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
WRoCAH1Action Learning Taster Day11 Dec 2018
Northumberland-Sundertland Consortium (DTP)Action Learning Taster Day23 Jan 2019
Chase & WRoCAH, LondonAction Learning Taster Day25 Jan 2019
University of LeedsAction Learning Set5 Feb 2019
Royal College of Art, LondonWorking Effectively with Groups6 Feb 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set12 Feb 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set13 Feb 2019
Royal College of Art, LondonFostering Resilience & Connection15 Feb 2019
University of LeedsAction Learning Set5 Mar 2019
University of SheffieldAction Learning Set7 Mar 2019
CHASE2 & WRoCAH, LondonAction Learning Set8 Mar 2019
CHASE & WRoCAHAction Learning Set18 Mar 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Gp 230 Apr 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Gp 12 May 2019
University of YorkWorkshop with I Fagiolini Vocal Ensemble28 May 2019
University of YorkWorkshop with I Fagiolini Vocal Ensemble 30 May 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Gp 23 Jun 2019
WRoCAH and ChaseSwitch Off & Connect 4 Day Retreat7-10 May 2019
University of SheffieldAction Learning Set4 Jun 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Gp 213 Aug 2019
SWW  (Bristol )DTPAction Learning Taster DaySept 2019
University of LeedsAction Learning Set24 Sep 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Gp 126 Sep 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Gp 216 Oct 2019
University of SussexMental Health & WellbeingOct 2019
University of LeedsAction Learning Set12 Nov 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Gp 24 Dec 2019
University of YorkAction Learning Set, Gp 15 Dec 2019

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)


End of Year Fun Learning Freebie!

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
  • Presence and Poise – craft effective, powerful presentations
  • Conflict Resolution – meeting everyone’s needs at least cost
  • Developing habits of resilience
  • Reflection on the Year
  • Weekly free stretch and Meditation session

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 D/003, Block D of the Sally Baldwin Building, in the Department of Music. 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 Health