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Personal profile

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course, currently co-ordinating and running modules for Final Year students. I joined the University in 2005. I graduated in 2001 with a BA(Hons) Interior Design, became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2012, gained PGCHE in 2015 and completed a MHED in 2018 based on Employability in Undergraduate Design Studies Students, I am currently embarking on a PHD. . I now hold a full-time post at the University of Huddersfield and use my industry experience and teaching background to support students learning, employability  and experience.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Peer learning in design studies
  • Enhancing employability in Design Studies
  • Exploiting theories of social constructivism and the Zone of Proximal Development

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Employability
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Representational Collage

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employability Social Sciences
constructivism Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Oral presentation

Letting The Real World In - a Conducive Environment of Exchange and Engagement

Joanne Pigott Hakim (Speaker), Penny Sykes (Speaker), Helen Darnell (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
12 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation