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60 sec with Dr Jeanne Lythgoe, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

19 July 2017

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for our BSc Midwifery (156wk)

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

6 years

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole, you can find me in MS3.50

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

I wanted to use my knowledge and experience to positively influence the education and development of future midwives

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Watching our students graduate & being there myself to gain my Doctorate

6.What is your biggest dream?

To see acupuncture available to all pregnant women and to see the success of our Home Start Pregnancy & Parenting Pals & Perinatal Mental Health education strategies. For this research to be published

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I visit the Lake District a lot and love to walk in the hills with my husband, family, friends & dog. I am also a Brownie Leader known as Snowy Owl and I do Tap Dancing

8.What was your first job?

Working in an Estate Agency

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

My 3 children!!

10.What would make your job easier?

More dedicated administrative support

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Take every opportunity you can and try to enjoy it all!

60 sec with Laura Connelly, Lecturer in Criminology

7 April 2017

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a Lecturer in Criminology

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford?

I joined in September 2016

3.Which building are you based in?

I’m based in Allerton. You can find me in L520

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

I wanted to work in the School that would be supportive of both my research and teaching interests. I didn’t want to have to choose one or the other.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

I’ve not been here long but being part of the winning quiz team at the School Christmas get-together was good, even if I didn’t know many of the answers myself!

6.What is your biggest dream?

I’d love to see a world that was more socially just: where there wasn’t such huge global wealth disparity, or racial inequity, sexism, poverty and homelessness. I’d like to see us all becoming a bit more aware of these forms of inequality and work together to help dismantle the social structures that keep them in place.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I enjoy cooking for friends, listening to music, and spending time with family.

8.What was your first job?

For my first job, I washed dishes at a fish and chip shop. Free chips were a big perk.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Being awarded my PhD. There were days when I thought I’d never finish it.

10.What would make your job easier?

Unlimited time. A ‘Bernard’s Watch’ (for those of you who don’t know, this is a reference to a children’s TV programme where the lead character had a watch that could stop time).

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

If you’re ever in need of inspiration (scholarly or otherwise), read something by Angela Davis – an amazing academic, feminist and civil rights activist.

60 sec with Kelly Lockwood, Lecturer in Criminology

25 January 2017

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a Lecturer in Criminology. I’m also the Programme Leader for the undergraduate degree programme Criminology with counselling.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

I joined the University of Salford in june 2015 as a researcher on the beyond youth custody project. I started in my current role as criminology lecturer in january 2016.

3.Which building are you based in?

I am based in the allerton building.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

I chose to work in the school owing to the supportive environment and the skills and expertise within the team and the diverse research opportunities that it provides.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Having the opportunity to develop the ‘inside out’ model of teaching criminology, inside a prison setting to a combined cohort of both inside students (prisoners) and outside students (University of Salford students).

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

Spending time with family and friends.

8.What was your first job?

Working weekends in a local cafe but my first job after graduating was for a women’s centre.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Passing my driving test!

10.What would make your job easier?

More hours in the day.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Always ask the stupid question, because everyone else is wanting to ask it.

60 sec with Julie Lawrence, Lecturer in Social Work

31 October 2016

pic0061.What is your position within the School?

I am a lecturer in social work and the programme leader for the post graduate Continuous Professional Development  (CPD) Social Work Programme.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

I joined the school in November 2000, as a part-time tutor. I became a lecturer in social work in April 2010.

3.Which building are you based in?

The Allerton Building.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

I chose to work within the school because it has a modern, lively atmosphere and there are opportunities to undertake research projects which I can share with students.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

When my tutee presented the outcomes from her research in 2015 at an international conference. I was there to saviour the moment s of her success.

6.What is your biggest dream?

That everyone has a guiding voice to support opportunities to fulfil  potential   .

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I visit beautiful gardens and admire the vistas.

8.What was your first job?

My first job was based within the Magistrate’s Court in Chester, I worked as a Probation Assistant to the Court.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Undertaking my PhD and meeting a Social Learning Theorist: Professor Etienne Wenger-Trayner in 2014.

10.What would make your job easier?

Although important, less administration.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Have the courage to take a risk and believe in yourself to succeed: ‘no matter what’.

60 sec with Dr Anthony Ellis, Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology

3 October 2016
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Dr Anthony Ellis

1.What is your position within the School?

Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

I joined the School in August 2014.

3.Which building are you based in?

Allerton.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

Salford has a long and rich history of teaching and research in the fields of sociology and criminology, which is important for me.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Finding out I had been nominated for a teaching award.

6.What is your biggest dream?

Rotherham United FC to lift the FA Cup at Wembley.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

Read, watch films, gym, watch football, spend time with family.

8.What was your first job?

Waiter and porter in a hotel.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Winning the British Society of Criminology Critical Criminology Network Prize for my book Men, Masculinities and Violence: An Ethnographic Study.

10.What would make your job easier?

A cure for writer’s block.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Be open to new ideas.

60 seconds with Sarah Riding, Lecturer in Social Work

21 September 2016

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a Lecturer in Social Work. I’m also the Programme Leader for the undergraduate degree programmes in Social Work.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

I joined the University of Salford in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Social Work within the School.

3.Which building are you based in?

I am based in Allerton Building on the sixth floor in Room C605.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

I had previously been teaching on Health and Social Care, Primary Teaching and Early Years Degrees in Blackpool, however as a Social Worker I was keen to teach my speciality and was impressed with what the University offered both staff and students.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

There are many memorable moments, however I particularly enjoy meeting each new group of social work students during induction, I love the enthusiasm and great potential I can see and watching them develop and finally graduate is the icing on the cake.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To see any form of injustice and hatred towards others banished from society, I want our children to believe they have a future where they believe they can achieve anything they want and are given the means to do so.

