I am a Reader in Higher Education Research in the new university Research Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment. Within the Centre I am Interim Theme Lead for Research in Intercultural Engagement and Global Education.
My research interests include intercultural sensitivity in open, international online learning (OIL), as well as creative, experimental, participatory and interdisciplinary (online) pedagogies. My perspectives are informed by participatory approaches and practices with students, staff and external partners, whereby learning with co-participants is reciprocal, where participants are not kept at a distance, and where perspectives and viewpoints can be explored through the research process to address, question and promote issues about, for example, global graduate preparedness or new modes of educational delivery for internationalisation-at-home.
I work with a wide range of external and international partners enhancing the research capacity of the Research Centre and its funding base.