Dr Nicole Steils
Professional background and areas of interest
Dr Nicole Steils joined the Social Care Workforce Research Unit in April 2016.
Prior to this she worked, from 2013, as a Research Assistant at Coventry University. She was involved in research projects related to social gerontology, integration of health and social care, child inequality, and she developed and evaluated training programmes in the health sector. In May 2013 she completed a Leverhulme Trust funded PhD research study on the impact of virtual environments on the identity of higher education students, also at Coventry University.
Before becoming a researcher, Nicole worked for over ten years in the area of social work and education, providing out-of-school education and social learning as an educational training expert as well as in the role of Developer and Consultant in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In this role she was also engaged in a peer-group youth counselling project. Additionally, she was a Teaching Fellow at Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main/Germany, where she also graduated with an MA in Education with the two major subjects of Political & Social Science, and German Language & Literature.
Nicole’s research interests lie in identity/identities, use of technologies, counselling, social policy, and bringing theory and practice together. Within SCWRU, Nicole works mainly on an NIHR SSCR funded study on telecare/assistive technology.
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