Judith Bruce-Golding (BA, Wolverhampton; MSc, Keele; PGCE, Keele; EdD, University of Birmingham) is a part-time Research Fellow at the University of Southampton. Judith is working with the Research Team, Southampton Children’s Hospital and Epilepsy Research UK to explore families’ experiences on the Epilepsy Brain Surgery Pathway.
Judith has over 13 years of teaching experience working in mainstream and special education, and she completed the National Professional Certificate in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) in 2018. The research project focused on raising pupil attainment in Pupil Referral Unit settings using feedback, support and questioning techniques. Judith is a registered Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), and she is currently working towards the British Sign Language (BSL) level 3 qualification.
Judith has extensive experience in well-being and mental health. She is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer and a Suicide First Aid Tutor. To extend her knowledge in this area, Judith is researching suicide literacy and compassion in teachers in England. She is also passionate about engaging the public in research, where she has designed, co-led and facilitated community projects with adults, children and the elderly.
Judith is involved with academic research groups, including those that focus on alternative education, special needs and mental health. She is a member of the Impacts of Exclusion Research group, The Autism Community Research Network [ACoRNS] at the University of Southampton and the National Suicide Prevention Alliance. Judith is also a Reviewer for Sage Publications and Common Ground Research Networks.