Ms Carol Dicken

Ms Carol Dicken

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer and School Director, Practice Education


Phone: 0208 417 5255

Location: Kenry House, Kingston Hill


As 'employment-based route' co-ordinator, Carol is course leader for students sponsored by their employer to undertake qualifying social work programmes.

She is also module leader on the masters-level Practice Teachers' Programme, and is responsible for quality assurance of practice placements across the BA (Hons) and MSW social work programmes.

Carol contributes to teaching to prepare students for placements, ensuring that they are able to meet the requirements of the National Occupational Standards of Social Work and the GSCC Codes of Practice.

She has previously taught on sociology and addictive behaviour, and delivered training to professionals in drug use and parenting issues. She has undertaken research in child protection issues for drugs agency workers, on working with parents who use drugs, and on the practice placement experience of employment-based route students.

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


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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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