Department of Health and Wellbeing
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Michelle teaches across multiple courses within the Department of Health and Wellbeing. In her previous role as a Deputy Early Help Area Manager, she had the opportunity to work with young people, families, and professionals. As part of her role, Michelle identified areas of difficulty and created action plans to improve outcomes. The key responsibilities of her role included: Partnership Coordination across a variety of services, Supervision and line management of Family Support Workers, and chairing and contributing to a variety of multi-agency, Child Protection and Child in Need meetings.
Michelle is now undertaking a PhD study where she explores the cumulative impact of childhood trauma, educational policy on child and adolescent mental health. She also volunteers as an Independent Visitor for Coram Voice, visiting children and young people who are in care and providing them with opportunities to create positive futures.
- MA Youth Work and Community Development (JNC)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Vocational Subjects
Michelle has experience teaching a number of modules relating to the support of individuals, groups and communities with complex needs. Her experience of professional practice has provided her with experience and knowledge that she is able to share with students relating to topics such as:
- Safeguarding children and young people
- The challenges encountered by children of prisoners
- Non-clinical work in relation to self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety and panic, mental health promotion and the effects of complex needs on the emotional wellbeing of children, young people and adults
- Inclusion of children and young people with complex needs
- PhD study related to Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-informed Practice.
Membership of Professional Bodies
- Higher Education Academy Fellowship