Clare Stephens

BA Hons., MA Applied Linguistics, MA Social Anthropology, RSA Diploma TEFLA

Senior Lecturer and Subject Coordinator

Oxford Brookes Business School

Clare Stephens


Leading the Foundation Programmes under the guidance of our Programme Lead. Designing and delivering curricula. Mentoring staff and advising students. Liaising with various bodies across the university

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Ideas and Ideologies
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Embed the educational for sustainable development competencies in all my teaching
Embrace assessment as not of learning
Awareness of academic literacies  on the Foundation Programme


Team working and Critical Thinking

Research impact

My research into team working and critical thinking has led to the creation of our new compulsory module entitled Critical Thinking and Problem Solving which is taught by a team of Foundation lecturers and embraces Education for Sustainable Development pedagogy as well as the Problem Based Learning approach to Teaching and Learning.


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • OBU representative  of the University Pathways Alliance (UPA) a body designed to champion private providers of International Foundation Programmes 
  • External examiner at Anglia Ruskin University and Bath Universities


  • InForm Conference  2021
  • 40th Annual Critical Thinking Conference 2021
  • BLTC annually