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Lecturer, Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships, The Open University

I am currently a lecturer (access and curriculum) at the Open University's Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships, where I am also the Academic Conduct Officer and Assessment Lead. I am the Academic Lead for the Open University Badging Project which is developing the first university badged open courses outside the USA. I have been working as skills lead, author and critical reader on Open University Health and Social Care modules.

My research interests include widening participation and learning in later life, as well as later life sexuality. I am the chair of the Association of Education and Ageing.

In June 2014, I became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • 2004–present
    Lecturer, Access and Curriculum, The Open University


  • 2008 
    Staffordshire University, PhD