This is an extract from a guest post on the Supervising PhDs Community Blog, which I co-authored with Dr Jo Collins from University of Kent. In the post, we explore what research supervisors can do to help develop a sense of belonging amongst their...
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This is an extract from a guest post on the Supervising PhDs Community Blog, where I explore the experience of "atypical" students, and what research supervisors can do to better support those "atypical" students.
This article presents an original engagement with research into emotions in the PhD to ask ‘Where’s the validation?’ by using emotion work as a theoretical foundation.
This is an extract from a guest interview on the Liberating the Curriculum website of UCL published in relation to my ableism in academia work. In this post, I reflect on my ableism work, how I came about to take a leading role in the activism around...
This is an extract from a guest post on the Conference Inference blog published upon invitation in relation to my ableism in academia work. In this post, I illustrate what it means to do conferencing "disabled style", when your body and/or mind are not...
In this chapter I explore my journey from a secondary teacher to teacher educator to lecturer, a journey that signifies for me the transition from a teacher interested in embodiment to an embodied teacher and finally to an embodied academic.
This is an example for analysis within Embodied Inquiry from my research with chronically ill academics. The illustrated poem was created from the transcripts of conversations with chronically ill academics and an arts-based approach to making sense of...
This is a contribution to Times Higher Education from February 2018 about invisible disabilities in the higher education sector.
Please, download my full CV from here. I am Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. and Associate Professor University College London. I currently lead the modules “Literacy, Language and Communication”,...
This paper considers the use of identity boxes as a data collection method to elicit experiences.
This paper seeks to exemplify a reflexive approach to data analysis that accounts for the researcher’s positionality as well as the increasingly untraditional, unconventional data stemming from creative data collection methods.
This chapter argues that higher education research can benefit from fusing existing methodological and theoretical paradigms with more creative, playful and artistic approaches.
This is my contribution to the RAI2018 conference in London "I can't describe what I'm going through - research, arts and therapy".
This workshop provides attendees with reflective tools to help PhD students understand their innermost emotions, concerns and needs, which is a first step towards developing strategies for well-being.
From the context of UK higher education this article explores ableism in academia to stimulate a debate and raise awareness of those disabled and ill academics , whose voices are not heard.
The paper reports on the lived experience of fibromyalgia, which used identity boxes and metaphorical representation to offer a holistic view.