Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Ms Caroline Hickman

A Teaching Fellow in Social Work & Applied Social Studies with particular interest in attachment theory & different therapeutic modalities

Teaching FellowBA, MSc

3 East 3.35
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6812

  • West Group Co-ordinator for The Centre for Social Work Practice
  • Staff Consultant & Group Facilitator in Social Work Theories & Methods – TACT (Bristol)
Further studies
  • Registered PhD student in the Department of Education (University of Bath)
  • University of Bath – MSc Social Research (2014)
  • Revision - Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (2001)
  • Thiasos - Archetypal & Cultural Psychology (2000)
  • Advanced Cert in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (1997)


I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1983 –BA (hons) Applied Social Studies with Social Work. I worked in both mental health and children and family social work teams for several years in South London, qualifying as a Social Work Practice Educator supervising students in placements, and an Approved Mental Health Social Worker. I ran a Practice Learning Centre for 4 years arranging social work placements in the voluntary sector whilst teaching at the University of North London and South Bank University.

I then spent 20 years as an independent trainer, lecturer and consultant in London whilst running an independent Psychotherapy practice.

I worked as a Senior Lecturer at The University of East London on the Psychosocial Studies degree teaching counselling and mental health for 8 years and The University of Plymouth teaching on the MA Social Work for 3 years before joining the University of Bath in 2008.

I was awarded the Innovation in Learning & Teaching Award in 2010.

I am currently the admissions tutor for the BSc (hons) Social Work & Applied Social Studies degree.

Research interests

  • Relationship Based Social Work Practice
  • Attachment Theory
  • Social Work Theories & Methods
  • Involvement of service users and Carers in Social Work Education
  • The relationship between people and nature
  • Effectiveness of different therapeutic modalities


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