Ms Helen MayallSenior Lecturer

Specialist Areas

Social Work with Children and Families
Looked After Children
Service User Involvement

Research Interests

Developing critical analysis in social work education.
Care-leavers experiences of social work education.

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Health and Care Professions Council: Registered Social Worker
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the College of Social Work

Research Outputs

Book Chapters

Mayall, H., O’Neill, T., Ajayi, M., Crawley, S., Hawkins, R. & Metcalfe, M. (2014) "Translating values and ethics into practice", in D. Edmondson, (ed.) Social Work Practice Learning, a student guide. London: Sage.

Research Reports

Walmsley, B. and Mayall, H. 2005. "NVQ 4 care, An evaluation of the synthesis of new knowledge into practice" Funded by Oldham Adult and Community Services Workforce Development Service PCT.

Conference Presentations

Devereux, R., Mayall, H., O'Neill, T. & Worsley, A., (2013) "Care Leavers in Social Work Education", 15th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference and 7th UK Social Work Research Conference, Positive Practice in Hard Times - Social Work Fights Back: Royal Holloway, University of London

Devereux, R., Mayall, H., O'Neill, T. and Ward, S., 2012. "Care Leavers in Social Work Education: preliminary research findings", at Social Work Action Network Conference, Liverpool

Mayall, H. and O'Neill,T., 2012. Conference presentation with young people from MMU Social Work Total Respect Group and young people and staff from 42nd Street, "Young people speak from experience", at Choice, Care and Control: Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Social Care Futures, Manchester Metropolitan University

Mayall, H., 2011. "Developing Critical Thinking and Analysis with Advanced Social Work Practitioners", at Institute of Education: Student Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University.

O'Neill, T. and Mayall, H., 2009. Poster Presentation with young people and staff from Barnardo's - "Social Work Students: Our Voice: young service user perspectives on their involvement in interviewing", at Authenticity into Action: Service User and Carer Involvement in Higher Education, Cumbria.

Current Teaching Input

Children and Families Social Work
Children's Rights
Professional Studies
Critical Thinking and Analysis
Human Growth and Development
Helen Mayall

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing


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

Tel: 0161 247 2111

Fax: 0161 247 6844