I am an Academic Professional Development Adviser at the University of Sheffield. I teach on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching for Learning in Higher Education and support the delivery of teaching and learning professional development opportunities at all levels in the University.
I have recently co-authored a new book on personal tutoring and coaching for the HE sector entitled ‘Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education’ (Oct. 2018). It is the first UK monograph on the topic in twelve years, promoting a more evidence-based approach to practice and situating advising and tutoring within the wider, international literature on student retention and success. Click here to read the recent reviews. My first well-received book entitled ‘Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor: Supporting Learners through Personal Tutoring and Coaching’ was published in October 2015.
Previously, I held the role of cross-institutional quality lead for personal tutoring and student experience, as well as a range of curriculum leadership, quality and teaching and learning enhancement roles. I always taught alongside managerial roles, most recently as Programme Leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education course, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, as well as Lecturer in Marketing and Business roles. I’m a Chartered Marketer, and going further back, I undertook a range of marketing management and consultancy roles in the private and public sector.
I’m a keen writer, researcher and blogger within teacher education, personal tutoring and academic advising and student experience development and, as such, I’d welcome making connections about writing, research, speaking and professional development.