Academic Leadership

I have held a number of administrative and leadership roles at both Sheffield and Leicester:

University of Sheffield

Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching, Information School (August 2019-present).

Duties include chairing the Assessment Review Committee, reviewing all modules and programmes to ensure compliance with University and sector benchmarks, reviewing staff Handbooks, and actioning feedback points from External Examiner reports. I also deputise for the School Director of Learning and Teaching and the Exams Officer when they are unavailable to attend meetings.

Ethics Coordinator, Information School (October 2018-present)

Duties include inducting new staff on Ethics procedures, allocating staff and student applications for review, investigating breaches and delivering workshops to PGR and PGT cohorts.

Deputy Director (PGR Student Affairs), Faculty of Social Sciences (October 2016-October 2018)

Duties included the approval of leave of absences, applications for extension, appointment of PhD examiners, confirmation review reports and final examiner reports. I was also responsible for making recommendations to the Faculty Review Committee in relation to unsatisfactory progress cases, and liaising with the PGR Faculty Sub-Committee and Faculty Forum to identify and address issues affecting PhD students in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Deputy Director of Research, Information School (inc. REF Impact Coordinator and member of PGR Working Group) (March 2016- February 2018)

Duties included the provision of feedback to REF Impact case study authors,  organising REF Impact-related training activities, and representing the School at Faculty meetings. I was a member of the School REF Working Group, which conducted internal reviews of staff outputs and was responsible for delivering its REF strategy. I was also a member of the PGR Working Group, responsible for the review of all PhD applications to the School.

Learning and Teaching Coach Scheme, Information School Coordinator (May- November 2016)

Faculty of Social Sciences ESRC Panel review member (September 2017-present)

Duties include providing feedback and scores to FSS ESRC proposals and applications.

University of Leicester

I held the following positions in the Department of Media and Communication:

Deputy Director of Research (2014-2015)

Duties included providing feedback to colleagues on external grant proposals, reviewing PhD applications and acting as REF impact coordinator for the unit. I also deputised for the Director of Research at a number of College meetings. 

BA Media & Sociology Programme Director (2012-13)

Duties included preparing and chairing Exam Boards, reviewing module and programme handbooks, handling appeals and complaints, and inducting new students into the Department.

BSc Communications, Media & Society Programme Director (2012-13)

Duties included preparing and chairing Exam Boards, reviewing module and programme handbooks, handling appeals and complaints, and inducting new students into the Department.

PGT Admissions Tutor (2009-2011)

I oversaw recruitment for the Department’s postgraduate and undergraduate programme. This involved making presentations at Open Days, liaising with the College on promotional materials e.g. prospectus and assessing applications.

Department Twitter Editor (2013)

I was responsible for creating and sharing content via the Department’s Twitter feed.

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