Fran joined the University of Kent in 2004, after many years at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. Her original disciplinary background is in Modern Languages, including substantial experience both of language teaching and as a teacher educator. Fran has designed and taught on postgraduate teacher education programmes for over twenty years.
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Fran‘s research focuses on the nature and impact of support offered to early career academics, both fulltime and part-time. Her recent work includes conference papers and publications in the UK, EU, Canada and the US on professional development for part-time teachers; the effect of policy on changing perceptions of the academic role; and the experiences and perspectives of practitioners in e.g. Law and Performing Arts who combine their professional work with university teaching.back to top
Fran’s work at Kent combines teaching on the PGCHE and Associate Fellowship Scheme with professional development for more experienced staff at the University and its partner colleges. She is Chief Examiner and Director of Graduate Studies for Education taught programmes and module convenor for
- contributes to the work of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education
- Fran supports experienced staff to develop applications for National Teaching Fellowship (individual award) and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (team award)
Fran is a member of the editorial of Board of Teaching in Higher Education, sits on the conference committee of the Staff and Educational Development Association and the steering committee for the Standing Conference on Academic Practice. She has been External Examiner for the MA in Higher Education Practice at the University of East Anglia and University of Northampton, acted as external expert on programme and review panels at a number of UK universities and as PhD examiner, most recently at the University of York, The Open University and Lancaster.