Jess Bishop

Jess Bishop

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    Jess Bishop is Associate Professor and Curriculum Lead for Applied Community and Social Care in the School of Psychology, Social, and Behavioural Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. She has been Academic Developer in the Office for Teaching and Learning, Course Director for the PgC in Academic Practice in Higher Education at Coventry University. 

    Jess has over 25 years’ experience of teaching in formal and informal education settings in Primary and Secondary schools, a variety of Youth Work organisations and Higher Education. She is a Qualified Teacher (QTS), Qualified Youth Worker (JNC) and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) with a passion for growth and strength-based development of the individual. Jess is a Member of Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and experienced in charity governance and leadership and management in the voluntary and statutory sector. Her current research is around youth work and spirituality; death, dying and loss; and employability resilience during austerity. 

    Research Interests

    Youth Work and Spirituality; IPA; Education ; Academic Development; Voluntary Sector ; Rural Youth Work ; Youth Volunteering ; Leadership and Management ; Inter-professional Working ; Young People’s Spirituality ; Youth Work, Community Work and Play Work; Death and Loss.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education, A1 Assessor, Warwickshire College Group


    Award Date: 20 Jul 2010

    Leadership and Management, Postgraduate Certificate

    Award Date: 20 Jul 2010

    Education, Postgraduate Certificate, PGCERT in Higher Education Professional Practice, Coventry University


    Award Date: 2 Jan 2010

    Education/Youth and Community Work, MA, Spirituality of Young People, University of Birmingham


    Award Date: 5 Jul 2008

    Youth and Community Work, Postgraduate Diploma, University of Birmingham


    Award Date: 20 May 2005

    Education, Degree, BSc in Education with Mathematics (QTS), University College of Ripon and York St John

    Sept 1997Jul 2001

    Award Date: 7 Aug 2001

    Education, Doctorate, Impact of spirituality on Youth Workers practice: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Coventry University


    External positions

    External Examiner, University College Birmingham

    1 Sept 2019 → …

    External Examiner, Canterbury Christ Church University

    2018 → …

    Vice Chair and Trustee, Young People First


    External Examiner, Staffordshire University

    1 Oct 201330 Sept 2018

    External Examiner, University of Gloucestershire

    1 Oct 201330 Sept 2017

    Trustee, Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs

    1 Jan 20122018

    Trustee, Rural Youth Network

    1 Apr 20102012


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