Belinda Noda

Belinda Noda

Profile

After dropping out of art school in 1979 I travelled and sailed over 10,000 nautical miles around the Mediterranean and Caribbean arriving in California in search of meaning and community. In 1984 I was involved in a road traffic accident in which I sustained a spinal cord injury thus becoming a wheelchair user. I returned to school to complete a BSc in Education and Sociology.

In  1994 I trained to become an accredited breastfeeding counsellor.

I organised arts and crafts community courses to promote community involvement and inclusivity at a local sustainability centre. On the basis of this work, in 2004, I was granted a Millennium Awards Fellowship.

I worked part-time at Hull York Medical School in communications skills and with the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at York University.

In 2010 I was a member of the teaching group on a Masters in Public Sector Commissioning at the Newcastle Business School.

In 2011 I completed an MSc in Environmental Management (People and Communities) at Sheffield Hallam University.

I am currently studying an Fd in Therapeutic Counselling with Teesside University in Darlington. 

Qualifications

  • BSc Education and Sociology
  • MSc Environmental Management (People and Communities)

Professional memberships

  • BACP (`British association of counselling and psychotherapy)

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Education