Dr. Monica Fernandes
Monica joined the APDU in September 2020, having worked as Head of Academic Skills Development where she led the strategic development and student initiatives in the Academic Skills department. She has worked in Higher Education in the UK and abroad, and has helped academics further develop their curriculum to support students, and taught undergraduate and postgraduate students in her subject area and academic writing skills. Monica has a PhD in Political History, and is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. She is an active reviewer for multiple journals of learning and teaching, and teaches Race, Gender and African History in the Politics and History division at Brunel University. Her interests include decolonising the curriculum, inclusive teaching, working with students as partners, and increasing student engagement through creativity in teaching.