Alan Marshall

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

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

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.



Book chapters

Marshall, A. (2017). Anti-Discriminatory Practice. In Social Work Theory and Practice. Learning Matters


Hemmington, J., Graham, M., Marshall, A., Brammer, A., Stone, K., & Vickery, S. (2021). AMHPs, BIAs and people with lived experience. Social Work England.


Marshall, A. (2021). The Human Rights Act in context of mental health legislation. Presented at: Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust - International Human Rights Day 2021 Conference, Online, 2021

Marshall, A. (2021). Megagaming and Professional Education. Presented at: Megacon 2021, Online, 2021

Boothby, D., Paxton, H., Turnbull, L., Kirkby, S., & Lewis, O. (2020). Yorkshire and Humberside BIA Conference - Covid, DoLS and ADASS. Presented at: Yorkshire and Humberside BIA Conference - Covid, DoLS and ADASS, Online, 2020

Marshall, A. (2018). Using Wargaming techniques for Teaching in the Social Sciences. Presented at: Student Success – from conversation to transformation, Sheffield Hallam University

Other publications

Marshall, A. (2017). 'Please do not stop talking about mental health'. Yorkshire Post:

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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