I am a Senior Lecturer in Education, and you can see my publications in Open Research Online: http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/ks6228.html
I have authored and chaired the Primary Education modules E101 'Learning through enquiry in primary schools' and E207 'Subject knowledge and professional practice in primary schools'.
I contribute to the OU's International Development programmes. I am an author in the Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) projects: Suporting Women into Teaching in Malawi, a Pan Africa module on the teaching of early reading, and the Sierra Leone Girls Education Challenge (http://www.tessafrica.net ). I am leading the Elementary English strand of the TESS-India project ( http://www.open.ac.uk/about/open-educational-resources/oer-projects/tess-india ).
Before coming to the OU, I was Senior Lecturer in Primary English Education at Roehampton University. I was the research officer for Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), and carried out resarch with Creative Partnerships, Wandsworth Ethnic Minority Achievement Service, King's College London Widening Participation programme, and National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC). I was a primary school teacher in Lambeth and Wandsworth.
In a previous career, I worked for 20 years as a radio and television journalist in San Francisco, New York and London.
MA, Language, Ethnicity & Education, King's College London
PGCE, Roehampton University
Teacher development, bilingual learners, digital study skills for higher education
ICT skills for study: capabilities and challenges for foundation degree students - a FELS Scholarship of and for Teaching research project
last updated 17-Sep-2013