About me

I have over 20 years’ experience in professional tuition, examination and marking operations in an international setting. I believe in the power of education, and have a strong sense of fairness.

Completing a MA in Online and Distance Education inspired my passion for academic research and writing. I am in the second year of my PhD, focusing on Learning Analytics Dashboards, Self-Regulated Learning and feedback relating to assessment in professional learning. My aim is to support learners through my practical experience and academic knowledge.

Most recent PhD Blog posts:


The Learning Analytics Knowledge (LAK) conference is one of the premier research forums in Learning Analytics. Created by the Society of Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR), it is an open and welcoming space, offering researchers and practitioners alike an opportunity to showcase their work and exchange ideas. SoLAR is an open research community, with conference papers…

Knowing when to pause – a reflection

Mental health and well being awareness is becoming pervasive, and academia is no exception. I am writing this blog at 3.30pm, and I’ve just had a bath. A deep bubble bath, in which I read a few chapters of a gothic horror novel (Bone China if you’re interested). In the middle of the day, on…

CALRG 2022 Conference Presentation

Conferences, poster sessions, mini-vivas… oh my! It’s been a busy few months. I’ve written and talked about my research, a lot. I’ve loved it. My most recent conference presentation was at The Open University’s Computer and Learning Research Group 2022 Conference. It was a great opportunity to share my research plans and as it was…

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