Work With Universities

Since moving to York in 2011 much of my work has been with Universities – with staff and Students at the University of York, and also with Doctoral Training Partnerships nationally and the Royal College of Art in London.
 
Recent and Upcoming National Workshops and Retreats are listed below, followed by detail of my work at the University of York and the ATLAS research trial.

Recent & Upcoming Workshops

InstitutionEventDate
Hull York Medical SchoolIncrease the Impact and Power of Your Presentations Through Presence and Poise, Undergraduate Research Conference20 Feb 2021
Hull York Medical SchoolStudying Ergonomically for Long Term Health, Undergraduate Research Conference20 Feb 2021
Music Dept, University of YorkHow to Find/Maintain Positivity and Motivation in Testing Times and Interactive Workshop11 Feb 2021
University of York Management School
Managing Your Energy
6 Nov 2020
University of York Developing Deep Listening and Active Questioning to Improve your Work, study, teaching and Relationships (Virtual Event) 25 Oct 2020
University of York Reflection on the Year 20 June 2020
University of Sussex Action Learning for PhD Mental Health 17 Dec 2019
CHASE2 & WRoCAH, London Action Learning London Group 16 Dec 2020
CHASE2 & WRoCAH, London Action Learning London Group 10 Dec 2019
The York Management SchoolMeditation and Well-being Session9 Dec 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Group 15 Dec 2019
University of York Action Learning Set, Group 24 Dec 2019
University of LeedsAction Learning Set12 Nov 2019
University of SussexMental Health & WellbeingOct 2019
University of York Action Learning Set, Group 2 16 Oct 2019
University of York Action Learning Set, Group 1 26 Sept 2019
University of LeedsAction Learning Set24 Sept 2019
Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia PhD Action Learning & Reflection 20 Sept 2019
Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia Finding the Way Forward – Mid career researchers19 Sept 2019
Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia Day of Reflection for the Pro Vice Chancellor’s Executive Team 18 Sept 2019
SWW  (Bristol )DTP Action Learning Taster Day Sept 2019
University of York Action Learning Set, Group 2 13 Aug 2019
Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre.
Gansbaai, Cape, South Africa
Retreat: The art of deep listening 30 Aug-1 Sept 2019
University of Sheffield Action Learning Set 4 Jun 2019
WRoCAH and Chase Switch Off & Connect 4 Day Retreat 7-10 May 2019
University of York Action Learning Set, Group 2 3 Jun 2019
University of York Workshop with I Fagiolini Vocal Ensemble  30 May 2019
University of York Workshop with I Fagiolini Vocal Ensemble 28 May 2019
University of York Action Learning Set, Gp 1 2 May 2019
University of York Action Learning Set, Gp 2 30 Apr 2019
CHASE & WRoCAH Action Learning Set 18 Mar 2019
CHASE2 & WRoCAH, London Action Learning Set 8 Mar 2019
University of Sheffield Action Learning Set7 Mar 2019
University of Leeds Action Learning Set3 Mar 2019
Royal College of Art, London Fostering Resilience & Connection 15 Feb 2019
University of York Action Learning Set13 Feb 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set12 Feb 2019
Royal College of Art, London Working Effectively with Groups 6 Feb 2019
University of Leeds Action Learning Set5 Feb 2019
Chase & WRoCAH, London Action Learning Taster Day 25 Jan 2019
Northumberland-Sundertland Consortium (DTP) Action Learning Taster Day 23 Jan 2019
WRoCAH1Action Learning Taster Day11 Dec 2018

1WRoCAH – White Rose College of Arts and Humanities – Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) between York, Leeds and Sheffield Universities

2CHASE – Consortium of the Humanties and Arts South East England (9 universies)

3SWW DTPSouth West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP)


Lesson from the King’s Speech in how to find your Voice

End of Year Fun Learning Freebie

University of York

Music Department
  • Individual and group sessions and Masterclasses to music students, with the aim of maximising performance potential in both music and life.

WROCaH – White Rose College of Arts and Humanities funded PhD students

  • Action Learning Coach for students in York, Leeds and Sheffield

ACTION LEARNING SETS

This is the way WRoCAH describes ALS.

“During the 2017/8 academic year we trialled an ‘action learning set’ approach to supporting our PhD students. This was a facilitated peer coaching group who received some initial training on how to do it (no solutions, only questions, let the problem holder work through it through your questioning….) and then met every 6-8 weeks.

At the meetings after the initial training, people would come with a challenge they were facing, the group would decide which one(s) to tackle and the group would coach each person through it. It’s been a great success (largely due to the quality of the facilitation) and the group that has come together is now quite tight knit and I think will stick together for the remainder of their PhDs and beyond.”

  • Coach and trainer for PhD colloquia
  • After dinner speaker for 2018 Summer Colloquia

Campus Wide Talks and Workshops – using the unique combination of Principles from Alexander Technique, Coaching and Embodied Mindfulness to address the following:

  • Working ergonomically to prevent pain and injury – 5 Feb 2020
  • Create Impactful Presentations – present with power and poise – 19 Feb 2020
  • Conflict Resolution – meeting everyone’s needs at least cost – 26 Feb 2020
  • Developing habits of resilience – 4 Mar 2020
  • Reflection on the Year – 26 Jan 2020
  • Weekly free stretch and Meditation session – Mondays 09:00

I am offering staff discounted one-to-one sessions and I’m usually available on campus during working hours three days during the week.

FREE MONDAY MORNING STRETCH AND MEDITATION
I also run free stretch and meditation half hours at 9.00 am on a Monday morning in E/106, of the Jack Lyons Music Department. Contact me if you wish to attend.

Leeds Arts University

I am the Alexander Technique tutor on the BMus (Hons) in Popular Music at Leeds Arts University. They recognise that being able to perform well long term depends on developing good habits of use of body and mind.

Research

  • I was a practitioner on the large scale ATLAS Trial run by Health Sciences at the University, also assisting with refining the questions for the Alexander Technique section of the trial. The Trial examined the use of Alexander Technique and Acupuncture in treating Chronic Neck Pain. Results of the Trial can be found here:
  • https://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/news-and-events/news/2015/atlas-trial-results/

Enhancing Performance and Wellbeing