Jas Sangha

Course Leader

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

School:Education and Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy

Jas qualified as a Social Worker in 1996 from Oxford Brookes University. He began his career as a Social Worker in adult services and progressed to managing a multi-disciplinary team.



On a voluntary and professional level, Jas has gained extensive experience in adult community care having worked with disabilities, mental health, older people and young adults.

Jas joined Anglia Ruskin University as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Social Work in 2012. Previous to that he was Programme Lead and Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. Jas has significant experience as a Lecturer and Practice Educator for Social Work Students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has also worked for the General Social Care Council, been a training officer for Bexley Council and was previously a Trustee for a disability charity.

Research interests

  • Student experience in Higher Education
  • Social Work Education
  • Application of Theory to Practice
  • Adult Social Care


Jas teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying Social Work courses.


  • MSc in Higher Professional Education
  • Post Graduate Teaching Certificate
  • NVQ Level 5 in Operational Management
  • Practice Teaching Award (Social Work)
  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Jas is currently undertaking a PhD looking at student experience in higher education
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Qualified and Registered Social Worker with SWE

Selected recent publications

Sangha, J., 2009. A new interview process. In Focus (SWAP), 4, pp.12-14.

Porter, I. and Sangha, J., 2002. Reaching Out. Learning Disability Practice, 5(6), pp.18-21.