I have worked as a Senior Lecturer at The University of Lincoln for the past 8 years and have worked across a spectrum of educational progression. This has included entry level teaching of the BSc in Social Work through to the devlivery of modules on the MSc in Advanced Practice.
Within the MSc in Advanced Practice, I am module co-ordinator for Practice Education Stage 1 and 2 as well as being a part of the Consolidation teaching team. I view learning as a life long activity and therefore enjoy playing a part in the delivery of good quality CPD opportunities.
I am passionate about social justice and joint deliver modules such as Understanding Social Issues in Social work within the BSc in Social Work.
The central importance of communicating and engaging with service users is highlighted in my joint delivery of ‘preparing for social work practice’ where I take a keen interest in the delivery of communicating and engaging with children and the development of applied communication skills.
The importance of fusing practice with the academic knowledge base is a theme running throughout my work at the University. For example, I am joint module co-ordinator for Practice Placement 1 and 2 and am involved in applied research and knowledge informaed practice modules.
I hold the role of Senior Tutor for BSc and MSc in Social Work and aspire to work alongside students and colleagues to facilitate an engaging and rewarding learning experience.
I co-ordinate admissions for the MSc and enjoy the opportunity this offers in seeing the full learning journey a student takes from entry level through to post qualification.
I am excited to be starting work with colleagues that deliver the BSc in Health and Social Care this year and I am looking forward to drawing back on my experiences such as Health Worker within the Youth Offending Team to support this challenge.
I have a background initially in Psychology and Sociology and have worked in Social Care for the past 25 years. I qualified as a Social Worker in 1997 and have since worked with a breadth of service user groups including Children and Families, Children’s Disability, Youth Justice, Adult Services, Hospital Social Worker and Community Mental Health.
As a passionate supporter of social justice, I spent several years volunteering with a conflict resolution communimy project in Northern Ireland. Previous work roles with the British Council have also seen me working on conflict resolution and reconstruction programmes within Macedonia.
My work with Coalition 4 Youth in Brighton cemented my interests in Childrens Rights and I have been fortunate to take this forward in my career with my previous role being a Children’s Trust Manager with responsibility of Rights, Advocacy and Participation.