Mike Maas-Lowit Print

I am a lecturer in social work at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. I have a degree in social sciences from Glasgow University and a post-graduate qualification in social work from Aberdeen University. I have worked in residential child care and extensively in adult psychiatry, where my main interests lie. Since the late 1980s I have been involved in training and developing services for Mental Health Officers (specialist social workers with legal powers and duties under Mental Health Law) in Scotland.

My interests in systemic social work are both in the sphere of the individual in relation to politics and in the difficult, hard edge of individual relationships with law and big institutions.

In the little spare time I have, I have been trying to master the art of jazz saxophone improvisation for 30 years and, oddly, I have not improved in the last 29 of those years.