As Deputy Director (Academic) of the Community University Partnership Programme at the University of Brighton, Juliet manages both the student community engagement and the international research and development programmes. This former includes course and module design and development across the university to encompass community based and partnership approaches to issues of sustainability, marginalisation and social justice, brokering research opportunities for post graduate students and overseeing Cupp’s academic development. The latter includes research into the role of a university and its social responsibility and provides support to universities in other areas to develop their own locally based engagement work. As part of this Juliet undertakes short periods of consultancy and is course leader for a six month programme in ‘Developing Community University Partnerships’.
Juliet has over 20 years teaching experience including eight years in adult and non-formal education, eight years in Access to Higher education and eight years in Higher Education. She has also worked extensively on short term international consultancies in the field of adult and community education and adult literacy, supporting programme design and evaluation in a range of African and Asian countries including Gambia, Senegal, South Africa, Egypt, India and Nepal.
Her teaching priorities experiential and participatory approaches to affective learning and covers aspects of civil society and citizenship, conflict, peace and security and local and international community development.
Her recent research has involved the role of Higher Education in post conflict environments, the changing nature of student community engagement and the significance of insiders and outsiders in transformational learning. Doctoral studies involved field work in Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Africa and the UK.