Welcome to our new Chief Executive Dr Rebecca Fisher

Posted by hl11 at Oct 01, 2018 11:05 AM |
We are pleased to welcome our new Chief Executive to the team today!

Prior to joining the Association Becky completed a PhD in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. From 2012 she held several posts at the University of Warwick, first as the Postgraduate Recruitment Officer in the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, moving on to be the Programme Manager for University Summer Schools in 2014. More recently Becky looked after the Global Shakespeare initiative, the BLASTER (The Best in Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Expanded and Reinforced) project, and the development of a new MSc in Humanitarian Engineering; her most recent role was the Department Administrator (Research, Finance, and Operations) in Sociology at Warwick, where she looked after the administration of research projects, departmental finances, personnel, infrastructure, workload, and health and safety.  She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy.

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Becky’s doctoral research focused on the Anglo-Saxon theft and blood-staunching charms. Her thesis explored how early- to mid-twentieth century editions of the charms characterised the texts according to a series of binary oppositions (pagan/Christian, unofficial/official, magic/science, oral/written), and contrasted this interpretation of the texts with readings based on their manuscript context.

More recently, her academic research has focused on pedagogy and play, leading to the development of open resources such as Playfulness in Higher Education and The Dark Would (read more about Becky's experience of working across institutional boundaries as an administrator involved in academic projects). In 2018 Palgrave Macmillan will publish a book chapter (co-authored with Phil Gaydon) which explores the relationship between learning, play and The Dark Would.

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