Senate Member and Member of the Nominations Committee

Gill is the current Academic Group Leader for Education and Psychology, and has extensive experience of working in both the Higher and Further Education sectors.  She began her career at the University as a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Training with a specialism of training literacy teachers, before becoming Programme Manager and then Academic Manager in the School of Arts, Media and Education and later the Faculty of Well-Being and Social Science.

Gill has taught in Singapore and Russia and has delivered teacher training in China.  She has worked as an adjudicator for Professional Recognition with Standards Verification UK and was involved nationally in the revisions of the teacher training programme for Post Compulsory Education with the Learning and Skills Improvement Service through the 2007 and 2011 revisions.  She is currently working with the Education and Training Foundation as a member of the Practitioner Group in the Review of the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in England, and she is a trained OFSTED Inspector.  

Her qualifications include BA (Hons) in Language and Literacy, Certificate in Education, MEd in Managing the Curriculum, Literacy Subject Specialist Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma in Post Compulsory Education, Postgraduate Diploma (TESOL), MA Applied Linguistics (TESOL and Literacy), and she is working towards her Doctorate in Education.