Rahaman Mohammed is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and is currently the Programme Lead for Step Up to Social Work at Middlesex University. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and holds an MSc Mental Health Studies, BA(Hons) Social Work, PG Cert (Higher Education), Dip. HE and is a Qualified Mental Nurse. As a dual-qualified professional formally as a Mental Nurse and a Registered Social Worker he has had a varied practice background spanning experience in the private sector and NHS, Social Work with people with mental disorders in various roles as a Social Work practitioner, a Practice Educator Stage 1 and 2, an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), and Best interest Assessor (BIA).
English, Trinidadian Dialect
His teaching interests include Adult Social Care; Safeguarding, Legislation as applied in Social Work, Mental Health and Mental Capacity, and has a special interest in Practice Education. Currently, he teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying programmes and is the Module Lead for:
Theory and Advanced Social Work Practice (BA and MA)
Dissertation Module (MA)
Practice Placement Module (Step Up)
Social Work Research Methods (Step Up)
Practice Education Stage 2 (CPD)
Best Interest Assessors (CPD)
He has a specific concern about the state of Social Work Practice Education and is keen on promoting the Social Work profession and giving a voice to mental health service users. He is currently working on a Ph.D. with a strong educational focus on Social Work student’s placement learning and its influence upon Social Work identity formation and preparedness to practice.
He has engaged in joint research with colleagues (Prof. Trish Hafford-Letchfield and Helen Gleeson). This project focussed on Vulnerable Adults in the Privately Rented Sector in England: A Snapshot of Practice Issues. and can be accessed here:
His interest in marginalised groups led to his involvement in another joint research project with a South Korean Social Work academic on 'Korea Town' which is soon to be published.
He is a current External Examiner for postgraduate CPD courses in an English university.