Staff profile

Dr Pauline Green

Academic Lead in Social Work and Social Care and Course Director

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Health, Social, and Community Work


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care, University of Derby Online Learning


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a registered Social Worker and have worked as an academic at the University of Derby since 1999. I qualified as a Social Worker in 1984 and worked in a wide range of statutory settings in both children and adult services. Some of the more specialist roles I was involved in included: working as a Liver Transplant Social Worker at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, Adoption and Fostering Officer in Staffordshire, and Social Worker specialising in Physical Disability in Essex.

My interest in supervising students on placement led me into social work practice education and mentoring. In 1999, I initially combined generic social work practice with sessional lecturing at the University of Derby, until I made the decision in 2003, to become a full-time lecturer in social work, health and social care, youth and community studies. My career in academia progressed from Senior Lecturer to Programme Leader in Health and Social Care, to Deputy Head of Department and more recently to Academic Lead in Social Care and Social Work and Course Director (University of Derby Online Learning).

Professional interests

I'm a Committee member of BASW (British Association of Social Workers) and regularly attend meetings and seminars for the Derby branch. I also hold the CQSW, a professional qualification in Social Work and continue to be registered with Social Work England as well as being qualified as a Practice Teacher and Mentor Assessor. 

Research interests

I have a doctorate in education specialising in emotional resilience and social work education, training, and practice. 

Other research interests and publications relate to self-care and well-being and online pedagogy.

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities

My main interests are trekking and trail walking, going to the cinema (at least once a week) and eating out (as often as I can). I am a member of a book club that meets every six weeks. I am married with three grown-up children.

Recent publications


Person using different forms of technology including laptop and phone

Dr Pauline Green, Academic Lead for Social Work/Care, discusses social media and the role emotional resilience can play for children and young people.

Box of old photos

Pauline Green, Academic Lead for Social Work and Care at University of Derby Online Learning, explains why memory boxes are vital for people with dementia.