I am a Lecturer working in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET). I have worked at the Open University and IET since 2018, supporting teaching and research in Academic Professional Development (APD). I am the academic lead for Scholarship Career Development. My role is mainly focused around the development of pan-university scholarship and the use of technology to enhance professional learning and staff development. I also explore the combination of digital technologies and pedagogy to investigate how digital technology can support teaching and learning
I am the shadow module chair of H819 and I am working on co-authoring some of the microcredential 'Evaluating Online Teaching' and supporting learners on the Online Educator courses on FutureLearn. In addition to these roles I also support the development of the Applaud programme.
My research interests include digital technology, teaching, learning, strengths-based approaches and practice-based research. I am a Fellow of the HEA (FHEA).
Julia is a Lecturer who has been working in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University since 2018. She works in Academic Professional Development (APD) and is the academic lead for Scholarship Career Development. Her role is mainly focused on the use of technology to enhance learning and digital pedagogies to support staff development, scholarship and distance education.
Previously, Julia has worked in the field of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and has explored the use of digital technology to support learning and teaching. Examples of research projects that Julia has worked on include IMPEC (Inclusive Migration Policies through Evidence Cafes), Teach4Edu4 Erasmus+ project (combining a partnership of HEI's to support teachers and students in acquiring new skills and teaching methods) and Academic Mentoring.
Careers Clinic - Online Education
A series of careers clinics where questions posed from the public are answered by academics
Online forums | 30th December 2020
Esports model ‘could be future direction’ for student engagement
An article discussing the Innovating Pedagogy and the section on esports
The Times Higher Education (THE) | 9th January 2020
Hip-hop pedagogy promises to turn tables on traditional teaching
An Article from The Times Higher Education regarding the Innovating Pedagogy Report 2021
Online article | 6th January 2021
A podcast interview with the 'PE Geek'
Podcast | 3rd February 2018
This research podcast discussed by latest paper on flipped learning.
Playing with Research in Health & Physical Education Podcase | 25th July 2021
Highly Commended Award
Employability Scholarship Funding
Connecting Open Routes to Employability Skills (CORES): learner experiences and effects
Global Challenges Research Fund
IMPEC: Inclusive Migration Policy through Evidence Cafes
Teaching Innovation Award
Loughborough University Internal Bid
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Association of Learning Technologists
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of the British Educational Research Association