I am a member of the Academic Development team that delivers the in-house Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education (PgC THE) and institutional Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme. I gained the PgC THE and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2016. I am involved in a range of projects tasked with delivering some of the key objectives of the Learning and Teaching Strategy, and I have a special interest in the inclusive curriculum, internationalisation, and first-generation student. Together with Sue Tangney, I deliver the institutional workshop 'What do we mean by the inclusive curriculum?'
Before joining LTDU, I taught English Literature at the University of South Wales at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, alongside running the pan-Wales HEFCW-funded Women in Universities Mentoring Scheme (WUMS). I have also previously worked for the Welsh Books Council, and at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the former University of Wales, Newport.
On taking up my post with LTDU in 2012, I was responsible for initiating systems, processes and governance to facilitate the collection and maintenance of Key Information Set (KIS) data, which informs the student choice website Unistats. I currently work across schools and units to coordinate the annual KIS data return, keep the Unistats website up-to-date, and ensure that the institution adheres to the requirements of external agencies (including HECFW, HEFCE, HESA and the QAA) in relation to the provision of information on learning, teaching and assessment.
I have a BA in English with Welsh (2003), an MA in Modern and Contemporary Wales (2004), and a PhD (2009) from the University of Glamorgan, the latter of which was supported by an Arts and Humanities Research Council doctoral scholarship. My monograph, a literary and biographical study of the Welsh writer Dorothy Edwards, was published in the University of Wales Press's Writers of Wales series in 2011, followed shortly by an edited edition of Edwards' 1928 novel Winter Sonata (http://www.uwp.co.uk/book/dorothy-edwards-paperback). I continue to pursue my literary interests alongside my current role: I am a member of the Editorial Board of the New Welsh Review, Wales' foremost literary magazine, and I represent the magazine on the Association for Welsh Writing in English (AWWE). I continue to present my research in the discipline, and I am currently writing a book with Michelle Deininger on women's education in Wales during the 1920s.
I represent LTDU on the Pwyllgor Defnyddio'r Gymraeg/Use of Welsh Committee, the Welsh Language Standards Project Team, the Curriculum Management Project Team, and the Equality and Diversity Committee.
My research interests include: gender and inclusivity in higher education, pedagogic theory, Welsh writing in English, women's writing, postcolonial Wales, and women's modernism. I am a second-language Welsh speaker who has achieved a degree of fluency, and I am a Parent Governor for my local Welsh-medium primary school.
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