I am the academic lead for the Department of Adult Continuing Education within the college of Arts and Humanities. I have 20 years of experience working alongside the community across a range of educational roles supporting those from marginalised backgrounds to meet their full potential. I have keen interest in education and andragogical practice and am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am also the director for employability for the College.

The research and writing I am involved in focuses on contemporary LGBTQ+ identities, Feminism and parenting, Anti-Oppressive Practice, and working with children and young people. I am a committee member for the Consortium of Sexuality Studies (CSS). The CSS provides an innovative research and service development environment where academics, stakeholder organisations and policy makers collaborate to identify sexuality needs/concerns of the community and strive to deliver positive social change which contributes to the health and wellbeing of citizens through empowering community learning frameworks.

Equality and supporting diversity is central to all of my work and I support the University in the development and enhancement of equality, diversity and inclusion across both gender and race.

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Work Based Learning and Self-directed learning
  • Sexuality and young people
  • Reflective practice and professional development
  • Leading change and managing others
  • Rights, equality, discrimination and oppression
  • Black and minority ethnic perspectives
  • Intergenerational Practice

 
Committee and group membership:

  • Organisation & culture Athena Swan Chair
  • Race Equality Charter Mark deputy Chair
  • Consortium for Sexuality Studies
  • Employability Management Committee

 

Teaching

  • DAM140 Equality and Discrimination in Society

    This module supports students to develop an introductory understanding of the contemporary issues and processes relating to Discrimination and Oppression within society as well as key values of equality and diversity. Students will explore the theory and literature base to these challenging and interesting subjects from a Welsh, UK, and a global perspective gaining a broad understanding of the many causes and effects of discrimination and oppression and the challenging of these through promoting equality and diversity through anti-discriminatory practice.

  • FY-011 Academic Writing and Skills Development

    TBC

  • FY-012 Introduction to Being Human

    This module will focus on introducing what it is to be human from a broad humanities and social science perspective. This module will take a broad humanities and social science approach to exploring being human. This module will offer the opportunity to engage with key ideas, theory and literature within these disciplines. It will therefore prepare students for further work in the humanities and social sciences and initiate the development of critical thinking and creative abilities.

  • FY-013 Being Human in a Globalised World

    This module will focus on what it is to be human within a global society with perspectives relating to people, identity, culture, and all social aspects of life as they become more integrated in both time and space with increasing connectivity. This module will take a broad humanities and social science approach to exploring being human. This module will offer the opportunity to engage with key ideas, theory and literature within these disciplines. This module will support students to explore current human experiences and those embedded within recent history on a personal, local, national and global level gaining an understanding of the main challenges our society faces. The module will also enabling students to build upon their employability skills specifically exploring the concepts of cultural competence and unconscious bias, which are central to becoming a more engaged and knowledgeable global citizen.

  • FY-014 Personal Development Communication

    This module will develop student knowledge, understanding and application of reflective practice to support their own personal development and communication skills using reflective writing and discussion. Students will learn to use a selection of reflective models to support the development of critical thinking and a self-directed learning approach needed in Higher Education. Students will be able to develop, test and gain peer support and feedback on the development of communication and presentation skills needed for their future degree study. Students are supported to work autonomously as well as together in a community of practice to develop their own knowledge and skills and support the development of their peers.

  • FY-015 Introduction to Research and Social Inquiry

    N/A

  • FY-016 Final Project Dissertation

    tbc

  • PPS303 Counselling and Supporting People

    This module aims to provide a learning experience to those that are interested in future careers that involve supporting others using counselling techniques, approaches and value base. This module will equip students with the underlying knowledge and understanding of counselling values, theory and practice. The learning contextualises the variety of counselling models and approaches to supporting people within professional practice. The module will explore counselling of children, young people, families, older people and those with protected characteristics.

  • SHP107 Study Skills

    This module, designed for BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences and Humanities, BSc (Hons) Social Policy and BA (Hons) Education, will explore and assess those study skills central to successful undergraduate study on these programmes. These study skills will include but not be limited to referencing sources appropriately, constructing an essay and developing critical thinking.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Programme Manager - BSc Enhanced Professional Practice - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2014 - Present

  • Programme Manager - MSc Enhanced Professional Practice - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2014 - Present

  • Cert HE Enhanced Professional Practice in Health Care

    2014 - Present

  • BSc Enhanced Professional Practice 2yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • DipHE Enhanced Professional Practice in Health Care 4yrPART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • GradDip Enhanced Professional Practice 2yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • HECert Enhanced Practice in Health Care 4yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • MSc Enhanced Professional Practice 3yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • PGCert Enhanced Professional Practice 1yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • PGDip Enhanced Professional Practice 2yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • Programme Director - BSc Health & Social Care - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2016 - Present

  • Deputy Director - Employability - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2016 - Present

  • Race Equality Charter Lead - Equality and Diversity - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2016 - Present