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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Winning Grant Funding

21/03/18 – Small Hall, Richmond – 1-2.30pm

This session was exactly as described and covered all the vagaries of submitting grants. There was specific advice about Bradford’s processes, in addition to the general advice about how to go about grants. I particularly found the timeline useful as a rough idea of how much each process may need, counting backwards from deadline.

I’ve retained the slides as there is really good information as a future aide-mémoire.

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Critical Reflection: Demystifying the Process

14/03/18 – Seminar @ Leeds Beckett University

I was delighted to be invited by Dr Ruth Cross to deliver this seminar.

The discussion and questions within the group were stimulating and showed how seriously the participants took their reflective practice.

I was able to bridge from simple ‘reflection’ into being ‘critically reflective’ and we used Bolton with Delderfield (2018) Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development.  5th edtn, London: SAGE Ltd. to exemplify some of the ways that writing is crucial to good critical reflection. I was also able to direct students to the 8 Stage Critical Reflective Writing process that I provided for the companion website that enriches the new text.

We looked at some of the personal qualities and attributes that feed into the critically reflective process, along with the importance of embracing uncertainty and processing discomfort.

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Reflective Practice 5th Edn

02/03/18 – Publication of new edition Dr Gillie Bolton’s best-selling book authored with me.

I am immensely proud of my work for SAGE on this new edition of Gillie’s long-standing and excellent text. Being able to research and provide the various updates, working with Gillie, is evidence of my two-decade-long commitment to reflective practice, and my passion for publishing as a way to reach as many people as possible.

I think the text continues from strength-to-strength, and I’m thrilled to have been part of it.

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Sheffield Medical School

22/02/18 – Male Eating Disorders

An event organised by Sheffield’s PsychSoc, I presented to medical students my work so far based on my autoethnographic research of BN & BED.

Whilst I enjoyed presenting, I felt that I was overly emotive when recounting my recent issues with NHS referrals, and whilst I was trying to imbue the whole work with social and emotional aspects, I feel like an ‘anger’ i have long since processed showed through, almost as a presentational device, rather than as a congruent element of my continuing experience within recovery. I’m also aware that my candour and volubility, along with my ‘flippant’ ad libs will not have been appealing to all audience members.

It was a challenge using Prezi with next-to-no text at all, to mainly prompt myself using appropriate images but this contrasted nicely with the other presenters.

Overall, however, it was an enjoyable experience and I felt strongly that the quality of the questions I was asked demonstrated the level of engagement that people had.

An interesting addition to the experience – I finally got to meet Professor Glenn Waller, whose work I have read.

 

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Leading on CPD Portfolio Methods

Aug 2017 – Feb 2018 – Advising and Influencing

I have been able to guide colleagues on making decisions about some of the possible ways to effortlessly maintain an e-portfolio. This includes giving both professional judgement and practical advice on selecting technology facilitated ways to gather role-related continuing professional development, including reflections, training and CV-evidence.

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Audio recording for research-generated app

09/02/18 – in recording studio Horton D0.18

This involved translating a script from English to French. I then performed the script in spoken French using autocue.

This is a good example of my supporting other colleagues’ work using my diverse skills set, including re-activating past professions/knowledge in this new setting.

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Scholarly Reviewing Activities

This is a list of the publications for which I blind peer-review:

  • Psychology of Men and Masculinity Journal
  • International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
  • International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • SAGE Publications: Education.

 

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