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Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Westminster

I am a Senior Lecturer in the University of Westminster's Centre for Teaching Innovation with a specific interest in language and identity, particularly at an intersection of personal, political and cultural identities. I am also actively engaged in causes and issues relating to social justice, community engagement and EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion). My academic work involves educational and pedagogic research focused on having a real-world impact, as evidenced by my body of work to date. This has involved regular interaction with the media and business worlds, including TV appearances and consultancy in such areas as educational and EDI initiatives within football clubs. I have written for numerous newspapers and magazines, as well as a series of online blogs.

I have also engaged in consultancy work looking at speech patterns of those engaged in politics, or roles in society that involve some form of persuasion/selling techniques. My most recent consultancy work has been with football clubs looking at fan engagement.

In more recent times I have written about Northern Irish and Irish affairs in both the academic and ocular media domains. This has included a recent publication in the Taylor & Francis National Identities journal and opinion pieces in publications such as The Conversation, The Irish Times and The Belfast Telegraph. My published works of fiction also contain social and political themes relating to Britain, Ireland and popular culture.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer - Languages & Education , University of Westminster

Education

  • 2014 
    UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER , PHD IN EDUCATION