Pablo is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) whose work in the area of academic literacies includes facilitating workshops, individual/group tutorials and drop-ins on all aspects of study skills and academic writing. His role within the Learning Enhancement Team incorporates an emphasis on supporting students from under-represented groups and contributing to initiatives - within the Student Support Service and across and beyond the institution - focused on enhancing peoples’ experiences across the ‘student life-cycle’ (i.e. access to higher education (HE), retention and success in HE, and progression from HE into employment and/or further study).
Before joining the team in August 2016, Pablo worked for over 20 years in various educational capacities and contexts - both in the UK and abroad - including as a Lecturer, Associate Tutor, Mentor and Outreach Educator while studying part-time at the UEA between 2007 and 2017. He specialises in transformative pedagogy and inclusive, participatory, peer-led approaches to teaching and learning. His PhD thesis combines these interests in a critical ethnography of a ‘transformative’ global education programme in Bolivia and Peru.
Pablo graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) and has an MA in Education and Development, and an MRes in Research Methods, from the UEA. He also has a qualification (CELTA) in teaching English as a foreign language, supervisor qualifications in facilitating and evaluating Peer Assisted Study Sessions/Supplemental Instruction, and a range of experiences working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Alongside his role as a Learning Enhancement Tutor, Pablo works in UEA’s Centre for Staff and Educational Development (CSED) as Module Leader for the Developing Teaching Skills programme.