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A bit about us and some of our Writing PAD East Midlands community…

Julia ReeveJulia Reeve

Julia is a DMU Teacher Fellow, and co-ordinates the East Midlands Centre for Writing PAD: her main research area concerns overcoming barriers that vocational Art & Design students (and others) may have when engaging with written assignments.

Julia is the Research ELT Officer for the Graduate School, and joined the CELT team in June 2015. Her role involves the design, development and evaluation of online courses for PhD researchers, and work towards a Virtual Graduate School at DMU.  Julia is particularly interested in inclusive approaches to learning design, with an emphasis on visual learning.
Before moving into teaching, Julia worked as a designer in the fashion industry, and then spent around 10 years as a lecturer in Further Education. She joined DMU in 2006, and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Art, Design & Humanities for 9 years, delivering Critical & Contextual Studies across a range of Fashion programmes.

Kaye TowlsonKaye Towlson

Kaye Towlson, Academic Team Manager (Information Literacy and Teaching), DMU Teacher Fellow, De Montfort University. Kaye has worked as a Librarian for many years; she ran the business information service at DMU and has worked as a subject Librarian with responsibility for a variety of Humanities subjects.

Her research interests include information literacy and employability, visual and creative learning techniques and digital identity. She has experimented with visual learning techniques within a library and information literacy and other contexts. She is interested in using visual and creative techniques to overcome textual barriers for visual learners and visual disciplines.

Alke Groppel – Wegener, Staffordshire University

Jackie Hatfield, Loughborough University

Lisa Clughen, Nottingham Trent University

Alison James, University of Winchester


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