Personal profile

Academic Biography

Gillian has spent a considerable amount of her working life employed as an administrator for the Family Health Directorate in a local NHS hospital Trust.

Gillian always had an interest in teaching and studied for her Certificate in Education on a part-time basis. During her time with the NHS she was seconded to the Training and Development Department to design and deliver customer service training across the Trust. The secondment turned into a full-time position and allowed Gillian to be involved in the delivery of a wide variety of courses, as well as being a Directorate lead for the Agenda for Change initiative. During her time with the Trust Gillian gained a BA (Hons) Education Degree at the University of Sunderland.

After leaving the Trust Gillian spent six years working for two local further education colleges. She was involved in the management and delivery of the PGCE and BA Education Studies degree programmes. During this time Gillian was involved in delivery of bespoke training to local prisons and a pharmaceutical company in the South of England as well as local companies in the Teesside area.

In 2010 Gillian was successful in gaining a MA in Advancing Pedagogy through the University of Sunderland. Gillian joined Teesside University in September 2010 to support the University’s work force development initiative. Over last 6 years Gillian has been involved with teaching on the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Degree and the BA (Hons) Education & Training Degree (part-time Top-Up route).

Gillian was involved in the writing of a BA (Hons) Education Studies Degree and has acted as the Programme Leader since the first cohort enrolled in 2015.

For the last 4 years Gillian has held the role and Marketing & Recruitment Lead for the Education Department and enjoys meeting prospective students at Open Days, School/College Visits and outreach activities.

Summary of Research Interests

Student engagement in the assessment process.