Award: CeLP Date awarded: 2017
Subjects of expertiseAcademic Literacy (Reading and Writing), CeLP, Induction and Transition, Information Literacy, Leadership and Management, Study Skills
I’m Head of the Writing Development Centre at Newcastle University. I’ve been a Learning Developer since 2006, and have worked in a variety of institutions from Oxbridge, Russell Group, 1994 Group and Post92, and contexts including student services and libraries. I have a PhD in Modern and Medieval Languages, a PGCE in Further and Higher Education, and qualifications in Supporting the Dyslexic Learner and Mental Health First Aid. As well as CeLP, I am SFHEA and a National Teaching Fellow. I am a member of ALDinHE’s Steering Group and lead on training. I blog and tweet about LD as @scholastic_rat.
How can I help Learning Developers?
I would be very happy to support other Learning Developers leading and managing an LD service, and interprofessional working with academics and other Student Services professionals. I have a special interest in one to one work, induction and transition (including postgraduates) and the intersection of academic literacies with information and digital literacies. I could also support colleagues with recognition, including UKPSF and NTF. I am interested in developing the theoretical and professional base for learning development and therefore supporting colleagues considering their own CPD or that of their teams.