CPD Portfolio

ME

This is my E-portfolio that documents my continuing professional development. Each post represents a CPD activity that I’ve undertaken or achievement I have attained – and some of these are linked to my ongoing development as a fledgling researcher in Vitae.

 

 

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Is eating clean killing you?

25/07/17 – Public Engagement

My work appeared on the Project Fitness blog.

https://projectfitnessweb.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/is-eating-clean-killing-you/

 

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Q&A ‘Alternative Career Pathways After Your PhD’

08/06/17 – This was a live YouTube session that included Vitae.

Part of my commitment to keeping my mind open.

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Psychotherapy & Counselling Conference

06/06/17 – @ University of Leeds, Baines Wing, School of Healthcare

Convened by Dr Gillian Proctor.

I gave a paper entitled When the Researcher is a Wounded Storyteller: exploring emotional labour & personal impact in research.

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Vitae’s 3-Minute-Thesis Judge

19/05/15 –  3 Minute Thesis

I was on the panel of judges for this event, which was to determine who went forward to the national finals.

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The Experiences of Eating Disordered Men

May 2017 – Mirror-Mirror.org

This piece draws on my analysis on published stories of disordered eating and aims to highlight the difficulties that men go through, whilst demonstrating the richness of the written word when used as data in sociological research.

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Publishing in Academic Journals

09/05/17 – Video Training by Associate Professor Nick Hopwood

I watched this series of videos and created a list of follow-up activities I needed to carry out following the stimulus and information that the video offered.

It’s made me reflect. I’ve had 2 other careers. I’m coming to research late… I think I’d rather publish stuff I was passionate about in journals that I esteemed, rather than start becoming preoccupied with things like impact factors etc. I’m also aware that, personally, I’m much more fond of books and in certain areas – such as sociology – books can stand the test of time and mean I leave more of a legacy than a collection of papers that in 20 years time may be perceived as out of date and no longer of interest – where as books with a solid base, and broader themes may offer more of a legacy. They’re currently out-of-fashion in the world of REF but, frankly, things change all the time. In ten years time we might be telling scholars in my field that they should have been concentrating on books all this time!

It’s interesting what he says about reviewing, and the quid pro quo element of it – I’m mad keen to review but you seemingly need credentials as long as your arm before anyone will let you near – even when you have an experiential track record of knowledge and expertise in the field. Bizarre.

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Teaching Delivered to Doctoral Students

Jan-Apr 2017

This teaching evidences my skills, knowledge and understanding in thesis writing, research design & methodology inc. data collection & analysis, ethics, project management, and analytical skills. I have conceptualised, researched, written and delivered all of these sessions. I have also gathered and collated feedback from teaching evaluations in order to refine content and delivery.

DOCTORAL SKILLS TAUGHT SESSIONS

Posted in A1 Design and plan learning activities and/or programmes of study, A2 Teach and/or support learning, A3 Assess and give feedback to learners*, A4 Develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance*, K1 The subject material, K2 Appropriate methods for teaching, learning and assessing in the subject area and at the level of the academic programme, K3 How students learn, both generally and within their subject/disciplinary area(s), K4 The use and value of appropriate learning technologies, K5 Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching, K6 The implications of quality assurance and quality enhancement for academic and professional practice with a particular focus on teaching, RESEARCH DOMAIN A1 KNOWLEDGE BASE, RESEARCH DOMAIN A2 COGNITIVE ABILITIES, RESEARCH DOMAIN A3 CREATIVITY, RESEARCH DOMAIN D3 ENGAGEMENT & IMPACT, V1 Respect individual learners and diverse learning communities, V2 Promote participation in higher education and equality of opportunity for learners, V3 Use evidence-informed approaches and the outcomes from research, scholarship and continuing professional development, V4 Acknowledge the wider context in which higher education operates recognising the implications for professional practice | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment