Ms Jane Mathew-Byrne

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Location: Kingston Hill Campus


Jane is a senior lecturer and teaches on the BSc (Hons) Social Work and the Master of Social Work. She is also a practice educator for both programmes, providing support to students on practice placements, ensuring a positive learning environment and appropriate learning opportunities, undertaking individual and group supervision and observation of practice, and ensuring assimilation within a multi-disciplinary environment.

Key areas of specialisation include youth offending, addictions (young people, adults and older people), HIV/AIDS and child protection.

Research projects have included a study on the prevalence of substance misuse among young people and a case study of how supervision contributes to professional and organisational development in a local voluntary sector drug organisation.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MA, Professional Education and Training in Social Work, Kingston University
  • Advanced Award in Social Work, , Kingston University
  • Post Qualifying Award 1 in Social Work, , Kingston University
  • MA, Practice Teaching Award, , Kingston University
  • Diploma in Addictive Behaviour, , St George's Hospital Medical School
  • Diploma in Social Work, , Oxford Brookes University
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, , Oxford Brookes University

Professional experience

  • 2007 - present
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2007 - 2013
    Social Work Practice Manager, Social Work Education Unit, Kaleidoscope Project
  • 1997 - 2007
    Service & Policy Manager, Community Drug & Alcohol Team London Borough of Richmond
  • 1995 - 1997
    Service & Policy Manager, HIV & Substance Misuse , London Borough of Richmond
  • 1991 - 1995
    Senior Social Worker, Community Drug & Alcohol Team, London Borough of Richmond
  • 1989 - 1991
    Criminal Justice Youth Social Work , Royal Borough of Kingston
  • 1988 - 1989
    Social Worker, Children & Families (Young Offenders) , London Borough of Wandsworth
  • 1980 - 1985
    Social Work Assistant, Children & Families, Royal Borough of Kingston

Research interests

Supervision, Substance Misuse, Communication Skills


Number of items: 3.

Book Section

Henderson, Kathleen and Mathew-Byrne, Jane (2016) Developing communication and interviewing skills. In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.) Skills for social work practice. London, U.K. : Palgrave. pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781137390264

Conference or Workshop Item

Mathew-Byrne, Jane and van Graan, Dale (2016) Lessons learned from a supervision project in a voluntary sector organisation. In: The School of Social Work and Social Care Annual Conference : Social Work and Politics; 17 Mar 2016, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Mathew-Byrne, Jane (2008) How does supervision contribute to professional and organisational development? A case study of a local voluntary drug sector organisation. (MA(R) thesis), Kingston University, .

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