Kay is a Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Enhancement and works as part of the team at the Centre for Collaborative Learning at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Key aspects of her role involve the observation of lecturers across UCLan and associates who work in partnership with the university. Working as part of a team of observers, she follows a pre and post-observation process to enable her to act as a critical friend to those involved. This process is developmental and allows faculty to enhance their knowledge and understanding of their subject area and their own teaching practice.
Kay has been involved in Education development, both within the UK and internationally, most recently as Head of Education at Middlesex University Dubai Campus. She is a qualified Coach and Hogan Assessor and has worked on several recruitment and talent management initiatives, involving the development of departments and teams, most notably with the Department for Education (DfE). She mobilised an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme (T2T), involving the recruitment, assessment and selection of Career Changers into teaching and leadership positions.
Whilst at Middlesex University, she was part of the research committee and served as a member of the small research grants and ethics sub-committees. An opportunity also enabled her to become President of the Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES), which is affiliated to the World Congress of comparative Education Societies (WCCES) and give a voice to researchers across the Gulf Region. Most recently, she has worked with her team members to secure ethics approval for the Teaching Observation scheme. The aim of this research is to disseminate information and share best practice both within the university and with others involved in Learning and Teaching and Educational development at other institutions both within the UK and internationally.