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Dr Jill Hendron

Casual hourly paid Teaching Assistant

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Institute for Research in Social Sciences


Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Dr Jill Hendron is a Lecturer in counselling and health communication, she teaches counselling both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

She holds a BSc Hons (first class) degree and a PhD from Ulster University, both in the area of Communication & counselling.

Dr Hendron's research interests are focused on the impact upon professionals from undertaking a caring role; emotional intelligence and grief. In particular she has an interest in clergy wellbeing and this was the focus of her DEL funded PhD research. She has worked as a counsellor within the voluntary sector since 1995, working mainly with grief and loss.

Dr Hendron is a member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy: The European Association for Counselling.

She also has a number of associated qualification and is an Emotional Intelligence practitioner, a Compassion Fatigue Specialist and she also holds a coaching qualification.

Dr Hendron has published in the area of secondary impact and emotional Intelligence and presented both nationally and internationally on these topics. She has also been part of a BACP team producing literature for those working with survivors of spiritual abuse.

She also acts as reviewer for a number of national and international journals and publishers on the topics of secondary impact; clergy wellbeing; Emotional Intelligence and coaching.

Dr Hendron is currently involved in a pilot study examining the impact upon of palliative care nurses as they care for those who move towards the end of life.