I am currently seconded as FASS Faculty Lead for the implementation of the Associate Lecturer contract, supporting a range of faculty colleagues including our Associate Lecturers. My substantive post is Staff Tutor in the School of Psychology where I manage the Associate Lecturer team based in the North of England, who also tutor the OU’s international students. I have taught Psychology for the OU since 2005.
I am a Practitioner Psychologist (Educational) registered with the Health Care Professions Council, and a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Previous roles include working as a Higher Psychologist for HM Prison Service, and as an Educational Psychologist for LEA and CAMHS teams in the North of England.
I am interested in applying psychology in my work and to action research; in particular I enjoy using narrative techniques, personal construct psychology and systemic approaches. My recent doctoral work explored the narratives of individuals who discovered they had a dyslexia profile in later adulthood. I am also currently enagaged in consultancy work with a charity based in the North of England which supports children and adults with neurodiverse learning abilities.
Collaboration with Dyslexia North East England and Tees Valley, Durham and North Yorkshire Neurolgical Alliance to produce the resource:
‘Supporting dyslexia at work’ Open Door series by Neuro Key (Tees Valley, Durham and North Yorkshire Neurological Alliance) October 2022 https://www.na-tvdny.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/NeuroKey-Open-Door_Dyslexia-at-Work.pdf