Who are you and what is your role in the Coventry University Group?

Hello. I am Associate Head for Student Experience in the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences. I’ve been at Coventry University as a student and then as a member of staff since 2004. My role is about supporting educators to provide the best learning experiences for all our students, throughout their journeys with us. Much of my work at the moment is focused on assessment – I’ll be talking about this at the staff conference.  My area of teaching and research is Forensic Psychology – specifically the rehabilitation of violent men and women. I work with charities who support families experiencing domestic violence, by creating programmes of rehabilitation and delivering training and clinical supervision. 

Something else about yourself?

When I’m not working, I’m raising two teenage boys (which makes work a breeze), and I love to walk – anywhere! One of my favourite ‘quick fix’ ways to relax is watching the Repair Shop, the Joy of Painting, or Garden Rescue. 

Something you learnt during the pandemic or something you started (or stopped) doing that you would like to keep doing (or not doing)

I have learnt to slow down. Working from home offers more efficiency, but it’s important to take breaks and not rush everything.  I have also significantly restricted my use of social media and media consumption  – and feel much better for it.

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