Ms Helen Bowstead
Profiles

Ms Helen Bowstead

Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language

English Language Centre (Academic Partnerships)

Biography

Biography

Helen Bowstead manages the English Language Centre's insessional provision, which includes credit-rated modules and a range of workshops, online courses and resources aimed at non-native speakers. She is a full-time lecturer in English for Academic Purposes and also coordinates the UoP TESOL and she is studying part-time for a PhD in Education. As part of the Learning Development team, she established the highly successful Writing Cafe in 2012. She is a trained PALS supervisor and has a strong interest in peer learning. Helen is also a Mental Health First Aider and a Wellbeing Champion.


Qualifications

MA Education
PGCE (Post-compulsory Education and Training)
PgCTEAP (Teaching English for Academic Purposes)
Professional Certificate TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Advanced Certificate TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
BA Hons Communication Studies

Professional membership

Senior Fellow HEA

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Developing writing confidence.

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner, Oxford Brookes

External Examiner, University of Exeter

Research

Research

Research interests

Posthumanism/new materialism/post structuralism. Creative/innovative approaches to educational research. Immanent writing practices. Social justice.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Bowstead H (2020) 'Doctoral Thesis as Entangled Becomings: moments that tremble with potential' International Review of Qualitative Research 0, (0) 0-0 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Gale K & Bowstead H (2013) 'Deleuze and collaborative writing as method of inquiry' Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (6)
Bowstead HE (2011) 'Coming to writing' Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. (3) Publisher Site
Bowstead HE (2009) 'Teaching English as a foreign language – a personal exploration of language, alienation and academic literacy' Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (1) Publisher Site
Chapters
Bowstead H (2014) 'Telling Stories: Investigating The Challenges To International Students’ Writing Through Personal Narrative' in Lillis T; Harrington K; Lea M Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice. The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press
Bowstead HE (2011) 'Devenir ecrivain(e) - Narrative writing as a research practice' in Mansfield C; Seligman S Narrative and the Built Heritage VDM Verlag
Conference Papers
Bowstead H (2021) 'Not-knowing-in-advance: trying to think and see as if not doing a PhD' 17th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Bowstead HE (2016) 'Space Pirates of the Ocean City' Writing Development in Higher Education Plymouth University 6-/-0/20166-/-0/2016
Bowstead H & Pritchard C (2014) 'Space Pirates of the Ocean City' Higher Education Academy conference: Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester 6-/-0/20146-/-0/2014
Bowstead H & Pritchard C (2014) 'A tent for the ‘nomad’: Welcome to the Writing Café’' Learning Development Spaces and Places University of Huddersfield 4-/-0/20144-/-0/2014
Bowstead H, Eades S & McMahon P (2014) 'Successfully designing assessments across in-sessional modules in English for Academic/English for Specific Purposes' Internationalisation and the Student Experience Conference University of Plymouth 2-/-1/20132-/-1/2013
Bowstead HE (2013) 'Telling stories, breaking down barriers - the power of personal narrative to trouble notions of the 'other'' Discourse, Power Resistance Conference 13 University of Greenwich 4-/-0/20134-/-0/2013
Bowstead HE, Eades S, Masterson D, McMahon P, Munro M, Lowes R & Luckhurst A (2013) 'In response to the internationalisation agenda: Five consecutive "lightening talks" with subsequent discussion' 10th ALDinHE Conference Plymouth University 3-/-0/20133-/-0/2013
Bowstead HE & McMahon P (2011) 'Creating intercultural exchanges - In response to the Internationalisation Agenda' Teaching and Learning Conference University of Plymouth 7-/-0/20117-/-0/2011
Bowstead HE (2011) 'Telling stories, breaking down barriers' BALEAP Research and Training Presentation Series: Methodologies for researching EAP contexts, practices and pedagogies. University of Leicester 6-/-0/20116-/-0/2011
Bowstead HE (2011) 'Telling stories, naming names' 8th ALDinHE Conference Queen's University Belfast 4-/-0/20114-/-0/2011
Bowstead HE (2011) 'Narrative writing as a research practice' Narrative and the Built Heritage Colloquium University of Plymouth 3-/-0/20113-/-0/2011
Bowstead HE (2011) 'The importance of international students' life stories in breaking down barriers' Higher Education Academy: Teaching international students workshop. King's College London 2-/-0/20112-/-0/2011
Bowstead HE (2010) 'Coming to writing: developing the confidence to transgress academic boundaries' Writing Development in Higher Education Conference - Sustainable writing development: approaches and challenges. Royal College of Physicians 6-/-0/20106-/-0/2010
Bowstead HE & McMahon P (2010) 'Creating a Webfolio: Trainee teachers engage with PebblePad' 5th Plymouth University e-conference. University of Plymouth 4-/-0/20104-/-0/2010
Bowstead HE (2010) 'Collaborative Writing: Transgressing the academic divide' 7th ALDinHE Conference Nottingham Trent University 3-/-0/20103-/-0/2010
Bowstead H 'Researching without method' European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: Qualitative Inquiry as Activism Open access
Posters
Bowstead H Bowstead H 'The trouble with sustainability education … Challenging Western-centric discourses in sustainability education' Open access
Personal

Personal

Conferences organised

Writing Development in Higher Education 16th International Conference. University of Plymouth, 27 - 29 June 2016

Adventures in Posthumanism Conference. University of Plymouth, 3 July 2018
Adventures in Posthumanism Conference. University of Plymouth, 2 June 2021