I serve as a senior lecturer and module leader on the BA (Hons) Social Work and Post Qualifying Specialist Social Work/Helping Professions programmes. I also hold workshops (Mental Health) for the BA and MA Social Work programmes and local authority stakeholders.
I was awarded a BA degree in Psychology (Major) and Philosophy (Minor) from the University of New Hampshire (Durham, New Hampshire) in January 1998 and completed a Master of Social Work degree at the University of New England (Portland, Maine) in 2004 with a focus on organisational and community practice and cross cultural service delivery. In 2011, I completed a second Master's degree in (Clinical) Social Work at the Tavistock Clinic/University of East London.
My professional social work experience has been acquired through practice in a variety of contexts including the voluntary, non-profit, private, and statutory sectors in the United States and the UK. I have served as a community organizer with refugees from southern Sudan, a board governance consultant for grass roots community organizations, a case manager and clinician for homeless women, as well as develop programmes and coordinated youth community projects.
Prior to joining UEL, I worked for five years as a mental health social worker and care coordinator in two boroughs of London (UK).