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Continuing Professional Development for teachers

“Louise is one of the most inspirational lecturers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is perceptive, and this comes across in her fantastic attitude towards all her students. Her words are always encouraging, her feedback always thorough and constructive.” – former student

“Louise is highly intuitive and understands what her students are trying to accomplish and, best of all, she knows how to guide them to accomplish their goals through well-formed constructive feedback in seminars, workshops and during tutorials.” – former student

I have been teaching since 1993, did my PGCE in Drama in 1996, and went on to work with disabled students. Since then I’ve taught across all sectors, including work in community settings, in compulsory education and in HE. I was a Creative Writing lecturer at the University of Roehampton in South London for over ten years and while there I was awarded a Teaching Fellowship in recognition of my work on Mind Mapping with dyslexic undergraduates and staff.

Here’s a clip of me teaching – taken from one of my online courses – so you can get a sense of how I work. In the clip I’m using Mind Mapping to demonstrate how to find time to do what you love. It’s an extract from a longer video.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and have twice been nominated for a National Teaching Fellowship. I am a member of the Society of Authors and of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) through whom I have indemnity insurance. I currently teach part-time on the Open University’s MA in Creative Writing.

I’ve published two novels with Headline Review and a short story collection with Cultured Llama publishing, as well as academic essays, articles, poetry and a book on time management. I have an MA in Creative Writing from UEA (02) and a PhD in English Literature from Reading (07).

I’m looking forward to working with you.

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