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Dr Michael Thomas

Dr Michael Thomas
Senior Lecturer in Social Work


I am a Lecturer in Social Work and Programme Leader for the MA in Social Work. 

My research interests focus on sexualities, equalities and the interplay between public services and personal life.  I am also interested in professionalism and values in Social Work.


I am Programme Leader for the MA in Social Work and I represent the Social Work Division on the College Research Ethics Committee.

Newest selected publications

Sullivan, MP., Victor, CR. and Thomas, M. (2016) 'Understanding and alleviating loneliness in later life: Perspectives of older people'. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 17 (3). pp. 168 - 178. ISSN: 1471-7794

Journal article

Sullivan, MP., Victor, C., Thomas, M. and Woodbridge, R. (2015) 'Dancing with loneliness in later life: a pilot study exploring temporal variations.'.44th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology. Newcastle, UK. 3 - 3 July. Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.. pp. 78 - 84. ISSN: 1874-3501

Conference paper

Victor, C., Sullivan, MP., Woodbridge, R. and Thomas, M. (2015) 'Dancing with loneliness in later life: A pilot study mapping seasonal variations'. Open Psychology Journal, 8 (1). pp. 97 - 104. ISSN: 1874-3501 Open Access Link

Journal article

Thomas, M. (2014) 'Atrocity stories and triumph stories Using couple narratives to evaluate same-sex marriage and civil partnership'. Narrative Inquiry, 24 (2). pp. 200 - 217. ISSN: 1387-6740

Journal article
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