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Handbags: representations of identity and memories

Handbags: I am inviting you to take in part in my research project. Information, contact details and consent form available from here.

Creative output: This is just to say

This is an example of an ethnographic poem, the output of poetic inquiry and analysis within Embodied Inquiry from my research with academics.

The part-time doctorate

This is an extract from a guest post on the Thriving Part-Time blog to highlight the experience of time and how to make the most of it as a part-time doctoral student.

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.

Research impact poster

This is an example of a prize-winning research impact poster.

Disability post-lockdown

This post is a link to a recording from an event held on the 25th November 2020 via the University of Birmingham, where I was asked to discuss disability experiences before and after Covid19 Lockdown.

Article: Increasing students’ engagement with reflections

This article seeks to explore the nature and depth of students’ engagement by providing an example from a teacher education programme.

Article: Making academia more accessible

The remit of this paper is to provide practical ideas and recommendations to address accessibility issues in events and conferences as a first step to improving existing working conditions.

A conversation about creative and art-based methods in research

This entry shows the edited outcome of a video-recorded conversation regarding the use of creative and art-based methods in research.

Presentation from the HEA Annual conference

This is my contribution to the HEA annual conference that was held in Manchester in July 2017.

Identity boxes

In this post I describe what identity boxes are, how I developed the idea and why identity boxes can be used in research.

Playing games in lessons

Games are often used as motivators in lessons, but games shall not become the main focus. We are teachers and learning needs to be central to lessons.

Plagiarism workshop resources

Download some resources for a plagiarism workshop from here.

Challenges for mentors

Being a mentor for trainee teachers is rewarding and challenging at the same time. Ultimately, the smiles on a trainee teacher's face after successful lessons is definitely worth every battle against all odds.