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Through writing, I document my journey in search of joy and knowledge. I traverse aspects of my work in online learning, education and research and I wander through wellness, becoming and being. I embrace complexity, uncertainty and learning.


Books are an open ticket for a platform in the direction of ‘you, this world and beyond’. This ticket will transport you away from this world with its disorienting noise, its demands, expectations and the things of which you’ve grown weary. You’ll journey through new faces, voices and places that echo of things once known. Books are a beacon to guide me home, carrying more joy and knowledge than I packed when I left.


A search for joy and knowledge demands creative collection and curation. I gather and share collections and resources related to my work in online learning, education and research

Reading in 2022

Most memorable reads Fiction The School for Good Mothers – Jessamine Chan Read in 2022 Some favourite words: ‘She thought she would’ve become a different person if she’d grown up near mountains, believed that where you grew up determined your destiny.’  4.5/5 Femlandia – Christina Dalcher Read in 2022

Decolonising the curriculum: a reading list

A collection of key reading. Updated as new learning takes place. Last updated: November 2022 Defining decolonisation Why I Say ‘Decolonisation is Impossible’   Adebisi. 2019.   Article ‘Without critical thought, representation can become toxic and tokenistic, people could be included into spaces that are not safe for them, spaces

Reflections on belonging

In the last couple of weeks, the UK, and the world, has experienced the death of Queen Elizabeth II. This has been a moment, like many others in life, that has been accompanied by an unspoken, and spoken, expectation that we would, and should, all be feeling the same. When

200 daily walks

In May of 2020, I reflected on how my childhood conditioned me for walking but that somewhere along the way, I lost the joy for it. In December of 2021, I joined Alex Elle and Libby De Lana in committing to a daily walk. The initial goal of ‘This Morning

Reflecting on 2021, dreaming about 2022

It’s been a few years since I published my end of/start of year reflections here but in an experiment to see if I can find the courage to publish more of my writing in 2022, let’s begin with this. I sat down to reflect on the last year with a

Reading in 2021

These are 9 of the 61 books I read in 2021 whose magic will remain with me. Musa Okwonga’s memoir, One of Them, will leave you in no doubt – should you have ever had any – that systemic racism exists in our education system, in a place where privilege affords

Research engagement: a reading list

A collection of key reading. Updated as new learning takes place. Last updated: November 2022 Critical engagement with research The Open Door: How to be a Research-Sensitive School Abercrombie. Haslam. 2021.  Paper ‘Research evidence has an impact on the culture of the school, shaping ideas of the right way of

Online teacher CPD: principles from research and practice

In my capacity as an Advisory Board member for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Teacher Development Fund, which aims to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, I was asked to deliver a short presentation to the latest group of successful funded providers on what