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Ms Elaben Mistry-Jackson

PositionSocial Work Lecturer
LocationE29 floor Richmond Building
DepartmentSocial Work and Social Care
Telephone01274 234787
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Research Interests (key words only)

Drug Service uptake in Asian Communities, Failing students on Social Work placements, Child Sexual Exploitation, Social work placements and student performance.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Responsible for teaching a range of UG and PG Modules on the BA social Work, BA Working with Children and Families and MA social Work. Undertake various supervisory roles and involvement with students on work placements, Responsible for delivering preparation to practice skills session. Programme Director BA Social Work.

Administrative Responsibilities

Faculty Diversity Inclusion officer, Divisional PG Admissions Officer, Marketing lead for admissions, Year group personal tutor, Practice placement panel member, Initial invesigator in relation to Social Work students fitness to practice

School of Health panel member- assessing student fitness due to misconduct.


Previously employed as a Social Worker within various settings and organisations. Mental Health support worker at the University Disability office supporting students with mental difficulties. Probation officer where I undertook the writing of pre-sentence reports and held a caseload, supervising offenders on a range of community sentences. Therapeutic social worker at the Family Welfare Association, which offered non-directive therapeutic intervention to young people who have suffered sexual abuse, family support social worker supporting families in need, field work child and families social worker carrying a caseload in a children and families team, drug and alcohol worker supporting adults with drug and alcohol dependency, residential children’s social worker working with children in local authority care, rape crisis counsellor offering counselling to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and as a community development worker working to engage ethnic minority communities Other previous work experience includes working at the Leeds College of Building as the Equality and Diversity Officer where I was responsible for undertaking all responsibilities relating to equal opportunities for both staff and students. I have also worked at a drug agency as a contract Consultant setting up and supervising staff on the Asian project staff.

Undertaken voluntary work in Romania and India.

Study History

Leeds Met University: BA (Hons) Home Economics

Nov- 93
London University: T.E.F.L. Teaching English as a foreign language  

Leeds Met University: PG Diploma in Social Work

Leeds Met University: MA in Applied Social Work

Huddersfield University: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education 16+)                

Professional History

Leeds Metropolitan University- Associate lecturer

Bradford College- Lecturer on social Work courses and other HE provision.

Professional Activities

External Examiner for MA advanced Practice social Work course 

Equality Assessor: Premiere Football Club.


Membership of Professional Bodies

Higher Education Academy- Associate fellow Registration No -28363

HCPC –Social Worker status Registration No-SW60721

College of Social Work member

BASW Member

Research Areas

Child Sexual Exploitation, Failing students on Social work placements

Current Projects

Undertaking early research into Child Sexual Exploitation


Disability Equality Forum member, Faculty Diversity Inclusion Facilitator

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Bradford Metropolitan Council, Social work and Social care agencies

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