Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


About

I have worked at the University of Kent for over 20 years, first in the Personal Social Services Research Unit, then the Tizard Centre and, since 2010, the social work team based at the Medway campus.

I worked as a social worker and team manager in two local authorities in London for 7 years before becoming an academic. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

I hold an undergraduate degree in Geography, a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work/Diploma in Applied Social Studies, an MA in Social Policy and Social Research and a PhD in Social Policy.

Contact Information

Address

Room G2.09
Gillingham Building
University of Kent
Chatham Maritime
Kent ME4 4AG

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Publications

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Article
Larkin, M., Henwood, M. and Milne, A. (2018). Carer-related research and knowledge: Findings from a scoping review. Health and Social Care in the Community [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12586.
Milne, A. and Larkin, M. (2018). The carer-related knowledge exchange network (CAREN): enhancing the relationship between research and evidence and policy and practice. Evidence and Policy [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1332/174426418X15299594689303.
Greenwood, N., McKevitt, C. and Milne, A. (2018). Time to rebalance and reconsider: are we pathologising informal, family carers? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine [Online] 111:253-254. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0141076818779204.
Larkin, M. and Milne, A. (2017). What do we know about older former carers? Key Issues and themes. Health and Social Care in the Community [Online] 25:1396-1403. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12437.
Mikelyte, R. and Milne, A. (2016). The role and influence of micro-cultures in long-term care on the mental health and wellbeing of older people: a scoping review of evidence. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults [Online] 17:198-214. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QAOA-09-2015-0044.
Milne, A. and Larkin, M. (2015). Knowledge Generation about Caregiving in the UK: A Critical Review of Research Paradigms. Health & Social Care in the Community [Online] 23:4-13. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12143.
Milne, A. and Adams, A. (2015). Enhancing Critical Reflection amongst Social Work Students: The Contribution of an Experiential Learning Group in Care Homes for Older People. Social Work Education [Online] 34:74-90. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2014.949229.
Lloyd, L. et al. (2014). Look after yourself: active ageing, individual responsibility and the decline of social work with older people in the UK. European Journal of Social Work [Online] 17:322-335. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2013.829805.
Ray, M. et al. (2014). Gerontological Social Work: Reflections on its Role, Purpose and Value. British Journal of Social Work [Online] 45:1296-1312. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bct195.
Richards, S. et al. (2014). On the edge of a new frontier: Is gerontological social work in the UK ready to meet 21st century challenges? British Journal of Social Work [Online] 44:2307-2324. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1093/bjsw/bct082.
Seabrooke, V. and Milne, A. (2014). Early Intervention in Dementia Care and Support: Innovation and Impact. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults [Online] 15:34-45. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QAOA-03-2013-0004.
Milne, A., Guss, R. and Russ, A. (2014). Psycho-educational support for relatives of people with a recent diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia: Evaluation of a 'Course for Carers'. Dementia [Online] 13:768-787. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301213485233.
Larkin, M. and Milne, A. (2014). Carer Empowerment in the UK: A Critical Reflection. Social Policy and Society [Online] 13:25-38. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746413000262.
Hamilton-West, K. et al. (2013). A concordance therapy to help older people self-manage type 2 diabetes. Diabetes and Primary Care [Online] 15:240-248. Available at: http://www.diabetesandprimarycare.co.uk/journal-content/view/a-concordance-therapy-to-help-older-people-self-manage-type-2-diabetes.
Milne, A. et al. (2012). The intersection of employment and care: evidence from a UK case study. European Journal of Social Work [Online] 16:651-670. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2012.724388.
Milne, A. et al. (2012). The characteristics and management of elder abuse: evidence and lessons from a UK case study. European Journal of Social Work [Online] 16:489-505. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2012.722983.
Mackenzie, R. et al. (2012). Challenges of Ethical and Legal Responsibilities When Technologies' Uses and Users Change: Social Networking Sites, Decision-Making Capacity and Dementia. Ethics and Information Technology [Online] 14:99-108. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10676-012-9286-x.
Cambridge, P. et al. (2011). Patterns of Risk in Adult Protection Referrals for Sexual Abuse and People with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 24:118-132. Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00574.x.
Wilkie, D. et al. (2011). The aims, role and impact of an intermediate care service for people with dementia: Reflections on a conference workshop. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Special Issue, Dementia Care: a positive future [Online] 12:109-118. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14717791111144722.
