Who are you?

I am an assistant professor in physiotherapy and a course director for a specialist post-graduate musculoskeletal physiotherapy course. I also work as an academic developer for the faculty of Health and Life Sciences supporting faculty staff with teaching, learning and assessment.  I love both roles. My CD role allows me to work closely with students and to have a direct influence on the student experience whilst my AD role allows me to work closely with staff across the faulty outside of my own discipline which is very enriching. In my AD role I  am currenty working on a programme of support and development for faculty course directors as well as an extended induction programme for new academic staff, amongst other projects. This allows me to work collaboratively with staff across the university  including  CU2025 staff, DMLL staff , OTL staff and AHoS. In my CD role I am preparing for the delivery of a new, updated PG course along with my course team. The course is aimed at advanced clinical practitioners (ACP) in musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a planned launch event  in May 2021 – possibly an online conference for ACPs!

Something else more personal about yourself?

In any spare time I have (which seems to have dwindled since lockdown) I love yoga, open water swimming, tennis and running. My special place is at our cottage in Cornwall. A new addition to the family is a lockdown puppy – a little black Cavapoo. Any puppy training tips gratefully received, particularly around chewing!

Something you have learnt recently?

Very steep learning curve recently on all things to do with online learning from the tools and platforms to the underpinning pedagogy

Something you would like to learn over the next few weeks or months?

To relax and switch off!

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