Ann joined UEA in August 2012 as a Lecturer in Social Work. Prior to this, she worked at Havering College for 8 years as a social work lecturer on both the BA in Social Work and Practice Education programmes.  Ann is a registered social worker and her specialist areas of practice include working with older people and palliative care. Her research interests is in the involvement of people who use services in the assessments of students and working with those deemed as marginal or failing students. 


All Publications

Anka, A., Sorensen, P., Brandon, M., Bailey, S.


Social work intervention with adults who self-neglect in England: responding to the Care Act 2014,

in Journal of Adult Protection



pp. 67-77

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Anka, A.


Service user and carer assessment of social work students,

in International Handbook of Social Work Education.


ISBN 978-1-138-89023-7

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Anka, A., Taylor, I.


Assessment as the site of power: A Bourdieusian interrogation of service user and carer involvement in the assessments of social work students,

in Social Work Education



pp. 172-185

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Anka, A., Poletti, A.


They thought I wasn’t good enough for social work practice: The views of students who failed their practice learning opportunities,

in Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning



pp. 17-35

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Teaching Interests

Social Work and Law (Community Care law) (MA Year 1 & BA Year 2)

Social Work and Adults (MA Year 1 & BA Year 2)

Working with Diversity (MA Year 1 & BA Year 2)

Social Work and Older People (MA year 2 & BA Year 3)

Social Work and Society (MA Year 1)

Case Study (BA Year 2 & 3)

Dissertation (BA Year 3)

Post Qualifying Working in Community Care