Dr. Kirsten Hall

Learning Development Tutor

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Dr. Kirsten Hall

Kirsten has been a Learning Development tutor since 2007, demystifying academia and facing students’ study challenges with them. Her first role in this capacity was with adult returners to education at Warwick University and she has been at Ruskin since 2009, some of the time also working at Oxford Brookes’ Upgrade service. She has trained in coaching and takes a coaching approach to this work: as far as possible creating an environment where the student can find their own best way forward, while offering tools or information where this may be helpful.

Kirsten has experience in both research and teaching. Her PhD was about speech and language therapy provision for bilingual children and some of the subsequent research projects are listed below.  Teaching English in a wide variety of contexts has also been a thread running through much of Kirsten’s career.

In addition Kirsten has experience in the voluntary sector (she was Director of Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS) for several years) and in music (she has two albums to her name: www.kirstenwinter.com). The role of learning developer draws together many of the skills from these experiences.

Projects

‘What works? Student Retention and Success’ project funded by HEFCE and the Paul Hamlyn Project, Oxford Brookes University http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/wp/current/retention/ , 2009-2011

‘TeamTalking: inter-professional learning for integrating speech and language provision into secondary schools - a socio-cultural activity theory approach’ funded by a Neighbourhood Renewal Programme, Institute of Education, University of Birmingham, 2007-8

‘Agile Resourcing programme’ http://www.careerinnovation.com/projects/agile-resourcing/ Career Innovation, 2005

Edwards, C. and Hall, K. (2016) ‘Mandatory Learning Development attendance to promote social justice.’ Association for Learning development in Higher Education Conference. Edinburgh, 21-23 March 2016.

Hall, K. and Edwards, C. (2015) ‘Is confidentiality in the learner’s best interests?’ Association for Learning development in Higher Education Conference. Southampton, 31 March 2015.

Winter, K. (1999). Speech and language therapy provision for bilingual children: aspects of the current service. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 34 (1), 85-98.

Winter, K.M. (1999). Communication Equation: Under- and over-representation of bilingual children in speech and language therapy provision in England. PhD thesis, School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK.

Winter, K.M. (2001), Numbers of bilingual children in speech and language therapy: theory and practice of measuring their representation. International Journal of Bilingualism 5 (4), 465-495.

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