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Gill came to work at the university in May 2006 having left Huddersfield Technical College after 8 yrs. There she taught English Literature, English Language, Study Skills, Communication Skills and Education Studies to a range of students from GCSE to undergraduate level. Her primary role during her time there was that of an Access Course tutor, working with students traditionally excluded from Higher Education and helping them to develop the skills needed to succeed at university.
She is now a member of the Business School Learning Development Group at the University of Huddersfield. She works with both and staff and students providing support for skills development and teaching and learning innovation.
Gill gained a 2:1 in English Studies from The University of Huddersfield. She holds two teaching qualifications (PGCE FE and PGCE Supporting the Dyslexic Learner in HE and FE) and a Masters in Multimedia and Education (both from The University of Huddersfield). She is an associate member of the British Dyslexia Association holding Qualified Teacher Status and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Her research interests include using technology to enhance teaching and the experience of international students. She is presently working towards a doctorate in Education.
As a senior lecturer in Academic Skills, Gills role combines working with students on a one-to-one basis with the delivery of informal learning. Her teaching responsibilities include the delivery of a series of English for Academic Purposes workshops for MBA/MSC students in the departments of Management and Marketing. She also delivers a range of one off Academic Skills sessions on topics from referencing to reflective writing for various undergraduate groups.
She is currently working on a project with the university Academic Skills team to develop the Academic skills website to provide a gateway to recommended resources for students.
Byrne, G. and Harvey, H. (2012) ‘Business learning development: supporting international student transition’. In: The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference in association with the HEA 2012: Innovation in challenging times , 23rd 25th April 2012, Manchester, UK
Byrne, G. and Ireland, C. (2011) Using Technology to Prevent Plagiarism: Skilling the Students Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)
Byrne, G. and Harvey, H. (2011) ‘Improving the international post-graduate student experience in British HE’. In: European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) Conference 2011: The Role of the Student Experience in Shaping Academic Writing Development in Higher Education, Limerick, Ireland, 29th June 1st July 2011
Byrne, G. and Ireland, C. (2011) ‘Using a student response system to help students learn about plagiarism.’. In: EAP within the HE Garden: Cross Pollination between Disciplines, Departments, Research & Teaching. The BALEAP Biennial Conference, 10th - 12th April 2011, University of Portsmouth
Harvey, H. and Byrne, G. (2010) New approaches to teaching and learning: improving the international student experience. Observations of practice at the Howe Writing Initiative, Farmer School of Business, Miami University, Ohio, USA UKCISA
Harvey, H. and Byrne, G. (2010) ‘Embedded Writing Practice’. In: WDHE (Writing Development in Higher Education) Conference 2010, 28th - 30th June 2010, London, UK
Harvey, H. and Byrne, G. (2010) ‘Blogging to Learn: using blogs to develop academic writing ’. In: Cross National Boundries and Linguistic Borders: (Re) Thinking and (Re) Situating the Writing Center and WAC Connection in Europe and Beyond. European Writing Centers Association Conference.2010, 24th - 28th May 2010, Paris, France
Tinker, A., Byrne, G. and Cattermole, C. (2010) ‘Creating learning communities: three social software tools’ Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education , 2. ISSN 1759667X
Tinker, A. and Byrne, G. (2009) ‘From Entertainment to education: can social software engage the reticent writer? ’. In: 5th European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference, 2009: The Roles of Writing Development in Higher Education and Beyond, 30 June - 2 July 2009, Coventry University
Tinker, A., Cattermole, C. and Byrne, G. (2009) ‘Creating Learning Communities: Three Open Source Tools’. In: 6th LDHEN Symposium: the challenge of learning development, 6-7 April 2009, Bournemouth University
Byrne, G., Cattermole, C. and Tinker, A. (2008) ‘Creating learning communities: three open source tools’. In: Teaching and Learning Conference, 15th September 2008, University of Huddersfield
Byrne, G. and Tinker, A. (2008) ‘Meeting diversity through the disciplines: a devolved model of academic skills development’. In: European Writing Centers Association (ECWA) Conference, 19th-22nd June 2008, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany
Tinker, A. and Byrne, G. (2007) ‘Localised one-stop shops: a devolved, embedded model of academic skills provision’. In: Crossing Boundaries: Academic Support for the Learner in HE, 30th June 2007, Middlesex University, Hendon, London, UK