Ms Christine Skilton

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer



Christine is a registered social worker with a background in social work with children, young people and families. She began her career in residential social work then moved to front line social work and later a family centre, before taking up a post at Kingston & St George's.

She is currently the programme coordinator for the postgraduate consolidation module in three pathways: Children and Young People, Adults, and Mental Health (including NQSW/AYSE Pathways) as well as the coordinator for all service user and carer involvement in education across the School of Social Work.

Christine has a particular interest in the involvement of service users and carers in the teaching and assessment of social workers and in skills development for readiness to practice. She has presented on the subject at a number of conferences including the Joint Social Work Education Conference and All Together Better Health.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Advanced Award in Social Work, , Kingston University
  • MA, Professional Education and Training in Human Services (Distinction), Kingston University
  • Registered Social Worker with Certificate in Social Services / Diploma in Social Work, , Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work

Professional experience

  • 2003 - present
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1994 - 2003
    Assistant Team Manager, Family centre, Surrey Local Authority
  • 1990 - 1994
    Front Line Social Worker, London Borough of Sutton
  • 1985 - 1990
    Residential Social Worker, London Borough of Sutton

Research interests

The involvement of service users and carers in social work education and training.

Grants and funding

  • 2010 - 2011
    Skills for Care grant with partnership agencies for 'Qualifications and Accredited Training Projects' in developing a NQSW Pathway to PQ Consolidation in Adult Services
  • 2008 - 2009
    Ian Light Award (jointly with RHUL)


Number of items: 2.


Skilton, Christine (2011) Involving experts by experience in assessing students' readiness to practise: the value of experiential learning in student reflection and preparation for practice. Social Work Education, 30(3), pp. 299-311. ISSN (print) 0261-5479

Book Section

Skilton, Christine (2016) Working with the experiences of service users and carers. In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.) Skills for social work practice. London, U.K. : Palgrave. pp. 66-81. ISBN 9781137390264

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