Faculty of Health and Social Care – Public Lecture Series

12th Dec 2013, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

social work lecture series

Protecting and Supporting Vulnerable Adults: Lessons from the Scottish Experience – Mike Maas-Lowit, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

One of a series of evening lectures on social work; the lectures are free of charge to attend and open to all interested in the areas of social work, social care and the social sciences.

Mike joined Robert Gordon University in 1999 having lectured on the Northern College social work programmes since 1991. Mike’s experience spans both the statutory and voluntary sectors and he has experience of fieldwork services in mental health and residential work with children and young people. From 2005 to 2007 he was seconded to the Scottish Government Mental Health Division to develop Mental Health Officer services across Scotland.

In addition to his teaching and tutoring role on social work courses, Mike has had close involvement in the North of Scotland Mental Health Officer Training Programme since 1998.

Mike has written materials for the Scottish Executive for national use on implementation of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (Scottish Executive, 2001) and the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Scottish Executive, 2004) and he has joint authorship of Mental Health and Social Work in Scotland (Hothersall, Maas-Lowit and Golightly, Learning Matters, 2008).


  • 18.00 – Pre-lecture drinks
  • 18.30 – Lecture
  • 20.00 – Light refreshments

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