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Prof. Christopher Baker

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Religions; beliefs; postsecularity; social policy; activism; urban regeneration; co-production; corporate governance.

Dawn Batcup

Part-Time Lecturer MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
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With thirty years of experience in the NHS, Dawn has developed specialist skills to engage challenging behaviour.

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Marina Benini

Lecturer Foundation & MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
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Marina is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with children with special needs and adults with mental health conditions.

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Prof. Claudia Bernard

Professor of Social Work & Co-Head of Department
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Claudia’s interests are social work with children and families, gender-based violence, and critical race theory.

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Lynne Brown

Programe Convenor MA Counselling & Associate Lecturer BA Psychosocial Studies
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Lynne's general areas of interest are sexuality, gender, and the psychological effects of life threatening diseases.

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Dr Brian Callan

Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies
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In examining the the social and psychic life we must ask; might these not be the same things?

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Kristen Catchpole

Part-Time Lecturer MA Art Psychotherapy
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Kristen is a practising Art Psychotherapist, specialising in working with children and families.

Lee Clark

Lecturer in Practice Learning (Social Work) & Placement Co-ordinator
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Lee specialises in child protection, complex family assessments and parental mental health, and court work.

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Dr Keren Cohen

Head of Therapies & Senior Lecturer
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Keren’s academic background is in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on trauma and well-being.

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Sue Curtis

Placement Coordinator & Lecturer MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
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Sue explores ideas around movement and body mapping within the context of Ignatian spirituality and silent retreats.

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Prof. Adam Dinham

Professor of Faith & Public Policy & Co-Head of Department
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Professor of Faith and Public Policy, and co-head of department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

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Louise Doherty

Part-Time Lecturer MA Community Studies
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An experienced community worker, Louise concentrates on using the arts as a tool within transformational youth work.

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Rebecca Donnellan

Lecturer in Social Work and Convenor MA Professional Leadership for Social Work and Post-Qualifying CPD modules
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Graham Dowdall

Part-Time Lecturer BA & MA Communty Studies
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Graham combines a practice as a performer, workshop leader, trainer and tutor in the field of community music.

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Prof. Windy Dryden

Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies
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Windy is one of the leading trainers and practitioners of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in the UK.

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Michaela Dunn

Lecturer / Programme Convenor Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (Step Up) Admissions Tutor
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Samantha Farag

Part-Time Lecturer BA Psychosocial Studies
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Samantha’s academic background is in cognitive behavioural and counselling psychology.

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Tracey French

Part-Time Lecturer MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
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Tracey works with adolescents and families as a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.

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Dr Caroline Frizell

Admissions Tutor MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
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Posthuman subjectivities at the intersection of DMP, ecopsychology and critical disability studies.

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Dr. Andrea Gilroy

Emeritus Reader in Art Psychotherapy & PhD supervisor
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Andrea has a national and international profile as an art therapy educator and researcher.

Keith Goodman

Lecturer Social Work
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Keith’s practice focus is with children and families as a social worker and has research interests in child protection.

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Christopher Hauke

Senior Lecturer MA Counselling & BA Psychosocial Studies
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Christopher researches collective psyche and popular culture, and unconscious process in film-making.

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Fiona Hoo

Part-Time Lecturer MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
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Fiona focusses on working with children and young people in education settings, including autism, learning disabilities.

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Mr. Kevin Jones

Senior Lecturer
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An art psychotherapist, Kevin has interests in difference, sexuality and the relationship of art to psychoanalysis.

Doireann Larkin

Programme Convenor – MA Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
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Tali Lernau

Programme Convenor Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling
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Tali's areas of interest include the effects of trauma and its relation to severe mental conditions.

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Andrew Linton

Lecturer - MA Social Work Convenor
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Andrew is a registered social worker, he has direct social work practice experience with both children and adults.

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Christella Lucas

Associate Lecturer MA Art Psychotherapy
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Christella is a registered and practising Art Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, with a Diploma in Art Therapy Supervision.

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Professor Marjorie Mayo

Emeritus Professor of Community Development
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Marjorie is interested in community education and development, community cohesion and social solidarity.

Akilah Moseley

Part-Time Lecturer Social Work
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Part time lecturer and tutor on the BA Social Work Programme. Interests are Practice Skills and Development, Coaching, Mentoring and Leadership.

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Brenda Naso

Part-Time Lecturer MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
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Brenda Naso is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with an interest in embodied processes, somatic practices and trauma as a psychophysical experience.

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Dr Chrysanthi Nigianni

Programme Convenor BA Psychosocial Studies
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Chrysanthi has written on feminist philosophy, sexuality, queer theory, continental philosophy, cinema, and ethics.

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Helen Omand

Lecturer, MA Art Psychotherapy
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Helen Omand is an HCPC registered art psychotherapist with experience working with children and adults.

Limore Racin

Part-Time Lecturer BA Psychosocial Studies
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As an applied psychologist, Limore’s work focuses on mental health, culture, trauma and public health.

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Sophie Roberts

Programme Co-Convenor
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Having qualified in 2008, Sophie worked as an Art Psychotherapist within a large NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Multidisciplinary team.

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Dr Marina Rova

Lecturer, MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
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Dr Marina Rova is a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (ADMP UK), a Lecturer on the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme (Social, Therapeutic and Cultural Studies) and an interdisciplinary researcher.

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Susan Rudnik

Part-Time Lecturer MA Art Psychotherapy
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Qualifying in 2006, Susan has worked as an Art Psychotherapist with young people in the NHS, schools and private practice.

Dr. Kalbir Shukra

Programme Convenor/Senior Lecturer
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Kalbir’s interests include minority social movements, youth participation, black politics and anti-racism.

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Adi Staempfli

Part-Time Lecturer and Learning Lead for the Practice Supervisor Development Programme Consortium
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Dr. Mark Taylor

Head of Social Work
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Mark has experience working with child mental health, adults with learning disabilities, and child protection.

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Dr. Naomi Thompson

Lecturer in Youth and Community Work
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Naomi is a sociologist of youth and religion with specialisms covering young people, youth work, religion and crime.

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Dan Timariu

Lecturer / Programme Convenor BA Social Work
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Dan’s research interests include reflective practice, multi-agency working, adult learning, evaluation of impact.

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Andy Turner

Lecturer - Applied Social Studies/Community and Youth Work
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Andy has over thirty years’ experience in community and youth work as a practitioner, activist, trainer and manager.

Susan Westman

Part-Time Lecturer BA Community Studies
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Susan specialises in social policy, applied social science, community development and issues of social justice.

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Mr. David Woodger

Programme Convenor BA Community Studies
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With thirty years’ experience in community development, David works with young people on issues of race and adoption.