Current position

Associate Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

2020

10th March. ‘Psychosocial impact of male infertility.’ MSc Clinical Science/Cellular Science (Reproductive Science), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 

2019

23rd October. ‘Reflexivity in Research.’ Module Ethical and Cultural Issues for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA in Psychotherapy and counselling. University of Leeds, UK

21st October. ‘Male Childlessness.’ MSc Clinical Science/Cellular Science (Reproductive Science), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

6th February. ‘Technology and ageing: from assistive technology to mobile and wearable for health and wellbeing.’ Connected Communities Module, BSc in Digital Media and Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

2018

23rd October. ‘Reflexivity in Research.’ Module Ethical and Cultural Issues for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA in Psychotherapy and counselling. University of Leeds, UK

2017

9th November. ‘Childlessness.’ MSc Clinical Science/Cellular Science Course (Reproductive Science), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

5th October. ‘Childlessness.’ MSc Clinical Science/Cellular Science (Reproductive Science), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

28th September. ‘Reflexivity in Research.’ Module Ethical and Cultural Issues for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA in Psychotherapy and counselling, University of Leeds, UK

2016

9th November. ‘Reflexivity in Research.’ Module Ethical and Cultural Issues for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA in Psychotherapy and counselling, University of Leeds, UK

2008

28th November. ‘Involuntarily Childless Men’. Seminar given to health workers in fertility clinics, School of Healthcare. University of Leeds, UK

1979 – 2008

1979–2008. In my previous career at the School of Materials at The University of Manchester, I taught undergraduate teaching laboratory classes on darkroom processes and skills. In addition I trained postgraduate and postdoctoral students in darkroom techniques and held regular workshops on how to prepare audio-visual and poster material. During my counselling career I trained in couples counselling and facilitated, and led, training events. I carried out those duties based on mutual respect and latterly drew on the person centred core concepts of congruence, empathy, genuineness, and respect.