Andrew Linton

Staff details

Position Lecturer - MA Social Work Convenor
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Andrew Linton

Andrew Linton is a registered social worker with Social Work England and a former member of the College of Social Work. He was appointed MA Convenor and Lecturer in Social Work at Goldsmiths, University of London in March 2020. Prior to this he was the Programme Leader for the MSc Social Work for five years at London Metropolitan University. Before this he spent three years at the University of Greenwich as BA Social Work Programme Leader. Andrew has also led and taught on social work and criminal justice programmes at the University of Hertfordshire.

Andrew has led and successfully won higher education contract bids in excess of one million pounds per annum and worked with both statutory employers and major government departments including the Children’s Workforce Development Council and Ministry of Justice. In his current role he is keen to raise professional standards and to enhance the academic profile of social work.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Applied Social Studies and CQSW, University of Oxford,
  • MSc Criminal Justice Policy (Distinction) London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Andrew’s current research interests in social work broadly include child sexual exploitation, looked after children and mental wealth and emotional wellbeing. He is specifically interested in critically analysing and evaluating key concepts and frameworks including; social exclusion, social capital, resilience and vulnerability, fatherhood, youth and transitions, dual diagnosis, violence and the life course. He is also keen to contribute to new inter-disciplinary initiatives linked to his research interests and to promote anti-racism in the academy. Andrew has presented papers at national and international conferences.

Further profile content


• External Examiner -MA Social Work -University of East London
• Board Chair -Ark Resettlement Services-Independent Adult’s Charity-Tottenham London
• Board Member-Young Concern Trust-Independent Children’s Charity-Harlow Essex.