I am Head of ODL Student Education at the University of Leeds. I am based in the University’s Online Distance Learning Centre, established in 2016 to oversee and support the development and delivery of new ODL PGT managed programmes from across the University.
In January 2014 I was awarded a University Student Education Fellowship (USEF). University Student Education Fellowships are awarded for outstanding contribution to teaching and the development of student learning. The fellowship is supported by project funding of £15,000 in total, and an annual honorarium of £1,000 for three years.
I joined the University of Leeds in 2010 as a Teaching Fellow and Online Learning Specialist at the Centre for Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA), University of Leeds. My role involved managing the Centre’s e-learning portfolio, including our online distance learning masters programme in Applied and Professional Ethics, and our online CPD provision developed by our consultancy and training team. I also supported the Centre’s Director in managing our taught programmes, and taught applied ethics within the Centre and in other Faculties and Schools.
From 2013 onwards I acted as the Centre’s Director of Student Education, with responsibility for the management of the IDEA Centre’s taught programmes and modules, including our online distance learning MA programmes.
I completed my Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded-PhD in Philosophy (‘Global Distributive Justice: Relational and Non-Relational Approaches’) at The University of Sheffield in March 2010. During my doctoral study I was funded by the Centre for Inquiry-Based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences (CILASS) to develop a new level three blended-learning module in applied political philosophy. After graduating I worked as a e-learning assistant with Research in Practice, based in the Department of Sociological Studies at Sheffield.