Meet the team

Dr Orlanda Harvey

Senior lecturer in Social Work

Orlanda is a senior lecturer in the Social Work Team, specialising in Developing Professional Relationships and Leadership.  She completed her doctoral research in 2020 exploring men’s recreational use of Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Use. Her research interests include: Image and Performance Enhancing Substance Use, Domestic Violence and Abuse, leadership, and reflective practice. 

Orlanda qualified as a Social Worker in 2016 and have worked in the Addiction and Adult Social Work fields. Prior to that she was a learning and development professional (with an interest in leadership and management). She has 17 years’ experience: including roles at both Bournemouth and Cranfield University and also working for Amazon. She started her career as an Officer in the Royal Air Force. 

Research and Recent Publications
  • Harvey, O, Cathi and Seb (2023) ‘Working with Substance Use’, in Lee, S. and Oliver, L. (ed) Social work practice with adults: learning from lived experience. 1st Ed. London: Learning Matters (Transforming social work practice).
  • Harvey, O., van Teijlingen, E., & Parrish, M. (2023). Using a Range of Communication Tools to Interview a Hard-to-Reach Population. Sociological Research Online, 0(0).
  • Murray, J. and Harvey, O. (2022) ‘Being Transgender’, in Hughes, M. (ed.) Social Exclusion in the UK. 1st edn. St Albans: Critical Publishing, pp. 53–70.
  • Harvey, O. and Teijlingen, E. Van (2022) ‘The case for “anabolics” coaches: selflessness versus self-interest?’, Performance Enhancement & Health, 10(3), p. 100230. doi: 10.1016/j.peh.2022.100230.
  • Harvey, O., Teijlingen, E. Van and Parrish, M. (2022) ‘Mixed-methods research on androgen abuse – a review’, Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity. doi: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000767.
  • Harvey, O., Taylor, A., Regmi, P. R., and van Teijlingen, E., 2022. Struggling to reply to reviewers: Some advice for novice researchers. Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health View, 21 (11), 0–3.
  • Harvey, O., van Teijlingen, A., Regmi, P.R., Ireland, J., Rijal, A., van Teijlingen, E.R. (2022) Co-authors, colleagues, and contributors: Complexities in collaboration and sharing lessons on academic writing Health Prospect 21(1):1-3.
  • Casey, C., Harvey, O., Taylor, J., Knight, F., Trenoweth, S., (2022) Exploring the wellbeing and resilience of postgraduate researchers, Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2021.2018413
  • Harvey, O., Parrish, M., van Teijlingen, E.,Trenoweth, S. (2021). Libido as a motivator for starting and restarting non-prescribed anabolic androgenic steroid use among men: a mixed-methods study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy [online] 1-13.
  • Harvey, O., Parrish, M., van Teijlingen, E.,Trenoweth, S. (2020). Support for non-prescribed anabolic androgenic steroids users: a qualitative exploration of their needs. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy [online], 1–10.
  • Spacey, A., Harvey, O. and Casey, C., 2020. Postgraduate researchers’ experiences of accessing participants via gatekeepers: ‘wading through treacle!’. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 1-18.
  • Harvey, O. (2023). Social work and substance use. In J. Parker (Ed.), Introducing Social Work (2nd ed.) Learning Matters/Sage.
  • Harvey, O. (2020). Male anabolic androgenic steroid-users: a mixed-methods study. The voice of the AAS-user. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.
  • Harvey, O., Keen, S., Teijlingen, E. van, & Parrish, M. (2019). Support for people who use Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: A Systematic Scoping Review into what they want and what they access. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1024.
  • Harvey, O., & Parrish, M. (2019). Social Work Implications of Anabolic – Androgenic Steroid Use, Particularly Among Young People: A Literature Review. Practice, 32(3): 1–20.,
  • Harvey, O. (2023). Social work and substance use. In J. Parker (Ed.), Introducing Social Work (2nd ed.) Learning Matters/Sage.
  • Harvey, O., (2019) ECR Spotlight: From Social Work to Studying Steroids, HED Matters 2(2):16-19.
  • Harvey, O. (2018). ‘Shades of Grey’: The Ethics of Social Work Practice in Relation to Un-prescribed Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Use. Practice. 31(4): 239-258,

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