Position: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Education Studies and SEND
College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education
Department: Education and Childhood
Subject area: Education Studies
Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Programme Leader for Education Studies and SEND.
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
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.
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'.
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
Flower, A. and Cottle, V. (2011) Alternative Schooling in Walkup, V. (ed) Exploring Education Studies Harlow: Pearson Education pp 55 - 97.
I presented a paper at the University of Portsmouth in July 2013 for a conference entitled 'Trauma and Memory: the Holocaust in Contemporary Culture'
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.