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Mary Kitchener (@lecturerkitch) is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development within the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development.
In her earlier career, Mary used to work as programme leader for the Professional/Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory), as well as a learning coach, in one of our partnership colleges. Moving into teaching in Higher Education in 2016 was the catalyst for her doctoral thesis on professional academics and gained her EdD in 2021.
Currently, she is the Interim programme director for the EXPLORE programme, the co-ordinator for PSF Pathway, and programme lead for the Introduction to Teaching and Supporting Students for Doctoral Students. She is the current link educational developer for the faculty of Technology, Design and the Environment.
Mary’s research and publications include a handbook for creating a gender-sensitive curriculum, professional academics, and British Values. Her external work involves being an independent assessor for Advance HE, CATE reviewer, as well as an external examiner at the University of Suffolk for their UKPSF provision.
When not at work, Mary is often seen in wellies keeping a Springer Spaniel entertained whether running or walking. She loves to grow vegetables and eat the ones the slugs have left.