Mandy Schofield

Deputy Head of Department, Social Work

Mandy started her career in social work in 1989. Her background is primarily in mental health working in both the statutory and voluntary sector. She practiced as an Approved Social Worker before moving into management in 1997. She has also worked as a mental health cross-agency trainer. Mandy joined the University of Chester in 2003 and is currently the Deputy Head of Social Work.


  • 1981 BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Management Sciences
  • 1989 Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies and Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
  • 1992 Approved Social Worker training
  • 2006 MA Philosophy and Ethics in Mental Health


Mandy has been the Programme Lead for the MA Applied Mental Health Practice programme (AMHP training) which is delivered in collaboration with the Cheshire AMHP Partnership since 2007. She has also developed the University’s Best Interests Assessor Training course and Preparation for AMHP Practice Module. She is currently an External Examiner for Liverpool John Moores University and Northumbria University.

Published work

Schofield, M. (2012). Mental Capacity. In ‘Key Concepts in Social Work Practice’ Sage.