I am part of the Foundation Year team here at Bloomsbury Institute, but I also teach ethics and related subjects on the Business Management programme. In addition to teaching, I focus on Peer-Assisted Learning and Academic Integrity. I’m really interested in how communities of learners can work together positively, honestly and ethically.
My background is in philosophy – particularly ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of pedagogy. I researched and taught at the Universities of York and Hull before joining Bloomsbury Institute in 2021.
I’m fascinated by the notions of trust and trustworthiness, as well as related concepts like reliability and confidence. These have a huge role in Higher Education between staff and students, but also between one another. I’m also very keen on demystifying university education, and ensuring that links between the academy and the public are strong.
Outside of work, I enjoy swimming, painting, music of all genres, and every bird I’ve ever seen.
Qualifications, Affiliations and Memberships
- BA English Literature & Philosophy
- MA(Res) Philosophy
- PhD Philosophy
I am a member of various organisations, such as the Foundation Year Network, the British Society of Aesthetics and the Aristotelian Society.
Research and Publications
Holland, S., Cawthra, J., Schloemer, T. and Schröder-Bäck, P. (2021) Trust and the Acquisition of Public Health Information. Health Care Analysis (1-17).
Recently, I have been researching the link between accessibility and good teaching, learning and practice in academic integrity. You can find some of the products of this project at our website here: https://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/membership/collaborative-enhancement-projects/academic-integrity/the-improvement-of-student-learning-by-linking-inclusion-accessibility-and-academic-integrity#
Senior Lecturer, Business Management and Foundation Year