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60 Sec with Dr Salma Patel, Research Fellow

9 July 2018

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a (postdoctoral) research fellow in Midwifery.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Health & Society

Since Dec 2017.

3.Which building are you based in?

I’m in the Allerton Building, Room L530.

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

The project that I am working on BaSICS (Baby Skin Integrity Comparison Survey) initially attracted me to the school. It also fits with my research interests, which include public health, maternal health and digital health.

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

When I received the email in my inbox that our ethics application to REC had been approved without amendments – the crazy hours working on the ethics application for our research project had finally paid off.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To develop multiple charitable projects internationally that aim to help those being abused.

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

Spend time with my family, read, attend fitness classes, and go for a walk around a lake.

8.What was your first job?

Teaching assistant.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

My daughter.

10.What would make your job easier?

Less bureaucracy and a warm, healthy and delicious lunch that was freshly made and subsidised/affordable. If there was such a thing as 100% healthy chocolate and cake – that would of course be a huge help!

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

Work hard, aim high, and give everything you do, your very best!

60 Sec with Rebecca Rylance, Assistant Director School of Health and Society 

14 March 2018

1.What is your position within the School?

Assistant Director School of Health and Society  – Health Directorate.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Health and Society, University of Salford?

17 months.

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole.

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

The reputation Salford has for leading innovations in nursing both in teaching and learning and in research.

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

My first day, feeling optimistic and hopeful that anything is possible.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To complete my PhD.

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

Spend time with my lovely partner and my three fantastic children.

8.What was your first job?

Saturday girl at the local paper shop (News agents).

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Worked with people with dementia as a researcher and helped to co-create apps which have the potential to keep people with dementia live well for longer.

10.What would make your job easier?

Less emails!

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

If it’s not hard it’s not worth doing it.

 

60 sec with Tracey Williamson, Reader (Public Involvement, Engagement & Experience)

10 December 2017

1.What is your position within the School?

Reader in Public Involvement, Engagement & Experience. This means a full time researcher in involving the public in research around dementia, enabling technology, improving services and patient experience using mostly participatory approaches. I also Lead on research impact for the school.

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

March 2005.

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole Room 143.

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

I previously had a senior role in the NHS (Nurse Consultant Older People) and had gained a PhD in health services research through a Department of Health fellowship. My NHS Trust employer as less concerned with research than me so I decided to work in a university. I was born in Salford and wanted to give something back locally so Salford was first choice. I also knew some colleagues here already who I admired from working alongside them with the RCN Research Society.

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

Being there on day one with the teams whose initial scoping workshop then led to the Institute for Dementia we have today and School User Carer group. It is great to see good ideas and teamwork succeed.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To get a better work life balance as my partner has days off in the week and I work flexibly around the kids.

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

With an 8 year old and a 10 year old I don’t relax much but have lots of fun! My favourite chill out place is any mountain or fell.

8.What was your first job?

I started out as a general medical ward senior staff nurse on permanent nights at North Manchester General.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Being a single parent and holding down a challenging job well. When I look at my kids, I know I’ve done good. Influencing the public involvement field is my main achievement.

10.What would make your job easier?

To be surrounded by people with a can do attitude who value what I do and trust me to know what I am doing. Slicker, more agile systems.

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

Be driven by your values, work with nice people and remember relationships are with people not organisations. Your best is good enough.

60 sec with Ben Light, Professor of Digital Society

8 September 2017
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Prof Ben Light

1.What is your position within the School?

Professor of Digital Society

2.How long have you worked in the School of Health & Society? 

Just over a year, but I also worked at Salford from 1999-2014

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole

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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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