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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Choose to challenge: The experience of disabled women in higher education

This post is a link to a recording from my International Women's Day keynote presented on the 8 March 2021 at the University of Manchester.

Disclosure Dances in Doctoral Education

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

Invisible disabilities in academia

This is a contribution to Times Higher Education from February 2018 about invisible disabilities in the higher education sector.

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.

Professional development portfolios

Many teacher training sessions and professional development courses nowadays link to or culminate in the compilation of portfolios. Portfolios are evidences and resources that are gathered and annotated systematically to provide an overview of the teachers' achievements, career events and areas for development. The process of gathering information for the portfolios is an opportunity to take a step back from everyday work to reposition yourself and reconsider your values, your development and your learning. Here is some help for developing portfolios.

Epistemology

Methodology and methods are only part of the story of choosing a research framework. The way you go about collecting and interpreting data is strongly influenced by how you interpret knowledge and truth. This is about the epistemology. In simple terms, epistemology is the theory of knowledge and deals with how knowledge is gathered and from which sources. In research terms your view of the world and of knowledge strongly influences your interpretation of data and therefore your philosophical standpoint should be made clear from the beginning.

Plagiarism

What is plagiarism? What are the consequences of plagiarism? What can you do to avoid plagiarising work? A brief introduction.

Writing a good academic essay

Consider some key elements when writing an academic essay: structure, language, use of sources.