As an Associate Professor in the Sociology of Health, I have an academic and scholarly background in applied social science – one in which I continually draw connections between sociological theory, cultural studies and critical pedagogy, to create pedagogical developments that transform teaching practice and student learning. My teaching practice and pedagogic principles are very much rooted within a constructivist, dialogic and democratic learning approach.Key areas of focus are championing and promoting the benefits of interdisciplinarity and co-created teaching and learning.
Key areas of focus are championing and promoting the benefits of interdisciplinarity and co-created teaching and learning.
At DMU, I have several roles including Programme Lead for Sociology, Lecturer in Sociology and Public Health, FLTC Chair (HLS), IPE Strategic Lead and Academic Governor. I am also a DMU Teacher Fellow.
I am also currently supervising seven PhD students.
Areas of interest include:
- Role performance in health and social care
- Social & cultural identity
- Problems associated with researching hard-to-reach groups and communities
- Methodological matters surrounding grief and mourning
- Community development, health promotion & public health
- Pedagogy and performativity
- Interdisciplinary teaching & learning
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