Mariam Raja BA, MA, GradCert

Senior Teaching Fellow

Key details

Mariam Raja

Senior Teaching Fellow

Mariam is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Social Work in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Greenwich. She has been in post since September 2020.

Mariam is a Qualified Social Worker and a Best Interest Assessor. Her teaching areas and professional interests include adult  social care and disaster based social work.

Previously held positions

2013-2018 / Qualified Social worker and  Best Interest Assessor / Various Local Authorities in London

Mariam has practise as a social worker in the social work field, across charities, hospital, prisons, youth clubs, local authorities.

Duties and responsibilities:

Assessing care and support needs of resident who are in the local authority based on eligibility of Care Act 2014.

  • Completing Core assessments and support plans following statutory guidance.
  • Working on complex cases with multiple different agencies including police, community support, and medical services.
  • Working with carers to support them with their care needs under Care Act 2014.
  • Undertaking safeguarding training and formal investigations.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Module lead – introduction to social work, Introduction to Diversity, Ethics and Values, Safeguarding Children and Adults, The Changing Context for Social Work
  • Dissertation supervisor
  • Personal tutor
  • University Placement tutor
  • Admission support


British Association of Social Work – Disaster based social work and CPD development group

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Adult social work
  • Mental Capacity Act in practise
  • Disaster Based social work

Key funded projects

2021, Social work England Tender, Social Work Education and Covid 19 responses.

Recent publications


Pentaris, Panagiotis , Raja, Mariam, Hanna, Susan, Oresanya, Abiola (2021), Social work education and training in England in 2020-21: attitudes, perceptions and experiences about the specialist regulator, COVID-19 experiences and responses, and equality, diversity and inclusion. Social Work England. In: , , , . Social Work England, London (1st) (doi: