Dr Irene Dudley-Swarbrick

Senior Lecturer

Applied Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

MA , MSc, PhD, Grad Diploma Professional Counselling


I think of myself as a bit of a maverick – an interdisciplinary scholar with a background in women’s studies, medical physics, sociology, and person-centred expressive art, as well as being a Chartered Biologist on the side (!). My journey to Edge Hill has included working in the NHS, the Third Sector, and Lancaster University – doing different things each time. My journey to becoming a counsellor was a bit unusual, but I feel privileged to have trained with Dinah Brown – a pupil of Natalie Rogers. Natalie’s work, and that of her father Carl Rogers, inspires me to be the best help I can to my students on their academic and experiential journey, and to ‘be the difference you want to see in the world’

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