- Academic Development Consultant – Curriculum Redefined
- Key areas of activity
- I am passionate about making the transformative experience of higher education available to all students regardless of their background. My academic development practice is student and community centred as well as research led: it builds on experience gained in major UK and Irish universities across roles in research and teaching with integrated and wide-ranging student pastoral responsibilities together with researcher development and funded project management responsibilities. Drawing on this experience, I work in partnership with academic and professional service teams together with students across the University to develop research-led academic development consultancy in support of the delivery of the University’s transformative student education project ‘Curriculum Redefined’. As Lead Curriculum Redefined Consultant for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, I have a specialist remit to develop, in partnership with colleagues and students in the various schools, arts-and-humanities-tailored resources, workshops and communities of practice aligned with the core themes of Curriculum Redefined. And a key dimension of this work centres on capturing and disseminating examples of best practice in transformative student education across the schools, the Faculty and the wider University. I also serve as a University Health and Wellbeing Champion.
- interdisciplinary programme design, creative pedagogies, authentic assessment, feedback literacies, decolonising the curriculum, co-creation and student voice, learning communities and belonging, global citizenship, Transition to HE, employability and student futures, pedagogies of care, SOTL development in the disciplines, higher education policy and knowledge exchange.
- Qualifications and Professional Body Membership
- BA(Hons), MPhil, PhD
Key Funded Disciplinary Research and Pedagogic (SOTL) Projects
- ‘Caribbean Globalizations: 1492 to the Present Day’, The University of Oxford (The Leverhulme Trust & The University of Oxford, 2008-2012).
- ‘Confluences: Interdisciplinary Dialogues in Humanities Research and Teaching’, The University of Limerick (2012-2014, Faculty Research Board).
- ‘The Online (Student-facing) Transition to HE Skills Development Portfolio for the Arts and Humanities’ (Nottingham Trent University/HEFCE, 2019).
- ‘Building Online Learning Communities’ (Bespoke resources and workshops on online communities, Transition to HE and belonging) (The University of Sussex, 2020-2022).
- ‘Decolonising the Curriculum at Sussex: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives’ (A Collaborative staff-student project) (The University of Sussex, 2021- 2022).
- ‘The Strategic Themes in Assessment and Feedback Speaker Series’ (The University of Sussex, 2021-2022).
- ‘The Curriculum Review and Humanities Pedagogic Cafés’ (Programme of cross-humanities pedagogic cafés and themed curriculum review workshops on employability, student experience and the hidden curriculum in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex 2021-22).
My disciplinary research centres on the literary, dramatic and visual cultures of the Global Francophone Caribbean. Key publications include Maryse Condé and the Space of Literature (Legenda, 2012) and the co-edited volume of essays (with Richard Scholar) Caribbean Globalizations: 1492 to the Present Day (Liverpool, 2015).