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Dawn Goodall

Course Leader: Foundation Degrees in Dementia Studies

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542363

I am a Sociologist who works across the different courses on the Foundation Degree to introduce some theoretical underpinnings of your work practice and your written assessments.  I make sure that students all have the opportunity to have their voices and ideas shared as we learn together about the way practice and wider society have helped to develop each other. You can expect lectures that will challenge you, help you to explore your own personal and professional values and enable you to understand your life experiences in new ways. 


2014: University of Worcester        

PGCE Higher Education Learning and Teaching

2010:Birmingham City University

PGCE Post Compulsory Education AND Training

2009: University of Worcester        

MA Contemporary studies (Sociology)

2007: University of Worcester

BA (Hons) Sociology      

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching interests:

I am a student of the University Of Worcester on the Doctorate of Education programme and the focus of my research is Higher Education.  I am planning to explore the ways that staff and student relationships outside of formal lectures can be important to student learning.

I lead the team who teach on the 1st year Effective Communication and Ethical Practice module.  Much of my teaching utilises contemporary images and interactive forums to create discussion and space to ensure that students are given a safe space in which to reflect on their value base.  I also lead the 2nd year research module and try to make complex ideas accessible through a range of approaches including consuming confectionary!

Research interests

I am currently involved in a number of research projects in quite diverse areas.

Along with other Foundation Degree team members I was part of a project that examined the impact of their student experiences on our alumni.  Further research is now planned on following up on their future career trajectories.

I am part of a cross-institute team that working with a local high school as they prepare for a cultural exchange to China.  We are supporting parents, staff and pupils in the application of reflection to develop ‘cultural curiosity'. 

I am also working with another cross-institute research team that are exploring the experiences of Personal Academic Tutoring here at the university.





Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies



Wood, C., Farmer, M.D. and Goodall, D. (2016) Changing professional identity in the transition from practitioner to lecturer in higher education: an interpretive phenomenological analysis, Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 21(3),


External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities