Jane Cullen
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Biography <p>I&nbsp; have worked in Higher Education since 2000, first as a&nbsp;Research Associate/Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, then at the Von Hugel Institute, St Edmunds College,&nbsp;Cambridge, and at the Open University since&nbsp;June 2006.</p><p>My substantive role at the OU is in educational leadership and international education and development.&nbsp;<span>My current work is as Academic Director of OpenSTEM Africa, an initiative working collaboratively with government organisations and universities in Ghana and potentially more widely across Africa to improve participation in STEM subjects, particularly among girls. I have been associated for the past ten</span><span>years with the work of the Teacher Education in sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) programme</span><a href="http://www.tessafrica.net" rel="nofollow">www.tessafrica.net</a><span>&nbsp; working&nbsp;on projects&nbsp;across Africa with colleagues from universities and NGOs in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Republic of Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.&nbsp;I served as Director of&nbsp;TESSA&nbsp;2012-2014 and since&nbsp;then I have worked as a key adviser on a major DfID-funded teacher education project in Ghana, on projects in South America including an FCO-funded project working with the Ministry of Education in Peru and on research projects in Bangladesh,&nbsp;India and Ghana.</span></p><p><span>My current teaching includes the role of Area Lead in Leadership, Management and Development on the Doctorate in Education. It also includes the instigation and co-chairing of the production of the new&nbsp; multi-</span><span>disciplinary dissertation module for the Masters in Education and Masters in Childhood and Youth. From 2016 to 2019, on secondment, I led the M.Ed/MA in C&amp;Y taught postgraduate programme at the OU, a programme which currently attracts about one thousand students.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Before&nbsp; moving into HE I was a teacher, head of department, senior teacher and then head teacher in various schools, beginning&nbsp;as a young teacher in the Philippines then moving to Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Namibia and finally&nbsp;to Egypt.</p>
Description <p>I&nbsp; have worked in Higher Education since 2000, first as a&nbsp;Research Associate/Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, then at the Von Hugel Institute, St Edmunds College,&nbsp;Cambridge, and at the Open University since&nbsp;June 2006.</p><p>My substantive role at the OU is in educational leadership and international education and development.&nbsp;<span>My current work is as Academic Director of OpenSTEM Africa, an initiative working collaboratively with government organisations and universities in Ghana and potentially more widely across Africa to improve participation in STEM subjects, particularly among girls. I have been associated for the past ten</span><span>years with the work of the Teacher Education in sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) programme</span><a href="http://www.tessafrica.net" rel="nofollow">www.tessafrica.net</a><span>&nbsp; working&nbsp;on projects&nbsp;across Africa with colleagues from universities and NGOs in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Republic of Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.&nbsp;I served as Director of&nbsp;TESSA&nbsp;2012-2014 and since&nbsp;then I have worked as a key adviser on a major DfID-funded teacher education project in Ghana, on projects in South America including an FCO-funded project working with the Ministry of Education in Peru and on research projects in Bangladesh,&nbsp;India and Ghana.</span></p><p><span>My current teaching includes the role of Area Lead in Leadership, Management and Development on the Doctorate in Education. It also includes the instigation and co-chairing of the production of the new&nbsp; multi-</span><span>disciplinary dissertation module for the Masters in Education and Masters in Childhood and Youth. From 2016 to 2019, on secondment, I led the M.Ed/MA in C&amp;Y taught postgraduate programme at the OU, a programme which currently attracts about one thousand students.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Before&nbsp; moving into HE I was a teacher, head of department, senior teacher and then head teacher in various schools, beginning&nbsp;as a young teacher in the Philippines then moving to Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Namibia and finally&nbsp;to Egypt.</p>
Job title Senior Lecturer (Leadership and Int. Development)
Research overview <p>As Director of TESSA&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tessafrica.net/" rel="nofollow">www.tessafrica.net</a>&nbsp;(2012-14), I worked on&nbsp;R&amp;D projects on extending the use of digital OERs, the use of OERs in inclusion in francophone Africa, OER use for teachers new to OERs (all Ferguson Trust funding);&nbsp; the professional development of teaching assistants and the challenges of access to teacher training in Malawi&nbsp; (DfID/Scottish Government funding); the development of OERs for&nbsp; teaching lower secondary science (Waterloo Foundation funding) and widening participation through improving teaching in rural areas in Uganda and Zambia (Commonwealth of Learning funding). More recently on&nbsp;the DfID-funded T-TEL project in Ghana (2014-15),&nbsp; I led work&nbsp;on a critique of the current model of curriculum and assessment in teacher education in Ghana, and on the professional development of teacher educators in the Colleges of Education in Ghana. In 2016 I led on the qualitative strand of a British Council-funded study into the assessment of the secondary school English curriculum in Bangladesh. My research also includes&nbsp;studies&nbsp;of pedagogic leadership in India, the design of initial teacher education in Peru and teacher education through distance learnng in Ghana.&nbsp;Previously as Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and&nbsp;at the Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) at the Von Hugel Institute, St Edmunds College,&nbsp;Cambridge (2001-2009) my work&nbsp;included the role of lead researcher in a major DfES evaluation of schools&lsquo;in exceptionally challenging circumstances&rsquo; and&nbsp;a&nbsp;UNICEF-funded project researching open and distance learning in basic education for hard-to-reach children in South Asia. My research throughout&nbsp;focuses on&nbsp;issues of access and of quality as they relate to&nbsp;school improvement, teacher education and&nbsp;school leadership.</p>
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