Trish joined Middlesex in 2008 and is a qualified nurse, social worker, manager and educator and has research interests in ageing, educational gerontology, leadership and management, and sexuality in social work. Trish is a teaching fellow and has developed a number of projects using the arts in professional education and practice (see http://teachingfellows.middlesex.wikispaces.net/Trish+Hafford-Letchfield)

Curriculum/subject area:

  • Leadership and Management, Interprofessional Learning,Social Care and Ageing, Working with Vulnerable Adults

Research Reports

  • Hafford-Letchfield, T (November 2005) Report of the evaluation of the Health and Social Care Cadet Scheme. Unpublished report presented to the Greenwich PCT and LA Health and Social Care Project Management Group.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Higgins, M (2005) Mentoring for Success; a study of the effectiveness of work based mentoring to support students on an employment based undergraduate social work programme. Unpublished report presented to stakeholders and employers in South East London.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2009) A study of the learning experiences and learning opportunities of older people using social care services in Leicestershire. Commissioned by Leicestershire County Council, Adult Services.

Authored books:

  • Hafford-Letchfield, T (2006) Management and Organisations in Social Work, Exeter: Learning Matters .
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T (2007) Practising Quality: Quality Assurance and Performance Management in Social Care, Exeter: Learning Matters
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T (2009) Management and Organisations in Social Work, (second edtion) Exeter: Learning Matters,
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T (2010) Social Care Management: Strategy and Business Planning, London, Jessica Kingsley

Co-authored books:

  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Chick, N.F., Leonard, K and Begum, N (2008) Leadership and Management in Social Care. Thousand Islands, New Delhi, London: Sage Publications
  • Gallop, L, Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2012) How to become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care: Essential Skills for Managing Care. London, Jessica Kingsley.
  • Quinney, a., Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2012) Interprofessional Social Work: Effective Collaborative Approaches. London, Learning Matters at Sage.

Edited Books:

  • Dunk-West, P., Hafford-Letchfield, T (2011) Sexual Identities and Sexualities in Social Work: Research and Reflections from Women in the Field. Aldershot: Ashgate
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Lawler, J. (2013) Perspectives on Management and Leadership in Social Work. London, Whiting and Birch
  • Bell, L, Hafford-Letchfield, T. (in press) Ethics, Values and Social Work Practice (eds) London, Routledge.
  • Cocker, C., Hafford-Letchfield, T. (in press) Rethinking Anti-Discriminatory and Anti-Oppressive Theories for Social Work Practice, Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Chapters in edited books:

  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2009) Management and Leadership: from Strategy to Service Delivery in Judy McKimm and Kay Phillips (Eds) Transforming Integrated Practice: Leadership and Management. Exeter: Learning Matters.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2011) Women and sexuality in care organisations: negotiating boundaries within a gendered cultural script. In P Dunk-West and T. Hafford-Letchfield (eds) Sexual Identities and Sexualities in Social Work: Research and Reflections from Women in the Field, Aldership: Ashgate.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. (in press) 'Power' in L.Bell and T. Hafford-Letchfield, Ethics, Values and Social Work Practice. London, Routledge.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Dillon, J. (in press) 'Ethics and Values within the Social Work Continuum' in L.Bell and T. Hafford-Letchfield, Ethics, Values and Social Work Practice. London, Routledge.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2013) 'Social Work, Class and Later Life' in M.Formosa and P.Higgs (eds) Social Class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle. Bristol, The Policy Press.
  • Cocker, C., Hafford-Letchfield, T (in press) 'Rethinking Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Oppressive Practice in Social Work: Time for New Paradigms?' in C. Cocker and T, Hafford-Letchfield, Rethinking Anti-Discimnatory and Anti-Oppressive Theories for Social Work, Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Referreed articles:

