Book: Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

Deeply embedded in personal experiences, this perceptive book provides examples for universities to develop inclusive practices, accessible working and learning conditions and a less ableist environment.

Article: Scope and continuum of participatory research

In this article, I draw on three case studies to explore the relationship between participatory and creative research methods.
Image of two weaves. One weave is robust and carefully woven, the other one is missing some steps, and therefore less robust and rigorous.

Systematic Visuo-Textual Analysis

I was invited to contribute to the Photovoice Worldwide webinar series to present the Systematic Visuo-Textual Analysis, a framework for analysing visual and textual data.
Image of cover slide of the AdvanceHE presentation.

Challenging unconscious bias

This post is a link to a recording from a presentation for AdvanceHE on the topic of how to challenge unconscious bias.
Image of the cover for the book "how to make the most of your research journal": a journal surrounded by items used for journaling

The PhD Life Raft podcast: Reflective journaling

I was invited to contribute to The PhD Life Raft Podcast. My contribution was about research journaling and reflective practice, and the book Making the most of your research journal.
Image of a person building a model using LEGO bricks

SAGE MethodSpace: Choosing creative methods for research

I was invited to contribute to the SAGE MethodSpace to talk about how I use creative methods, and why I use creative methods, given the population and the nature of my research.

Book: Ableism in Academia

The book "Ableism in Academia" provides an interdisciplinary outlook on ableism that is currently missing. Through reporting research data and exploring personal experiences, the contributors theorise and conceptualise what it means to be/work outside the stereotypical norm.

Chapter: Assessments: letting students decide

If students are to take responsibility for their learning, then why are they not also in charge of their assessments? This question forms the basis for this paper that is co-written between two students and one member of staff.

Using creative methods to collect data in social research

Workshop to explore creativity within research and to identify opportunities to use creative methods within the research process.

Article: Partnership in learning

This paper outlines two distinct staff-student collaborations and how such a partnership may innovate teaching practices.

Book review: Doing research in education – Theory and practice

This review is about the book "Doing research in education". A fabulous resource and introduction to doing research in education.

Using creative methods to reflect

Producing reflections can be a creative process if we allow for more creative methods, such as Lego models.

Action research or case study?

When planning for a practice-based enquiry or small-scale study you will most often be confronted with the choice between an action research or case study approach. Here is a simplified exploration to get you started.

Manage behaviour in lessons

One of the most daunting aspects for new teachers is to manage behaviour in lessons. The dynamics of the classroom and the teacher's personality are probably key to how much classroom management you will need to do and which strategies you can use. However, there are some basic rules that you should consider and that will help you manage behaviour in your lesson.