Job: Lecturer in Education Studies
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: 0116 250 6578
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.
Institute for Research in Criminology and Community and Social Justice
My research focuses broadly in the area of teaching and learning in higher education and, more specifically, on transfer of learning in the transition between university and the workplace.
I am interested in students’ experiences of work-placements and internships while at university, and how these experiences may enable them to develop a “professional identity”. I am also interested in the development and exploration of qualitative research methods to investigate the transition between university and work.
Thinking and Learning in Higher EducationPreparing for Professional PracticeGlobal Comparative Education
PhD in Education, University of Leeds MA in Training Management and Educational Administration, University of Coimbra (Portugal)BA (Licenciatura) in Education Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
School of Education Scholarship, University of Leeds (2012-2015).Full Scholarship, FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (2015 - 2017)
BAICE - British Association for International & Comparative Education EERA Emerging Researchers' Group
Fellow, The Higher Education AcademyCertificate of Pedagogic Competences, IEFP - Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional
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