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Marion is a senior lecturer in mental health nursing teaching undergraduate students. She has worked in a variety of settings within mental health services, inpatient, community and specialist services. Her particular area of interest is working with diverse communities/groups and the use of the Equality Act (2010).
Marion has many years' teaching experience at Birmingham City University teaching undergraduates and postgraduates. She teaches a wide range of subject areas relating to mental health and the diverse needs of such individuals and has significant experiences of supervising, teaching and assessing multi-professional students in clinical practice settings prior to moving into academia.
Marion was Programme Director for the Mental Health Additional Registration Programme (MARP). This role consisted of organisation of the course, organisation of the modules to be taught and the teaching team, writing annual reports, attending examination boards and ensuring that results were published on time.
Marion also works as a personal tutor, where she provides pastoral and course support to pre-registration nursing students for the three years of their course. She is also a module coordinator to Academic and Practice Enquiry third year module, as well as assessing and teaching on other modules with in the School.
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, 2000 – present.
Marion was the Mental Health Lead for the visit by the Education Commissioning for Equality (ECQ), 16 January 2013
Lay Manager for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, 2012 – 2014.
Mental Health representative for the New Nursing Curriculum (2010) validated course. The lead in the panel meeting May 2011. Marion's role consisted of answering all relevant questions relating to modules and assessment tools from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Reviewer and other representatives on the panel for the graduate course.
Field Leader for BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing students on the pre-registration course, 2005 - 2014.
Equal Opportunities Representative for School of Nursing, 2004 - 2012.
Mental Health Lead for the New Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Curriculum Nursing course, 2010 – 2011. Approval obtained May 2011.
Module Co-ordinator for undergraduate and post graduate Psychological well -being Practitioner Cognitive Behavioural Interventions. Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (LIPI) module Respect and Reflection, 2007 -2009.
External Examiner for Wrexham University, 2003 - 2007.
Deputy Programme Director for Diploma Mental health nursing students, 2003 -2005.
Programme Director for Mental Health Additional Registration Programme (MARP), 2003 - 2007.