Teaching gives me immense satisfaction, and I endeavour to undertake it with enthusiasm and a commitment to adaptability and inclusion. I have had the privilege to teach across a range of areas in philosophy, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (as listed below), and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My courses are research-led, enabling innovation and student engagement; they have included the upper undergraduate ‘Philosophy of Time Travel’, an ancient philosophy-rich epistemology course, and an intersectional feminist philosophy course including the philosophy of race and disability. I prioritise inclusive curriculum design, constructive alignment of learning outcomes and assessment, and giving useful and frequent feedback. To this end I’ve recently completed a pedagogical research project – managing two PhD candidates and involving more than sixty undergraduate volunteers – into the use and usefulness of peer feedback. I’ve also had the pleasure of supervising several dissertations, at undergraduate and Masters level, and undertaken training in doctoral supervision.
I take pastoral care seriously, and maintain an open-door policy for students. I have served in various administrative roles, including Year 2 & 3 Tutor (Convenor) and Extenuating Circumstances Officer for Years 2 & 3 and PGT, as a personal tutor, and on Staff-Student and Marketing & Recruitment panels. I’ve been involved in Open Days and other recruitment and outreach events, including sessions and summer schools with secondary school students, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.
My teaching receives consistently high praise from students. In recent years I have been nominated for ‘Most Uplifting Staff Member’ and shortlisted for ‘Most Effective Teacher’ at the Cardiff University Enriching Student Life Awards, to my great delight.