Helen Waters

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Job title

Senior Lecturer for Teaching, Learning and CPD

Academic qualifications

PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training, PgCert Coaching and Mentoring in Education, BA Hons Sports Studies, MSc Weight Management

Job Role & Responsibilities

Programme Manager for Level 3 Health and Social Care


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I have worked in a range of roles prior to teaching. I have worked as a fitness instructor and personal trainer in a number of health clubs. I also spent nearly 10 years in the NHS where I worked in the Public Health department and was responsible for developing and delivering child and adult weight management programmes. focusing on physical activity, nutrition and behaviour change. I also worked as part of a specialist obesity team with patients prior to obesity surgery. I spent several years working for Liverpool John Moores University as a Health Behaviour Mentor on their childhood obesity intervention GOALS. After leaving the NHS I entered the field of education and worked as a Health and Social Care and PSHE teacher in a Secondary Academy.

I currently work as Senior Lecturer for Teaching Learning and CPD. This role involves the day to day management of the PgCert in Higher Education. I work across the University to deliver CPD to staff to improve teaching and learning practices.


Nutrition, Public Health, Health Education, Psychological Perspectives, Working in Health and Social Care.

Research interests and scholarly activity

I am currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Education, where my focus is on exploring the transition of staff who enter academia from successful careers in other industries.

External engagements

  • I work as an External Examiner for Bolton University
  • Senior Fellowship of Advance HE

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