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About

Background

Since joining City, University of London in 2005, Rosa has developed and led numerous educational initiatives at a School and university level.

She is the Lead for Teaching Excellence (LTE) for the Health Services Research and Management Division in the School of Health Sciences. This is a substantive role where she works with the other three LTEs and the Associate Dean for Education (Innovation and Technology) on developing and implementing the School's Learning and Teaching Strategy as well as promoting and enhancing excellent teaching and learning practice in her division through training, mentoring and supporting her divisional colleagues.

Rosa chairs the Community Engagement Committee, (CEC), a committee overseeing the development of all community engagement and user and carer involvement activities within the School. As part of this work, she led the establishment of the Service User and Carer Advisory Group (SUCAB), an innovative sub-committee of the CEC, comprised of health service users and carers. The SUCAB's remit is to support and advise on user and carer involvement across the School's entire teaching and learning portfolio, from curriculum planning and student recruitment to assessment practices.

Rosa is the School lead for Erasmus partnerships and activities, playing a key role in developing international partnerships and raising the profile of the School's international activities.

Rosa has extensive experience of programme and module development. She led the development and validation of the School of Health Science's new flagship programme, the BSc Health and Social Care, and previously led the development of two joint Masters programmes with Queen Mary, University of London: the MSc in Primary Care and the MSc Public Health. She was Programme Director for the MSc Primary Care for two years.

Before starting at City, and following an early career in landscape gardening, Rosa worked in primary care as a general practice manager before joining the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 1999, where she led a team of clinicians and facilitators in the Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG). Rosa facilitated the development of a set of clinical and administrative performance indicators, a local initiative and a precursor to the GMS Contract. The CEG additionally adapted clinical guidelines for local use and provided support and training to primary care practitioners across east London. During this time, Rosa was also a sessional Primary Care Tutor in City and Hackney, organising and facilitating education for GPs as well as being a fully trained Kings Fund Organisational Auditor, travelling around the UK and carrying out organisational audits of NHS trusts which had applied for Kings Fund accreditation. Rosa was also lead of the Hackney Practice Development Project, a local scheme matching practice managers to general practices requiring organisational or management support.

Qualifications

MSc Primary Care ; PG Cert. Academic Practice ; BSc (Hons); Applied Social Science (Cultural Studies)

Languages

Spanish, French, Italian

Administrative roles

-Lead for Teaching Excellence, HSRM Division
-Chair, SHS Community Engagement Committee
- Representative of HSRM Division on SHS Teaching and Learning Committee
- Representative of HSRM Division on SHS Internationalisation Committee
- Representative of HSRM Division on SHS Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team

Memberships of professional bodies

- Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow
- Society for Academic Primary Care, Member

Research

Research overview

Rosa's main areas of research include transgender health and social issues and alternative teaching and learning practices. In addition, Rosa is interested in queer and feminist research methods, LGBTQ sexual health, national and international health policy and the impact of migration on the health of migrants. The latter is the basis of an Erasmus Mundus agreement and collaboration with Linkoping University in Sweden and the University of Athens in Greece. She also collaborates with colleagues in the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden via an Erasmus partnership agreement.

Research areas

- Transgender health and social issues
- Queer and feminist research methods
- LGBTQ sexual health
- National and international health policy and the impact of migration on the health of migrants

Research centres

-Maternal and Child Health
- Public Health, Social Diversity and Inequality

Principal collaborators

- Dr Jennifer Fraser, University of Westminster
- Dr Lars Eriksson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
- Professor Katarina Hjelm, Linkoping University, Sweden
- Professor Panayiota Sourtzi, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
- Dr Elena Frolova, Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies, St Petersburg, Russia

Publications

Chapter

  1. Benato, R. (2012). The Effective Manager: Management skills for the advanced practitioner. In Cox, C.L., Hill, M.C. and Lack, V.M. (Eds.), (pp. 95–112). ROUTLEDGE.

Journal Articles (6)

  1. Benato, R. (2013). Gender and Popular Culture. FEMINISM & PSYCHOLOGY, 23(2), pp. 262–264. doi:10.1177/0959353512470376.
  2. Hjelm, K., Albin, B., Benato, R. and Sourtzi, P. (2012). Migration and health. Nurs Res Pract, 2012, p. 621914. doi:10.1155/2012/621914.
  3. MacKenzie, K.A., Abbott, S., Thomas, N., Apau, D., Benato, R. and Hicks, S. (2011). An educational partnership in health promotion for pre-registration nurses and further education college students. Primary Health Care Research and Development, Published online November 2011 . doi:10.1017/S1463423611000569.
  4. Hill, M., Benato, R.M., Frolova, E.V. and Gurina, N.A. (2010). The research potential of the pratice nurse. Russian Family Physician, 14(1), pp. 39–43.
  5. Bailey, J.V., Benato, R., Owen, C. and Kavanagh, J. (2008). Vulvovaginal candidiasis in women who have sex with women. Sex Transm Dis, 35(6), pp. 533–536. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31816766c2.
  6. Benato, R.M. (2008). Book review: Cropper, S et al (2007) 'Community health and wellbeing: action: research on health inequalities. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 9(2), pp. 166–167.

