Work-based Learning Tutor
Department of Health and Wellbeing
I have worked for a number of years in various roles connected to learning disabilities, including; Care Worker in a short term respite care service working with children with learning disabilities out in the community, Supply Teaching Assistant at a broad spectrum special needs school from Nursery to Post-16 and care worker in a day care centre for adults with PMLD. After completing my BA I began teaching as an Hourly Paid Lecturer on the Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care.
PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (In progress)
BA Hons. Social Welfare (Learning Disabilities)
Foundation Degree Science in Learning Disabilities
Teaching & Research
I have a keen interest in teaching about learning disability and also disability in its more broad sense. Particularly looking at peoples individual and broader cultural beliefs and attitudes to the wide range of disabilities and conditions. Alongside this I do a large number of student visits out on placement and really enjoy seeing and supporting how our students are progressing and learning out in their practice settings.
I have been involved in teaching the Work Based Learning modules for first and second years, the Effective Communication and Ethical Practice module for first years and the Understanding Teamworking in Professional Practice module for second years.
Alongside my work at the University I also still work with service users out in the community.