Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences and Education, Staffordshire University

I am an educational researcher and biologist. My research interest is into social learning in higher education where I consider who are the learners. I have recently published a paper that explored higher education tutors as learners within their communities of practice. Other publication have explored students learning within communities of practice outside of the formal curriculum. I have published in areas of peer-assessment and feedback and I have presented extensively both nationally and at international at educational conferences.

At a national level I have also had a great opportunity to work with different Centres for Excellence. For example I have been part of the ASKe (Centre for Assessment and Standards) work on assessment and feedback and was part of their national assessment manifesto and feedback workshop delivered to Heads of Staff Development.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University

Education

  • 1992 
    Hatfield Polytechnic, BSc Hons Applied Biology