Education

Introduction

Rosa's main areas of teaching include commissioning, public health and primary care policy, health promotion theories and equality and diversity. She additionally leads 2 modules on the implementation of educational theory in clinical and research settings. Rosa also leads the award-winning Public Health Simulation module, a module delivered collaboratively with Hackney Community College for pre-registration nurses.

Educational Leadership

Lead for Teaching Excellence, HSRM Division

Module Leader for

- APM 035: Commissioning for Health and Social Care
- NMM 961/NMM 109: Leading and Facilitating Learning in Practice
- CRM 001: Work-Based Clinical Research Placement
- SC1002: Poverty, Housing and Welfare

Modules taught on

- NM 1729: Introduction to the Delivery of Professional Care (Public Health Simulation week)
- HS 2446: Communities and Health
- HSM 101/HSM 301/HS 1001: Engaging in Practice
- PHM005/PH 3001: Health Policy and Politics
- NA 1001: Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
- SL 3008: Professional Studies

Awards

- 2016. Shortlisted for VC Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- 2015. Shortlisted for the VC Award for Contribution to the Local Community for collaboration with Hackney Community College
- 2015. Shortlisted for a Nursing Times Student Award for collaboration with Hackney Community College
- 2015. Health Has Got Talent Award for collaboration with Hackney Community College
-2014. Health Has Got Talent award for Public Health History Walk

Other educational activity

Rosa successfully led and delivered an educational needs assessment project in Togo, west Africa, in 2016. Funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET), Rosa led a visit to Togo to identify gaps in educational provision in nursing and midwifery training. The visit has led to an educational partnership with the Togolese Department of Health, where Rosa is leading on the development of a jointly validated teacher training programme. This has additionally led to a close working relationship with the Togolese Embassy in London.

Rosa has devised a local public health history walk around Shoreditch and Hoxton which she delivers to new public health students. Visiting academics often ask to be taken on the walk, which serves as an excellent introduction to British social and cultural history, as well as providing valuable insights into an ancient part of the east end of London. The walk is available as a narrated film and as a downloadable file so that anybody can take the guided walk.

Rosa has also devised a short podcast summarising the month's key health stories, The Health Flash, available via Soundcloud.

Since joining City, University of London, Rosa has run short courses, workshops and modules on commissioning and developed joint international educational initiatives with Queen Mary, University of London (delivered in St Petersburg, Russia and Zagreb, Croatia) as well as with Erasmus partners in Greece and Sweden.

Rosa developed the concept of the interprofessional teaching practice, which has enabled the School to place pre-registration students directly into general practices. She is also a Community Link Lecturer in the City and Hackney Community of Practice area, working with and supporting mentors and students on community placements.

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (10)

  1. Discursive constructions of transmasculine gender and sexual Identities. London (2013).
    Description: Oral paper at City SHS Doctoral Student Conference
  2. Opening up the field of possibilities of gender? Transmasculinity and feminism. Cumberland Lodge, Windsor (2012).
    Description: Oral paper at Psychology of Women Section of the British Psychological Society conference
  3. Does the 'T' belong within LGBT? Holloway, London (2011).
    Description: Presenter and discussant at London LGBT Health Conference
  4. Balancing theory with lived experiences: is it possible to use feminist psychological methods to explore transmasculinity? Cumberland Lodge, Windsor (2011).
    Description: Paper at Psychology of Women Section of the British Psychological Society conference.
  5. How do transmasculine people discursively construct their gender identities, embodiment and sexual practice? London (2011).
    Description: Paper at the City Research Symposium, City University London. Runner up for best paper prize.
  6. Poster and 5 minute presentation: Delivering A Health Promotion Intervention For The Frail Elderly of St Petersburg, Russia: a collaborative educational initiative between City University, London and The Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies (MAPS) in St Petersburg, Russia. Edmonton, Canada (2011).
    Description: International Conference of Community Health and Nursing Research
  7. Poster and oral presentation: Creating Research-Active Practice Nurses: a joint teaching initiative between City University, London and The Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies (MAPS) in St Petersburg, Russia. Edmonton, Canada (2011).
    Description: International Conference of Community Health and Nursing Research
  8. Oral paper: Promoting concordance in chronic disease management in Russia and the UK: a collaborative educational initiative between City University, London, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and The Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies (MAPS) in St Petersburg, Russia. Adelaide, Australia (2009).
    Description: International Conference of Community Health and Nursing Research
  9. Oral paper: Crossing Boundaries - developing interprofessional and interdisciplinary learning opportunities: collaborative educational initiatives between City University, London, and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Adelaide, Australia (2009).
    Description: International Conference of Community Health and Nursing Research
  10. Poster and oral presentation: Developing a Skill-Mix Model for the Management of Long Term Conditions in Tower Hamlets PCT, London. Adelaide, Australia (2009).
    Description: International Conference of Community Health and Nursing Research

Online Article

  1. Specialist advice on how to stay healthy and well this year. MailOnlineUKc.moreover.com

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