RGN, RSCN, MA, Certificate in Education, Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners, PCET
Professional recognition / membership
International Professional Development Association; Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy.
I originally trained as a Registered nurse, firstly specialising in neuro-ophthamology and then after completing my children’s nurse training, working with children with complex needs, life limiting conditions and safe guarding issues.
Following a career change, I completed my MA (Education) and Joined UCB on 2004 initially to lead the development of NVQ’s, the Foundation and Honours degrees in Mentoring.
Currently I lead the curriculum and Higher Apprenticeship development in the community and health strands of the School of Education, Health and Community and continue to develop Mentoring provision both within and outside the University.
Academic Development; Acute and Chronic Illness; Child Health, Coaching and Mentoring; Contemporary Issues in a Social Context; Equity and Inclusive Practice; Managing Mentoring; Research Projects – Primary and Secondary Research.
Research interests and scholarly activity
Coaching and Mentoring in Practice; Poster and Paper Presentations at IPDA Conferences; International delivery: Mentoring in Education – Estonia, Bulgaria and Yerevan.
Chair Community of Practice (Coaching and Mentoring) UCB/Birmingham Local Authority. External Examiner at Liverpool John Moores University; University of Wales (TSD) Expert Witness at Focus Professionals (Teacher) Training. Chair of Governors at Birmingham LA Special School (leading Curriculum Development Educational Outcomes).
Internal Verifier. Member of Quality Curriculum group. Member of Internal Audit team. Partnership Co-ordinator for Diploma in Professional Development (Special Educational Needs) UCB/Birmingham Local Authority. Supervisor - Out of School, expert staff - Research Projects - Primary and Secondary Research.