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Marietjie  Joubert

Marietjie Joubert

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 82012102 ext. 2102 Room no. RM114A


In South Africa from 1996 to 1999 Marietjie worked as a generic social worker. In 2000 she moved to the United Kingdom and initially, worked in children and families, before moving to work in adult services in 2001.

Since moving to Southampton in 2002 Marietjie has been involved with student work based supervision and qualified as a practice teacher in 2007. In 2008 she taught freelance for both Solent University and Southampton University and since 2011, she has worked as an associate lecturer for Solent University. In 2015 was appointed in the position of senior lecturer.

Marietjie's other interests include being an independent assessor on the assessed and supported year in employment for newly qualified social workers, and for a period of three years running the training programme at Southampton CCG for continuing healthcare.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Follow the link below to see Marietjie's industry experience from 1996 to date.
    • April 2008 – December 2015 - Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group – continuing healthcare team, case manager. 
    • August 2002 – April 2008 - Southampton City Council, hospital discharge and care management teams. 
    • April 2002 – August 2002 - West Berkshire Council, adults with physical disabilities team. 
    • September 2001 – January 2002 - London Borough of Haringey, hospital discharge team.
    • April 2001 – August 2001 - West Berkshire Council, adult’s services duty team.
    • February 2001 – March 2001 - Bracknell Forest Borough Council, hospital discharge team.
    • February 2000 – December 2000 - London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Children in Need and child protection teams.
    • April 1997 – June 1999 - Christian Social Council Belfast (South Africa), generic social worker.
      • During this time I arranged a training conference for local professionals (e.g. teachers, doctors, etc.) around the identification of and reaction to child abuse. 
    • May 1996 – March 1997 - Christian Social Council Vryheid (South Africa), generic social worker.

    In previous roles I have experience of supervising unqualified members of staff and/or mentoring other staff members. 

  2. Teaching experience

    Follow the link below to read more about Marietjie's teaching experience.

    Marietjie worked as an associate lecturer at Solent University between October 2011 and December 2014, then from January 2015 began working in her current position of senior lecturer. 

    She has been a qualified practice teacher since 2007. Since January 2009 she has been a freelance social work practice educator, and has prior experience as a student work base supervisor (2002 – 2007). She has experience of working as an associate/visiting fellow for Southampton University.

    From 2013 - 2015 Marietjie worked as an independent practice assessor on the ASYE programme run by Southampton City Council. She has also run a training programme (2012 – 2015) on NHS continuing healthcare for the Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group. 

  3. Research interests

    Marietjie's previous research activity was centred around the research for a postgraduate master’s degree on the topic of the social worker as expert witness...

    Previous research activity was centred around the research for a postgraduate master’s degree on the topic of the social worker as expert witness in court cases around sexual molestation of the child. 

    Currently undertaking application for fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Following this my aim is to develop a PhD proposal. My interests include the experience of carers, specifically in the field of acquired brain injury and the development of person centred practice. I am also part of the Internationalisation Project, Technology Enhanced Learning Project and the School’s Ethics Committee.

  4. Qualifications

    Marietjie's most recent qualification was PDU Enhancing Learning in Higher Education - Solent University in 2013. To see her previous and ongoing qualifications, follow the link below.
    Ongoing - Registered Social Worker - Health and Care Professions Council.
    Ongoing - Associate Fellow of the HEA - Higher Education Academy.
    2013 - PDU Enhancing Learning in Higher Education - Southampton Solent University.
    2008 - Post Qualifying Award in Social Work - Critical Thinking (PQ 2-4) Bournemouth University.
    2007 - Practice Teaching Award - University of Southampton.
    2006 - Post Qualifying Award in Social Work (PQ 1) - Bournemouth University.
    1999 - MA Social Work - North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
    1995 - BA (Hons) Social Work - North West University (Formerly known as the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education), Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  5. Recent publications

    Marietjie's most recent publication is titled 'The Social Worker as Expert Witness in Court in Cases around Sexual Molestation of the Child.'. Follow the link below for more information...

    Rankin, P & Joubert, M. 1999. The Social Worker as Expert Witness in Court in Cases around Sexual Molestation of the Child. South African Journal of Social Work. (Translated from Afrikaans). 

    Book review published in British Journal of Social Work, Volume 45, Issue 4 (May 2015).