Since March 2014 Vitalia has been a member of the UoM Sustainability in the Curriculum Community of Practice (CoP). In June 2015 she has run a CoP session to researchers from UoM and MMU, whose research links to sustainability. Vitalia’s session focused on the use of multimedia (video clips, films and images) to enhance Education for Sustainable Development. Over the last four years Vitalia contributed to and organised various ESD initiatives at the Faculty.
In 2017 Vitalia won the "Make the Difference" Award in the category "Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability". In 2018 Vitalia participated in two international conferences: the ISCN annual conference in Stockholm and Sustainable Dentistry Conference in London.
PGCE (Further, Higher and Adult Education), PhD., M.S.Ec.
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Fellow, The Higher Education Academy
Member of the working group - the Social Responsibility Dental Division Group