6/2016 13th Pascal International Learning Cities Conference 2016 Glasgow, Scotland UK
Co-organiser; Host of Pre-Conference: Learning Cities and the Urban Big Data Centre
5/2016 Invited Keynote Education & Global Cities Conference St. Petersburg, Russia
Economic, Social & Regional Development Implications of the Learning Cities Agenda
5/2016 Invited Keynote TUSEM Annual Conference Izmir, Turkey
Why Lifelong Learning, Why Learning Cities?: Economic, Social and Regional Development implications of the Learning Cities agenda
9/2015 UNESCO Building Sustainable Learning Cities Conference Mexico City, Mexico
Using urban ‘Big Data’ to evaluate modern learning cities
5/2015 Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference Perth, Scotland UK
The Urban Big Data Centre’s Research into Literacies
3/2015 Universities Association for Lifelong Learning Glasgow, Scotland UK
The integrated Multimedia City Data Project (iMCD) at the Urban Big Data Centre
4/2014 Equality Challenge Unit: Attainment for All Glasgow, Scotland UK
The role of virtual learning environments and peer support for under-represented student groups
6/2009 Centre for Social Psychology in Ireland Limerick, Ireland
The Impact of Social Identity & Cultural Capital on Different Ethnic Student Groups.
3/2009 Centre for Applied Positive Psychology Warwick, UK
How can we best support different students in their studies?
11/2008 HE Research & Development Association Torquay, UK
Widening Participation in PG Study Action Session.
6/2008 European Association for Experimental Social Psychology Croatia
Role of stereotype threat in media priming asylum seeker stereotypes.
10/2007 Higher Education Academy Annual Conference Harrogate, UK Widening Participation in Higher Education.
9/2007 British Psychological Society, Social Section Canterbury, UK
Automatic Gender Stereotyping in Job Interviews.
9/2006 British Psychological Society, Social Section Birmingham, UK
Automatic Racism and Mimicry following Newspapers Priming Asylum Seeker Stereotypes.
7/2006 Association for Cultural Studies Istanbul, Turkey
The effects of Newspaper Media on Asylum-Seeker Stereotypes.
6/2006 British Psychological Society Cardiff, Wales UK
Poster:Automatic effects of newspapers priming asylum-seeker Stereotypes
1/2006 Society for Personality & Social Psychology Palm Springs, CA, USA
Poster: The effects of the media priming asylum-seeker stereotypes
4/2001 EAESP Small Group Meeting on Gender Role Research Graz, Austria
The automatic effects of priming gender stereotypes
Professional Training and Qualifications:
2016- Parliamentary Training for Academics Holyrood, Parliament, Scotland
2012- Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice University of West London
2009- CPPD in Learning & Teaching Thames Valley University
Knowledge Exchange & Outreach Activities:
2015- Organised CR&DALL/ UBDC joint conference: Wellbeing and learning for a better life: Reflecting across cultures and contexts
2015- Delivered Urban Big Data Centre, Staff Training Event
Structural Equation Modelling in Social Research
2012- Hosted Higher Education Academy Seminar Series Conference; The Future of Widening Participation in HE: Revisiting WP Policy & Practice in 2013
2010- Recipient of the Institute for Teaching and Learning Grant (UWL) as a Technology Enhanced Learning Champion
2009 Hosted Higher Education Academy Seminar Series Conference; Higher Education Students & Ethnicity: Lessons from Research (Access & Success for All Initiative)
2005-2009 Nominated as Blackboard Champion promoting ‘Blended learning’
2004-2008 Delivered UWL Masterclasses regarding raising aspirations of young people
2007- Presented at Amnesty International Refugee Week, Oxford
2004-2006 Developed and delivered Staff Training and Associate modules (open to the general public)in SPSS, Qualitative Methods and ‘Think Psychology’
Professional Bodies & Commitments:
2016- Granted Chartered Membership British Psychological Society; Editor of Social Psychology Review
2015- Editor Cradall Working Paper Series, University of Glasgow
2014- Invited Reviewer Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice
2013- Invited Reviewer Journal of Curriculum and Teaching
2012- Present Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2009- Present Book Reviewer for Pearson/ Wiley
2000- Present EASP- Active member of the European Association of Social Psychology.
I am also a fully qualified Pilates instructor and intend to obtain further certification to work with special populations- including pregnant women, older adults and those recovering from serious injuries.
11/2007- 12/2009 Co-Investigator Economic & Social Research Council
‘The Impact of Social Identity and Cultural Capital on Different Ethnic Student Groups at
University.’ In Collaboration with Prof Mary Stuart (Kingston University)
9/2008- 8/2009 Primary Investigator West Focus Stimulus Grant
‘Hypermobility Public Awareness Project.’
8/2008- 7/2009 Primary Investigator West London Lifelong Learning
‘Key Statistical Skills Surgeries for a Widening Participation Student Population.’
9/2007- 9/2008 Co-Investigator Higher Education Academy
‘Student Diversity, extra-curricular activities and perceptions of graduate outcomes.’8/2006- 8/2007 Co-Investigator Higher Education Academy
‘Widening Participation and Continuing to Postgraduate Education: Decision making, deterrents and creating success.’
10/2004- 10/2005 Primary Investigator Economic & Social Research Council
‘Effects of the media priming positive & negative asylum-seeker stereotypes on thoughts & behaviours.’ Collaboration with Prof Rupert Brown (U. of Sussex)