Ms Debbie ThackraySenior lecturer

Specialist Areas

Mental health, surviving child sexual abuse, domestic abuse, self harm

Research Interests

Working alongside women survivors of child sexual abuse and their experiences of services within the mental health system

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Robbins, R., McLaughlin, H., Banks, C., Bellamy, C. & Thackray, D. (2014) "Domestic violence and multiagency risk assessment conferences (MARACs): a scoping review", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 16

Conference Presentations

McLaughlin, H. Robbins, Bellamy, C. Banks, C. and Thackray, D. (2014) "Domestic Violence, MARACs and adult social care – time for a change", JSWEC, Royal Holloway, 24 July

McLaughlin, H., Robbins, R., Banks, C., Bellamy, C. & Thackray, D. (2013) "MARAC and adult social care - some preliminary findings from research", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Thackray D. 2007. "Are you being heard? Women survivors experiences of services" at: XIth European ISPCAN child abuse and neglect conference.

Thackray D. 2006. "Me, watching you, watching me. Does the inclusion of peer assessment for counselling skills increase ownership of skills and what implications will this have for future practice and development?" at: RCN 12th European Mental Health Conference.

Thackray D., Tourish C. 2005. "Breaking boundaries: The integration of health and social care training" at: 7th RCN Joint Education Forum's Conference.

Tourish C., Thackray D. 2005. "The foundation degree in health and social care: A new programme, a new breed of practitioner" at: 7th RCN Joint Education Forum's Conference.

Tourish C., Thackray D. 2005. "Outside the walls of the university: A call to those interested in a non-traditional approach to education and training" at: RCN 11th European Mental Health Conference.

Research Reports

McLaughlin, H., Robbins, R., Banks, C. and Thackray, D. (2014) "Domestic Violence, Adult Social care and MARACS: Implications for Practice", NIHR School for Social Care Research

Current Teaching Input

Social work (BA & MA) in human growth, communication, mental health, children and families.
FdA: Introduction to counselling

Other Responsibilities

Assessment tutor for social work, personal tutor, placement tutor, unit leader human growth units and specialist abuse unit

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing


Social Work & Social Change Dept
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 2472700