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Nick Gould University of Bath, UK

Nick Gould is Professor of Social Work and Director of Studies for Social Work. He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford (MSc Applied Social Studies), Sussex (BA and MA Politics) and Bath (PhD). Since qualifying as a social worker over thirty years ago he has combined an academic career with maintaining involvement in front-line practice, including serving for many years as a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal. He has held visiting academic appointments in Australia and Hong Kong. From 2003-6 he was the National Institute for Mental Health England's Fellow in Social Care Research. Currently he is a consultant with the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and member of the management group of the Royal College of Psychiatry's National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. His most recent book is 'Mental Health Social Work in Context' (2010, Routledge).