Her career has been devoted to the promotion of innovation, change and strategic development in education. She has co-ordinated and directed many major research, development and evaluation projects on aspects of learning and teaching of national significance.
In addition, she has promoted a range of ground-breaking initiatives across the University of Exeter. A major focus has always been on the student experience as well as on understanding the processes of change, including the development of evidence-based practice, and initiating the acclaimed Students as Change Agents programme.
She is a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has written dozens of books and articles, her latest major publication being ‘The Student Engagement Handbook: Practice in Higher Education’.