Assistant Teaching Professor of Media Creation & Multi-Cultural Studies
BioI have a background in creative media and design, training and working as filmmaker before moving into teaching & learning. I worked in broadcasting, including the BBC where I was a Content Producer. I have taught ages 16-18 and was briefly Head of Creative Arts at Fareham College in Hampshire, UK.
In recent years my interest has been on the move to blended learning, and the development of online and distance courses to support research and enterprise. For the past four years I have managed the Digital Learning Team at the University of Southampton, UK, producing courses with FutureLearn and supporting researchers and educators to create media content around their work, capture their stories and connect with their audience.
I am a CMALT holder - Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology, having submitted a portfolio based on work supporting the use of media, including podcasting and video, for assignment submission and reflective practice, particularly in Health and STEM subjects. Writing my CMALT was an opportunity to reflect on my own development as a Learning Designer and celebrate this role that provides amazing access to individuals and teams that work in challenging and fascinating subject areas.
I'm very excited to join the Department of Modern Languages as Assistant Teaching Professor in Media Creation and Multicultural Studies where my work will explore the use of media in teaching, learning and research. I will be curating and managing the newly opened Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room which will support language learning and cultural competence through the use of immersive technologies.
• The Edtech podcast – Episode 29
• Inspiration 4 Teachers podcast – Episode 28