Programme Director CPD
I am Programme Director of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Centre For Medical Education in the Medical School. I am an experienced Senior Lecturer having worked in Allied Health at another Institution as MSc Course Leader and MSc Module leader. I have interdisciplinary interests and have published many health related books, journal articles and conference papers and written a variety of continuing professional development seminars on nutritional topics. I have a research interest in the role of narratives and accounts of lived experience in medical and healthcare professional education and am pursuing Phd by publication. I have contributed to TV and radio programmes including BBC 2’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor, BBC news & Radio 4’s today programme and Womens’ Hour. Research interests include nutrition and infertility, pre-conceptual care, food allergies and intolerances, gluten, coeliac disease and mental health.
My work history features a mix of Director level business experience and academic experience. My first career after studying English at Leeds University was in advertising and marketing; I worked in agencies principally on brand development and strategic planning. After experiencing some issues with allergies, I retrained and became a nutritional therapist registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH) and a nutritionist registered with the British Association of Applied Nutrition and lifestyle Medicine (BANT). I worked in private practice and on several community health projects in London before starting my academic career at the University of Worcester in January 2008.
I am an experienced higher education teacher with a PgCert in HE with over eleven years experience of teaching on MSc programmes and am a fellow of the higher education academy. I have also taught at BSc level and worked in adult education and as a training manager within business. I have experience of MSc programme design, revalidations and I have experience in both supporting and leading programme teams in delivering modules,and in online delivery using virtual learning environments. I have led many different postgraduate modules as well as delivering elements of other modules and acting as a dissertation and clinical supervisor. I have acted as an external examiner and am a member of a professional body’s accreditation committee.