Core Team Kevin Watson Head of Department and Tutor (Study Skills) Faculty link for Business and Humanities and Social Sciences Kevin worked in study skills and learning development for a number of years before becoming head of Upgrade in 2015. Formerly a lecturer in American history at the University of Sheffield, Kevin’s varied career has also included some best-forgotten theatrical endeavours, crime prevention and community safety work and a stint as the director of a museum. In his current role, Kevin specialises in developing critical thinking, academic socialisation, and work with postgraduate students. Janet GodwinSenior Tutor (Resources, Study Skills and Dyslexia specialist) Faculty link for Health and Life Sciences Janet has worked at Oxford Brookes for over a decade as an Upgrade tutor and dyslexia support tutor. She is the author of two Palgrave-Macmillan Pocket Skills books (one on planning essays and another on dyslexia). Janet specialises in essay planning and uses visual techniques to explain study skills concepts to students. She aims to reduce their stress so they feel able to tackle their workload. Catrin Radcliffe Tutor (Maths & Statistics) Faculty link for Technology, Design and Environment Catrin specialises in teaching hidden mathematics. When not at Brookes, she is a visiting academic in the Laboratory of Oscillations and Plasticity, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, using her applied mathematical background to investigate the mechanisms underlying memory formation in the brain.