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Mrs Kate Lister

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I am a Lecturer in Education Studies at the Open University, specialising in accessibility and inclusive pedagogy. I have an MA in educational technology, the dip.TESOL teaching licentiate, I am a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and I am in the final stages of a doctorate in education (EdD) focusing on student mental wellbeing. My role involves contributing to teaching and research in inclusive education, leading the Cross-Faculty Accessibility Working Group, supporting staff to be inclusive by design, and championing disabled student needs at different echelons of the University. My background is in educational technology, language learning and accessible and inclusive pedagogies in international contexts; I worked in Germany, Spain and China before moving to the UK to take up my current role. My research interests include barriers to learning, mental health and wellbeing in learning, participatory research, student engagement and inclusive approaches in language. 

Publications

Evaluating inclusion in distance learning: a survey of university staff attitudes, practices and training needs (2020-10-07)
Lister, Kate; Pearson, Victoria K.; Collins, Trevor D. and Davies, Gareth
Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research ((Early Access))


Learning Needs, Barriers, Differences and Study Requirements: How Students Identify as ‘disabled’ in Higher Education (2020-04)
Lister, Kate; Coughlan, Tim and Owen, Nathaniel
Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 22(1) (pp. 95-111)


Disability’ or ‘Additional study needs’? Identifying students’ language preferences in disability-related communications (2020-03)
Lister, Kate; Coughlan, Tim and Owen, Nathaniel
European Journal of Special Needs Education ((Early Access))


Embedding and Sustaining Inclusive Practice to Support Disabled Students in Online and Blended Learning. (2019-06-14)
Pearson, Victoria; Lister, Katharine; McPherson, Elaine; Gallen, Anne-Marie; Davies, Gareth; Colwell, Chetz; Bradshaw, Kate; Braithwaite, N St.J and Collins, Trevor
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1, Article 4


Accessible Inclusive Learning: Foundations (2019-12-18)
Coughlan, Tim; Lister, Kate; Seale, Jane; Scanlon, Eileen and Weller, Martin
In: Ferguson, Rebecca; Jones, Ann and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Educational visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation (pp. 51-73)
ISBN : 978-1-911-52980-4 | Publisher : Ubiquity press | Published : London


Accessible Inclusive Learning: Futures (2019-12-18)
Coughlan, Tim; Lister, Kate; Seale, Jane; Scanlon, Eileen and Weller, Martin
In: Ferguson, Rebecca; Jones, Ann and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Educational visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation (pp. 75-91)
ISBN : 978-1-911-52980-4 | Publisher : Ubiquity press | Published : London


Accessible Conversational User Interfaces: Considerations for design (2020)
Lister, Kate; Coughlan, Tim; Iniesto, Francisco; Freear, Nick and Devine, Peter
In : Web for All 2020 (20-21 Apr 2020, Taipei, Taiwan)


Designing an Assistant for the Disclosure and Management of Information about Needs and Support: the ADMINS project (2020)
Iniesto, Francisco; Coughlan, Tim; Lister, Kate and Holmes, Wayne
In : 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (26-28 Oct 2020, Athens, Greece (Online))


Accessibility Coordinators: A model for embedded, sustainable change towards inclusive higher education (2019-11-11)
Pearson, Victoria; Lister, Katharine and Coughlan, Tim
In : 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2019) (11-13 Nov 2019, Seville, Spain) (pp. 3127-3136)


Towards Inclusive Language: Exploring student-led approaches to talking about disability-related study needs (2019-11-11)
Lister, Katharine; McPherson, Elaine; Coughlan, Tim; Gallen, Anne-Marie and Pearson, Victoria
In : 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2019) (11-13 Nov 2019, Seville, Spain) (pp. 1444-1453)


Our Journey: Designing and utilising a tool to support students to represent their study journeys (2019)
Coughlan, Tim; Lister, Kate and Freear, Nick
In : 13th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED) (11-13 Mar 2019, Valencia, Spain) (pp. 3140-3147)


Embedding and Sustaining Inclusive Practices in STEM (2019)
McPherson, E.; Lister, K.; Pearson, V. K.; Colwell, C.; Gallen, A. M. and Collins, T.
In : 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (11-13 Mar 2019, Valencia, Spain) (pp. 2717-2722)


Understanding SEaM student comments from a Big(ger)Data perspective: what are students saying? (2018-06)
Ullmann, Thomas; Lay, Stephanie; Coughlan, Tim; Lister, Katharine; Cross, Simon; Rienties, Bart and Whitelock, Denise
In : CALRG Annual Conference 2018 (18-19 Jun 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes) (pp. 39-39)


The accessibility of administrative processes: Assessing the impacts on students in higher education (2018-04-23)
Coughlan, Tim and Lister, Katharine
In : 15th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (Web4All 2018) (23-25 Apr 2018, Lyon, France)


Student perceptions of the language of disability, deficit and empowerment (2018-04)
Lister, Katharine and Coughlan, Tim
In : Proceedings of the fifth Widening Participation Conference (26-27 Apr 2018, Milton Keynes)


Understanding Accessibility as a Process through the Analysis of Feedback from Disabled Students (2017-04-02)
Coughlan, Tim; Ullmann, Thomas Daniel and Lister, Kate
In : Web for All 2017 (2-4 Apr 2017, Perth, Australia)


How to make learning support mental wellbeing (2019-11-08)
Lister, Kate
TEDxOpenUniversity