Your Integrative Health and Social Care (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) teaching team

The Integrative Health and Social Care teaching team have a wide range of health and social care experience and will support your individual aspirations and your requirements.

Michelle Brooks
Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Michelle Brooks, is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist (Trauma) and trained clinical supervisor for MSc trainee CBT Psychotherapists.

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Lecturer in Nursing

As a lecturer in Nursing, James Chircop, has worked as an adult, mental health and learning disability nurse in various settings.

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Academic Lead for Psychology and Course Director

Dr Alice Doherty, Academic lead for psychology, is a multidisciplinary teacher with varied teaching experience in a range of subjects including Psychology and English as a Foreign Language.

Pauline Green
Academic Lead in Social Work and Social Care and Course Director

Dr Pauline Green is a registered Social Worker and a member of the British Association of Social Workers. She has worked at the University of Derby since 1999 and is presently Academic Lead of Social Work/Social Care at the University of Derby Online Learning Department. She has published in the British Journal of Social Work and delivers resilience training for Derby Social Services.

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Academic Lead in Counselling

Academic Lead in Counselling, Yasuhiro Kotera, has been Academic Lead for online Counselling and Psychotherapy courses since 2014 and has been researching into mental health and neuro-linguistic programming.

Danielle Mills
Lecturer in Counselling

Lecturer in Counselling, Danielle Mills, is a qualified Counsellor, NLP Practitioner and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. Her career so far has been spent working predominantly with young people affected by mental health difficulties; this has been in statutory inpatient care, statutory local authority provision and in the community and voluntary sector.

Christine Rhodes
Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Christine Rhodes, began her career as a classroom teacher, and eventually became a behaviour support specialist, working with students whose behaviour restricted access to a successful education.

Dr Jan Royal-Fearn
Lecturer in Health Care Practice

As a Lecturer in Healthcare Practice, Jan Royal-Fearn focuses on practice education and support in nursing. She leads on mentorship in practice modules and on education for student supervision and assessment roles.

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Academic Lead for Nursing

Academic Lead for Nursing, Dr Alan Williams, commenced as Academic Lead for the Nursing and Perioperative Practice programmes in April 2019. Alan is a Registered Nurse (Adult and Mental Health) with over twenty years' experience in the NHS before becoming an academic.