Student Wellbeing Team
Student Wellbeing Team
Through workshops and one-to-one appointments, the SWT can provide information, advice and guidance on a range of issues, from personal and academic issues to specialist referrals. The SWT also work alongside other members of staff and students’ GPs, all of whom can provide ongoing support.
Kimberley Aparisio MA (UCL)
Head of Student Wellbeing
Kimberley is responsible for administering and supervising the operation of the student wellbeing offering at NCH, ensuring an environment conducive to social and intellectual growth, as well as the academic success of students.
Kimberley has worked in the field of study abroad in various capacities over a period of 15+ years. She enjoyed a stint at Goldsmiths College, via the Cornell-Brown-Penn Centre UK, during her own study abroad experience. Kimberley completed her BA at the University of Pennsylvania, and a MA at the UCL Institute of Education, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in Education.
Maddy Hughes MSc (King's)
Student Wellbeing Coordinator
Maddy works with the Student Wellbeing Team, providing advice and guidance to students who need disability or learning support. Maddy is also responsible for supporting students with extenuating circumstances applications and exam adjustments.
Before joining NCH, Maddy worked at King’s College London Medical School, providing support for doctors and students in the delivery of the General Practice curriculum and has previous experience of 24/7 pastoral care for study abroad programmes.
Maddy completed her BSc in Psychology at Florida State University and her MSc in the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
Sharon Godfrey MA (Southbank University)
Mental Health Adviser
Sharon is responsible for providing guidance, support and information for students with mental health concerns as well as promoting wellbeing events and workshops. Prior to joining NCH, she worked as a Staff Counsellor at Transport for London before moving into education at BPP University, the University of Waterloo and London Metropolitan University in their Counselling/Student Support Services.
Sharon initially trained and worked as a Cardio-thoracic Intensive Care Nurse at Papworth Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic before gaining a degree in Humanities (Hons) at Greenwich. To explore her interest in emotional as well as physical wellbeing, she completed her Masters in Trauma Counselling and Humanistic Psychotherapy & Object Relations at South Bank University. Sharon is passionate about supporting students to maintain their wellbeing whilst on their academic journey.