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Oliver

Oliver

I'm a PhD candidate in neuropsycholinguistics and consultant to private clients. My advisory clients include the House of Lords, the NHS, People Primetime International, the Manchester Metropolitan University, Falmouth University, the Emotional Intelligence Academy, the YMCA, the Y Club, the Castelfield Hotel, the National Citizenship Service, Equal Education, etc. My mentoring clients range pre-academic, academic, and professional contexts. My PhD research examines the composite language and communication phenomena of schizophrenia, as relative to figurative language processing, using experimental psycholinguistic methods; my master's dissertation focused on paralinguistics: blended displays (i.e. complex facial expressions) of emotion; and my bachelor's took the form of a stylistics combined honours (i.e. linguistics with creative writing). My vocational experience includes a substantive clinical education post within NHS psychiatric services—specifically, as an interpersonal communications tutor; in parallel, I've provided consultancy services since 2011.

Tutoring Experience

YMCA Manchester, Manchester; 13/08/2018–03/09/2018
course designer and facilitator, ‘DICE-6’, Youth and Community Service
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester; 22/05/2018–
sessional lecturer, Department of Languages, Information, and Communications
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation

Exeter Learning Academy, Exeter, 04/2017–08/2017
instructional designer
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation

Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Exeter, 06/2015–12/2016
interpersonal communications tutor
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation

Sole trader, Exeter, 01/10/2011–
consultant academic
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation; (under; post)graduate supervision

Presentations and invited lectures

Workshop, ‘Situational Revision for Dangerous, Sensitive, and/or High-risk Interactions’, 27/11/2018

Workshop, ‘Linguistic, Paralinguistic, and Extralinguistic Awareness in Supportive Encounters’, 20/11/2018

Workshop, 'Decoding Multichannel Communication in Therapeutic Relationships’, 13/11/2018

Workshop, 'Intercultural and Intracultural Negotiation', 22/05/2018

Presentation, 'Formal Thought Disorder, Creativity, and Figurative Language', Digital Semantics Symposium, 18/10/2017

Tutoring Approach

Award in Education and Training, Level 3; Highfield ABC, 09/10/2018

First Aid in the Workplace, Level 3; Highfield ABC, 03/10/2018

Paediatric First Aid, Level 3; Highfield ABC, 05/10/2018

Good Clinical Practice (primary care), National Institute for Health Research, 24/04/2018

Good Clinical Practice (secondary care), National Institute for Health Research, 24/04/2018

Advanced-Level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care, IQ Level 3; Skills for Care and Development; 08/03/2017

HRA Researcher Training, Health Research Authority, Manchester Metropolitan University, 24/02/2017

MMU Research Integrity, Health Research Authority, Manchester Metropolitan University, 24/02/2017

Diploma in Health and Social Care, IQ Level 3; Skills to Group Ltd.; 31/01/2017

Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression, Level 2 (instructor); Ethical Care, Control, and Restraint; 24/06/2016

Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Skills to Group Ltd., 21/04/2016

Good Clinical Practice (primary care), National Institute for Health Research, 05/02/2016

Good Clinical Practice (secondary care), National Institute for Health Research, 05/02/2016

Facial Action Coding System, coder certification; Paul Ekman International Plc.; 20/11/2015

Care Certificate, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, 06/07/2015

Micro Expression Training, eMETT 3.0; Paul Ekman International Plc.; 10/04/2015

Subtle Expression Training, eSETT 3.0; Paul Ekman International Plc.; 04/04/2015

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

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Qualifications

Falmouth University2014BachelorsBA English and Creative Writing
Falmouth 2017MastersProfessional Writing

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