My role as the Programme Leader for Creative Writing involves working to enhance the programme by developing the modules that we offer and establishing appropriate links across programmes. I manage the Creative Writing team and I teach a range of modules across the Creative Writing and other programmes.
I am also a Technology Enhanced Learning Officer, which involves working with staff and students in their use of technology. I have a particular interest in developing short animations (or cartooned sequences) to convey complex concepts in more immersive and engaging ways. This has impacted my own teaching and I have also worked with tutors across the LLC to begin embedding this approach within their blended learning. I am also really interested in gamification and particularly in gamifying Higher Education.
My background is in community writing and this kind of work has taken me from Wakefield to Gujurat, India. I enjoy writing across a number of forms: prose, poetry, script and comics. I write regular webcomics and I am also writing a comic series based around my Granddad. I have worked with a number of writers to help them in their professional development and enjoy bringing this focus to my teaching. I love teaching and work hard to help each student develop their skills and approach to writing creatively.
Title: Programme Leader (Creative Writing)