Cambridge, P. et al. (2011). Adult protection: The processes and outcomes of adult protection referrals in two english local authorities. Journal of Social Work [Online] 11:247-267. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468017310379255.
Milne, A. (2011). Commentary on Protecting my mother. Journal of Adult Protection [Online] 13:53-56. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5042/jap.2011.0071.
Cambridge, P. et al. (2011). A study of adult protection referrals in two local authorities: An overview of findings for managers and practitioners. Journal of Adult Protection [Online] 13:238-250. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14668201111178157.
Milne, A. (2011). Living with dementia in a care home: Capturing the experiences of residents. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults [Online] 12:76-85. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14717791111144687.
Milne, A. (2010). The D word: Reflections on the Relationship between Stigma and Dementia. Journal of Mental Health [Online] 19:227-233. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638231003728166.
Milne, A. (2010). Dementia Screening and Early Diagnosis: the case for and against. Health, Risk & Society [Online] 12:65-76. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698570903509497.
Hamilton-West, K. et al. (2010). Help-seeking in relation to signs of dementia: A pilot study to evaluate the utility of the common-sense model of illness representations. Psychology, Health & Medicine [Online] 15:540-549. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2010.487109.
Beadle-Brown, J. et al. (2010). Adult protection of people with intellectual disabilities: incidence, nature and responses. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 23:573-584. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00561.x.
Dening, T. and Milne, A. (2009). Depression and mental health in care homes for older people. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults [Online] 10:40-46. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14717794200900007.
Mansell, J. et al. (2009). Adult protection: incidence of referrals, nature and risk factors in English local authorities. Journal of Social Work [Online] 9:23-38. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468017308098426.
Mansell, J. et al. (2009). Adult protection: incidence of referrals, nature and risk factors in two English local authorities. Journal of Social Work [Online] 9:25-40. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468017308098426.
Seabrooke, V. and Milne, A. (2009). Facilitating Early Diagnosis of Dementia in an Asian Community: Lessons from a Dementia Collaborative Project. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults [Online] 10:29-36. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14717794200900029.
Seabrooke, V. and Milne, A. (2009). Early intervention in dementia care in an Asian community. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults [Online] 10:29-36. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14717794200900029.
Milne, A. and Dening, T. (2009). Editorial: Special Issue: Depression, Suicide and Self-Harm in Older Adults. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Special Issue: Depression, Suicide and Self-Harm in Older Adults [Online] 10:2-4. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14717794200900001.
Milne, A. et al. (2008). Screening for dementia in primary care: a review of the use, efficacy and quality of measures. International Psychogeriatrics [Online] 20:911-926. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1041610208007394.
Culverwell, A. et al. (2008). Screening for dementia in primary care: how is it measuring up? Quality in Ageing and Older Adults [Online] 9:39-44. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14717794200800019.
Beadle-Brown, J. et al. (2008). Adult protection alerts for people with intellectual disabilities: Patterns of risk. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research [Online] 52:788. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01094.x.
Healey, F. et al. (2008). The effect of bedrails on falls and injury: a systematic review of clinical studies. Age and Ageing [Online] 37:368-378. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afn112.
Livingston, G. et al. (2008). Successful ageing in adversity: the LASER-AD longitudinal study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry [Online] 79:641-645. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp.2007.126706.
Milne, A., Hatzidimitriadou, E. and Wiseman, J. (2007). Health and quality of life among older people in rural England: Exploring the impact and efficacy of policy. Journal of Social Policy [Online] 36:477-495. Available at: http://www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1036192.
Milne, A., Hamilton-West, K. and Hatzidimitriadou, E. (2005). GP Attitudes to Early Diagnosis of Dementia: Evidence of Improvement. Aging and Mental Health [Online] 9:449-455. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607860500142762.
Hatzidimitriadou, E. and Milne, A. (2005). Planning for the future: meeting the needs of older people with intellectual disabilities. Dementia 4:341-359.
Milne, A. and Chryssanthopoulou, C. (2005). Dementia care-giving in black and Asian populations: refining the research agenda. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology [Online] 15:319-337. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/casp.830.
Milne, A., Hatzidimitriadou, E. and Chryssanthopoulou, C. (2004). Carers of Older Relatives in Long Term Care: Support Needs and Services. Generations Review 14:4-9.
