Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more
I currently teach within the Department of English Studies at Durham University, and within Arts at the Open University. I have previously taught at SIM University and the University of Sunderland. I am an associate of the Higher Education Academy.
Currently my main teaching role is as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University. Modules I currently teach on include:
For Singapore Institute of Management University I have written or developed three distance learning courses, textbooks and/or online lectures:
With a specialism in distance learning, I have particular skills in the use of live video conferencing tools for teaching, and as part of my HEA Fellowship am currently investigating the use of vidcasts to support distance learners.
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This page was published on December 16, 2009 | Keywords: university, higher education, teaching, learning