I am a Lecturer in Education, providing lectures, seminars and distance learning across undergraduate education modules, the full- and part-time PGCE (PCET) courses and the Masters in Educational Practice (MEP). My intellectual interests are in inclusion and special educational needs, further education, disability studies and visual impairment.
I completed my PhD studies in January 2015. Prior to this I completed the PGCE (PCET) in-service course, and the Masters in Social Research Methods. Before returning to university in 2008, I worked in education and social services departments across South Wales. I worked with children, young people and adults with disabilities, and had a special interest and Rehabilitation Officer qualification in working with visually impaired people.
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Previous academic positions
Graduate Tutor on Education and Society, Further Education lecturer in Health and Social Care
I co-convene the second year module 'Policy and Practice in Contemporary Education' and take lectures and seminars. I lecture on the PGCE (PCET) programmes and undertake professional teaching assessments. I am also an assessor and academic supervisor on the MEP programme, and have contributed to module materials. I also guest lecture on the 'Reflections on Teaching and Learning Practice, Theory and Experience' module.
My research interests centre around education and disability, and include:
- Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
- Education Policy and Practice
- Further Education, Work and Skills
- Disability and Visual Impairment
I am also interested in qualitative and ethnographic research, with a specific interest in sensory ethnography and non-visual methods.