I am a member of the Evidence Informed Practice team and joined Iriss in January 2013. I believe we need to optimize the knowledge and expertise that exists by finding new ways to value and share it - or 'remix it' to find new solutions.
I began my career as an Educational Researcher, evaluating programmes and exploring effective approaches to teaching and learning in a range of settings from school to work-based. I have worked at the Scottish Council for Research in Education, and the Universities of Glasgow, Paisley, Queen Margaret and Edinburgh Napier.
I also have a keen interest in social justice, equality and diversity. Before joining Iriss, I spent 10 years as Co-ordinator, then Director of the South East Wider Access Forum, working with 18 college and university partners and other stakeholders to widen access to higher education. This involved managing a core range of programmes, trialing new projects and sharing good practice and learning through networks, events and ongoing evaluation of activities to inform future programmes of work. I have learnt, and continue to learn, about the importance of more facilitative and collaborative ways of working.