University of Bath

Dr Eleanor Parker Curriculum Development Officer (Inclusion)

Eleanor is part of the Curriculum Development team addressing a wide range of teaching and learning issues across the institution, focusing on inclusion.

Role

Eleanor joined the Centre for Learning & Teaching in March 2019 as Curriculum Development Officer (Inclusion), to provide advice and guidance on curriculum design and development, supporting the diverse needs of all of our learners. Working across the Faculties and School of Management and with Professional Services, Eleanor supports the sharing of good practice in relation to inclusion, widening participation and internationalisation.

Career

Eleanor began her career at the University of Bath in May 2017 and has held positions as Executive Officer in Student Services and as Doctoral Engagement Manager in the Doctoral College, where she led an institutional review of Postgraduates who Teach.

Prior to this, Eleanor was Lecturer in Italian at St Anne’s College, Oxford and Student Recruitment Officer for the University of Oxford, working with schools and colleges in the UK and across North America. Eleanor led on widening participation for Oxford in the North East of England and co-created the University's Early Career Academic Outreach Network to facilitate and support doctoral student engagement in schools outreach. She also co-developed the curriculum for the first Beginners’ languages summer school in the University’s flagship access programme, UNIQ.

She has over 10 years’ experience in Modern Languages teaching and admissions at the University of Oxford, including as Course Director for academic staff training on fair and inclusive admissions. She lived and worked in France and Italy during her undergraduate studies and has a keen interest in intercultural communication. She is passionate about student wellbeing and supporting students in their transition to the Higher Education learning and teaching environment; in May 2017 she was awarded the University of Oxford Students' Union Teaching Award for Outstanding Pastoral Support, nominated by her undergraduate students.

Education

  • DPhil (PhD) in Medieval and Modern Languages (Italian Literature), University of Oxford
  • M.St. in European Literature, University of Oxford
  • BA (Hons) Medieval and Modern Languages (French and Italian), University of Oxford
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy