Director of Student Engagement
I have worked in Higher Education for over 16 years. In my role as Director of Bloomsbury Institute’s Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success, I lead a team of Student Wellbeing Advisors who provide pastoral support and guidance to our students. We offer various student support activities and services which include: monitoring of student engagement and intervention, disability and wellbeing, employability and peer assisted learning. Prior to this, I managed transition, retention and success projects and introduced Peer Assisted Learning Schemes across academic departments at SOAS University of London and the University of East London.
I worked in Singapore for two years where I developed and managed career service provision for postgraduate students at the National University of Singapore. I also managed the Student Mentoring Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science and re-modelled the LSE Staff Induction Programme. In 2010, I received an LSE award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning and Development.
I am passionate about coaching, mentoring and peer assisted learning in relation to student support and present at and attend conferences and networking events on this topic. I have also volunteered for projects in my local community which support the elderly and the Clissold Park Volunteering Programme – I like to look after my neighbours and the environment! I am a keen football fan and try to attend games when I can. I love to keep fit and have been practicing Yoga for 16 years.
Qualifications, Affiliations and Memberships
MA, CMI DiM, PGCert, CITOL, FHEA, EMCC in Education, PASS
Research and Publications
Abrahamson, E.D., Puzzar, C., Ferro, M.S. and Bailey, S. (2019) Peer mentors’ experiences and perceptions of mentoring in undergraduate health and sports science programmes. Journal of Pedagogical Research, 3(2), pp.21-37.