  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. and Chick, N. F (2006a) Talking across purposes: The benefits of an inter-agency mentoring scheme for managers working in health and social care settings in the UK, Work Based Learning in Primary Care, 4: 13-24.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. and Chick, N. F (2006b) Succession planning: developing management potential in a social services department. (Research paper) Diversity in Health and Social Care. Vol 3, no 3:191-203
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T and Spatcher, P (2007) Getting to know you: Social work students experiences of direct work with children in education settings, International Journal of Social Work Education, Vol 26, no 3, April, pp 311-317.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T (2007) Factors affecting student retention on a social work degree in a university in the South-East of England. Learning in Health and Social Care, 6 (3), pp 170-84.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T (2008) Wha's love got to do with it? : Developing supportive practices for the expression of sexuality, sexual identity and the intimacy needs of older people. Journal of Care Services Management, Vol 2, Issue 4, pp 389-405
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Nelson, A. (2008) Closeness equals pathology: working with issues of sexual desire and intimacy within substance misuse. Diversity in Health and Social Care. Volume 5, no 3, pp 215-24.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Couchman, W., Harries, B., Downer, J., Jackson, R., Khisa, C., Leonard, K., Lora, C., Taylor, D. (forthcoming) Using arts-based methods to develop service user led learning materials for social work education. Online peer reviewed paper published as proceedings from Practical Learning International Conference, Edinburgh
  • Dunk-West, P., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Quinney, A. (2009) Guest Editorial: Sexuality and Gender - Intersections in Social Work. Practice: Social Work in Action, Special Issue on Gender and Sexuality in Social Work. Volume 21, No 1, pp 1 - 3.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., (2009) The age of opportunity? Revisiting assumptions about the lifelong learning needs of older people using social care services. British Journal of Social Work, Volume 40, No. 3. pp 496-412
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2010) A glimpse of the truth: evaluating 'debate' and 'role-play' as pedagogical tools for learning about sexuality issues on a law and ethics module. International Journal of Social Work Education. Volume 29, No 3, pp 244 - 58.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Couchman, W., Webster, M., Avery, P. (2010) A drama project about older people's intimacy and sexuality. Educational Gerontology. Volume 36, No 7, pp 1 - 18.
  • Cocker, C., Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2010) Critical Commentary: out and proud? Social work's relationship with Lesbian and Gay equality. British Journal of Social Work, Volume 40, No 6. pp 1996-2008.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Bourn, D. (2011) 'How am I doing?' Advancing management skills through a multi-source feedback tool. Internationational Journal of Social Work Education. .Social Work Education: An International Journal. 30(5), pp 497-511.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, Lawler, J. (2010) Reshaping leadership and management: The Emperor's new clothes? Guest Editorial. Social Work and Social Sciences Review. 14 (1) pp 5 - 8,
  • Chalfont, G., Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2010)‘Leadership from the bottom up: Reinventing dementia care in residential and nursing home settings’. Social Work & Social Sciences Review, 14 (1), pp.27-46.
  • Bourn, D., Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2011) ‘Professional supervision in conditions of uncertainty’. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 10(9),p.41-56.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Lawler, J. (2011) Editorial Special Edition Leadership and Management, Social Work & Social Sciences Review, 14 (1), pp.27-46
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2011) Grey matter really matters: A study of the learning opportunities and learning experiences of older people using social care services. International Journal of Education and Ageing. 2 (1), pp 8-23
  • Leonard, K., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Couchman, W., (2013) 'We're all going Bali" - Utilising Gamelan as an educational resource for leadership and team work in Post Qualifying Education in Health and Social Care. British Journal of Social Work. 43 (1) pp 173-190..
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., (2013) 'Funny things happen at the Grange: Introducing comedy activities in day services to older people with dementia. Dementia: International Journal of Social Research and Practice. 12(6), pp 840-852.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Harper, W., (2013) 'State of the Arts: Using literary works to explore and learn about theories and models of leadership in care. Social Work Education: An International Journal. Published in Advanced Access.
  • Hafford-Letchfield, T., Leonard, K., Couchman, W., (2012) 'Arts and Extremely Dangerous: Critical commentary on the Arts in social work education. Social Work Education: An International Journal. 31 (6), pp 683-690.

