Career History

Qualifications

  • Honours Degree in Psychosocial Studies (UEA)
  • MA in International Development and Business (UEA)

Research interests

  • Effects of pre-registration IPL on students’ attitudes towards various healthcare professionals  
  • Facilitators' perceptions and experiences of facilitating IPL
  • Impact of IPL on interprofessional teamworking
  • Impact of IPL on patient care 

Career summary

After graduating from UEA in 2003 I worked for Waveney Primary Care Trust in Health Promotion and Public Health, where I gained experience of working with the public and with healthcare professionals and learnt valuable teamworking and leadership skills.  In 2005 I joined the Centre for Interprofessional Practice and have developed skills in facilitating groups of interprofessional students, developing and delivering two levels of the IPL programme (IPL1 and IPL4) for pre-registrations students and building my own research skills.  More recently I have been involved in delivering a post-registration programme around change management to clinical teams, and intend to further my involvement and engagement with practicing teams.

Key Research Interests

I have recently undertaken focus group interviews with facilitators of uni-professional and multiprofessional groups of students to explore their perceptions and experiences of working with these groups and to establish the similarities and differences.
 

Selected publications

Freeman S, Wright A & Lindqvist S.  'Facilitator Training for Educators involved in Interprofessional Learning'.  Journal of Interprofessional Care, July 2010; 24(4): 375-385.

Teaching Interests

  • Facilitator for the undergraduate interprofessional student programmes in Year 1 (IPL1), Year 2 (IPL2) and final year (IPL4)
  • Briefing of service users and practitioners for IPL4 (half-day topic-based workshop for final year students)
  • Training facilitators to support the IPL programme
  • Delivering the post-registration programme

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Affiliate member of the Education in Health Research Institute at UEA.

Administrative Posts

  • My main administrative role is coordinator of the first and fourth levels of the IPL programme.