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Paula Benton

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Hls Staff Profile Paula BentonPaula’s professional background is Career Guidance and she worked as a Careers Adviser in the North East of England, specialising in careers education.  She went on to becomea Senior Manager with responsibility for staff development for the Connexions service in Northumberland were she developed accredited guidance programmes for a range of professionals in education, work based learning, youth and adult community settings.

She has developed several nationally acclaimed projects to develop guidance within secondary and post 16 education, has written for national and international guidance publications and has won 2 ICG National Career Awards for innovation in the field of career guidance.

After a number of years as a visiting lecturer, she joined Northumbria University in 2008 and teaches on the Guidance and Counselling part route of the Society Joint Honours degree. She is an Admissions Tutor for the programme and also leads core and optional modules relating to employability and professional practice.


  • Academic Studies in Education MA (Hons) November 18 2015
  • Teacher Training City andGuildsLevel 1 June 30 2000
  • Careers Guidance PGDip June 30 1995

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