- NSPC Roles
- Research Supervisors: Masters and Secondary,
I studied business and English at university, with a focus on teaching. I also hold a doctoral degree in humanities from Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. After a brief stint in translations, I focused my career in education and have spent more than twenty years teaching English, helping students develop academic skills, and supporting peer learning. For the past 8 years, I have worked as a Specialist Study Skills Tutor, assisting Neurodivergent (ND) students in Higher Education. I am especially interested in evidence of impact from interventions which seek to enhance neurodivergent student outcomes. I have worked with learners on a range of courses and at all levels but have particularly focused on supporting research students.
Areas of interest:
ND learners in education
- transitions (primary / secondary, secondary/FE/HE, FE/HE),
- learning and teaching
- inclusive assessment
- digital inclusivity
- children with ADHD in primary and secondary education
- Transition to adulthood
- Adult onset of ADHD
- Functioning and participation in FE/HE
ND individuals who speak English as an additional language.
- Autism and bilingualism
- Second-language learning difficulties in children with reading difficulties
- Supporting learners with Specific Learning Differences in an ELT (English Language Teaching) classroom.