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Miss Amanda Mutemasango

Job: Associate Professor and Head of Division for Social Work, Youth Work and Community Development

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7121




Personal profile

Amanda is an Associate Professor and Head of Division for Social Work, Youth Work and Community Development. She is a qualified social worker with experience as a Supervising Social Worker, Senior Practitioner, and Service Manager within children and families service areas, and is registered with the HCPC. She currently holds professional responsibility for the BA and MA Social Work programmes at DMU. Amanda is also the Practice Assessment Panel Chair and sits on a number of University Boards and Committees, including Chair of the Programme Management Board and co- Chair of the Social Work Stakeholder Board. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

Research interests include cultural competency in social work, diversity issues in fostering, the lived experience of Black and Minority Ethnic Looked After Children, spirituality in social work, decolonising social work education and training, the use of Southern theory in social work education, social work development in Africa, and critical analysis in social work.

Areas of teaching

BA (Hons) in Social Work

MA in Social work

Social work theories, processes and skills

Diversity and Cultural Competency

Critical analysis


Diploma in Social Work

Diploma In Higher Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Research

Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education (PGCHE)

Courses taught

BA (Hons) Social Work, MA Social Work, Post Graduate Diploma in Practise Education

Membership of professional associations and societies

Health Care Professionals Council

British Association of Social Work

Higher Education Academy

Professional licences and certificates

Social Work

Consultancy work

Social worker and foster carer training and development for national fostering agency and social work training providers.