Deputy Dean (Teaching Learning and Digital)
MA Learning and Teaching in Vocational Subjects (Merit), Certificate in Education, City and Guilds 7306 Level 4, SFHEA (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
My academic and industry experience lies within the creative industries, having gained a wide variety of qualifications within this sector.
Beginning a teaching career in 1997 at University College Birmingham, I soon became involved in the management of year groups and programme areas. Curriculum design became a passion, having developed the first make-up programme at UCB. Moving into a senior curriculum lead role, I led the validation of FdA/BA (hons) Specialist Hair and Media Make-up (SHMM), one of UCB’s largest programmes. Having enjoyed three years as Senior Curriculum lead, I went on to manage the SHMM programme, as Assistant Dean until 2020.
Within my current role as Deputy Dean-Teaching, Learning and Digital, I am responsible for the implementation of the teaching and learning strategy, within the School of Business, Tourism and Creative Industries. My main focus is to ensure that curriculum is engaging and industry-focused, incorporating online learning and digital technology as well as more traditional teaching methods. I lead on embedding outstanding teaching practice across the Further and Higher Education curriculum, ensuring that all students achieve their potential. I have leadership responsibility for working with colleagues across UCB to reduce inequalities in outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds.
My current teaching interests include special effects, prosthetics and SHMM project management.
However, I have taught and led on a wide variety of beauty, holistic therapy, make-up and related units/modules throughout my career.
I have been actively involved in validation panels for HE institutions across the UK.