Dr Catherine Camps known as Cath
MA Education (Open)
BA Hons (Open)
Cert. Ed (PCET)
I have been actively engaged in Educational Development since 2001. I have worked across a number of institutions: College based HE; a research intensive HEI and – from 2018, at the University of South Wales. I have also worked with Universities in Sub-Sahara Africa and India.
I have had the opportunity to work across a range of different types of activities including working with Institutions to fulfil their strategic goals; acting as a consultant with teams of staff to support and facilitate bespoke responses to identified needs; and enabling individuals by acting as a mentor, critical friend or coach.
My capabilities in leadership have seen me undertake a number of roles over the years including the management of a dispersed team of academics located across Cornwall, strategic leadership for College based Higher Education, as well as the more expected leadership of a Teacher Education programme. Whilst I am happy to accept the responsibilities associated with a management role I consider that Teams work best in a collaborative mode and so I seek to engage with peers in this way – whenever possible.
Passionate about the possibilities of research-led teaching I am actively involved in a number of research projects all of which are underpinned by my belief in social justice and the potential for Education to be a site of transformation.
Deputy Director of CELT;
Details of some of my recent publications can be located here: https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/catherine-camps(c29821af-18fb-46de-acb8-1438f4bc87df)/publications.html
George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling
I currently contribute to the Cara Syria Programme. See http://www.cara.ngo/what-we-do/.
My professional research interests revolve around curriculum design and its transformative possibilities for cultural changes both within and without the academy. In support of this I am interested in how academic identity is constructed and maintained within a changing and challenged sector.
Currently I have 4 foci:
1.Decolonisation of Higher Education curricula with a particular interest in the intersection between curriculum, pedagogy and ethnic identity;
2.Curriculum design within an officially bilingual institution and its contribution to the growth of intercultural competence;
3.Academic identity creation including the use of reflection, scholarship and activist activity; and
4. The exploration of how Social Cartography can be utilised as a research method across a variety of sites of investigation.
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