I started teaching at CCU in May 2017. I currently teach on the BSc Public Health and Health Promotion degree and last year I taught on the MSc Public Health (Global health module). I teach across most of the first year undergraduate modules, Academic Development, Key Concepts in Public Health, Communicating Health, Public Health and Team Skills, and Environment and Health. In addition I teach on the foundation year programme teaching academic skills. In the 2nd year programme I teach Health inequalities and I teach Global Health in the 3rd year programme.
My academic background is in Sociology (BA and MA ) and I have an MSc in International Development studies. I have a professional background in youth and community development. I worked in a range of settings coordinating and facilitating a range of diverse community groups and ages developing a range of arts activities, environmental projects, healthy living activities and refugee advocacy activities.
Following my community development work, I taught in FE colleges for several years teaching health and social care and access courses prior to moving into teaching in higher education. I have a PGCE in post compulsory education and I completed the PGCAP at CCU in July 2019.
My main research interests are in the broad area of global health, community engagement strategies for managing ebola, global mental health, social justice and health inequalities, the housing crisis and its influence on physical and mental health , asylum and refugee health- managing trauma in refugee women and using somatic and dance therapy to mitigate these issues , using the arts as tools for improving mental health, using outdoor activities such as hiking for better physical and mental wellbeing, using yoga therapy to improve wellbeing. Using documentary media as a tool to explore global health issues.