Dr Kevin Stone

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  • Qualifications:DSocSci, MSc, BSc (Hons), DipSw, FHEA, FRSA
  • Position:Associate Head of Department for Law
  • Department:FBL - Law
  • Telephone:+4411732 88473
  • Email:Kevin2.Stone@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

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


Dr Kevin Stone is a student centred and a practice-facing academic. He has over 20 years of experience working in the voluntary and statutory health and social care sector. Thirteen of which has been as either a qualified Social Worker, Approved Mental Health Professional, Senior Practitioner, Emergency Duty Team Officer or Team Manager. He is currently an Associate Head of Department for Law and researcher within the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing focusing on workforce development and application of mental health law. Kevin’s teaching focusing on mental health and social care legislation.

Area of expertise

Current teaching interests related to:

  • Policy & Legislation for Social Work practise
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk
  • Service User & Carer participation in professional education
  • Mental Health Act 1983(2007)
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Mental Health Act Review
  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

Current subject and departmental responsibilities relate to:

  • Graduate Student Outcomes
  • Enterpise and Innovation
  • Mental Wealth & Resilience
  • Student Performance

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). 

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.

UWE Public Health and Wellbeing Research Centre Member


HAS Faculty Research Ethics Committee Member


UWE Early Career Researchers Award 2017



Providing Education to Industry Partners

Bristol City Council

South Gloucestershire Council

North Somerset Council

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Plymouth Council

Wiltshire Council

Swindon Council

Bristol Street Pastors


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