Caroline Bald

Senior Lecturer and Practice Learning Co-Ordinator

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Education and Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy

Research Supervision:Yes

Caroline is a registered social worker with experience in both statutory and voluntary sector social work with teenagers and adults.


Caroline joined Anglia Ruskin after twenty years in criminal justice social work working with adults and juveniles, ten as an operational manager. Her last practice role was Home Office reporting on Serious Further Offence and Serious Case Reviews. Caroline is Practice Educator qualified. Caroline is a qualified Mindfulness-based Teacher with expertise in Addiction Recovery and Mindfulness in Schools.
Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Caroline founded a social enterprise providing funded mindfulness training to public sector staff and local community groups.

Research interests

  • Workplace Stress & Resilience
  • Critical Theory
  • Practice Education & work-based learning
  • Community Development & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Intersectionality & Impact of Poverty

Caroline is a PGR working on her Professional Doctorate in Education, a critical exploration of student social worker understanding on resilience and how this informs teaching. Caroline is an advocate of relationship-based social work informing her acting as regional co-ordinator for the Centre for Social Work Practice (CfSWP). Caroline is interested in social work’s historical links with criminal justice provision.


Caroline contributes to a range of modules on our undergraduate and postgraduate social work courses. She is lead for Practice Placements teaching preparation for practice.

  • BA Social Work
  • MA Social Work
  • PG Cert in Practice Supervision and Learning


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Supervision and Learning, Anglia Ruskin University
  • NVQ Level 4 Management, Witham College of Technology 
  • Masters in Social Work, University of Glasgow 
  • BA (Hons) class 2(1) in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde 

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Higher Education Academy, fellow
  • Mindfulness Association, member
  • Centre for Social Work Practice, regional co-ordinator
  • Reviewer, Probation Journal

Recent presentations and conferences

Just Keep Swimming: Becoming a Mindful Practitioner, Pride in Prisons & Probation national conference, Leicester (March 2018) 

Growing Resilient Practitioners, National Association of Probation Officers conference and AGM, Cardiff (September 2016)