Rosslyn Dray

Rosslyn Dray

  • 01202 962032
  • rosdray at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer (Academic) in Social Work
  • Royal London House R403, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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I have worked in community mental health teams for adults experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues since qualifying. Post qualifying, I was able to specialise in this area and underwent training to become an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). I also have experience as a safeguarding adult practitioner, have worked within a multi-disciplinary team delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, have worked as a Best Interest Assessor (BIA) and have acted as an authorised signatory for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications.

For two years, I had a role assisting the Principal Social Worker for adults in the Bournemouth area. This role supported strategic management and, involved working with all teams within the Local Authority, developing key policies and procedures which are compliant with current legislation, networking with other Local Authorities, implementing key practice changes, undertaking audits, training needs analyses, supporting the development of newly qualified social workers, implementing training, and workforce development functions...


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Mental Health and Substance Use (MA Social Work)
  • Practice Learning - First Substantive Placement (MA Social Work)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Safeguarding Adult Awareness (BA and MA) - placement preparation
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Practice Learning - First Substantive Placement

External Responsibilities

  • Practice Educator Learning Partnership, Representative and member (2018-)


  • Graduate Certificate in Practice Education in Practice Education (Social Work) (Bournemouth University, 2017)
  • Advanced Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy in Counselling and Psychotherapy (CPCAB, 2002)
  • BA (Hons) in History (Southampton University, 1998)
  • BA (Hons) in Social Work (Southampton Solent University, 2007)
  • MA in Advanced Mental Health Practice (Bournemouth University, 2015)


  • British Association of Social Workers (BASW), Member (2010-),
  • HCPC (formerly GSCC), Member (2007-),
The data on this page was last updated at 04:11 on April 23, 2018.