Doctorate in Education (EdD) – Reflections

In this post I share my 'A' graded reflective statement on the first year of my EdD at UCL, Institute of Education. It is a personal and informative account of my experience and would be a great read for anyone who is interested in furthering their studies at this level; particularly my fellow teachers and action-researchers. I am transparent and critically review my experience, including the challenges so that this can be used as a learning resource and reference point for all academics.

ITV – Black and British: Tonight

ITV Tonight is Britain's most popular current affairs programme, which delivers compelling stories that get to the heart of what matters most to its viewers. It is an absolute blessing and honour to be part of ITV’s Black & British: Tonight special programme, which will air on Thursday 29th October 2020 at 7:30pm on ITV.

‘Anxious yet efficient’ – Making sense of my high-functioning anxiety.

Psalm 94:17-19 17 Unless the Lord had been my help,My soul would soon have settled in silence.18 If I say, “My foot slips,”Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,Your comforts delight my soul. As soon as I drove through my school gates, I felt my stomach do a backflip, my heart started racing … Continue reading ‘Anxious yet efficient’ – Making sense of my high-functioning anxiety.

Losing 14kg during lockdown while eating Magnum – An introduction to the ‘I can’t come and kill myself’ diet!

Watch my IGTV 12 minute video below to hear how 14kg melted off me during lockdown! I made New Year’s resolutions with my students at the start of the year (they always hold me accountable😎), and I shared with them that one of my New Year’s resolution was for the Lord to shrink me for … Continue reading Losing 14kg during lockdown while eating Magnum – An introduction to the ‘I can’t come and kill myself’ diet!

The development of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in People of Colour: A Case Study Lecture for SNMA, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

This week I was a Guest Lecturer for the medical students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in New Mexico, USA. In this lecture, I share on the visual presentation of Stevens-Johnson (SJS) in people of colour - using myself as a Case Study. In addition, I share my disheartening experience of systemic racism in health care due to the lack of representation of Black and Ethnic groups in medical education curricular. The session ended with a brilliant question, answer and comment session.

Skin Care Routine – Post Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Here is my highly requested skin care routine post-SJS! Stevens-Johnson syndrome really dealt with my body internally and externally. Watch my testimony here. My face was ruined. I looked like a horror story gone wrong...but God! I prayed a specific prayer point personalising the scripture in Job 33:25. “Then her skin will be renewed, as … Continue reading Skin Care Routine – Post Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Black Health Matters

I have so much to say on this given my experience of systemic racism which almost ended in death — but for now; read and share my social media post 'threads', sign the petitions below — and fight for your health because the system isn’t...YET. GMC: Medical schools must include BAME representation in clinical teaching … Continue reading Black Health Matters

Psychology Meets Scripture on the topic of ‘worry’ #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Worry is a chain of thoughts and images, negatively laden and relatively uncontrollable; it represents an attempt to engage in mental problem-solving on an issue whose outcome is uncertain but contains the possibility of one or more negative outcomes to the point of debilitating the ‘worrier’ in a state of anxiety.Definition of Worry adapted from … Continue reading Psychology Meets Scripture on the topic of ‘worry’ #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek