I have been lecturing for over 20 years. Prior to joining MMU I taught for many years, on a range of psychology courses as this is my academic background. I then moved on to applied psychology courses and worked as a teacher educator, training teachers from diverse areas (both academic and vocational) to teach in the post compulsory sector.
I am a Senior Lecturer working on the BA Social Care undergraduate programme.
My teaching areas are research methods, disability studies (with a focus on mental health and Learning Disabilities) and social policy.
My research interests are in exploring the educational and learning experiences of adult students from marginalised groups. I am interested in how experiences of disability, poverty and gender impact and intersect in a learning/educational situation. I have an interest in examining how marginalised identities impact on life and learning experiences. I am interested in research that has a qualitative emphasis as she regards this as an empowering and critical research process. I am currently involved in working with a small number of learning/educational projects in community organisations that promote and enhance an inclusivity agenda.
G. McCusker (2017). A feminist teacher’s account of her attempts to achieve the goals of feminist pedagogy. Gender and Education. 29(4), pp.445-460.