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Amy Edwards-Smith

Lecturer
School of Community Health and Midwifery
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Amy teaches across a range of subjects within the School of Community Health and Midwifery. She has experience of working with individuals with additional learning needs and disability in education and social care settings. Amy's expertise is in Social Policy, in particular ideology, social justice and welfare. Amy works across various levels, from students starting their academic journey on a foundation level course to supporting dissertation students,

Amy has a wide range of teaching experiencing having successfully taught across various courses in the health and social care and education fields for 13 years. She has taught on subjects such as communication, academic writing, social construct of childhood, policy and practice and welfare developments to name a few. Amy has a particular interest in the concept of identity and is currently researching gender dysphoria cases in relation to individuals on the Autistic Spectrum.

Amy began her career as a Special Educational Needs and Disability learning support assistant, before working for an Autism outreach service. During this time Amy supported individuals with behaviour that challenged and provided training to teaching and social care staff. Amy realised on completion of her studies that she had a particular passion for pursuing social justice and advocating for positive change, which led her down an academic career path. Thoroughly enjoying educating the future cohorts of health and social care professionals Amy is keen to promote widening participation and a positive student experience.

  • MA Social Policy, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • BA (Hons) Education and Professional Practice, University of Central Lancashire, 2010
  • FdA Integrated Education and Care of Children and Young People 0-16
  • Gender Identity
  • Learning Disability
  • Autism
  • Mental Health
  • Social Justice