I am a lecturer in education and academic head of learning and teaching at the UCL Institute of Education, London. I am currently leading the module “Literacy, Language and Communication”, a compulsory module within the BA Education Studies.
Most recently, I worked as a programme leader, lecturer and tutor on a secondary teacher education programme.
I hold the Master of Teaching from the Institute of Education, and a Magister der Philosophie in Anglistics & Americanistics and French from the University of Vienna, Austria. I also hold the postgraduate IoLET Diploma in Translation, and I have gained the Fellow as well as the Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
After my first degree I worked as a secondary teacher of modern foreign languages and taught English and French in Austria and German and French in the UK. Having gained several years of practical experience in the classroom I made the move from secondary to higher education.
My research interests lie with advancing learning and teaching and ways of improving knowledge generation
- effective teaching
- research and professional practice
- research methodologies
- curriculum development
- supporting students with their learning (eg. special needs, dyslexia and bilingualism)