When it comes to reformulating/revising/building or cutting up a doctoral dissertation into a more accessible book, how one handles the review of the literature is not so straightforward – so I am finding. The Literature Review chapter of a PhD serves a certain purpose. It situates your research […]
My research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of Literacy Studies, Applied Linguistics, and Educational Technologies.
I have had the pleasure of working at the University of Bradford, Lancaster University, and now at Queen's University Belfast.
The following is a brief overview of some of the books I have read this year, and what I got from them explained simply. Some of them I have read in their entirety, and for others I engaged substantially with certain chapters only. I am providing this overview […]
I am currently contracted to complete my monograph, with Routledge, at the end of 2016. I have been writing it like mad recently. Not ‘from scratch’ though as the research is from my doctorate. Reformulating and developing sections of my research, and making it more accessible, is enjoyable […]
I enjoyed delivering two papers at this year’s SRHE conference at Celtic Manor in Newport (Wales), the first of which was on my research of student assignment writing and the second on the Academics’ Writing project. The Prezi for the first one is here (unable to embed in […]
This is the second conference paper that I will be delivering at the SRHE Annual Conference this December in Newport: Being an academic: The changing writing practices of academics and how they influence professional identity Keywords: academic writing, higher education, literacies, ethnography, knowledge creation Abstract This paper explores […]
The following is the abstract to my forthcoming paper to be presented at the SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) Annual Conference in Newport (Wales), in December 2015. The paper extends ideas from my PhD and connects with some other recent writings. Paper title: ‘Curation’ as a […]
This is my article in The Conversation, published on July 24 2015: https://theconversation.com/whats-the-point-of-education-if-google-can-tell-us-anything-44441 It is my first media piece where I have discussed my research and some of my findings. The comments below the article are also interesting. I was concerned that some people may allow the title […]