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Mark Foord

Principal Lecturer

School of Social Work, Care and Community

+44 (0) 1772 89 3469

mfoord@uclan.ac.uk

Mark has a background in supported housing, where he gained significant experience in the development and management of projects for people with high support needs around substance misuse, mental health and homelessness.

External Activities

Mark has recently completed ten years as a board member of the Adactus Housing Association Group. 

Chair of Ribble Valley CAB

Publications

Foord, Mark, Graham, L, Wainwright, John Peter and Nicholson, J (2011) 'What makes us what we are? My adoption is a story that has happened to me. I couldn't make it up': Using poetry, prose and dance in social work education. Mailout magazine . Item not available from this repository.

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Full Profile

Mark has a background in supported housing, where he gained significant experience in the development and management of projects for people with high support needs around substance misuse, mental health and homelessness. His last post in housing was as Director of a housing association in Birmingham, which addressed the housing and support requirements of homeless people with multiple support needs.

Prior to UCLan, he taught at the University of Salford, where he was leader of social policy programmes in the School of Social Work. He later moved to the Salford University Housing and Urban Studies Research Unit where he was programme leader for the full-time MSc in Housing Practice and carried out research and consultancy projects.

Learning and Teaching

Mark is responsible for the non-social work programmes offered in the school and partnership issues. He teaches a range of modules, and has particular interests around older people and homelessness; ageing; dementia and the care-housing interface.

Qualifications

MA Politics & Government (Social Policy Stream) City of London Polytechnic

BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies (Coventry Polytechnic)