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Helen Gormley – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Helen Gormley is a lecturer and education and employability consultant with a passion for empowering people to be happier more successful and to thrive in their lives.

She achieves this through an integrative and innovative approach to wellbeing and progression for all, working with the team to integrate wellbeing, employability and career coaching within the curriculum offer and bring learning to life.

Areas of responsibility

  • Learner journey and employability
  • Wellbeing and employability skills
  • Curriculum design, delivery and assessment
  • Curriculum design and employability
  • Career coaching and consultancy
  • Engaging employers and developing networks of support throughout the learner journey, helping to bridge the gap between education, training, and employment

Specialisms and research interests

  • Learning and development
  • Teaching and learning
  • Employability and career coaching and consultancy
  • Training and CPD including teams and organisations
  • Curriculum and qualification design, development and accreditation
  • Progression and transformation
  • Employability and employer engagement
  • Wellbeing
  • Creating wellbeing and coaching cultures
  • Human thriving and flourishing
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Evidence-based approach
  • Therapeutic expertise

Academic qualifications

  • MEd Practitioner Research
  • MA Educational Management
  • PGTC Secondary Education / Business Studies and IT (QTS)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management and Psychology

Assessor and verifier awards

  • MEd
  • MA (Ed)
  • PGTC
  • BSc (Hons Psy)
  • Dip. CBH
  • Dip. SMRB
  • GHR (Reg)
  • GHQP
  • MNCH (Reg)
  • CHFP
  • MAC
  • FRSA
  • FSET

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association for Coaching
  • Member of the International Positive Psychology Association
  • Master European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Fellow of the Society for Education and Training
  • Fellow of the Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
  • Member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
  • Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Licentiate Member of the Register of Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
  • Member of EFTi
  • Member of the Yoga Alliance

Other external roles

Teaching specialisms

  • Wellbeing strategy utilising a positive psychological approach
  • Wellbeing strategy and approaches for individuals, teams, and organisations
  • Wellbeing and mental health for our students, community and beyond
  • Integrating wellbeing, coaching and social emotional learning into programmes of study
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurial skills for all
  • Designing your career for success
  • Integrating employability and careers into a wellbeing programme for success
  • Human flourishing
  • Curriculum design, development and innovation
  • Social emotional learning and developmental assets

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