I have taught and researched in the area of work based learning and professional studies at Middlesex and elsewhere for more than 20 years. My background is as a Psychologist.
PhD, Middlesex Polytechnic, 1996
PGC Post Compulsory Education, Anglia Ploychnic University, 1997
Chartered Psychologist, 2005
Learning & Teaching Interests
At Middlesex I currently supervise on the transdisciplinary Doctorate in Professional Studies programme. My learning and teaching specialisms are in work based learning, professional studies, coaching, mentoring and supervision
Research Outputs & Interests
I have published a range of reports, book chapters, conference papers and research articles in education journals in the area of work based learning and professional doctorates. I am interested in the place of practice in Higher Education curricula and its impact on learners, organisations and society.
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Recent funded research I have led and been involved in includes:
Impact on doctoral teaching and learning of enhanced intercultural communication. Westminster University, 2017
Developing pedagogic research and practice. Westminster University, 2014
Research Information Digital Literacies Coalition, HEFCE, 2014
Engagement & Impact
I help develop the areas I work in as a member of the following groups:
Universities Association for Lifelong Learning’s Work and Learning Network Annual Conference, organising committee, 2001-
UK Council for Graduate Education/Middlesex University’s International Conference on Professional Doctorates, organising committee, 2009-
UALL Work Based Learning Network
International Association of Practice Doctorates
I have also undertaken consultancy work related to work based learning and professional doctorates in the UK and for Sweden, Turkey, Lithuania and Ireland.