Nicky Spice

Position: Lecturer and Stage 2 Leader, BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Therapeutic Practice

Subject area: Therapeutic Practice

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About

I work two days a week at the University, teaching the Stage 1 'Perspectives of Healing' and Stage 2 'Experience of Illness' modules and leading the Stage 3 'Independent Scholarship' module on the Creative Expressive Therapies B.A. (Hons) degree programme.

I also act as the Stage 2 Leader to ensure that the interests and concerns of our second year undergraduate students are heard and addressed.

 

Working days: Wednesday & Thursday in Autumn semester                              

Tuesday & Wednesday in Spring semester

Teaching responsibilities

I work two days a week at the University, teaching the Stage 1 'Perspectives of Healing' and Stage 2 'Experience of Illness' modules and leading the Stage 3 'Independent Scholarship' module on the Creative Expressive Therapies B.A. (Hons) degree programme.

I also act as the Stage 2 Leader to ensure that the interests and concerns of our second year undergraduate students are heard and addressed.

 

Working days: Wednesday & Thursday in Autumn semester                              

Tuesday & Wednesday in Spring semester

Professional interests

In conjunction with my university lecturing work, and sessional teaching work in F.E. , I also remain a practising Aromatherapist, working in a number of locations, I have various professional interests: I specialise in treating clients with mental health issues and currently work at a project which is jointly funded by local government and NHS trusts. I've also worked with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and have built up particular expertise in treating women through pregnancy and, most recently, in offering aromatherapy to obese clients. 

I teach a wide range of health-focused courses (many of which I have created) both as an independent teacher, and as a further education lecturer. I also belong to a collaborative of complementary practitioners called the Holistic Health Team which covers the whole of Nottinghamshire.

Membership of professional bodies

  • I am a full member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, and hold their Principal Lecturer status.

Qualifications

  • BA (Jt Hons) English & American Studies, University of Nottingham
  • Diploma of Institute of Health Service Management, Birmingham Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Tisserand Institute, London
  • Certificate in Education, University of Bath

Recent publications

Article in Issue 3 of the Chinese magazine Xiang Qi, published January 2014 on topic of how teaching the subject has enhanced my Aromatherapy Practice.

Recent conferences

June 2014 - Annual Conference of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Additional interests and activities

Nutrition, yoga, aerobics, theatre-going, reading, horse riding, philosophy.

Experience in industry

I have always worked in the public and voluntary sectors.

From August 2003 - December 2006, I held public appointment as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Nottingham City Primary Care Trust where I chaired the Clinical Governance Committee and several other Working Groups etc, in addition to my other scrutiny/championing roles.

International experience

I worked in healthcare in Saudi Arabia for 12 years between 1986 and 1998.

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