Mrs Barbara Western

Title: Deputy Head of Foundation Year Centre
Phone: 01782 733509
Location: Foundation Year Centre, Bungalow 77
Role: Admissions Tutor for Health Foundation Year
FY Tutor
Contacting me: Please make an appointment through Libby Smith in the School Office or by email

I graduated in Polymer Technology at Brunel University and worked for a number of years in the nuclear industry.  I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (FE/HE) and have many years experience of teaching science and maths in further and higher education. My interest in adult returners to education led to me qualifying as a specialist dyslexia tutor, gaining a Diploma in Teaching in specific learning difficulties.

I started at Keele in 2000 as Disability Adviser and Dyslexia tutor with a specialism in maths tutoring and joined the Foundation Year in 2006. I have responsibility for the Health Foundation Year.

Teaching involvement in current modules:

Health Foundation Year Modules

FYO-00035  Personal Development for Health Professions

FYO-00108  Academic Development