I am an experienced manager having worked in manufacturing, IT, customer services and local government. I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2005 to project manage ‘Student employability and Good practice in Placement Provision’. In 2006 I became responsible for a programme 17 teaching and learning projects. I have recently been appointed to be Teaching and Learning Institute – Administration Manager.\ud My own interest in WIL started as a placement student on my Maths degree where I became ‘hooked’ upon manufacturing. I believe wholeheartedly in the value of work placements. Since joining academia I have been an active member of ASET and WACE. I am very interested in the research agenda. I joined the first ASET Research network, which sadly never really got going. At the 2009, I found a group of researchers who were keen to restart the research network and quickly rejoined. I am interested in WIL research and practice on both a national and international stage. I would like to represent the research network at the conference and look for ways of working with other international delegates with an interest in research
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