Other forms of public output:

  • Opening Doors: Communicating with People with Dementia.(2010) Educational DVD produced by Wendy Couchman, Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Tony Leiba, Kate Leonard and Sandi Woods in partnership with 1st Thought. Published by London South Bank and Middlesex University
  • Chard, A., Abbott,, P., Radley, M., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Hawkins, P., Pinnock, M. (2013)Social Work Associate Practice Programme: A Children’s Improvement Board Reference Document. London, Local Government Association in Association with the ADCS and Solace. http://www.local.gov.uk/safeguarding-children/-/journal_content/56/10180/4073620/ARTICLE

Conferences:

  • 8th international PEPE Conference.- No More Needs: growing confidence and improving skills around sexuality in social work research, learning and practice. : Developing service user led materials in social work education. Edingburgh 2008
  • 10th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference (JSWEC). Gamelan music for social work managers. 2008, Homerton College, Cambridge.
  • 34th Biennial Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IAASW). A glimpse of the truth; an evaluation of the effectiveness of 'debate' and 'role play' as pedagogical strategies and tools in the teaching of sexuality issues on a law and ethics unit in social work education
  • Clash of the Titans: A discourse analysis of the interface between social policy, social inclusion and lifelong learning on older people using social care services in the UK and the challenges for social work practice. 2008, Durban, South Africa
  • 1st International Forum for Sociology (ISA) Participation Through Learning; A study of Learning Opportunities of Older People's using Social Care Services. Barcelona, Spain, 2008.
  • 7th Annual Qualitative Research Conference: Art-Based methods for social work led by service users. With Wendy Couchman and Kate Leonard, 8 - 10 September 2008. Bournemouth University.
  • 'RUDE' Older People, Students challenge and explore their views of sexuality and intimacy in older age through film making. Poster presented at Facing the Future: Delivering excellence through health and social care research; education and practice in London. A one day conference held at London South Bank University, 24 September 2008 (with Emma Corbett, Wendy Couchman, Kakoli Kumar, Sue Shaw, Paul Vincent and Deniece Williams)
  • Open for Partnership: Developing and inter-agency coach mentoring scheme for extended services in schools. Workshop with Neil Chikc for the Teachers Development Agency (tda) National Professional Development Conference, Manchester, 19 March 2009.
  • How Far Will They Go? An evaluation of a drama project involving older people and social work students to develop learning materials about older people's sexuality. Paper presentation with Wendy Couchman, Maxine Webster and Peter Avery at the International Conference of the Association for Education and Ageing: Reaffirming Teaching and Learning in Later Life, 1 - 3 April, Lancaster University.
  • XIXth IAGG, World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris 5 - 9 July 2009) (abstract no PD7 820, p303) Getting Rude - An Intergenerational Project Exploring Sexual Issues of Older People in Health and Social Care. Poster presentation with Maxine Webster and Peter Avery, 1st Framework and Wendy Couchman, LSBU.
  • 11th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 2nd UK Social Work Research Conference (JSWEC). How am I doing? Advancing management skills through the use of a 360 degree tool to enhance work based learning on a leadership and management programme. Paper presentation with Diana Bourn, 10 July, 2009.
  • Living and Learning, Learning and Teaching: Mental health in higher education. Evidenced-based e-lerning materials for professionals to promote positive ineraction with people with dementia. Co-authored with Wendy Couchman, Sandie Woods, Kate Leonard, Tony Leiba, Peter Avery and Maxine Webster. Lancaster University, 30-31 March, 2010.
  • 12th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 4th UK Social Work Research Conference (JSWEC) Entry into social work: negotiating the balancing act in recruitment and selection. Workshop with Jean Dillon and Anthea Anthony, 30 June 2010.
  • 12th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 4th UK Social Work Research Conference (JSWEC) I don't gripe to you Reiben, I'm a captain. There's a chain of command. Gripes go up, not down (Saving Private Ryan, 1998). Supervision, the inside storty. Paper presenation with Diana Bourn, 30 June, 2010.
