I am a Curriculum Developer at Keele University, where I support academic professional development, provide curriculum consultancy, and lead on a number of student success initiatives. I enjoy helping others to design their own innovative teaching practices and inclusive learning communities that encourage all students to engage with their curriculum and academic practice.
My work in curriculum design and development is informed by my wide-ranging background in higher education. In addition to my work in curriculum design and development, I have worked as a study skills tutor as part of Keele's 1:1 coaching academic programme and taught and convened modules across multiple schools at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have organised a national conference on inclusive education and worked as a Research Associate on multiple national pedagogical projects, resulting in open access resources that support colleagues in their online and in-situ teaching practices during and after the pandemic.
I have also been involved in widening participation activities through my work with Higher Horizons+ as an English Outreach Tutor, where I delivered various university 'taster' sessions to local secondary school students. It was through a similar outreach scheme that I was inspired to pursue higher education, so it gives me great pleasure to support other students in exploring their options and reaching their full potential.
My teaching has been recognised by multiple awards and I have been invited to speak nationally about creative and inclusive approaches to pedagogy. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Photograph: Selection of Year 9 students’ blackout poems (2020)