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Alan V Marshall

Senior Lecturer in Social Work


I specialise in mental health and law teaching on Continuous Professional Development postgraduate courses. I am a qualified AMHP, Practice Educator and social worker.




Specialist areas of interest

Mental Health, Homelessness, Law, Anti-Discriminatory Practice and Diversity


Department of Social Work and Social Care and Community Studies

Health And Wellbeing

I teach on our mental health CPD courses around law, mental health, values and decision making. I also do some teaching on our qualifying social work and nursing courses in the department. 



I am the course leader for the PG Cert Approved Mental Health Professional course. 



  • Best Interests Assessor module.
  • Foundations in Specialist Mental Health Practice.
  • AMHP Practice.
  • Mental Health Law and Policy.



Chapter 16 - Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Deacon, L., & Macdonald, S. (2017). Social work theory and practice . London: Sage. 

Other activities

External Examiner for Robert Gordon University - Blended Learning BA Social Work

External Examiner - University of Manchester - MSc Applied Mental Health

Member of the Organising Committee of YAMHP (Yorkshire AMHP group)

Evaluating integrating wargaming techniques into learning about complex multi-agency situations

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