Educator | Researcher | Writer


My first podcast experience!

I had a wonderful experience speaking to fellow OU researcher, Bukola Oyinloye about my EdD project, and how the pandemic has influenced...


Who I am

An introduction

Hi, I am Mel Green. I'm an Associate Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher at The Open University currently exploring how the intersections of Higher Education teachers' identities affect their pedagogical choices and beliefs. 

I am a former primary school teacher and worked with children and young people from 1999 to 2015. I have two children, one of whom is autistic and the experience of being a parent of a child with a disability has led me to volunteer as a Trustee member of a charity created for disabled children and their families. 

This site has been created to document my experiences of being both a lecturer and researcher. I am both a distance learning educator and a distance learning student. I believe that distance learning does not have to be isolating. For me, education is freedom. When we have the opportunity to learn and access information, we become free.

For students: This website and blog aim to provide regular study skills posts and links to interesting articles and videos to help distance learning students complete modules and degrees without feeling alone. I am looking forward to helping you on your learning journey.

For researchers and academics - This is a place where I share reflections on my research and practice. I would love to know your thoughts on my thoughts and connect with you in the future.