Tim Kelly

Elected by Staff Council (to 31/07/19)


Tim Kelly is a Professor of Social Work and Dean of the School of Education and Social Work.

He received his BA in Philosophy and Religion from Emory University in 1984 and his MSW and PhD degrees from the University of Georgia in 1987 and 1994. Prior to beginning his full-time academic career in 1994 he worked in community mental health in South Carolina and Georgia, primarily with older people and their carers.

Before to moving to Scotland in 2003 he was an Assistant & Associate Professor at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. His academic posts in Scotland included Senior Research Fellow in the Gerontological Nursing Research Centre and Head of the Department of Social Work at Glasgow Caledonian University. In December of 2008 Professor Kelly joined the University of Dundee as Chair of Social Work and in 2014 he became Dean.

His areas of expertise include the use of groups and the health and social care needs of older people and their carers.

Declared Interests

Declared Interests
Start of Term on Court 01/08/2015
Employment (other than University of Dundee) None
Directorships, etc.

1. PAMIS, Board of Governors

2. AHSP, Board of Directors

Other pecuniary interests None
Other Information and any significant other commitments None
Related Parties None
Register Last Updated 15/08/2017


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