I am a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education and Academic Practice at the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Kent.

The threads that underpin my work are embodiment and embodied experience; using and teaching around creative research methods and research design; and addressing marginalisation. I’m interested in how innovative and creative research methods can add depth, richness, honesty and emotion to experience, give voice to those who are not always heard, and encourage reflexivity.

I am really excited to be a founder member of the international Women in Supramolecular Chemistry Network (WISC) and working with them to address equality and diversity in the chemical sciences and use qualitative research methods and approaches to positively impact their science.

My publications include an edited book for Routledge ‘Conversations on embodiment across higher education’ which brought together academics from a wide variety of disciplines to discuss their teaching, research and practice, and two forthcoming books with Dr Nicole Brown. One explores ableism in the academy for UCL Press, and one is part of the NCRM series for Bloomsbruy “What is… Embodied Inquiry”. My next book for Bristol University Press will explore boundaries between research, art, therapy and education.

Twitter: @drschniff / @SupraChem