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Judith Buck

Judith Buck MSc

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 2066 ext. 2066 Room no. RM115


Judith is a registered social worker and is specialised in the mental health field, working both in statutory and voluntary organisations. As a mental health practitioner for over 10 years, she developed a therapeutic skills base including structural family work, group work and solution focussed interventions. As a practitioner, she gained experience in hospital and community environments and later developed a local MIND organisation focussed on creative interventions and advocacy.

Judith has a specific focus on empirical research and, following a post, coordinating a King’s Fund action learning project in Leeds, she enhanced her practice by completing an MSc in Social Research and Evaluation.

As a training and development officer in Calderdale and Oldham, Judith developed mental health training programmes for health and social care staff at all levels, including working with teams to develop their practice.

Working in HE on qualifying and post-qualifying courses, Judith has continued to develop both research and links with a range of agencies to support an inclusive practice. Her current area of research and practice is the development of the student as ‘ready to practice’ as students prepare for their first placement. She also has responsibility for developing user and carer inclusion in practice and education.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Judith leads on several projects: service user and carer inclusion, volunteering, peer mentoring and a ‘real world’ student experience in a service user-led organisation.

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