Phillip Morgan

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Phillip Morgan HNC, BA, PGCE


Tel: 01267 225186

Programme Manager for:

  • Advocacy (BA)
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Social Studies (BA)
  • Education Social Studies (CertHE)

Lecturer/Module lead within Equity & Diversity in Society (MA) for:

  • Politics
  • Advocacy

I have a range of professional experience working with groups at risk of exclusion and exploitation. This includes working in ‘Communities First 50+ Project’, Children and Young People; Looked after Children; Wet and Dry houses, Care Homes, Homelessness, Children’s Nursery Worker and working as a ‘Dad’s Worker’.

Prior to this I worked as a Manager for British Gas for Communities and have also been an Oil Industry Inspector.


  • PhD (ongoing)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education
  • BA (Hons) Social Studies (Communities, Families and Individuals)
  • HNC Business and Finance.
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Founder Member and Principal Lead for the Institute of Advocacy
  • Independent Director for The Resilience Hub’ (Advocacy)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Association
  • Member of the West Wales Advocacy Forum
  • British Sociological Association (BSA)
  • Founding Member and Principle lead for the Institute of Advocacy

Currently teaching from level 4 through to 7:

  • Equity and Diversity in Society (MA)
  • Advocacy (BA)
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Social Studies (Cert HE)
  • Social Studies (BA)
  • Dissertation Supervision at levels 6 and 7

MA Equity & Diversity in Society (MA):

Modules Taught:

  • Politics: Influences on Inequality and Diversity
  • Managing Professional Practice in Advocacy

Advocacy BA (Hons):

A ‘flagship’ degree in the UK which meets the demands for professionalisation within the area of Social Advocacy.

Modules Taught:

  • Professional Practice in Advocacy
  • Agency Empowerment: Giving Individuals a Voice

Sociology (BA):

This programme responds to the need for professionals working with groups, and individuals, at risk of exclusion, in a range of settings, e.g. education, health and social care, criminal justice, welfare, employment, exclusion, diversity and disability.

Modules Taught:

  • Academic Study Skills
  • Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociological Theory

Includes funded and non-funded projects relating to ‘Violence Against Women and Girls’, ‘Widening Access education’, ‘Looked After Children’ and ‘Life-course trajectories’

  • Current PhD by Research: The Educational Aspirations of Care Leavers with H.E. provision
  • Enhancement themed Research: ‘Widening Access in HE Education’
  • Power & Control: Oppression.
  • Professionalisation of Advocacy Services
  • Founder Member and Principle Lead for The Institute of Advocacy
  • British Sociological Association (BSA)
  • Application for Fellow of HEA in progress
  • Member of Care Council for Wales
  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Engineers
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
  • Member of the West Wales Advocacy Forum Group
  • Peer Reviewer for the Teaching and Teacher Education category within Elsevier Publishing.
  • Institute of Advocacy:
  • UWTSD’s proposals the new ‘Institute of Advocacy’ offers a complimentary platform through which Practitioners, Students (both FE and HE) are able to critically explore changes in the advocacy provision landscape.
  • External Programme Reader Portsmouth: Youth and Criminal Justice
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C. & Morgan, P. (2019) ‘The uncertainty of students from a widening access context undertaking an integrated master’s degree in social studies’,  International Professional Development Journal, pp.1-15.
  • Morgan, P. (2015) ‘Culture versus Sub-Culture’, Student Researcher Journal, UWTSD.

On-going research includes:

  • Morgan, P. & Lohmann-Hancock, C. (pending) ‘Advocacy and Practitioner Need: Developing Best Practice for the future’.
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C., Welton, N., Morgan, P., & Davies, S., The Myth of Meritocracy in Education: Obtainable Aspiration or Political Myth, London: Palgrave.
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P (2019-2020) ‘Professional Institute Development within Advocacy Services: Linking Practice to Academia’.
  • Morgan, P (ongoing) Improving Life Trajectories for Looked-after-children. PhD Studies
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P (2016) ‘Exploring the Learning Journeys of Non-Traditional Students: Retention and Progression in a Challenging World’, UWTSD: Enhancement Theme Project.
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P (2016) ‘Securing Employment through Education: Meritocracy and Social Mobility - An Obtainable Aspiration or Political Myth’ (pending)
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P, (ongoing) Perceptions of Youth Offending Panels: Response from Practitioners’ and Panel Members.
  • Welton, N, Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P (ongoing) Raising Awareness and Changing Attitudes with Young People about Violence against Women and Domestic Abuse: (Funded)
  • Welton, N, Lohmann-Hancock, C, Morgan, P (ongoing) Research Welsh Government: UNCRC training across Wales (Funded)
  • Age Cymru Golden Thread Advocacy Conference 2019
  • University of Wales ‘Nexus Conference’ Chair and Speaker (2019)