Precious is an academic and a qualified teacher. She is passionate about education and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). She is an expert on spiritual care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Mental Health, Social Inclusion, health and social care evaluations and interventions.
At Books2Africa, she is responsible for writing and submitting grant applications, planning and coordinating fundraising events and supervising fundraising campaigns. Precious also designs, manages and implements strategic projects and programmes that enhance the quality of learning and teaching for disabled and non-disabled students in Africa. Precious promotes the work of the charity at conferences and events such as Africa Writes.
Precious has a PhD and an MA in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent, and a BSc (First Class Hons) in Psychology from the School of Psychology at the University of Kent. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). She has lectured at the University of Kent and at the University of Bedfordshire. Previously, she was Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Canterbury Christ Church University, and has also worked with national charities such as Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) and Norwood. Precious was awarded a scholarship by the University of Kent to research her PhD thesis on “Spirituality and People with Intellectual Disabilities: Comparing the Significance of Spirituality in Faith and Non-Faith Based Care Services”.
Precious was formerly a consultant at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and is currently the Centre Director of the International School of Disability Studies (ISDS).
Precious is a food enthusiast.
PhD, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
SSPSSR/Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2016
MA, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
SSPSSR/Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2012
School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2011
HEA Fellow, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).
Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2014
Teaching and public speaking
British Sign Language
A quick update about what Books2Africa is doing in response to these uncertain times caused by the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and supporters. Key to this is following government recommendations closely. Thankfully no suspected cases of COVID-19 have been reported amongst our staff and volunteers. Our Processing Centre in Canterbury is still operational and well stocked with the enough books and resources to ship to Africa.
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