I am a Professional Tutor in Social Science, where I am part of the Disability Studies team. I work predominantly in the Network of Hope where I am Year Lead for Level I and Level H and the Dissertation Coordinator for Special Educational Needs. I am also the Network of Hope liaison for the school of social science, providing oversight of our subject provision across Network colleges. To support development of the Network provision, in 2019 I founded the University's Community of Practice for Learning Models in Collaborative Partnerships, which I convene and chair. I recently completed my Professional Doctorate which focused on students experiences of the Disability Studies curriculum in the Network of Hope. The thesis was titled A phenomenographic analysis of how mature students accessing higher education in further education colleges experience flipped learning.My research interests cover disability and popular culture, phenomenography, flipped learning and inclusive practices in Higher Education. I have previously published in literary gender studies, popular fiction studies and cultural disability studies and have edited two journal special issues on Autism, Narrative and Textuality and Mediating Disability in the Digital Era. I have specialist expertise in Autistic autobiography (autiebiography) for which I was interviewed by The Guardian and on Radio 4's Women's Hour. I have previously supervised a Masters dissertation on ableism in the Harry Potter book series and I am currently supervising an EdD student through their research proposal.
I am a core member of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS).