Ms Miriam Leigh

Ms Miriam Leigh

Senior Lecturer, Social Work

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295247

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Miriam firstly completed a degree, and then the Diploma in Social Work at Bangor University, in 1997. Since then, Miriam has undertaken a variety of Social Work roles in England and Wales, as a registered Social Worker in Children’s services, as  a Supervising Social Worker, Senior Practitioner, Complaints Officer, Training and Recruitment Officer and Training and Development Officer.

Miriam has been employed as a Lecturer at Swansea University since 2015. Miriam works in collaboration with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, and is a bilingual member of staff, whose role it is to enhance the Welsh and bilingual learning opportunities available to students, and to support students who choose to study and be mentored through the medium of Welsh. Miriam supports Welsh speaking under-graduate and post-graduate students to gain Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Swansea Univeristy scholarships and bursaries.

Miriam is involved in teaching the Welsh Context to BSc and MSc students, professionals undertaking the Practice Assessor Award, Social Work practitioners partnering with the Programme, and students studying the Approved Mental Health Professional Programme. Additionally, Miriam teaches Law to BSc students in their first and second years, and contributes to other Social Work modules.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Social Work
  • Social Work Law
  • Welsh Context
  • Welsh Language
  • Welsh Medium and Bilingual Teaching

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Social Work Law

Welsh Context

Welsh Language

Welsh Medium Teaching

Community of practice

Language planning and establishing a learning provision

Ethics and values

Resilience theory

Teaching and Learning

Designing and applying Learning and Teaching models

Designing and applying Law models

Designing and applying Welsh Context models


Welsh language planning and provision

Welsh language use within the Social Work profession

Applying the Welsh Context to Social Work theory and practice

Teaching and Learning models