Selected publications

Meleyal, Lel (2017) Nudging social workers towards interpretive vigilance: approaches supporting management of conduct in the workplace. European Journal of Social Work. ISSN 1369-1457

Luckock, Barry; Whiting, Russell; Meleyal, Lel; Sims, Louise and Hampden-Thompson, Gillian (2017) Coram’s permanence improvement project: children’s social care innovation programme evaluation report 24. Project Report. Department for Education.

Luckock, Barry; Whiting, Russell; Meleyal, Lel; Sims, Louise and Hampden-Thompson, Gillian (2017) *Cornerstone Adoption Support Programme: Evaluation Report. Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme Evaluation Report 53. *Department for Education.

Florian Heller, Johannes Schöning, Lel Meleyal, Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, Lena Zeisner, and Antje Rauers (2016). Who Are the People in My Life? Towards Tangible Eco-maps. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct, UbiComp ’16, pages 81-84, New York, NY, USA, 2016. ACM.

Jones, Gwynne, Bayley, Kenneth, Christian, Linda, Hammond, Nasreen, Meleyal, Lel and Wenman, Helen (2012) GSCC targeted inspections of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) courses in England (2011-12). Documentation. General Social Care Council, London. Available via

HEA 2014 *Assessing the suitability of students to enter and remain on qualifying social work programmes. York: *Higher Education Academy (named contributor).


Meleyal, Lel Francis (2012) Reframing conduct: a critical analysis of the statutory requirement for registration of the social work workforce. Doctoral thesis (DPhil), University of Sussex.

Book chapter

Meleyal, Lel F (2014) Aids candle. In: Jastzębska, Maria (ed.) Queer in Brighton. New Writing South in association with Photoworks and Pink Fringe, pp. 101-103. ISBN 9780992826000

Meleyal, Lel (2017) Malham. In Rowe, E. Mettler, E. (Eds) The Brighton Prize 2016. Rattle Tales. P107 978099320841

Newspaper articles

January 2017 *‘It’s time to put social work regulation where it belongs – with employers’. *Guardian on line 23 January 2017.

Meleyal, Lel (2016) ‘I loved social work, until stories of despair and addiction got to me’.Guardian News and Media. 22 April 2016.

Meleyal, Lel (2014) ‘Social work regulation: help or hindrance?’ Guardian News and Media 21 July 2014.

Meleyal, Lel (2013) ‘*We love to eat: Gran’s bread and drip’. *Guardian News and Media. 4 May 2013.

Meleyal, Lel (2011) ‘*Our secret weddings: The civil partners. *Guardian News and Media. 3 September 2011.

Guest blog posts

Meleyal, Lel (2021) ‘Fug’ 2 February 2021. Blog post: Febulous February.

Meleyal, Lel (2018) *‘Flava’* 8 February 2018. Blog post: Febulous February

Meleyal, Lel (2017). *‘Unfinding Narnia’ *4 February 2017. Blog post: Febulous February

Meleyal, Lel (2017) *‘Trip of a lifetime’. *9, 10, 11, 12 February 2017. Blog posts: Febulous February

Meleyal, Lel (2016) ‘Swagger’. 26 February 2016. Blog post: Febulous February

Meleyal, Lel (2015) *‘Rights and pleasure go hand in hand . 6 June 2015. *Blog post: Sexuality and Social Work Interest Group: International reflections from social workers.

Meleyal, Lel (2014) *‘Coming out – again’. *17 February 2014. Blog post: Febulous February.


Meleyal, L (2018) *‘Mise en scene’* 16 May 2018. Performance for ‘Rattle tales’.

Review of event

Book reviews

Meleyal, Lel (2015)* Social Work and Social Theory: Making Connections*, Paul Michael Garrett, Bristol, Policy Press, 2013, pp. vii + 254, ISBN 978 1 84742 960 5 (pb), £17.79. Review published in the British Journal of Social Work 17 February 2015

Meleyal, Lel (2015*) LGBTQ People and Social Work: Intersectional Perspectives*,Brian J.O’Neill, Tracey A. Swan and Nick J.Mule (eds), Toronto, Canadian Scholars Pres, pp. 418, ISBN 978-1-55130-726-8, $59.95 (pb). Review published 18 December 2015 In the British Journal of Social Work

Meleyal, Lel (2009) *Social Work: A Companion to Learning. *Mark Lymberg & Karen Postle (Eds). London, Sage. 2007. 320pp., £0.99. ISBN 97814120025. Review published 6 July 2009 In the Journal of Interprofessional Care

Conference papers

Meleyal, Lel (2015) *‘You want me to feel bad about where I live: Developing young professionals in a digital age’. *Professional Standards Authority Conference – ‘Assessing the impact of regulation’. Windsor Great Park March 2015.

Meleyal, Lel (2015)* ‘A ‘nudge’ in the right direction: Small scale incentives to encourage compliance with social work regulatory and professional standards’.* European Conference of Social Work. Ljubjana, April 2015.

Meleyal, Lel (2015) ‘*What do oil disasters in the Gulf of Mexico, Three Mile Island, and Boing 747’s have to do with social work? Close calls, near misses, and what they tell us about managing risk’. *University of Sussex Social Work Research Seminars June 2015.

Meleyal, Lel (2015), ‘*Boundries in a digital age’ *ECREA Conference ‘Political Participation in the Digital Age. Media, Participation and Democracy’, Denmark, October 2015.

Meleyal, Lel (2014) “But I’m still a human being”: exploring the implications of social media connection within social work practice, education and research. JSWEC 2014, 24 July 2014, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Meleyal, Lel (2014) ‘Defensive behaviours in public and private domains: the impact of regulation on English social workers’ . JSWEC 2014, 24 July 2014, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Meleyal, Lel (2014) ‘Reframing conduct: the impact of regulation on social work registrants’. Improving professional regulation in health and social care: interdisciplinary insights, Friday 28 March 2014, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park.

Creative writing

Meleyal, Lel (2019) ‘Krampus’. Ink Pantry (Competition entry ‘ Highly Commended’).

Meleyal, Lel (2021) ‘Into the Depths‘. PRIZE: Nikki Barker Award for creative short story. Awarded by the Scarborough Writers Circle (July 2021)