Mr Stefan Brown

Personal profile

I studied Social work as an undergraduate at Hertfordshire in 1992. After qualifying, I worked in mental health services, including positions working as a Social Worker in a Community Mental Health team and a rehabilitation team. From 2000 - 2009, I practised as a Forensic Mental Health Social Worker in medium secure services in west London. While in Forensic services in London Stefan worked as an assistant team manager to a Social Work team.

I studied a Masters in Social Policy and Administration at Brunel in 1999, specialising in comparative Social Policy.

I completed Approved Social Work training (ASW) in 2002 and practised as an ASW in West London borough for a number of years. In 2002 I obtained a Post graduate award in Social work and a Practice Teaching award in 2004.  I have also completed best interests assessor training under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and worked as a best interests assessor.

Stefan's activities have included provided training to GP's and Psychiatrists around the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional and training to social care professionals on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs).

At Royal Holloway University Stefan teaches on the MSc in Social Work. Areas of teaching include social policy, mental health, law, social work supervision, anti-oppressive practice and interprofessional and inter professional practice.

My research interests include the Mental capacity and marginalised groups, the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional and the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards and Young onset dementia.

My PhD focus is the Mental Capacity Act, decision making and marginalised groups.

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