Michael Lyne

Michael Lyne

  • Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Social Work
  • BGB Rm 501
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A Registered Social Worker and Registered Mental Nurse, prior to joining the university my role was in the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) on behalf of a unitary authority and PCT.

Throughout my career I have been involved in teaching and mentoring others.

My current interests are in consent to treatment issues, end of life care and substituted decision making in health and social care.

Journal Articles


  • Lee, S., Fenge, L.-A., Brown, K. and Lyne, M., 2020. Demystifying mental capacity A guide for health and social care professionals. Learning Matters.


  • Lyne, M., 2023. Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In: Lee, S. and Oliver, L., eds. Social work practice with adults: learning from lived experience. London: Learning Matters, 62-72.
  • Lyne, M., 2017. Mental capacity, safeguarding and considering best interests. In: Fenge, L., Lee, S. and Brown, K., eds. Safeguarding Adults; scamming and mental capacity. London: Sage/Learning Matters, 78-91.
  • Lyne, M., 2010. The Mental Capacity Act 2005. In: Brown, K., ed. Vulnerable Adults and Community care. Exeter: Learning Matters, 31-43.


Internet Publications




  • Developing learning tools to support student and qualified nurses in their understanding and duties of human rights and mental capacity legislation (Burdett Trust for Nursing, 01 Jan 2019). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Manchester Metropolitan University, External Examiner (2011-2016)


  • LLM in Mental Health Law, Policy and Practice (Northumbria University, 2007)
  • Dip HE in Social Work (University of Portsmouth, 1998)
  • MA in Applied Social Studies (University of Portsmouth, 1998)
  • BA (Hons) in English with education (West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, 1994)
  • Prof Qual in Registered Mental Nurse (Southampton University Hospitals Combined School of Nursing, 1982)


  • Health and Care Professions Council, Member (1998-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Member (1982-),