Dr. Clare Stone

Principal Lecturer

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Eden Building, ER114

+44 (0) 1772 89 3939

CStone2@uclan.ac.uk

Clare is a registered social work who worked within statutory services before moving into academia at the University of Central Lancashire. As a member of the senior management team for the School of Social Work, Care and Community, her current areas of responsibility include business development, practice learning and apprenticeships.

Full Profile

Clare is a registered social work who worked within statutory services before moving into academia at the University of Central Lancashire. She has experience of teaching, module leadership and course leadership at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervises doctoral students. Clare’s doctoral thesis and published work, considers aspects of competence for social work practice. Clare is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Assessor for Continued Professional Development with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is also an external examiner. Her current areas of responsibility include admissions and business development for the School of Social Work, Care and Community, working within the Centre for Continuing Professional Development, development of degree apprenticeship and she is a member of the School’s senior management team.

Current appointment:
  • Principal Lecturer in the School of Social Work, Care and Community
Previous appointments:
  • 1991 to 2017 Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work, Care and Community
  • 1991 to 2001 Lancashire County Council Social Services as a Social Worker
  • 1991 to 1993 Accident and Emergency, and other wards at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and community hospitals
  • 1993 to 2000 Elderly Provider Social worker
  • 2000 to 2001 Adult Assessment Team

Publications

Stone, C (forthcoming) Transparency of Assessment in Practice Environments. Journal of Practice Teaching. London: Whiting and Birch.

Stone, C. (2018). Transparency of assessment in practice education: the TAPE model. Social Work Education, 378(8), 977-994.

Stone, C., & Harbin, F. (Eds.). (2016). Transformative Learning for Social Work. Learning For and In Practice. London: Palgrave.

Stone, C. (2016). The role of practice educators in initial and post qualifying social worker education. Social Work Education, 35(6)(6), 706-718.

Stone, C. (2015). Developing method to meet the needs of the research. Journal of International Doctoral Research (JIDR) Vol 4 (1) pages 10-31

Stone, C. (2015). Competence units or holistic assessment. The language may be different but the challenges continue. Journal of Practice Teaching. London: Whiting and Birch. Vol 13, No 1.

Larkins, C., Stone, C., Berry, V., Westwood, J. & Moxon, D. (2015). It’s about cameras, and your future, and your life. The Reporters’ Academy Paul Hamlyn Project Evaluation. Combined report at end of Year 2. Preston: UCLan.

Larkins, C., Berry, V., Westwood, J. & Stone, C. (2014). A new sense of excitement about future prospects. The Reporters’ Academy Paul Hamlyn Project Evaluation – Year 1. Preston: UCLan.

Stone, C. (2014). An exploration of how Practice Educators use competency frameworks to assess social work students in practice learning settings Doctoral Thesis. University of Central Lancashire.

Stone, C., Malihi-Shoja, L., McKeown, M., & Comensus. (2013). Service User Involvement. In A. Worsley, T. Mann, A. Olsen & E. Mason-Whitehead (Eds.), Key Concepts in Social Work Practice. London: Sage.

Stone, C. (2008). Practice Learning in National Organisations Facilitated by CXL: Phase one of the Project. ISBN 978-1-901922-66-0.

More publications

Research

Research interests include learning in the workplace and competence for professional practice

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ed D. Doctorate in Education – 2015 – University of Central Lancashire.
  • MA Social Work and Welfare Studies – 2006 – University of Central Lancashire.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Teaching in Social Work – 2000 – University of Central Lancashire and CCETSW.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education –2005 –University of Central Lancashire and SEDA.
  • Approved Practice Teachers Award – 2000 – CCETSW.
  • BA Hons. Applied Social Studies –1991 – University of Central Lancashire.
  • CQSW (Certificate of Qualification in Social Work) – 1991 – CCETSW.
  • University Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Toolkit –2005 – University of Central Lancashire and SEDA.
  • New Supervisor Programme – 2015 – University of Central Lancashire.
  • European Computer Driving Licence – 2007 – BCS University Certificate in Information Technology – 2002 – University of Central Lancashire.
  • Level two counselling certificate –1996 – CENTRA.
  • Stage two Practice Educator – 2011 – Greater Lancashire Social Work Education and Training Network.

Memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Assessor of Continuing Professional Development for the Health and Care Professions Council

Conferences

  • The TAPE Model: Transparency of Assessment in Practice Education. 2018. National Organisation of Practice Teaching. Worcester
  • The TAPE Model: Transparency of Assessment in Practice Education. 2018. 12th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work. Oxford
  • Resilience for Social Work Practice. 2017 British Association of Social Workers. Manchester
  • Resilience for Social Work Practice. 2017 Compass Jobs Fair Workshop. Manchester.
  • Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice. 2016 Blackpool Council Turning the Tide On Social Work Conference.
  • Emotional Resilience for Social Work Practice. 2015 Blackpool Council Turning the Tide On Social Work Conference.
  • Practice educators’ perspectives on the competence of students to practice social work. 2014 Practice Teaching and Field Education Conference Strathclyde University Glasgow.
  • Power and Identity in Practitioner Research. 2012 Poster presentation at the School of Social Work’s Research Away Day UCLan Preston.
  • Voice in the construction and analysis of data. 2012 Poster presentation at the Sharing Practice Conference. Exploring How Practitioners Enhance Practice – A Research-informed Approach UCLan Preston.
  • Service user and carer feedback. 2008 Skills for Care Conference.