Position: Assistant Subject Head
College: College of Health and Social Care
Department: Social and Community Studies
I'm employed on a full time basis as an Assistant Subject Head. I enjoy lecturing and have retained as much teaching time as possible. I'm therefore Module Leader for the following modules, The Psychology of Health and Development, Working with People in Health and Social Care Settings, Professional Progress and Improving Health and Social Care Services and I also have a teaching input in the module Preparation for Social Work Practice. A significant amount of my time is also spent as a Personal Tutor and visiting and assessing students on placement.
I also work closely with other Programmes such as Social Work , Foundation Degree in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and the Foundation Degree in Children and Young Peoples Services. Health and Social Care have a pathway on both of the Foundation Degree Programmes.
As noted in the section relating to role.
I'm a Committee member of BASW (British Association of Social Workers) and regularly attend meetings and seminars for the Derby branch. I also hold the CQSW, a professional qualification in Social Work and continue to be registered with the HCPC as well as being qualified as a Practice Teacher and Mentor Assessor. I am also an External Examiner at the University of Sunderland and Swansea University.
I obtained an MA in Education at the University of Derby in 2009 and as part of the dissertation process undertook research relating to student's levels of emotional intelligence whilst undertaking Social Work training and education. At present I am undertaking Doctoral studies and researching student education and training and emotional resilience.
- BA (Hons) Social Science, Coventry University
- CQSW, Coventry University
- MA Education, University of Derby
- Practice Teacher Award, University of East Anglia