Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Youth and Community BA (Hons)
Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 542160
My career within the profession of working with young people and the community has spanned over 25 years. Starting as a volunteer youth worker, working with young people with learning disabilities to today where I research and lecture within the field. Over this period of time, I have worked in a range of settings and locations across the country from County Durham to Plymouth; not exactly Land’s End to John O’ Groats but getting close! My passion, interest and knowledge of working with people is evident within my lectures. I work closely with all students to enable them to reach their aspirations and goals and achieve the degree they are capable of. When I am not working, I enjoy riding my bike and perhaps one day I will bike from Land’s End to John O’Groats!
1999 BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work
2013 MA Transformative Practice
2015 PG Cert Teaching in Higher Education and Fellow of HEA
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
- Reflective and Evidence Based Practice ·
- Teamwork and Leadership in Multi-Professional Contexts
- Professional Formation within Practice Applied Research in Practice
- Professionalism within practice and professional identity
- The changing landscape of youth and community work and the adaptability of workers
- Reflective practice
- Working within virtual communities
- Professional Bodies
Fellow Higher Education Association
Member of the Secretariat of TAG – The Professional Associations of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work Education
June 2015 – presented at the Annual UW Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference: “How to Turn Boring into Playful”.
June 2016 – presented at the Annual UW Learning and Teaching Conference: “Powerful Partnership Working: Course developments from the bottom up”.
- External Responsibilities