Senior Adviser (Learning and Teaching), Advance HE
Joan is Senior Advisor (Learning and Teaching) at Advance HE. Prior to that she spent 7 years at the Higher Education Academy chiefly as Academic Lead for Student Retention and Success.As Senior Advisor, Joan provides review and support services to programme & senior leaders on strategic planning, improving the student experience, and student outcomes
Joan has over 20 years experience in higher education including lecturing and teaching roles at Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education, Huddersfield University, and Anglo American College in Prague. She is a social scientist by training and spent five years at London School of Economics holding the post of Leverhulme Special Career Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, and then Alcoa Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy and Governance, LSE. On joining HEA, she continued to provide PhD supervision at Huddersfield University.
Student retention and success including closing attainment ‘gaps’ and strategies for institutional change
Inclusion and wellbeing in the curriculum
Survey design and analysis, interviews, focus groups, research and review