Teaching is a central component of my identity as an academic. My teaching is strongly guided by my research interests, which in turn are informed and influenced by my teaching. I am strongly committed to research-enhanced learning. I have experience in teaching in both large and small group settings at undergraduate and postgraduate levels addressing themes exploring intersection of environment, society and development in social change processes, including: sustainable development and governance; environmental planning; sustainable consumption; global-local relations; critical social theory and practice; innovative research methods, particularly ethnographic methods.
Masters Teaching, MA Environment, Society & Development (~ 12 students)
Co-director of the MA ESD program (Sept 2017 – Present)
In my role as co-director and coordinator of the MA in Environment, Society and Development I have developed ample experience coordinating, leading, organising and delivering multiple modules as a part of a team. This role has been crucial for enabling me to gain greater experience into the various dimensions of coordinating and collaborating in a teaching environment at a postgraduate level. Relevant experience includes:
- Coordinating and communicating across with staff leading MA modules and the MA director
- Ensuring common themes are made and drawn out across all modules
- Marketing the master’s program among final level BA students and internationally through network of colleagues and affiliations
- Acting as the key interface and point of contact for MA students and student representatives
- Coordinating two MA modules with multiple participating staff. Duties included timetabling and schedule module sessions, communicating with all teaching staff participating on the modules, organising a series of guest lectures, acting as interface between staff and students, setting up group projects and ensuring effective running and management of the modules.
- Designing new masters program: I am currently leading in the development of a new cross-college masters in Development Practice program. In this process I am gaining significant experience in institutional leadership, negotiation, cross-college collaboration, program design, module design and marketing.
I have experience teaching on pre-existing graduate modules as well as designing and delivering new courses.
TI702 Geography and Geo-graphing (2017/18, 2018/19)
TI703 Geopolitics and Security (2017/18)
TI704 Environmental Risk and Resilience (2017/18, 2018/19)
TI 706 Field Based Learning (2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19)
TI707 MA Dissertation (Academic supervisor to MA students researching themes relating to environment, society and development (2017/18, 2018/19)
TI3116 Geographies of Development (2018/19, 84 students enrolled)
T1150 Introducing Human Geographies (2017/18, 2018/19, ~350 students enrolled)
TI366 Environmental Planning Research dissertation: Academic supervisor to undergraduate students researching themes relating environmental and cultural geography. Research themes include: sustainable consumption and production; rural sustainability, creative use of urban space (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 – 17 research students)
TI 236 Environmental Planning, seminar tutor (2015-16, 2016-17, ~120 students enrolled)
TI 343 Geographies of Sustainable Consumption, seminar tutor (2013-14, ~140 students enrolled)
TI 335 Research Project Design and Development, lecturer (2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, ~ 200 students enrolled)
TI 212 Geography Theory and Practice, lecturer (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, ~ 200 students enrolled)