Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 542776
BA(Hons) Business Management & Health Studies
MSc Health and Social Care.
CIEH Health and Safety Level 3
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Quality, policy, legislation and best practice
Teamworking and leadership
Technologies in health and social care
Areas of Research Interest
Understanding the process of choosing a care home
Achieving and maintaining quality in care services
The impact of service re-design and de-commissioning
Measuring the impact of childrens services on difficult to reach children
I undertook primary research for my undergraduate and Masters Degrees, to explore quality in care homes and the process of choosing a care home. I have conducted research to measure service user views of a changing local authority service and to measure the impact of services on hard to reach children (young carers and Gypsy, Roma, Traveller groups). In addition to local research I have participated in a research expedition to the upper west region of Ghana, to help map the flora and fauna in an area of ecological interest and to explore local uses of plants for medicinal purposes.
- Professional Bodies
Member of the Chartered Management Institute
Member of the Chartered Quality Institute
Cooper C., Cooper M., Porter L. (2006) Listening to Childrens Voices - Impacts on Childrens Lives (II) - Impacts of three Worcestershire Childrens Fund Projects' Research Paper for Worcestershire County Council.
Listening to Childens Voices Conference - March 2006.
Unwin P., Porter L. (2006) Kidderminster Connect - measuring the impact on service users changing from a traditional Day Care Service to a community based 'Connect' hub. University of Worcester Conference for Worcestershire County Council.
Worcestershire County Council training events (Speaker): Presentation of MSc research results to officers, social workers and senior managers - 2007 and 2009.
- External Responsibilities
Member of New Assistive Technologies Group at Worcestershire County Council
Trustee – Friends of Wechiau Group (Registered Charity number 1113023 )