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Peter Benbow

Peter Benbow

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


Pete is a Senior Social Work Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for the Social Work courses at NTU. He teaches on modules at both undergraduate and post-graduate level on subject areas such as social work ethics and values, theory, risk assessment and legislation. Pete acts as a personal tutor to individual students and provides MA Social Work dissertation supervision.  As Admissions Tutor he is responsible for leading the recruitment and selection of students for both social work courses.

Career overview

Peter is a registered social worker. He has several years practice experience working in the field of adult mental health. He has worked for both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils in Community Mental Health Teams where he was responsible for the support of people living with mental health difficulties in the community. As an Approved Social Worker (ASW) and then Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) he was responsible for the assessment and admission of people to hospital under the Mental Health Act.

He subsequently became increasingly involved in the training of social workers, working in Learning and Development Teams for both Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire County Councils, where he coordinated and developed mental health training for the Adults workforce.

Research areas

Pete’s interest areas are:

  • Mental health legislation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Selection and recruitment to social work courses

External activity

Registered Social Worker with Health and Care professions Council