I currently teach full-time on the Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care. This is a 2 year programme that enables health care workers become Assistant Practitioners.
I come from a non-traditional higher education background, having gained admission on to a Physiotherapy degree course on the strength of my vocational qualifications, professional experience and passion for my subject.
After graduating with a BSc Hons, I began to further develop my fascination with the human brain by specialising in neurology and rehabilitation. I have completed an MSc and Cert Ed whist working in practice in Neurological Rehabilitation at Burnley General Hospital and teaching part-time at Burnley College on a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care.
This eventually led to my further developing my skills in stroke recovery and rehabilitation in the community with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.
Research Interests and Research Subject Specialisms:
My special area of interest, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, was in Acute Stroke Recovery and the therapeutic impact nurses have within a stroke unit environment.
More recently I have begun a Doctorate in Education and I am especially interested in the challenges that students face over their time here at Bolton University.
My focus is to explore the coping strategies of international students studying here. The findings of my research will enhance the student experience.
Publications and Research Outputs:
I am currently in year 2 of my Doctorate in Education.