Dr Kevin Stone

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  • Qualifications:DSocSci, MSc, LLB, BSc (Hons), DipSw, FHEA, FRSA
  • Position:Contributor
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 88473
  • Email:Kevin2.Stone@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Dr Kevin Stone, DSocSci, MBA, MSc, LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons), DipSW, SFHEA, FRSA, CMgr MCMI

Dr Kevin Stone teaches and contributes to the Approved Mental Health Practice programme at UWE, Bristol. Substantively an Associate Professor in Social Work at University of Warwick. 

He has been teaching health and social care law for the last ten years within the university and to its partners. Dr Stone is an active researcher in the field of mental health law and health and social care practice and as an author has published widely.

Dr Stone is a student centered and a practice-facing academic holding a Senior Fellowship with the HEA. He is able to relate and apply the law to real life scenarios as he draws on his experience of over 20 years of experience working in the voluntary and statutory health and social care sector.

Area of expertise

Focusing upon:

  • Coronavirus Act 2020 (COVID-19)
  • Mental Health Act 1983(2007)
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act Review & Amendments
  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019
  • Health and Social Care Workforce development
  • Policy & Legislation for Social Work practise
  • Care Act 2014 - Safeguarding Adults at Risk

Current research interests related to:

  • The Impact of the Nearest Relative on the functions of the Mental Health Act 1983(2007). 
  • Comparative mental health social work policy and practice.
  • The Approved Mental Health Professional and decision making under the Mental Health Act 1983(2007). 
  • New roles in the local authority and NHS workforce.

Current Research Studies

  • Decisions on risk and mental health hospital admission by Approved Mental Health Professionals.
  • The views of Approved Mental Health Professionals towards the Nearest Relative role under the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Experiences of the Nearest Relative under the Mental Health Act 1983(2007) and the Implications for Approved Mental Health Practice.
  • Approved Clinicians / Responsible Clinicians changing medical roles

Editor of 'The International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law' https://www.northumbriajournals.co.uk/index.php/IJMHMCL/about/editorialTeam


Chair of the Mental Health Social Work Special Interest Group


UWE Early Career Researchers Award 2017


Authored books

The Approved Mental Health Professional Practice Handbook, Policy Press Bristol

The Best Interest Assessors Practice Handbook, Policy Press Bristol.




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