I work in the Learning Design team at the Open University, where I deliver workshops for faculty teams at the start of the module production process. I also support external organisations with their Learning Design processes and am part of a Cross Institutional Network sharing good practice across Higher Education Institutions.
Previously I have worked as a teacher and education manager specialising in inclusion, working in Secure Training Centres, prisons and Childrens Homes to support Looked After Children to succeed in education.
Transform Ed - a "Through the Gate" project to support OU students in prison to continue their studies when they leave custody, offering study partners, a learning community, a physical space to study and support to progress into meaningful employment.
Student workload and retention - quantifying student workload; exploring patterns of workload in OU modules and the effect on student retention during the study period.
Presented at EPALE Conference 2016 on Prison, Education and Life After Release.