Dr Maria-Ines Martinez Herrero

School of Health and Social Care
Dr Maria-Ines Martinez Herrero



  • PhD Social Work Durham University, (2017)

  • MA Social Research Methods Durham University, (2011)

  • Undergraduate & Postgraduate degree [Licenciatura] Psychology National University of Distance Education, (2014)

  • Undergraduate degree [Diplomatura] Social Work Complutense University of Madrid, (2009)


University of Essex

  • Social Work Lecturer, Centre for Social Work, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex (1/8/2018 - present)

Other academic

  • Social Work Lecturer, Social Work, Education, and Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University (15/3/2015 - 24/7/2018)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Sociological and Psychological Frameworks (HS190)

  • Professional Skills 2 (HS294)


Journal articles (6)

Martinez Herrero, MI. and Charnley, H., (2019). Human Rights and Social Justice in Social Work Education: A Critical Realist Comparative Study of England and Spain. European Journal of Social Work. 22 (2), 225-237

Martinez Herrero, MI. and Nicholls, J., (2017). Beyond Legalism in Turbulent Times: Re-grounding UK Social Work in a Richer International Human Rights Perspective. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. 2 (3), 74-85

Martínez Herrero, MI., (2017). El Trabajo Social en Inglaterra: ¿el principio y fin de una profesión para la justicia social?. Cuadernos de Trabajo Social. 30 (2), 343-355

Ioakimidis, V., Santos, CC. and Herrero, IM., (2014). Reconceptualizing social work in times of crisis: An examination of the cases of Greece, Spain and Portugal. International Social Work. 57 (4), 285-300

Martinez Herrero, MI., Ioakimidis, V. and Cruz Santos, C., (2014). Reconceptualizando el trabajo social en Europa del sur: El retorno de la política “en tiempos de malestares”. Servicios Sociales y Política Social. XXXI (106), 11-24

Ioakimidis, V., Martinez-Herrero, I., Yanardağ, U., Farrugia Bennett, C. and Teloni, D., (2013). Austerity and social work in Europe: listening to the voices of resistance. Critical and Radical Social Work. 1 (2), 253-261

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