Jonny Lovell

BA, PG Cert, PGCE, MA (University of York)

  • Research Associate
  • Associate Lecturer

Profile

Interests

  • Mental health social research
  • Sharing lived experience in social work and mental health interventions

Brief biography

I undertook the Masters in Social Work here at the University of York, graduating in 2013. My dissertation investigated social workers' attitudes towards the self-disclosure of practitioners' sexual orientation when working with service users. Before that I worked for 15 years in the voluntary sector in a variety of projects in North and West Yorkshire, Manchester, and Cornwall, which included: sexual health promotion and community development with men who have sex with men; working with young people at risk on the streets; working with young people involved in selling sex; and various community development and project management roles, usually focused to some extent on marginalised communities.

My PhD research took a multiple methods approach to investigate perceptions of the helpfulness of mental health practitioners sharing their mental health and other experiences and identities with service users.

I am a research associate, currently working on the SCENE social intervention for people with psychosis (nhs.uk).

I am also an associate lecturer teaching on the BA Social Work programme, and on the Think Ahead social work training programme.

Publications

Recent Articles

Article in Community Care Magazine (online) about self-disclosure of sexual orientation by social workers with service users: http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/mental-health/2013/07/this-profession-should-be-challenging-prejudice-not-telling-social-workers-to-hide-their-sexuality/

Article in Social Work Connect, Victoria, Australia, on sharing mental health lived experience by practitioners with service users in statutory mental health settings: http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/mental-health/2013/07/this-profession-should-be-challenging-prejudice-not-telling-social-workers-to-hide-their-sexuality/

Jonny Lovell

Contact details

Jonny Lovell
Research Associate, Associate Lecturer
A/B/132

Tel: +44 (0)1904 321472

http://www.jonnylovellblog.wordpress.com/
@jonnylovell1