Elizabeth price

Dr Elizabeth Price

Senior Lecturer / Programme Director, BA Social Work

Faculty of Health Sciences


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Liz worked for many years with people living with enduring mental health problems before training to be a social worker. She then worked as a specialist social worker for people living with dementia.

Her principal focus, in both teaching and research, is on creative approaches to mental and physical wellbeing.


Research Interests

  • LGBT sexualities

  • Music and wellbeing

  • The experience of chronic illness.

Research groups

Member of the Social and Psychological Research in Long Term Conditions research group.


Westwood S and Price E (eds), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals Living with Dementia: Theoretical, practical and rights-based perspectives, London: Routledge (2016)

Price E and Walker L, Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work: Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience, London: Routledge (2015)

Price E and Walker E, 'Diagnostic Vertigo: The Journey to Diagnosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus', Health, 18(3), pp 223-39 (2014)

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Critical Perspectives in Mental Health (MA/BA Social Work)

  • Working in a Digital World

  • Health Wellbeing and Social Care

  • Explorations in the Creative Arts

  • Enterprise in Action

Research PhDs

Liz welcomes applications for postgraduate supervision in

  • The experience of chronic illness (autoimmune conditions)

  • The creative arts in social care

  • LGBT issues

Completed PhDs

Kate Wood, Gay and Lesbian Adoption and Fostering: Policy, Practice and Legislative Change

Current PhD supervisions

  • Urooj Aizad, Experiences of young BME people living with obesity

  • Catriona Brody,An Ethnography of a Therapeutic Community

  • Anne Cullen,The Concept and Practice of Leadership in Social Work

  • Kirsty Fishburn,Women and Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Jason Hayhurst,Artificial Intelligence and the Experience of Dementia

  • Emma Stevens,An Ethnography of Dignity in Community Nursing

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of the HEA

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (King's College London)

  • MA/DipSW (University of Hull)

  • BA Hons, Social Work and Welfare (University of Central Lancashire)