Dr Sofia Chanda-Gool
Profiles

Dr Sofia Chanda-Gool

Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

Qualifications

CURRICULUM VITAE
Dr Sofia Chanda-Gool
Professional vocation:
Lecturer 2014 ongoing: Plymouth University (Early Childhood Studies Lecturer). 1997-2005: Queensland University of Technology (Developmental Psychology) Open University (Psychology & Social Sciences)
Researcher 2001 – 2: University of Bristol, School of Education (5 star department/ESRC funded project); 1999- 2003 PhD ethnographic research: ethnic minority communities&nbsp
Manager 2013 -2014: Wellbeing Services Manager Falmouth and Exeter Plus Universities (FXPlus)
Counsellor 2012 ongoing: Counsellor (Fxplus): Counsellor, mediator and workshop/trainer Bristol City Council 
Author 2006 +1998: Publications:“South Asian Communities: catalysts for educational change” Trentham Books /articles 
Trainer & facilitator 2009 Programme design and delivery of PALM (educating communities/families about counselling support) funded by the PCT (Primary Care Trust) 2002 – 2005: Bristol Education Action Zone (BrEAZ) Race Equality Programmes designed and delivered for schools, families/communities< T12/Excellence in Cities (evaluation and extension of programmes mentioned) Researcher 2001 – 2: University of Bristol, School of Education (5 star department/ESRC funded project); 1999- 2003 PhD ethnographic research: ethnic minority communities 

Qualifications 
                        Counsellor:  Qualified 2007: BACP accredited 2009.
                        Mediator (workplace) OCN: qualified 2009
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy: 2007
                        PhD: 2003 University of Bath (awarded bursary) 
                        Lecturer: 2002 ILT (Institute of Learning and Teaching)  
                         MEd: 1998 Queensland University of Technology
Postgraduate Diploma Careers Guidance: 1996 UWE
(University of the West of England)
BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1. 1995 Open University

Interests: Research, water colour painting, writing, weaving, reading, walking 

Professional membership

Membership:   ILT (Institute of Learning and Teaching)
BACP (British Association Counselling Psychotherapy)