Lecturer of Inter-professional Education and Patient Public Engagement
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Steven teaches across a range of subjects in our School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. He has particular expertise in Inter-professional Education and Public Patient Engagement. Steven facilitates patient engagement for the School within the Comensus team. He has helped to support over 100 volunteers to share their experiences of health and social care. Stevie is committed to helping practitioners work together in the best interests of people.
Steven is a public engagement enthusiast and a founding member of the Community Action Forum, helping organisations and groups come together to strengthen the community. Steven also has a passion for digital engagement in higher education and has taken part in various conferences, webinars and publications around this and his work in public engagement.
Steven works with colleagues to design and create inter-professional education sessions. They span across courses within the university, including Medicine, Nursing, Social Work and many more. He is a member of our Inter-professional Learning group and frequently collaborates with practitioners from different fields.
Steven co-chairs the Patient Public Engagement Group within our School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. He promotes authentic patient engagement across the schools activities. Steven has worked on many various projects in this field including, Public Congress days (conference days where workshops are delivered by community organisations and those they work with), 1 in 4 Film Festival (films all relating to Mental Wellbeing), Comensus Digital Resource Library (a bank of resources for staff including videos, infographics, voice recordings and case studies).
Steven is a Social Work graduate with previous experience in community organisations, retail and even hospitality in Spain! After graduating Steven was the Education Officer at UCLan Students' Union and has always had a passion for student wellbeing and success. Following this Steven joined the Comensus department as a Project Officer, then as a Facilitator for Social Work, Care and Community and the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and is now a Lecturer.
Steven has organised a number of events during his time as a Student Officer and a member of University Staff. Most recently including the first Biomedical Science Conference held on campus. Steven has also written pieces for the National Centre for the Co-ordination of Public Engagement, Centre for Collaborative Learning and Journals.
- BA (Hons) Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
- Certificate in Higher Education, AFHEA, University of Central Lancashire, 2017
- Post-Graduate Certificate of Research, 2018
- Service User, Carer and Patient Involvement in Health and Social Care Education
- Public Engagement
- Community development
- Co-production in Teaching and Learning
- Inter-professional Learning
- Professional Communication Skills
- Digital Engagement and Resources
- Communities of Practice
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of DUCIE international network of developers of user and carer involvement in education
- Member of Lived Experience Network
- Member of CAIPE Inter-professional Education group
- Volunteer at Spring into Action
Use the links below to view their profiles:
- Lunn, Andrew, Urmston, Ann, Seymour, Steven and Manfrin, Andrea. (2020). Does using patient as teacher have a positive impact on students' experience? In: LEARNING FOR SUCCESS: Pharmacy Education Conference 2020, 3 July 2020, Manchester, United Kingdom.
- Seymour, Steven, Lamb, Jenny, Smith, Grete, and Livesey, Karen and Victoria Yuskaitis. (2021). Staying connected, the development of a community forum. In: Group Work in a Changing World: The Power of Connection: Social Work with Groups Symposium 2021, New York, USA.
- Steven, Seymour, Garner, Janet, Comensus, CreativeHE 2020 – ‘A digital Approach to Public Engagement’ University of Central Lancashire.
- Seymour, Steven (2023). User Voice: maintaining authenticity and promoting lived experience through a hybrid approach. Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference JSWEC, 2023, 15 June 2023, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
- Jones, Abhilasha, Seymour, Steven. (2023). Hybrid simulations: Using virtual reality multiplayer scenarios within interprofessional simulation. CCL Connect Conference, 21 June 2023, Preston, United Kingdom.
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