I am a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care with over 14 years teaching experience across Further and Higher Education and have received a JCQ award for my services to the subject and wrote qualifications nationally for awarding bodies.
I am also a youth justice professional and researcher who specialised in early intervention projects and has 10 years of practitioner education experience across a range of youth justice settings including Youth Offending Teams and the secure estate.
Professional memberships and activities
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership
Lead Standards Verifier / Standards Verifier for vocational qualifications in Health and Social Care and Public Services.
BA (Hons) Public Service Management
Cert. Ed. Adult and Further Education
MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice
Post Graduate Certificate in Integrated Practice with Children and Young People
DCrimJ (Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice pending 2021) Thesis title ‘How would a Youth Offending Team use trauma informed research to inform improve outcomes for children and young people?’
Youth justice practice;
Methods of engagement and assessment.
Intervention design and delivery.
Adverse Childhood Experience
Vocational qualification writing and design (levels 1 – 3) nationally
My current research focuses on childhood trauma and adverse childhood experience and its impact on offending behaviour in children and young people
BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care (levels 4 – 6)
Context of Health and Social Care
Professional Issues in Health and Social Care
Understanding Organisations in Health and Social Care
Communication Skills in Health and Social Care
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