I have a background in university teaching, small business ownership and management, and educational technology. I have 2 grown sons, a love of music and a passion for social justice. My most recent role at the University of Wollongong (Australia) has been as Manager, Open Education.
I am doing my PhD on scholarship for 3 years full time at Deakin University in the Australia. In 2016 I'm doing the preparatory reading and research design . In 2017 I’ll be collecting data and in 2018 I’ll write it up and complete.
My research question is: How can open education contribute to the social inclusion of learners in Australian Higher Education programs?