I began working at LJMU in May 2012, following a career in Child and Family Social Work. This included safeguarding children, care planning and fostering in Local Authorities. My passion for working with children and families is grounded in the belief that families need support at times and should be allowed to bring up children in a safe environment. However, I do believe that the overriding consideration is the welfare and protection of children.
I am registered with the professional regulator HCPC and am an independent member of a Fostering Panel.
I have been nominated for the Amazing Personal Tutor Award in 2013; the Amazing Teacher Award in 2014 and shortlisted for the Amazing Teacher Award in 2016.
2022, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA in Academic Practice
1996, Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany, Degree in Social Work / Social Pedagogy - Diplomsozialarbeiter / Diplomsozialpaedagoge (FH)
1996, University of Applied Sciences, Jena, Germany, Diplomsozialarbeiter / Diplomsozialpadagoge (FH)
Senior Lecturer (Social Work), Faculty of Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present
PGCE Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - 2015
Medforth N, Evans J, Hills M, Madden H, Oyston J. 2019. Hearty Lives (Liverpool): a case study-based evaluation of a project designed to promote healthy eating and lifestyles in looked after young people Adoption and Fostering, 43 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Membership of professional bodies:
SEDA, Staff and Educational Development Association. 2015
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA (Higher Education Academy). 2014
Registered Social Worker (SW48893), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 2012
Liverpool City Council, Fostering Service.