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Zoe Parkinson

Lecturer of Health and Social Care
School of Community Health and Midwifery
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Zoe teaches across a range of subjects within the school and has a particular interest in the influence of religion on health and the effects of ethnicity on health.

Zoe primarily teaches within the Health and Social Care department, but also delivers guest lectures across the school within her specialist areas. Zoe is also an academic advisor to students within the Health and Social Care department, and works closely with the Foundation Entry programme. Zoe is currently undertaking her MA in Religion, Culture and Society and is due to graduate in December 2020

Zoe joined the University in 2019, this is following a successful career as a lecturer in the FE sector. During this time Zoe lectured Health & Social Care and Sociology across different level 3 awarding bodies and programmes of study. During her time as a FE lecturer, Zoe led modules and programmes of study which includes developing Access to HE programmes and supporting the introduction of CACHE level 3 Health and Social Care into her FE workplaces. Zoe has supported and mentored students during her career as an academic advisor and personal tutor, and has brought these skills with her to the University. Before beginning her academic career, Zoe worked with young adults with autism and young adults with challenging behaviours which has influenced her approach to working with students with learning difficulties.

  • BA (Hons) Sociology and English Literature, University of Central Lancashire, 2008
  • PGCE, Runshaw College, accredited by University of Central Lancashire, 2012
  • MA Religion, Culture and Society, December 2020
  • Religious Cults
  • Social Class and its effects on education and health
  • Religion and its effects on health
  • Inequalities between different ethnicities in accessing health services