Dr Claire Flay-Petty - Information Officer

Claire Flay-Petty


​Information Officer     
Room number: M0.01     
Extension Number: 6432     

I have been a member of the LTDU team since 2012. On taking up my post, 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 am also a member of the team that delivers the in-house Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education (PgC THE) and institutional Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme, and I am involved in a range of projects to deliver some of the key objectives of the Learning and Teaching Strategy. I am currently studying for the PgC THE, and I am thoroughly enjoying applying action research to my own teaching. I represent LTDU on the Pwyllgor Defnyddio'r Gymraeg/Use of Welsh Committee, and the Equality and Diversity Committee.

After undertaking a BA in English Literature with Welsh in 2003, and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Wales in 2004, I gained my PhD in 2009 from the University of Glamorgan with the support of an Arts and Humanities Research Council 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/editions/9780708324400​). 

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. 

My research interests include: gender and inclusivity in higher education, Welsh writing in English, women's writing, postcolonial Wales, and women's modernism. 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 chapter on the role of periodical culture in Welsh women's writing 1890-1929. For information on publications and conference papers please see my Linkedin profile. 

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 in Bridgend, where I live with my young family.

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