To be there when Manchester City win the Champions league.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I love to watch movies but my great passion is sport, I have a season ticket for Manchester City FC and watch them home and away, I have learned to live with the highs and a lot of lows over the years but love being in the crowd and meeting so many different people.

8.What was your first job?

My first job was working as a Health Care assistant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on outpatients and on older people’s rehabilitation wards.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

On a personal level working in Mother Teresa’s home for the dying in Kokata and having the privilege of meeting her, definitely the most moving moment.

Professionally it is simply the success of my students, makes everything worthwhile.

10.What would make your job easier?

Definitely more time, rather than making the job easier, for me  it’s about making it more effective, I would love to have more time to spend face to face with students.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Always aim high!

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ― Mother Teresa

60 seconds with Lisa Bacon, Director of Midwifery, Counselling and Psychotherapy

21 August 2016

LBedited1.What is your position within the School?

Director of Midwifery, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

Since October 2015 – still a newbie.

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole – third floor.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

This is a very friendly and dynamic university and a great multi professional mix within the School. As a ‘non –counsellor’ I have really enjoyed working with the Counselling & Pyschotherapy  team and I am learning such a lot from them.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

There are many memorable moments but maybe a stand out one is the launch of the Simulation Suite and Counselling Centre this July.  It was a joy to see the amazement on staff and visitors faces when our ‘Sim Mom’ simulated a normal birth, supported by our fabulous student midwives. The emotion in the room was evidence of the power of learning and experiencing through simulation.

6.What is your biggest dream?

I do have the obvious ones of peace in our currently seemingly fractured world, an end to poverty and the embedding of real and authentic equality for women and girls across the world. Oh – and Manchester City to win the Treble this season.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

See above answer. I love football in general and Manchester City in particular. I have a season ticket and love going to the game with my family and friends. I also like Zumba and try and get to as many classes as work and time allows. I’m also very much looking forward to the start of the new season of Strictly!

8.What was your first job?

I was a Saturday girl in a proper old fashioned greengrocers that sold vegetables that were actually covered in dirt (anyone under the age of 25 is now mystified at that thought). My first job as a midwife was at Central Manchester and it’s now a pleasure to still have ongoing links and a great working relationship with the team at St Mary’s.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Corny – but true – my two wonderful sons who are now lovely young men.

10.What would make your job easier?

More assistance and support with administration and less bureaucracy.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

To students – always show kindness, empathy and respect to the women, families and clients that we work with. Remember they are all unique individuals and ensure communication is personalised. How we communicate is so important and its impact lasts a lifetime.

To Colleagues – Life is short – smile while you’ve still got teeth.

60 seconds with Michael Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Social Work

14 August 2016

mm1.What is your position within the School?

Senior Lecturer

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

12 years

3.Which building are you based in?

Allerton Building, C603

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

I had been associated with the School of Social Work for over 20 years. This was an opportunity to undertake interesting research and join a fascinating (PQ) programme.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Too many to choose one.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To do useful research and to help social workers with practice.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

Cycling, reading and Music.

8.What was your first job?

Unqualified Social Worker in Kidsgrove in the 1970s.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

My children.

10.What would make your job easier?

The reduction of unhelpful bureaucracy.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Go beyond form filling – develop your understanding of best practice.

60 seconds with Toni Wood, Lecturer in Criminology

1 August 2016
Dr. Toni Wood

Dr. Toni Wood

1.What is your position within the School?

I am a Lecturer in Criminology.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford?

I started this temporary role in May 2016, however I had previously been an hourly paid lecturer in the school.

3.Which building are you based in?

Allerton.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

As a PhD student I was in the school of Humanities Languages and Social Science, and then as part of a restructure we joined NWSWSS.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Attending my own graduation this year alongside students I had taught for 3 years.

6.What is your biggest dream?

For all women’s prisons in the UK to be closed, and a new vision for prison reform.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I work on my allotment; most of my other ‘free’ time is spent driving my son to and from football training, and to and from football matches!

8.What was your first job?

My first job at 16yrs old was packing teabags in a local factory…I didn’t last very long!

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Being awarded my PhD.

10.What would make your job easier?

Less admin, being able to say ‘no’ and a back massage at the end of each working day!

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Always ask for advice when needed, Always listen to the advice that is given.

60 seconds with Steve Myers, Director of Social Sciences

25 July 2016

Steve Myers1.What is your position within the School?

Director of Social Sciences.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

I have worked in the School since it was established in its current form in 2013 and I have worked at the university since 2003.

3.Which building are you based in?

Allerton.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

It is a vibrant and energetic school that has some great people in it. The subjects are close to my research interests and as Director I am able to support people to achieve their potential.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Attending graduation and seeing the results of hard work and commitment from staff, students and their families.

6.What is your biggest dream?

That the staff and students in my Directorate have all achieved their personal and career goals=happiness!

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I cycle for exercise, read for pleasure, go to opera for culture and do voluntary work for my principles.

8.What was your first job?

My first ‘proper’ job was as a Community Worker in a pit village in South Yorkshire, although I had a variety of casual jobs before then including building and factory work.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Being the first person in my extended family to gain education beyond age 16.

10.What would make your job easier?

A competent government that had values of social justice at its heart.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Live your life by your principles, but don’t sacrifice others to them.