  • XV11 World Congress of Sociology ‘Sociology on the move’ International Sociological Developing learning materials to promote positive interaction with people with dementia: We are all in it together!- Trish Hafford-Letchfield; Wendy Couchman; Kate Leonard; Tony Leiba; Sandi Woods; Peter Avery; Maxine Webster (UK), 13 July 2010
  • XV11 World Congress of Sociology ‘Sociology on the move’ International Sociological 'I'm not political': An exploration of older people's perception of policy in relation to UK policies: a case for communicative action?Trish Hafford-Letchfield, 14 July 2010
  • International Conference of Best Practices in Clinical Ethics Consultation and Decision Making, London South Bank. Paper: Everyday ethics when working with older people, 8 - 9 July 2010.
  • 10th International Conference of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Montreal, Canada. Paper: Professional Supervision in Conditions of Uncertainty: mediating organisational and professional culture within social services organisations. With Diana Bourne, 22-25 July 2010.
  • 12th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 4th UK Social Work Research Conference (JSWEC) Entry into social work: negotiating the balancing act in recruitment and selection. Workshop with Jean Dillon and Anthea Anthony. 30 June, 2010.
  • XV11 World Congress of Sociology ‘Sociology on the move’ International Sociological Developing learning materials to promote positive interaction with people with dementia: We are all in it together!Trish Hafford-Letchfield; Wendy Couchman; Kate Leonard; Tony Leiba; Sandi Woods; Peter Avery; Maxine Webster (UK), 13 July 2010.
  • XV11 World Congress of Sociology ‘Sociology on the move’ International Sociological 'I'm not political': An exploration of older people's perception of policy in relation to UK policies: a case for communicative action? Trish Hafford-Letchfield, 14 July 2010.
  • International Conference of Best Practices in Clinical Ethics Consultation and Decision Making, London South Bank. Paper: Everyday ethics when working with older people. 8 – 9 July 2010
  • 10th International Conference of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Montreal, Canada. Paper: Professional Supervision in Conditions of Uncertainty: Mediating Organisational and Professional Culture within Social Services Organisations, with Diana Bourn 22-25 July 2010.
  • VII European Conference: IAGG, European Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Healthy and Active Ageing for All Europeans, Bologna, Italy 14-17 April 2011. Funny things happen at the Grange: Introducing comedy activities into day care settings with older people with dementia. Poster Presentation with George Badely, Chris Head and Sonia Gardner.
  • 11th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, London. e-Assessment: Untangling the knots, Middlesex University 28 June 2011. Using digital storytelling to enhance student skills in thinking about quality improvement in public and community services. With Asanka Dyanda.
  • The Association for Education and Ageing and Institute of Ageing and Health, Joint Conference. Learning Ageing and Wellbeing. Birmingham Medical Institute, 21 July 2011. The Queens visit: Introducing comedy activities in day services to older people with dementia. Film presentation with George Baddely, Silver Comedy.
  • First International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences. Middlesex University, Dubai. 22-24 November 2-11. Learning to lead: A literary approach. Paper presentation with Willaim Harper.
  • Althogether for Better health: The Sixth international conference for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Kobe, Japan, 5-8 October 2012. Promoting Quality Improvement and Collaborative Practice through Digital Storytelling. Oral presentation and published abstract
  • Transforming Welfare Policies and Practices; The European Conference for Social Care and Social Work Research and The 3rd European Conference for Social Work Research, 20 - 22 March, 2013., University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, , Rhetoric or reality: examining discourses within public policy on the participation, involvement and lifelong learning of older people using social care services through documentary analysis. Poster Presentation.
  • Fairness Conference. 21-23 May 2013, Middlesex University.Fairness, Advocacy and Mental Health. Oral presenation with Professor Peter Ryan

