The main duties I undertake at NTU are teaching and assessment of undergraduate Education (Psychology) and Education (Early Years) students, including planning, module leadership and delivery of education psychology and early years, supervising dissertation students across the early years strand of the core research module.
As a senior lecturer the pedagogical approach I take is unlike many of my colleagues, I have primarily adopted the Team Based Learning Approach two years ago due to enhance the learning experience and to allow students the opportunity to successfully engage and develop a range of academic skills that will be used within their professional employment. More recently I have written new modules within early years drawing on the neuroscientific approach to understanding early childhood also adopting a TBL approach.
The student experience is extremely important to me, as a care leaver unable to access HE until I was 26, I appreciate the difficulties many students face in the transition from mainstream education into HE and how this can impede the engagement they offer. To develop my skills to support students I have actively embraced the role of CERT mentor lead for the BA Education course for the last two years. To compliment this role, I have also trained as a GRIT resilience facilitator with NTU, delivering welcome workshops across Social Sciences for all Years 1 students. More recently I had the privilege of being part of the first group of staff trained to deliver the Consent Training programme as a compulsory requirement for all year one students.
2013 – Present – Senior Lecturer - School of Social Sciences: Institute of Education Nottingham Trent University
2011 – 2014 Adoption Panel Member – Nottingham City Council
2003 – 2014 Training Manager - KB Recruitment & Training Ltd
2002 –2003 Youth Offending Sessional Worker (Nottingham City)
1999 - 2001 Young Peoples Support Worker (NCH Action for Children)
1998 –1999 Residential Social Worker (Buckinghamshire County Council)
1998 Relief Residential Childcare Officer (Gateshead Council)
Teachers’ and Parent’ Motivational messages
Subjective wellbeing in Early Childhood
2019 – 2021 Director of Ethics – Ketotic Hypoglycaemia International
2018- 2021 Civilian Instructor 209 SQD ATC
2006-2010 Primary School Governor – Dovecote Primary
2002 – 2003 Hospital Play Worker - QMC
2000–2001 Adoption panel member – Durham Diocesan
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DRACHMANN, D, HOFFMANN, E, CARRIGG A, DAVIS-YATES, B, WEAVER V, PETERSEN, J.S, THORNTON, P, WEINSTEIN, D.A, SHAH, P & CHRISTESEN. H. 2021. Patient Organization for Families Affected by Idiopathic Ketotic Hypoglycemia. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases (16):173