I am a Senior Lecturer in academic development and doctoral researcher at The University of Lincoln and am the lead for the HEFCE Catalyst funded research project, ‘Intervention for Success’, at this institution. The project aims to enhance the support and interventions given to HE students through academic personal tutoring.
I have designed and delivered staff development on personal tutoring, am a member of the UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) Professional Development committee and am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Previously, within further education, I held the roles of manager of personal tutoring and head of department for English. I always taught alongside managerial roles, most recently as course leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education course in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University. Going further back, I was a manager of English and full-time teacher of English for several years.
A keen writer, researcher and blogger within education, I’m passionate about the impact the support side of the Lecturer’s role, including personal tutoring and coaching, can have on students individually, as well as on institutions more broadly, and I’m committed to developing this field further. As such, I am keen to make connections with others about writing, research and development.
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