Ms Carol Dicken

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Associate Professor


Phone: 0208 417 5255

Location: Kenry House, Kingston Hill


Carol has had a long interest in practice education for student social workers, leading on issues of quality assurance and providing preparation and support for both students and practice educators. For two years Carol was Faculty Lead for Practice Education, bringing together both academic and administrative staff involved in the organisation and delivery of practice placement experience across the Faculty. This is being further developed in her role as the School Director for Practice Education for the School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care.

Carol teaches on the Social Work Programmes in the areas of reflective practice and critical analysis. Her interests include enabling students to link theory to practice and encouraging and supporting interprofessional learning.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy, SFHEA, Kingston University KAPS
  • MA, Social Work Education and Training, Kingston University
  • Advanced Award in Social Work (GSCC), Kingston University
  • Practice Teachers Award (CCETSW), Kingston University
  • CQSW / DipHE West London Institute of Higher Education
  • CertEd Sociology & Drama, Brighton Polytechnic

Professional experience

  • 2016 - present
    Director of Practice Education, School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care, Kingston University and St George's University of London
  • 2014 - 2016
    Faculty Lead Practice Education/Senior Lecturer School of Social Work & Social Care, Kingston University and St George's University of London
  • 2006 - 2014
    Senior Lecturer Practice Learning, Quality Assurance & Monitoring / Employment Route Co-ordinator,, Kingston University and St George's University of London
  • 2002 - 2007
    GSCC External Examiner, Practice Teacher Programme, Bournemouth University,
  • 1998 - 2006
    Senior Lecturer / Employment Based Route Co-ordinator, Kingston University,
  • 1997 - 1998
    Tutor / Student Unit Co-ordinator, Kaleidoscope Project and Kingston University (Joint Post),
  • 1996 - 1997
    Practice Teacher / Student Unit Co-ordinator, Kaleidoscope Project, Kingston,
  • 1995 - 1996
    Social Worker, Structured Methadone Research Project, Kaleidoscope Project, Kingston,
  • 1993 - 1995
    Social Worker / Care Manager, Drug and Alcohol Services, London Borough of Wandsworth,
  • 1990 - 1993
    Social Worker, Children and Families Team, London Borough of Wandsworth,
  • 1989 - 1990
    Locum Residential Social Worker, Family Centre and Adolescent Day Care, Kingston Social Services,
  • 1986 - 1988
    Project Worker Drug Rehabilitation Project , Hove,
  • 1983 - 1986
    Hostel Worker, Kaleidoscope Project, Kingston,

Research interests

Interprofessional Practice Learning


Number of items: 2.


Dicken, Carol (2018) Book Review of "Supporting struggling students on placement : a practical guide" by Jo Finch. Journal of Social Work Practice, ISSN (print) 0265-0533 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Book Section

Dicken, Carol and van Graan, Dale (2016) Reflective practice skills. In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.) Skills for social work practice. London, U.K. : Palgrave. pp. 142-161. ISBN 9781137390264

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