I am currently the MA Education Practice Programme Leader and I teach and supervise students on the BA Education Studies, the MA Education Practice and the Doctoral College.
I joined the education team at DMU in October 2018. Previously, I was a researcher in the School of Education at the University of Leeds, working on the project “Narnian Virtues: A Character Education English Curriculum”, funded by £1.1M from the John Templeton Foundation.
In 2017, I completed my PhD on “Transfer of Learning between Higher Education and the Workplace” also at the University of Leeds, and prior to that I completed a Master by research at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In Portugal, I worked as a research assistant, an education technician, a project manager and as a training coordinator. All of these roles allowed me to explore different areas of adult education, leading me to a desire to work in higher education and explore issues around transfer of learning and the transition between university and the workplace.
My research interests are learning and teaching in higher education, namely issues related to transfer of learning, employability and the transition from education into work. I have also developed a particular interest in qualitative research methods.