James Brockie

Course Director

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Prior to moving into academia, I was an Advanced Social Work Practitioner in a community team. This was a broad role which involved supervising staff, practice teaching, and undertaking Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) assessments. In autumn 2017 I joined the North West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership on a secondment, managing a project delivering training and development opportunities to experienced social workers. The role was based at Staffordshire University and led to my first teaching post.

Alongside my teaching responsibilities, I am also involved in research. Most recently I have been researching the experiences of older people when their care is transferred between the hospital and community services. I am also involved in a new piece of research around practitioners’ experiences of the legislative changes brought in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Registered Social Worker (Social Work England)

Academic qualifications

  • Academic Professional Apprenticeship, 2021
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), Staffordshire University, 2020
  • Practice Educator Award (Level 1 & 2), 2016, Keele University
  • Best Interests Assessor Award, 2015, Wolverhampton University
  • MA Social Work, 2012, Keele University

Expertise

  • Gender and social work
  • Social work with adults
  • Sociology and social work

Research interests

  • Social work and masculinity
  • Men and social work
  • Social work with adults
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005

Teaching

Current Modules:

  • Rights, Justice, and Equality (Level 4)
  • Social Work Apprenticeship: Preparation for Social Work Practice (Level 4)
  • Working with and Safeguarding Adults at Risk (Level 5)
  • Understanding Organisations and Interprofessional Practice (Level 6)

Publications

Brockie J. (forthcoming) Social Work and Masculinity. In: Maclean, S, and Harrison, R. Theory and Practice: A Straightforward Guide for Social Work Students. 3rd ed. Lichfield: Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd.

Brockie, J. & Gair, C. (forthcoming) Continuity in Care. In: McSherry, W., Rykkje, L. & Thornton, S. (Eds.) Understanding Ageing for Nurses and Therapists - A Practical Resource for Those Working in Health and Social Care. Switzerland: Springer Nature

Brockie, J. (2015). Men in Social Work. In: Maclean, S, and Harrison, R. Theory and Practice: A Straightforward Guide for Social Work Students. 2nd ed. Lichfield: Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd. p76-81.

 

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020