I joined the University’s Hull campus in 2005 and moved to the Lincoln campus in 2013. My professional background is in counselling and for many years I trained professional counsellors, managing and teaching on a range of counselling courses in the further education sector. I am an experienced counsellor and have previously worked in the public sector with doctors’ patients and local authority employees.
I am the deputy course leader for the BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care and enjoy assisting with the planning and running of the course. I am also a member of the admissions team where I take part in marketing events and interviewing.
My specialism is in teaching communication and counselling skills across a variety of programmes including the BSc in Social Work and the BSc in Health and Social Care. I am also a Senior Tutor with responsibility for the tutorial programme for Health and Social Care students. I am an experienced group tutor and believe strongly in helping students to develop their self-esteem and confidence during their time in the University.
I lead the Preparing for Social Work Practice module for the undergraduate social work programme and enjoy helping students to develop their engaging and professional skills prior to beginning their first practice placement. I am also a member of a team which trains Student Buddies to support students across the University who may be experiencing issues such as home-sickness.
Communication skills and counselling skills.
HEA Fellowship Award
— University of Lincoln, 2013