I joined the Open University in 1992 as a Staff Tutor in the West Midlands Region, after several years as a student and Associate Lecturer. I was an Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Technology and in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology before becoming a central academic and Director of Teaching in the former Department of Engineering and Innovation.
I am currently Deputy Head of School and have recently chaired the successful submission for an Athena SWAN Bronze award..
My scholarship interests are in three key areas; assessment for learning, inclusive engineering education and Women in Engineering.
I am an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology.
I am currently a member of several module teams teaching engineering to first year students. I am particularly interested in encouraging more women to study engineering.
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