Academic Group Lead, Foundation Degrees
Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 542463
I am a Senior Lecturer and Academic Group Leader for the Foundation Degrees in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester. I am module leader for a range of undergraduate modules on the course and support teaching on global health within the MSc Public Health My research interests currently centre around the links between wellbeing and the impact of transition into higher education specifically related to foundation degree students.
MPH International Population and Family Health
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
My teaching interests are in the arena of health and well-being across the life course and include:
- Promoting health and well-being
- Life course approaches
- Healthy Living
- Global Health and public health interventions
- Applied research and evidence based practice
- Values, attitudes, diversity and inequalities
Having worked internationally and with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants I have great interest in the impact of humanitarian crisis and migration on the well-being on individuals and communities.
At the moment, my research interest is around well-being but more focused on the student population. I am currently developing research in the following areas:
- Well-being & transition into higher education
- Foundation Degree and its impact on future education, progression and career destinations
- Professional Bodies
- Member of American Public Health Association & Royal Society for Public Health
- HEA Fellow
Thomas, Y., Frank, H., Mauro-Bracken, L., Goodall, D., Thackeray, K., & Jones, R. (2014) The value of writing groups and the barriers to writing: A response. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 21:6, 259-259.
Mauro-Bracken L. (2008). Shaping Interculturalism for Youth work: A report on consultations for an intercultural strategy for youth work. National Youth Council of Ireland.
Mauro-Bracken, L. & Goodall, D. (2016) The role of the Foundation Degree in enabling students to achieve work place success or progression. Presentation at University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2016.
McGregor, K, Mauro-Bracken, L & Anderson, J. (2016) Survival of the fittest: The impact of post-recession Britain on women and women's services. Presentation at conference: Social Justice: building a fairer, more equal society, June 2016.
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