Dragana Ramsden, Morley College
Dragana began her career as a sessional tutor in community-based adult learning. She worked for the WEA London Region and Mary Ward Centre, where I became responsible for Community Interpreting and Translation curriculum. In 2009 she began to manage the development and delivery of a much wider curriculum, delivered as part of the responsive and partnership-driven Community Learning and Engagement programme at Morley College London. Since then she has been responsible for a range of projects engaging with diverse groups of adults with complex personal, social or economic circumstances. The most recent one has been a Community Learning Mental Health research project delivered at Morley College.
Developing a new vision of a collaborative partnership between Adult Community Learning and Mental Health primary care. Heroes and Anti-Heroes, what is the measure that we need?
Dragana’s research focuses on two main themes: a vision for public sector partnership and the leadership characteristics needed for its development. The purpose of the research is to stimulate the stakeholders to reflect strategically on the values of joint work, create a new vision of partnership working between the adult education and health sectors and begin to articulate the leadership characteristics necessary for developing this vision. The main ambition of this new vision is to accomplish improved outcomes for adults with mild and moderate mental health issues through more effective collaboration between the sectors.