education with a focus on social work with older people and has a strong interest in social work with older people living with dementia. She has a strong interest in practice development projects and participatory research. She has worked on projects funded by the ESRC; the EU, voluntary agencies such as Anchor Trust and Social Service Departments. She has published a number of books and articles focusing on social work with older people and critical practice in gerontological social work. She has developed a range of CPD courses aimed at raising standards in direct care and practice with older people and has a particular interest in changing cultures of care in the residential care sector.
As a Fellow, Mo hopes to contribute to raising the profile of social care practice with older people with high support needs and the role of social work with older people. She hopes to use her interest in education and training/CPD to contribute to the work of the social care programme at NICE.
This page was last updated: 02 April 2012