What I can offer as a Mentor
My teaching background is in Health Psychology, where I run the School of Psychology’s largest unit HBS110: Health Behaviour, annually teaching more than 2100 Faculty of Health students the skills and principles of behaviour modification. Before the award, I considered myself first and foremost a teacher, with informal leadership. Since winning the award, I now have a formalised leadership role within the School of Psychology, as the Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning). As a mentor, I would be happy to share my experiences of being a female academic and the challenges of navigating changing roles and identities, provide a sounding board, help the mentee set personal goals, and manage reactions (good and bad) from others.