I am committed to enabling an excellent student learning experience and seeking out opportunities for growth and enhancement. I have research, publishing, and grant-funding credentials and widely recognised on a national and international scale for contributions to the discipline of Sociology and the wider social sciences and to the study of learning, teaching and assessment. I am PVC (Student Experience) at the University of Derby, UK and member of the University Executive Team.
I have a particular interest in how to best support the student learning experience. I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2014. I have published widely on learning and teaching matters, especially around the themes of learner autonomy, work-based learning and the teaching of 'race' and ethnicity. I was, until 2010, the Associate Director of the national Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, part of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).