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Neil is involved in the
development and dissemination of good practice and innovation in learning,
teaching and assessment across the University. He is subject coordinator for
the PGCert (PCTHE) programme and Associate Teachers course.
Neil is a qualified teacher and
trainer and previously worked at the University of Salford and University of
Bradford as an educational developer and lecturer in Training and
Development. Neil has previously been involved in research on electronic
portfolios and their use to support learning, reflection and learner autonomy.
He has also been involved in researching social learning through the use of web
2.0 tools and technologies. His interests include lifelong learning, personal
development planning, reflective writing, assessment and feedback.
Neil has recently completed
research and a report on race inequality at the university. He is trying to
understand why completion and attainment for Black and Minority Ethnic students
is lower then their peers through storytelling and critical race theory. Neil
is part of the self-assessment team for the pilot Equalities Challenge Unit
race equality charter mark. He is also interested in technology enhanced
learning, curriculum design, assessment and feedback.
Neil is interested in learning technology and
educational inequality. Neil’s current research focus is the attainment of
Black and Minority Ethnic students in Higher Education. Neil is studying for
his doctorate researching academic staff development for diversity.
His previous work includes research in learning
afforded by electronic portfolios and Web 2.0 technology as part of the
Enhancing Learner Progression project.
Neil has completed external consultancy of
curriculum design and learning and teaching.