Professional Biography

Teaching Responsibilities

Tutor in Health and Social Care

Overview

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Humanities I have since completed MSc, MPhil and PGCE qualifications and am currently undertaking a PHD titled The Work–Life Balance Experiences of Women Undertaking HE-level Work-based Learning.

Before moving into education I worked for Bolton Social Services, supporting adults with physical and learning disabilities, in community support and as part of the mental health services’ crisis team.

I joined the university in 2004 as part of the Health and Social Care Foundation Degree teaching team and teach a range of relevant modules. I am presently developing a new undergraduate programme in health and also serve as an external examiner for Bradford College on behalf of Leeds Metropolitan University.

My academic interests include work–life balance, gender issues and disability issues.

Recent Publications

Foundation Degree Forward Journal (Issue 13 Nov 2007):

Mentoring on the Foundation degree in Health and Social Care and the Foundation degree in Sport and Fitness Management at the University of Bolton; a Comparative Study Denise Gregg, Anne-Marie Reid, Joanne Smith, Dr Robert Snape

British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (Vol 06 No 03 March 2012): Palliative and end-of-life care: Bolton’s AP Foundation Course; Joanne Smith and Trish Brown

British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (Vol 06 No 05 May 2012): The AP in the hospice setting: work-based learning; Joanne Smith and Trish Brown

Journal of Community Nursing (May/ June 2012, Volume 26, issue 3): The assistant practitioner in palliative and end of life care; Joanne Smith and Trish Brown

British Journal of Healthcare Assistants:  The Assistant Practitioner in the Hospice at home and Day Care in the North West: Experiences of work based learning; Joanne Smith and Trish Brown (Pending Publication)