Claire has acquired over 15 years international experience managing Foundation programmes and teaching English for Academic Purposes to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the U.K, Europe, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. Claire is Director of the Global Pathways Centre, Programme Leader for the International Year Zero Foundation programme, Senior Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes, Academic Practice Officer for DMU Dubai and Director of DMU MUN.
Claire has extensive knowledge of pedagogical approaches to instruction and curriculum development. She graduated with a master's degree in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education at University College London, where she is continuing her PhD studies in higher education. Claire's research interests include English language attainment and access to higher education, teacher quality, student engagement, transferable and employability skills, graduate success and new trends in innovation and learning in higher education.
Claire's approach to teaching and learning is focused on enriching students learning experience. She believes that building a strong rapport with students is essential in creating a comfortable learning environment whereby students feel supported and inspired to engage confidently in their academic studies.
Membership of professional associations and societies: Society of Research into Higher Education (SRHE) and Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).
English language attainment and access to higher education, teacher quality, student engagement, transferable and employability skills, graduate success and new trends in innovation and learning in higher education
English for Academic Purposes, General Education, Foundation programmes.
PhD Candidate Education IOE UCL, MA Education and International Development IOE UCL, BA (hons) English
English for Academic Purposes 1, English for Academic Purposes 2, Academic and Study Skills, MBA English for Academic Purposes, Enhanced curriculum
Conference Attendance: CGHE Annual Conference (2023) From Higher to Tertiary: Democratizing Post-School Education , Institute of Education, University College London, UK.
Conference Attendance: SRHE Conference (2022) Mobilities in Higher Education.
Conference Attendance: CGHE Annual Conference (2022) Higher Education Knowledge in a Plural World , Institute of Education, University College London, UK.
Conference Presentation: ALLT International Conference (2019) Approaches to CLIL ( Context and Integrated Language Learning ) in Language Education, Zayed University Dubai, UAE
Conference Presentation: TESOL Arabia (2017) Supporting Teacher Development in the classroom: The ELT to EAP Transition, Ritz-Carlton Dubai, UAE.