Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
A qualified social worker, Mark Doel has been a practice teacher (field instructor), an academic manager and a full-time Research Professor. He has 19 books to his name, seven in foreign translations. He was co-editor of Groupwork journal and founder editor of the Journal of Social Policy and Social Work in Transition. He has worked in the United States and has had long-standing projects with colleagues in Russia and eastern Europe, including a role as Head of PhD programmes in social work at Tbilisi State University (Georgia), where he was awarded an honorary doctorate and chair. He has many years' experience as a training consultant in the UK and internationally and he holds external examining positions in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.