BA (Hons) Physical Education
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PE)
JNC Professional Diploma Youth Work
Currently studying MPhil in Education
Experienced Youth & Community Work practitioner with specialism in Youth Information & Guidance Work and Youth Work vocational training. Spent 25 years working with young people in statutory and voluntary organisations at local, national and International level. Began work in Higher Education Training of Youth Workers in 2005 and now enjoying working with University of South Wales students to prove that Youth Work works!
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
European Youth Information and Counseling Association Training Task force
Public Engagement Activities and Esteem Indicators
International speaking engagement at first Professional Open Youth Work Conference in Vienna, Austria.
The Rise and Rise of Professional Standards in Youth Work…being careful what we wish for?
Expertise or Interest
Youth Information Work, Advice and Guidance. Currently researching the links between Youth Work and the Youth Justice System. Developing European links via Erasmus actions for Social Pedagogy development within Youth work curriculum
£5,000 from Welsh Government to pilot Supervision Training for Youth Workers in Wales.
Supervision of Undergraduate research students on professional programme
Degree Examiner Appointments
Publications Quality Standards Framework for Information and Guidance services in Wales. (2008)
Vol 1. Y-Intro – Basic Information and Advice training in Europe (2010)
Vol 2. Advanced Y-Intro – Training Manual for experienced youth information practitioners (2013)
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