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Ms Kythe Beaumont

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Regions & Nations (HWSC)
  • kythe.beaumont

Professional biography

My background is in community education, and I worked in the voluntary sector in  the London Borough of Greenwich for a number of years.

During that time I was involved in setting up a community run skills centre, training people in manual trades, and running community health courses. 

Later, I went on to work in the voluntary and public sector in Yorkshire, running training courses on organisational development and return to learn courses and workshops. 

I was a member of the editorial board for 'Explorations in Feminism', which published a series of papers in partnership with Hutchinson Press. 

At the Open University, I am responsible for the quality assurance and the presentation of Health and Social Care modules in the Yorkshire Region.

 

 

Research interests

Public Health

Feminist approaches to research

 

 

Teaching interests

Author of units in the following courses:

K311- Promoting Public Health: skills,perspectives and practice

K255 - Diverse Perspectives on Mental Health

K260 Death and Dying

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
OU Public Health and Health Promotion Research GroupResearch GroupFaculty of Health and Social Care

Publications

What factors promote student resilience on a level 1 distance learning module? (2018)
Simons, Joan; Beaumont, Kythe and Holland, Lesley
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning ((Early view))
Suicide is painless? (2009)
Beaumont, Kythe
In: Earle, Sarah; Komaromy, Carol and Bartholomew, Caroline eds. Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology (pp. 132-133)
ISBN : 9781847875112 | Publisher : SAGE | Published : London
Gauging the effectiveness of community-based public health projects (2007)
Handsley, Stephen; Noguera, Anita and Beaumont, Kythé
In: Lloyd, Cathy E.; Handsley, Stephen; Douglas, Jenny; Earle, Sarah and Spurr, Sue eds. Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health (pp. 321-351)
ISBN : 978-1-4129-3072-7 | Publisher : Sage Publications, in association with The Open University | Published : London
Addressing poverty and health (2007)
Heller, Tom; Beaumont, Kythé; Earle, Sarah; Douglas, Jenny and Jones, Linda
In: Lloyd, Cathy E.; Handsley, Stephen; Douglas, Jenny; Earle, Sarah and Spurr, Sue eds. Policy and Pactice in Promoting Public Health (pp. 155-185)
ISBN : 978-1-4129-3072-7 | Publisher : Sage Publications, in association with The Open University | Published : London
Making and changing healthy public policy (2007)
Beaumont, Kythe; Douglas, Jenny; Heller, Tom and Jones, Linda
In: Lloyd, Cathy E.; Handsley, Stephen; Douglas, Jenny; Earle, Sarah and Spurr, Sue eds. Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health (pp. 65-93)
ISBN : 9781412930734 | Publisher : Sage/OU | Published : London

News

Jenny Simpson

Learning from people: the training method bringing service users and social workers together

Jenny Simpson, Head of Social Work (England), as well as students and staff at the OU are involved in an exciting development in relation to social work education. Mend the Gap is a model for the effective involvement of people who are at the receiving end of services, together with those who provide professional support. Read more about Mend the Gap here

18th April 2018
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