2020-06-15

LEGO reflections in Higher Education

This is a guest post on the Advance HE website published after I had delivered a successful workshop at the HEA Annual Conference demonstrating how to use LEGO reflections in higher education. Nicole Brown facilitated an interactive workshop at the recent HEA Annual Conference, where participants used LEGO® and a […]
2020-05-21

NADSN Position Paper

The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN) has produced a COVID-19 post-lockdown position paper. In this paper, NADSN’s observations about the lived experiences of disabled people during COVID-19 are discussed alongside considerations of the changing workplace and relevant policies and practices. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations concerning disabled staff.
2020-05-19

Invisible disabilities in academia

This is a contribution to Times Higher Education from February 2018 about invisible disabilities in the higher education sector.
2018-06-15

Reshaping higher education

This is my reshaping higher education contribution to the post-strike Big Meeting organised by Reclaim the University in June 2018.
2018-06-12

“I can’t describe what I’m going through”

This is my contribution to the RAI2018 conference in London "I can't describe what I'm going through - research, arts and therapy".
2018-04-09

Using creative methods to support well-being amongst PhD students

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.
2018-04-09

Ableism in academia: where are the disabled and ill academics?

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.
2017-12-10

Academic identity: active identity and body work in academia

In my contribution to the SRHE Annual Conference, I talked about academics' active body work and identity work to maintain their academic identity.
2017-11-16

Making sense of fibromyalgia experiences

To make sense of my participants' experiences, I am creating an art installation based on the raw data I receive in my research work.
2017-11-16

PASAR Connecting Communities conference

This is my contribution to the PASAR Connecting Communities conference, which was held in November 2017.
2017-10-20

Ableism in Academia

Call for contributions to the Ableism in Academia symposium and special edition publication.
2017-10-11

Presentation from CSHE Research Festival

This is my contribution to the CSHE Research Festival 2017, which was held in October 2017 at the University of Kent.
2016-11-29

What’s your message?

In this post I am asking "What's your message?". This is about teachers' behaviours and attitudes and how students perceive these.
2016-05-21

The “I” in Fibromyalgia at the PGFes2016

This is my contribution to the Postgraduate Research Festival, the PGFes2016, at the University of Kent.
2016-03-02

Using audience response systems for teaching

In my experience using audience response systems in secondary or higher education can improve participation and engagement amongst learners.
2016-02-28

Teacher training placements

A brief outline of intended research in relation to the placements within teacher training.