Desma Brown Head of Education at the University of Essex
Dr Desma Brown has extensive experience in the teaching of research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. As Director of the MEd at Bradford College she played a key role in supervising numerous students from the initial stages of development of their research proposals through to successful completion of their dissertations. In her role as a visiting lecturer at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, she also taught research methods and worked with undergraduate Education Studies students in framing their research. Desma’s current role is as the Head of Education for Kaplan Open Learning (University of Essex online). Desma’s research interest is in sociolinguistics and she completed her EdD in 2016 (Open University), where she used a Discourse Analysis approach to examine how a successful group of final year trainee primary school teachers, used language to collaborate in framing their ideas and working together on an assessment task.