Michel has been an Academic Skills Tutor since 2014. Before coming to Essex, Michel worked in New Zealand as Vice Principal (Operations) for Tasman International Academies; and as Principal of Oxford International Academy. As part of her work she also taught English as a Foreign Language and English for Academic Purposes in various Asia-Pacific countries. Ten years previous, Michel was Head of Media Studies at Palmers College in Thurrock, Essex.
Michel has also worked in post production for Rank Video Services; and was a freelance documentary-maker for BBC Radio4. She has studied and taught on a range of Humanities and Media Arts subjects including Sociology, Film Studies, Media and Communications, Video Production and Radio Production.
Michel's particular interests lie in two distinct areas: non-traditional student achievement - the academic challenges which students from low participation neighbourhoods face; and embedding sustainability into education practice; the kinds of education, teaching and learning required to provide future generations with sustainability literacy. She is currently researching Education for Sustainable Development and the embedding of the Sustainable Development Goals into teacher-training curricula.
For more information about Michel's areas of research please follow the links below.
Michel currently leads on Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Essex Business School, and Edge Hotel School academic skills modules, and the Academic English Support suite of modules.
PGDiploma in Visual Arts
MA Film Studies
PGCertificate in Education
BA (Hons) Literature and Sociology