Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse affects millions of people globally; the UK Government estimated that 2 million people suffer the abuse in England and Wales. To raise awareness of this critical public health issue, Arden University invited Heroes Rights in October to deliver an educational presentation for the National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. Smith, Szymanska, and Haile (2017)Continue reading “Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Abuse”

Current Climate – Isolation

With the current climate, many of us are on lockdown or self-isolation; many are already beginning to struggle with feeling as though the walls are closing in. With the Government’s current advice with the closure of schools, and the recommendation of working from home if possible. There is a possible risk of people suffering fromContinue reading “Current Climate – Isolation”

Maslow Hierarchy of Needs and Domestic Abuse

Tackling the basic needs of an individual, could encourage victims to interact with other services, promote their well-being and motivate the victim to climb Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (1943), possessing the opportunity to reach self-actualisation. Thus, allowing the victim to live and survive independently. Isolation is further explored by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (1943), whichContinue reading “Maslow Hierarchy of Needs and Domestic Abuse”

LGBT History Month – 2020

This year LGBT History Month reflection on “what have we learned?” as a society. The concept of LGBT History month is to increase the visibility of the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and explore the history of their experiences and raise awareness of further education. The month celebrates the successes of figures suchContinue reading “LGBT History Month – 2020”

Bett’s Show 2020

As many may know, I am a keen learner; therefore, I thought it was vital for me to attend this year’s Bett show on 24th and 25th January, in London. For me, there were several highlights. Firstly, being in a room full of educators, connecting with fellow teachers, and lecturers sharing tips of the trade.Continue reading “Bett’s Show 2020”

Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 2020

Although it is still only January, I have been so lucky to be invited to present my research twice within such a short space of time, firstly at the Gender Studies conference, then the Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 2020. This conference was a little different from the typical conferences I attend. As aContinue reading “Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 2020”

4th International Gender Studies Conference 19/01/20

On the 19th January 2020, I attended the 4th International Gender Studies Conference in Leeds, hosted by CRSSH, and feel incredibly luckily to be offered the opportunity to present my research “Do healthcare professionals have adequate knowledge to support male domestic abuse victims?”. This is the second time this research has been shared at anContinue reading “4th International Gender Studies Conference 19/01/20”

Blended Learning

A blended learning approach also known as hybrid learning engages students to engage with activities outside of their designated class time, which enhances their learning. Newey (2018) suggests that a blended approach to learning incorporates face-to-face and online training methods, therefore increasing engagement and collaboration between the students and enabling a more significant understanding of the assignment, from my personal experience.Continue reading “Blended Learning”

My Approach to Student Feedback

Providing student feedback is a vital part of their learning and development. In the first lesson of each module, I spend time discussing the module assessment and begin to address any questions that the student immediately has. This is extremely important, as these questions may fester, and students may become more nervous as time lapses.Continue reading “My Approach to Student Feedback”

3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence

In 2019, I was invited to present my Master’s research focusing on male domestic abuse victim’s experiences when seeking medical assistance at accident and emergency services in the United Kingdom at the 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence. I felt honoured to be asked, especially as the majority of those attending had been working withinContinue reading “3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence”