Tim Williams

Evaluation of policies and practices in relation to mandated joint working in mental health services in England

Supervisor(s)

Jerry Tew and Robin Miller

Research

I am a fulltime doctoral researcher and graduate teaching assistant in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham; his PhD thesis is due for completion by 1st May 2016.
I retired from fulltime work in March 2012. He qualified as a social worker in 1977 and has maintained his social work registration. After practising as a social worker for 12 years when he worked with both children and adult people, he took up a number of first-line, middle and senior management posts in local authorities and NHS Trusts between 1989 and 2012, latterly in mental health services.

My current research interest is in mandated joint working in mental health services in England. My project is an evaluation of the policies and practice in two case study sites. I am using mixed (mainly) qualitative methods within a realist evaluation format.

Publications/Conference papers

Mandated joint working in mental health services – an evaluation of the complexities, International Conference on Integrated Care, Edinburgh, 25-27 March 2015

Contact

Email: TDW235@bham.ac.uk