Editorships:

  • Social Work Education Editorial Board
  • Jounal of Social Care and Neurodisability, Associate Editor: Reviews

Honours and Prizes:

  • Corporate Customer Care Award, London Borough of Greenwich, 2000
  • Pedagogical research award, 2005
  • Diversity Award London South Bank 2007
  • Teaching Fellowship, Middlesex University March 2010

Links with partner/business orgs

  • Chair of Age Concern Greenwich
  • Executive member of National Association of Education and Ageing
  • Trustee for 1st Framework, Older People's Theatre
  • Management Coach/Mentor, Advocacy Plus, Westminster
  • Admissions Tutor (Sept 2008 - June 2012)
  • Director of Programmes for Social Work (March 2012 - June 2013)
  • Programme Leader for PGCert and Graduate Diploma in Leadership for Public and Community Services (taught and Distance Education version)
  • Adult Safeguarding Adults/ Best interests Assessor/ Professional Practice with Adults
  • Organisational and management development, intimacy and sexuality in social care, older people and lifelong learning, widening participation in higher education.
  • Succession planning in health and social care particularly in relation to leadership and management development.
  • Using the arts with service users to develop innovative pedagogies in health and social care
  • Educational gerontology and the lifelong learning of older people using social care services.

Research Publications

Critical educational gerontology: what has it got to offer social work with older people?

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (2014) Critical educational gerontology: what has it got to offer social work with older people? European Journal of Social Work . ISSN 1369-1457 (In Press)

The lifelong learning of older people using social care services: rhetoric and realities

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (2010) The lifelong learning of older people using social care services: rhetoric and realities. Other thesis, The Open University.

Inclusive leadership in social work and social care

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish and Lambley, Sharon and Spolander, Gary and Cocker, Christine Inclusive leadership in social work and social care. The Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781447300250

Ethics, values and social work practice

Bell, Linda and Hafford-Letchfield, Trish , eds. (2015) Ethics, values and social work practice. Open University Press. ISBN 9780335245291 (In Press)

Using arts‐based methods to develop service user led learning materials for social work education

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish and Leonard, Kate and Couchman, Wendy and Harries, Belinda and Downer, Jackie and Jackson, Roger and Khisa, Christine and Lora, Cristina and Taylor, Douglas (2008) Using arts‐based methods to develop service user led learning materials for social work education. In: Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services in Association with PEPE (Practical Experiences in Professional Education), 23-25 Jan 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Promoting best practice in dealing with sexual orientation issues

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish and Trotter, Joy (2006) Promoting best practice in dealing with sexual orientation issues. Community Care . ISSN 0307-5508

No more NEEDS: growing confidence and improving skills around sexuality in social work research, learning and practice

Trotter, Joy and Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (2008) No more NEEDS: growing confidence and improving skills around sexuality in social work research, learning and practice. [Teaching Resource]

Practising quality assurance in social care

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (2013) Practising quality assurance in social care. Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice Series . Learning Matters at Sage, Exeter. ISBN 9781844450848

Perspectives on management and leadership in social work

Lawler, John and Hafford-Letchfield, Trish , eds. (2013) Perspectives on management and leadership in social work. Whiting and Birch, London. ISBN 9781861770882

Sexuality and women in care organisations: negotiating boundaries within a gendered cultural script

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (2011) Sexuality and women in care organisations: negotiating boundaries within a gendered cultural script. In: Sexual identities and sexuality in social work: research and reflections from women in the field. Dunk-West, Priscilla and Hafford-Letchfield, Trish , eds. Contemporary Social Work Studies . Ashgate, pp. 11-30. ISBN 9780754678823

View more publications in the Research Repository

  1. October 2013 - September 2014. British Academy Small Grant 'The use of images as an arts based intervention to promote therapeutic approaches to social work supervision. With Dr Ephrat Huss, University of the Negev, Bev Sheba, Israel.