Mrs Annie Flower

Annie Fowler

Position: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Education Studies and SEND

College: College of Education

Department: Education and Childhood

Subject area: Education Studies

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Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Programme Leader for Education Studies and SEND.

Teaching responsibilities

Over the last 7 years I have delivered lectures on a wide range of modules including  Gifted and Talented, Learner Differences and Needs, Education for All: Myth or Reality, Social and Emotional Development and Lifelong Learning Policy and People . I am currently the module leader for Learning in Higher Education (stage 1), Educational Alternatives (stage 2)and Education and Wellbeing (stage 3). I also supervise a range of Independent Studies

Professional interests

I graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in English and Education Studies from the University of Derby. I have a strong background in the teaching of English and Education Studies, lecture across the Further and Higher Education sectors. Additionally, I have a keen interest in technology enhanced learning and the use and application of technology in a range of teaching and learning environments. I am also have research interests in memory, culture and identity.

Research interests

My particular research interests consider the impact and influence of memory, collective memory and post-memory, I have completed a project that considered memory particularly in relation to holocaust literature. I am also interested in the impact of positionality and language on cultural diversity, values and belief and have delivered a paper on 'Making Meaning and Meaning Making: Memory, Postmemory and Narrative in Holocaust Literature'.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a Member of the Institute for Learning and was awarded FHEA status in October 2011.


  • BA (Hons) English and Education Studies, University of Derby
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, University of Derby

Recent publications

Flower, A. and Cottle, V. (2011) Alternative Schooling in Walkup, V. (ed) Exploring Education Studies Harlow: Pearson Education pp 55 - 97.

Recent conferences

I presented a paper at the University of Portsmouth in July 2013 for a conference entitled 'Trauma and Memory: the Holocaust in Contemporary Culture'

Experience in industry

I worked in the banking industry for 10 years.I also have experience of working in the textile testing industry and the agricultural industry. I have several years experience of working in administration and quality.

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