Milne, A. and Hatzidimitriadou, E. (2003). Isn't he wonderful? Exploring the contribution and conceptualisation of older husbands as carers. Ageing International 28:389-407.
Milne, A. and Hatzidimitriadou, E. (2002). The Caring in Later Life report: A secondary analysis of the 1995 General Household Survey. Quality in Ageing: Policy, Practice and Research 3:3-15.
Milne, A. and Williamson, J. (2000). Meeting the mental health needs of older women: taking social inequality into account. Ageing and Society 20:699-723.
Milne, A. et al. (2000). Early diagnosis of dementia by GPs: an exploratory study of attitudes. Aging and Mental Health 4:292-300.
Davies, B., Milne, A. and Warburton, R. (1995). Do different case management approaches affect who gets what? Preliminary results from a comparative British study. Care Plan 2:26-30.
Book section
Milne, A. (2016). Depression in Care Homes. in: Chew-Graham, C. A. and Ray, M. eds. Mental Health and Older People: A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners. Springer, pp. 145-160. Available at: http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319294902.
Milne, A. and Smith, J. (2015). Dementia, Ethnicity and Care Homes. in: Botsford, J. and Harrison Dening, K. eds. Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity. Jessica Kingsley Press. Available at: http://www.jkp.com/uk/dementia-culture-and-ethnicity.html.
Dening, T. and Milne, A. (2011). Living with Dementia in a Care Home: A Review of Research Evidence. in: Dening, T. and Milne, A. eds. Mental Health and Care Homes. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Available at: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/mental-health-and-care-homes-9780199593637?cc=gb&lang=en&.
Milne, A. (2010). The Care Home Experience. in: Abou-Saleh, M. T. and Katona, C. eds. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry. Wiley, pp. 78-82. Available at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470747234.html.
Milne, A. (2009). Mental Well Being in Later Life. in: Toby, W. ed. Older People's Mental Health Today: a handbook. Brighton, UK: Pavilion Publishing. Available at: https://www.pavpub.com/older-peoples-mental-health-today/.
Warner, J. and Milne, A. (2009). Older people with lifelong mental health problems. in: Williamson, T. ed. Older People's Mental Health Today: A Handbook. Hove: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd.
Milne, A. (2009). Promoting Mental Health in Later Life. in: Toby, W. ed. Older People's Mental Health Today: a handbook. Brighton, UK: Pavilion Publishing. Available at: https://www.pavpub.com/older-peoples-mental-health-today/.
Dening, T. and Milne, A. (2008). Mental health in care homes for older people. in: Jacoby, R. et al. eds. Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. Chapter 23.
Hatzidimitriadou, E. and Milne, A. (2006). Providing Care for Older People with Learning Disabilities. in: Carnaby, S. and Cambridge, P. eds. Intimate and Personal Care for People with Learning Disabilities. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 160-180.
Monograph
Palmer, A., Milne, A. and Hastie, C. (2008). Caring in Kent: Summary Report Evidence from the Kent Health and Lifestyle Survey, 2005. Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent.
Palmer, A., Milne, A. and Hastie, C. (2008). Caring in Kent: Patterns and Profiles, Evidence from the Kent Health and Lifestyle Survey, 2005. Centre for Health Services Studies and Tizard Centre.
Conference or workshop item
Larkin, A. and Milne, A. (2015). Making Room for Former Carers. in: 6th International Carers Conference, Care and Caring – future proofing the new demographics.
Boahen, G. and Milne, A. (2015). Teaching user and carer participation to undergraduate social work students: reflections on a pedagogical framework. in: Joint Social Work Education Conference.
Milne, A., Hatzidimitriadou, E. and Hamilton-West, K. (2004). GP Attitudes to Early Diagnosis of Dementia: Evidence of Improvement. in: The Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology.
Edited book
Dening, T. and Milne, A. (2011). Mental Health and Care Homes. [Online]. Dening, T. and Milne, A. eds. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Available at: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/mental-health-and-care-homes-9780199593637?cc=gb&lang=en&.
Research report (external)
Mikelyte, R. and Milne, A. (2018). Carers FIRST: Case Profile & Carers' Star Utilisation Report. CHSS: Canterbury.
Mikelyte, R. and Milne, A. (2018). Carers FIRST: Impact on Carers Star Report. CHSS: Canterbury.
Mikelyte, R. and Milne, A. (2018). Carers FIRST: Summary Report. CHSS: Canterbury.
Hamilton-West, K. et al. (2010). Improving Concordance in Older People with Type 2 Diabetes (ICOPE-D). National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Warner, J., Milne, A. and Peet, J. (2010). My Name is Not Dementia. [Online]. Alzheimer's Society. Available at: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/.
Vickerstaff, S. et al. (2009). Employment support for carers. [Online]. Department for Work and Pensions. Available at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130314010347/http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2009-2010/rrep597.pdf.
Davies, B., Fernández, J. and Milne, A. (1996). Care management arrangements. Personal Social Services Research Unit.
Review
Milne, A. (1997). Good practice in risk assessment and risk management. Social Work & Social Sciences Review 7:189-190.
Forthcoming
Milne, A., Hatzidimitriadou, E. and Wiseman, J. (2005). Aging in the English Countryside: Is it Good or your Health? Social Policy & Administration.
Total publications in KAR: 72 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

