As a creative thinker, Joanna’s work within the area of Applied Imagination underpins the direction and focus of Keywords English. Keywords English is a research informed, teacher-led project that collaborates with teachers, schools, teacher training colleges and communities around the world to examine how the principals of social justice can inform the direction of next-generation teaching and learning?
With a strong passion in STEM education, she is continuously engaged in teaching as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistance at University College London and Birkbeck University of London alongside her research and is currently working towards her Associate Fellowship in Higher Education. Suniya is an exceptionally skilled scientist with sound knowledge across the science discipline and aspires to be an inspiration in making STEM Higher Education accessible to Black and Minority Ethnicity students and is proactive in outreach programmes.
Living in a remote community with no access to broadband, Brigid has worked creatively to bring the school and community closer together. For example, during her time in Garimscoil Mhic Diarmada she has supported students and encouraged them to develop projects, through being a Mentor Co-ordinator and a Health Schools Co-ordinator. For one such project, students produced pamphlets on Back Care and Internet Safety. The Internet Safety pamphlets helped raise awareness of this issue at a community centre on Arranmore island. Brigid is a keen advocate of EdTech and methodologies to enhance the creative learning of STEM subjects.