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Social Care Staff Profile

Head of Department - Linda Cawthorne

Linda has substantial experience of managing the training of childcare and social care professionals on a wide range of vocational courses at Leeds City College. Linda has specialised in working with children, young people and their families in social disadvantage and has studied a Masters in this field of work. She is interested in action research, and how this can influence workplace practices.

Programme Manager - Pam Grieve

Pam has a BA in Technology and is from a health background and was a practicing nurse. Pam keeps up to date with new approaches to counselling and currently works in supporting those experiencing difficult times.

Lecturer - Asam Siddiq

Asam has substantial experience of supporting young people in residential care and with adults with substance misuse issues. Asam’s specific interest is in legal aspects of social policy and how these present themselves in practice.

Lecturer - Dr Tina Craddock

Tina is from a health and science research background, specialising in immunology. She has an undergraduate degree in Applied Biology and a PhD in Immunology Tina’s interest lies in anthropological studies of diabetes and autoimmunity and the effect of malaria on the evolution of the immune system.

Lecturer - Vicki Marshment

Vicki’s prior experience before working for the college include roles such as nursery management within a private day nursery and children’s fitness programmes within a variety of cities. Vicki’s interests lie in supporting and developing communication skills with others.