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Career Achievements


Application of Professional Standards Framework in HE (UKPSF) in assessment processes on GTA, (Graduate Teaching Assistants in HE context) level 6 & PGCAP (Post-graduate Certificate of Academic Practice in HE) level 7

2008 – 2011

e-learning Advisor – External Assessor for University of Westminster Kingsway College, London, UK for validation of Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Food Service Management

Incorporation of pedagogic research outcomes to update knowledge, course content and scholarship into programmes of learning postgraduate sector

Undertaking wider academic responsibilities, peer reviewing and providing feedback on papers for publication within Plymouth University

Operational leadership in the wider institution; disseminating teaching and learning strategies via teaching and learning committee, faculty member for IT strategy, faculty member for Enterprise Enablers Forum within Plymouth University

External Examiners/Internal moderation expertise whilst working at Plymouth University

Experience in designing and delivering specialist staff development workshops at Plymouth University and Partnership Colleges


Module Validation Wellbeing in Education module for the BA Education and Training Programme Plymouth University, UK, based upon Happiness and Wellbeing research.


Leadership in management and implementation of curriculum design, reform, delivery and assessment on a range of Post-Graduate Teacher Education and Training programmes from level 7- 4 – i.e.Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Further education and skills sector – PGCE (Post-graduate Certificate in Education) Inc. DTLLS – Level 6/7 now replaced by DET (Diploma in Education & Training) Cert Ed -ProfCE (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education) level 6.


Embedding of Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education & Training FE in assessment processes (see programmes above).


Module Validation Cyber-culture and Education module on Integrated Master’s Degree (IMP) Plymouth University, UK as an outcome of research for my master’s degree.


Dissertation supervision on BA (Hons) Education & Training

Programme reform, re-writes/re-validations which aligns course design, content, assessment and evaluation with relevant professional standards, learning outcomes and national assessment bodies/regulations for postgraduate sector


Module Validation E-tutoring and E-pedagogy – A practice and theoretical approach to online tutoring for the PGCE (post-16) programme, Plymouth University as an outcome of research for my master’s degree.


Facilitated an International Comparative Education Visit to North India (3 weeks) – New Delhi to Foothills of the Himalayas – To Examine Education from a Global & Sustainability Perspective – with a residential at Bija Vidyapeeth – The Earth University to Study Gandhi & Globalisation.


Staff Development Workshops at University of Plymouth and Partnership Colleges

HEA (Higher Education Academy Workshop): Using the Art Gallery as an Interdisciplinary Learning Space – Encouraging Risk Taking & Testing Boundaries.

Narrative Approaches to Educational Research

Critical Reflective Practice in Teacher Education

e-portfolios – Problematising e-assessment

Designing and Creating Professional Practice Portfolios

Embedding Learning Technologies into post-16 Teacher Educational Practice

Assessment Practices in H.E.

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