Dr. Clare Stone

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Harrington Building, HA314

+44 (0) 1772 89 3939

Clare is a registered social work who worked within statutory adult services before moving into academia as a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. She has experience of managing the practice learning team, module leader for a range of post graduate post qualifying modules and her current areas of responsibility include working within the Centre for Continuing Professional Development, coordinating Making Research Count and module leader for an employability module for final year initial training students. Clare’s doctoral thesis considers competence for social work practice.

Full Profile

Clare has worked at UCLan since 2001 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work.


Ed D. Doctorate in Education 2015 UCLan

MA Social Work and Welfare Studies 2006 UCLan

Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Teaching in Social Work 2000 UCLan and CCETSW

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2005 UCLan and SEDA

Approved Practice Teachers Award 2000 CCETSW

BA Hons. Applied Social Studies 1991 UCLan

CQSW (Certificate of Qualification in Social Work) 1991 CCETSW

University Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Toolkit 2005 UCLan and SEDA

University Certificate in Information Technology 2002 UCLan

European Computer Driving Licence2007 BCS

New Supervisor Programme 2015 UCLan

Level two counselling certificate 1996 CENTRA

Previous appointments:

2003 to 2004 Connexions Course Leader – Centre for Employability

2001 to 2003 Senior Lecturer / Practice learning coordinator Social Work Department

2001 to 2003 Tutor for Understanding Connexions and the Diploma for Personal Advisors, Connexions

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.

1993 to 2000 Elderly Provider Social worker

2000 to 2001 Adult Assessment Team


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. (2015). Competence units or holistic assessment. The language may be different but the challenges continue. Journal of Practice Teaching. London: Whiting and Birch.

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 Activities

Currently undertaking research in the area of Practice Learning.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Registered Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council

I am an Assessor of Continuing Professional Development for the Health and Care Professions Council

Teaching Activities

School Lead for practice learning.

Module Lead for Enabling Others.

Full Profile


MA Social Work and Welfare Studies

BA Hons. Applied Social Studies

CQSW (Certificate of Qualification in Social Work)

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Approved Practice Teachers Award

Teaching Toolkit

Centra level two counselling certificate

University Certificate in Information Technology

European Computer Driving Licence


2008 Skills for Care Conference; workshop ‘service user and carer feedback’.