Meet our team

No matter where you’re from, we’re here to support you during your time at Lancaster. Our team is dedicated to helping you learn about how the university works and making the most of your time here. Coming from diverse backgrounds ourselves, we know just how valuable varied experience is for learning together and developing as social workers. So whether in class or over a cuppa, we’re here to answer your questions big or small.

Emma Kelly
Emma Kelly, Director of Social Work at Lancaster University

Emma Kelly

You will see me right at the beginning of your degree and throughout your studies. Part of my role is to ensure that students have a good experience when studying social work at Lancaster and I welcome feedback at any time.

I am a registered social worker with experience as a child and family social worker in Manchester. During my time as a practising social worker I developed an interest in child trafficking. I have worked nationally and internationally on anti-child trafficking initiatives.

You are likely to see me in modules about child and family social work as well as social work with young people. My classes are interactive with a focus on developing good communication skills, which I believe are key to respectful but effective practice!

Jadwiga Leigh and Lisa Morriss

We are the admissions tutors for Social Work. Our role is to read through your applications and, if they meet our entry criteria, we ensure that you receive an invite to interview. If you have any questions or issues with your application or general admissions processes, then please do get in touch by email or phone and we will do our best to help find a solution.

On the interview day you will meet a wide range of people from the team. If you need to talk through course options or anything to do with your seminars and lectures, one of the team will be able to help, or make an appointment for you to meet the right person who can help you. We will always point you in the right direction if there is someone in the university you need to see. But if you have any queries with the admissions, bursary or interview process please do contact us- we are easy to reach by email or in person.

Portrait: Jadwiga Leigh and Lisa Morriss
Jadwiga Leigh and Lisa Morriss
Chris Grover

Chris Grover

I am a member of the social work team. I have been the social work Admissions Tutor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. 

I am a social policy analyst interested in social security policy, poverty and money issues. My teaching is informed by my research that primarily focuses upon disability benefits, benefits for people in low paid work and support for people facing financial emergencies.  

In the past, I have met students in their first year when I have taken a block of lectures on social welfare ideas and on poverty-related subjects.

Social Work courses