University Teacher in Social Work
Course Leader - MA in Social Work
(BA, MA, MSc)
Telephone: 0114 222 6450 (external), 26450 (internal)
Room: Elmfield, G13
Nora joined the department in October 2005.
Nora qualified as social worker in 1991 and worked as an approved social worker in community mental health services. In her early days, Nora had a particular interest in the development of group based services, for women survivors of childhood trauma related to sexual and physical violence. This developed into a wider consideration of women's experience of mental distress and mental health services. In developing her interests and practice Nora has had the opportunity to work, under supervision, as an honorary psychotherapist and to develop specialist training in working with post traumatic stress disorders, as an EMDR therapist.
Prior to joining this department, Nora was a social work practitioner within a specialised, regional Democratic Therapeutic Community service, setting up and developing outreach services, through the provision of group based TC services, for people who might attract diagnosis of personality disorder in local communities. She was involved in the development of a service user network of consultants who collaborate with the service, in service planning and delivery. Working with service users, Nora has provided training, supervision and service consultation, in this area of practice, for multi-disciplinary groups of mental health professionals.
Nora's academic background is BSc (Psychology), MSc (Mental Health Studies), MA (Health Care Ethics and Law).
1997. The influence of racial stereotypes on approved social worker assessments under the Mental Health Act (1983).
1997. The influence of relationship difficulties and sexual behaviours on outcomes of Mental Health Act (1983) assessments.
2004. Personality Disorder: Ethical basis for treatment
2005. SCIE Conference Workshop
2005. BASPCAN Conference on Parental Mental Health Needs and Child Welfare: Working across boundaries.
Since joining the Department, Nora has contributed to the teaching for social work practice on the MA in Social Work and provide tutorial and practice placement support.
Nora convenes SCS6103 Professional Development.
Publications since 2005
Sen, R., McClelland, N. and Jowett, B. (2016) ‘Belonging to the library: humanising the space for social work education’, Social Work Education, doi: 10.1080/02615479.2016.1211098
Gopfert, M., McClelland, N. Wilson, J. (2010) 'Maternal mental health: an ethical base for good practice', in Dora Kohen [Ed] Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health, Oxford University Press, chapter 8, 2010
Hellin,K., Göpfert,G., Atkinson,D Davies,J., Hartley,P., Hyde,K., Mallett, S., McClelland,N., Russell,L., Shilling,L., Winn,D. (2009) 'Day therapeutic community services for people with personality
McClelland N. (2006) 'Beneficence in ethical practice in diagnosis and treatment of personality disorder'. Therapeutic Communities: International Journal of Therapeutic and Supportive Organisations. 27, 4.
Hyde K, Davies, J., Gopfert, M., Hartley, P., Hellin K., McClelland N., Pass T., Singh, S., Weir, A. (2005) 'Engaging Users: the essence of the therapeutic community approach'. Therapeutic Communities: International Journal of Therapeutic and Supportive Organisations, 26(3) 261-272 J