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Qualifications

BEd (Hons) Vocational Training
Prince 2 Project Management Foundation Level
Diversity Training for Under-represented Groups in Enterprise in Wales by Potentia
Advanced Executive Coaching (UWE)

First Aid Certified
Common Purpose; Matrix Programme Graduate – Cardiff

Experience

Areas of Experience and Expertise
• Extensive experience in working in transnational, multi-cultural and diverse teams
• Extensive experience of European Project Management Framework such as DG XXIII, ERDF and ESF
• Plan, conduct and present Applied and Academic Transnational Research
• Facilitation of Personal Development and Organisational Training for the Academic, Public, Voluntary and Private sectors
• Facilitation of Transnational Focus Groups and Reflective Forums
• Facilitation of Residential Training in Europe
• Skilled one-to-one interviewer
• Facilitation of Personal Development
• Executive Coach
• Preparation and delivery of Interim and Final Report and related presentations
. Film Producer with Award Winning Feature Documentary
• Speak English and Portuguese fluently, Good working French, understand Spanish and Italian and has basic knowledge of Welsh

Responsibilities

To secure 3rd Mission activities
QA/M&E for the WAVE Project
Teaching Areas:
UG Module Identifying and Assessing Business Ideas
PG Cert Mentoring – Module 2
Employment Experience
Work Based Learning – ESF Funded programme
Transnational Summer School for Female Entrepreneurs
Work Based Learning (International) Module Leader
Business Growth – Module tutor
Qualitative Research Methods

Publications

Selected publications:
Painting by Numbers and Narrative, ISBE Conference, Belfast (2008)
Panning for Gold, European Evaluation Conference, Lisbon (2008)
Now You See Me, Now You Don’t, Prowess Conference, Cardiff (2005)

Brother – Brother / Sister – Sister – The Role of Informal and Formal Business Networks in Skills and Business Development – paper presented at the African Entrepreneurship Seminar in Abuja – 2008 (external representation)

Shining the Light on Home Enterprise, Enterprise Nation Conference, Cardiff 2006 – (external representation)

Working on the Margins to Affect the Centre – Entrepreneurship Conference, Norway (2004) – Published in the International Equal Opportunities Journal (2008)

Memberships

HEA – Associate Fellow

External

External Representation
Director of Velvet Projects Foundation Ltd – Not -For – Profit organisation
Director of Velvet Productions, Ltd

Consultancy

Internal Representation
2005-2012 Examples of recent consultancy:
Mapping of the Sub-Sahara Diaspora in Wales

Rhondda Housing – Tenant Consultation

Domestic Abuse of Disabled Women in Wales (DADW)

Creative Lives – Talent is not Enough – with Prof. Steve Hill

Upper Valleys – Reaching the Untapped Potential in the Upper Valleys
Welsh Assembly Government – Economic Research Grant 2008/2009

Welsh Assembly Government – Internal Monitoring and Evaluation of Cyfenter 2 – EQUAL DP – 2nd Round

External Evaluation of The North Merthyr Tydfil Regeneration Partnership –EQUAL DP – 2nd Round

External Evaluation of Curiad Calwm Cymru Partnership – EQUAL 2nd Round

Welsh Development Agency – External Evaluation of DEEP EQUAL DP – Round 1

External Representation:
Interim External Evaluation of the Count Me In – Rhondda Housing Association – Big Lottery Fund project

Women’s Entrepreneurship in Mozambique – funded by ILO

External Evaluation of the Merthyr Multimedia Project

External Evaluation of Facilitating Women into Enterprise for Bath University – ESF funded project

External Evaluation of the Mentoring for All Programme – Bath University – ESF funded project

Teleworking – 3 EU Regions (Estonia, Ireland and Wales) study as Partner in Equinex – EQUAL funded Partnership

Vale Entrepreneuses Mentoring Network ; Objective 3 Vale of Glamorgan Funded Project

Vale Gender Equality Audit; Objective 3 Vale of Glamorgan Funded Project

Research

Research Interests:
The Impact of Digitasation in the Micro Budget Film Sector, Digital Inclusion, Democratisation and Convergence of Media/Digital Skills
Participatory Evaluation, Under-Represented Groups in Wales,Diversity as an Added Value Resource, Flexible Working Patterns, Advanced Executive Coaching and Peer Mentoring

Current Research Activity:
Sub Sahara Diaspora Mapping and Engagement Project
The Impact of Digitasation in the Micro-Budget Film Sector
Developing Entrepreneurial Skills in Europe
Developing International Peer Mentoring Programmes

Other Research Activity
Domestic Abuse of Disabled Women in Wales
Accreditation of Digital/Media Skills through Volunteering
Incapacity Benefit in the Upper Valleys
From Benefits into Self-Employment a research study for the Cyfenter Partnership – EQUAL Round 1 Funded
Ethnic Entrepreneurship in Wales Study; Welsh Enterprise Institute
Welsh Entrepreneuses on the Web; Welsh Enterprise Institute ; Objective 2 Funded Project

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