Personal profile


I joined the university in 2005 and am currently a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MSc Psychology. I was in the finance industry for seventeen years before making a career change into teaching.  I worked in Further Education with Access, A level and GCSE students but my interest in writing and research eventually led me to a career in academia.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Socio-cultural explanations for human behaviour with a particular focus on learning and development
  • Student transition into Higher Education
  • Communities of Practice theory to understand the relationship between identities and community participation

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2017 2017

  • 1 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Article
document analysis
research focus

Researching educational transition using ethnography

Turner, L. & Tobbell, J. 2017 SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Publications, (Sage Research Methods Cases Education Project).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Open Access
educational research
data analysis