Ms Jean Brant

Senior Lecturer Public Health

Email address: Jean.Brant@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 32 1107 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Social Care Areas of expertise: Public Health

About

My background is in healthcare (nursing, health visiting), with wide experience, in UK and abroad.  I have a long history of commitment to a quality health service, with a focus on addressing the health needs of marginalized populations. In the Netherlands and Kathmandu I worked with rehabilitation projects for youth involved in substance misuse. I spent some months working in a community health post in an isolated hill village with a tribal group.  As a health visitor I sat on the domestic violence forum, and had responsibilities for hostels (for adolescent mothers, homeless and refuges populations, and women’s aid).  I have been active in promoting psychosocial health: I helped develop, and delivered, a parenting programme designed for inclusivity, and delivered a counselling service at 2 GP practices.

Since entering the University of Wolverhampton I have designed a new BSc Public Health course, which has been running since 2012, and has been very well evaluated, by both home and international students.  My expertise is in psychosocial health, and the politics of health. I enjoy  teaching students across all levels the need to promote health and wellbeing across populations, and to expand their thinking about the social determinants of Public Health.

Research interests

  • Discourse analysis
  • Promoting health
  • Global health

Membership of professional bodies

  • Practice Educator, 2003
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy (IIHHT), 1995
  • Public Health Nursing ( Health Visitor, 1990
  • Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, 1987
  • State Registered Nurse, 1974
  • Higher Education Academy, 2006

Qualifications

 

Date attained

Master of Public Health, University of Birmingham

MSc Health Studies, University of Wolverhampton (Distinction)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

City and Guilds Teacher Training Course 7307 parts 1 & 2

BSc (Hons) Combined Health Studies (First Class)

Diploma in Counselling, University of Warwick

Social Science Foundation Course (Distinction), Open University

2010

2006

2003

2001

2000

1997

1991

Previous professional experience

 

Date From

Date To

Health Visitor, South Birmingham Primary Care Trust

Children’s Nurse, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, F grade

Health and Social Care, Nepal

Non-formal education (Nepal, Sri Lanka), Teaching counselling skills, parenting courses.

1989

1986

1984

2003

1990

1986