My research interests are in four intersecting areas: social work with older people and their families; mental health in later life; family caring; and long term care. I have been PI and/or CI on a range of projects in all four areas and have received funding from a number of sources including the Department of Health, the NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR), the National Health Service and ageing and caring related charities.

Currently I am working on two projects on carers: a review of knowledge about carers (SSCR funded) and exemplar models of support for older and dementia carers (funded by the NHS).

I am a member of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 sub-panel for Social Work and Social Policy.

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Teaching

I teach on both the BA and MA social work qualifying programmes. I am module convenor for the ‘Social Work with Adults’ modules and contribute to other modules on ageing and caring related issues.

I am part of a team developing an Approved Mental Health Practitioner PG programme and have involvement in the development of continuing professional development activities both at the University of Kent and nationally (see Research in Practice for Adults link below in media).

I am a member of the Strategic Board for the regional Social Work Teaching Partnership; this represents a Department for Education funded two-year partnership between Kent County Council, Medway Council, the University of Kent and Canterbury Christchurch University.

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Activity/Memberhips

Activity

I co-lead a national group of social work academics with a special interest in social work with older people and their families and am a member of the Chief Social Worker for Adults Advisory Group. I am also a member of the Association of Professors of Social Work and the British Society of Gerontology.

I am one of the founders of the journal, the International Journal of Care and Caring, and am a key function editor. I am also member of the Editorial Board of Ageing and Society.

Memberships

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

I am a member of the Association of Professors of Social Work and the British Society of Gerontology.

I was a member of the independent advisory group to government – the Standing Commission on Carers – from 2006 to 2015 and the British Society of Gerontology Executive Committee from 2010-2015.

 

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Media

  • Caring in Later Life: a matter of social justice and a social work matter
    A Think Kent video 2016

 

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Last Updated: 20/08/2018