Liz Lefroy

Job Role
Senior Lecturer In Social Care/ Participation Coordinator


A graduate of Durham, Bristol and Keele Universities, I worked in education and social care in both statutory and third sectors in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Berkshire, and Shropshire before joining WGU in 2006. My philosophy of education relates to the origins of the word – from the Latin, educare – to draw out. I seek to work with students to help draw out their skills, qualities and values in a way which leads to both personal and professional growth.


2015 - Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

2012 - MA (Distinction) Creative Writing, Keele University

2007 - European Computer Driving Licence

2002 - NVQ Assessor Award (D32 & 33, City & Guilds)

1999 - MA (Distinction) Psychology, Keele University

1989 - PGCE, Bristol University

1986 - BA (Hons) History, Durham University

1979-1982 10 ‘O’ levels & 3 ‘A’ levels



  • Participation in social work education
  • The arts and social work




2021 GREAT MASTER / small boy, Fair Acre Press

2020 I Buy A New Washer (and Other Moderate Acts of Independence), Mark Time Books

Lefroy, L. (2020) “Skills for teamworking” in Study Skills for Nursing, Health and Social Care, Ghisoni, M. & Murphy, P. (eds), Banbury, Lantern Publishing

Lefroy, L. (2018) “I’m Afraid I Don’t Know - Poetry and Social Work”, Writing in Education, Summer 2018, NAWE