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Portrait of  Jane Mullen Jane Mullen

j.mullen@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478103



Biography

Qualifications: BA(Hons), PGCE, MA.

Prior to joining the University in 2001 Jane worked in Further Education for 21 years in a wide range of roles. Throughout her teaching career she has been involved with delivering a range of communications courses and is particularly interested in the issues students have when developing their academic writing. Working with both undergraduates and post graduates on issues related to their criticality and academic writing has become the recent focus of her research.

Currently Jane is responsible for organising and delivering academic skills support to all students in the School. She initially co-ordinated a HEFCE funded project to set up a distributed model of academic skills provision across the University. Reflecting on this experience Jane wrote a paper in 2006 titled 'Challenging and Changing Priorities at One University'. Later as her research developed on the different models of provision she wrote a paper 'The Study Skills Conundrum: To embed or not to embed that is the question'. She has also undertaken a joint piece of research with a colleague into dyslexia and its impact on the professional development of youth workers. This research has led to her PhD on the professional identity of teachers who are dyslexic.

Research & Scholarship

Current Research Interests

Jane's particular interests are in widening participation, students' writing development in Higher Education, models of academic skills provision and adult dyslexia. She is currently working towards her PhD.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2012

Mullen, J. and Hatton, J. (2012) ‘Scaffolding and supporting virtual communities ’. In: 9th ALDinHE Conference Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) Conference:learning Development in a Digital Age., 2nd-4th April 2012, Leeds University, UK

2011

Mullen, J., Hatton, J. and Frankland, S. (2011) ‘Transformative Learning:the start of the journey?’. In: 6th European Conference on the First Year Experience , 19th-20th June 2011, Manchester University

Mullen, J., Hatton, J. and Frankland, S. (2011) ‘Constructive Dialogue with Students’. In: 8th Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) Conference: Engaging students- Engaging learning, 18th-20th April 2011, Queen's University Belfast

2009

Hatton, J. and Mullen, J. (2009) ‘Levelling the playing field’. In: Training Agencies Group, June 2009, Sheffield , pp. 1-7

Mullen, J. and Hatton, J. (2009) ‘Listen to me! the voices of some students with dyslexia’. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

Mullen, J. and Hatton, J. (2009) ‘Perplexing Identities’. In: 6th Annual Learning and Development in Higher Education Network, 6th - 7th March 2009, Bournemouth University

2007

Hill, P. and Mullen, J. (2007) ‘Writing Skills - An integrated approach’. In: 4th LDHEN Symposium: "How do students engage with learning?", 12 April 2007, Bournemouth University

Hill, P. and Mullen, J. (2007) ‘Writing Skills - An integrated approach’. In: 4th LDHEN Symposium: "How do students engage with learning?", 12 April 2007, Bournemouth University

Hill, P. and Mullen, J. (2007) ‘To embed or not to embed – that is the question’. In: The Study Skills Conundrum, 26th April 2007, Bournemouth

Research Degree Supervision

Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development.

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