I’m a researcher, instructor, and educational developer in adult education.

My passion lies in bringing together the sociological, psychological, and political to understand how we can create teaching and learning environments that stretch us cognitively, nourish us emotionally, and give us a greater appreciation for our interconnectedness. I am particularly interested in how educational policy and practice intersect and inform one another, with an ultimate view to further equity in educational opportunities and outcomes for adult learners.

I currently work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Educational Research Lab at the Faculty of Dentistry and as a Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. I’m adjunct faculty at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. I’m also an independent educational consultant.

I am the co-president of the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education, and I’m looking forward to our upcoming conference at Congress 2014

In addition to my academic work, I enjoy writing creative non-fiction, singing, drumming, playing piano, swing dancing, Zumba, skiing, hiking, diving, cooking, reading and spending time with other humans. I also love animals: as a New Zealander who has been living in Canada for 10 years, I have thus brought together the kiwi and the moose–hence, the name of this blog site 🙂