Prof. Katherine Wimpenny
Katherine Wimpenny, PhD, MA, DipCOT, Cert Ed, is Professor of Research in Global Education and Theme Lead for Global Learning: Education Without Boundaries, in the Research Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment (GLEA) at Coventry University (CU). Katherine worked as an occupational therapist for 10 years in health followed by 10 years as an academic on the undergraduate and postgraduate occupational therapy programmes within HLS, CU. She was awarded her PhD in 2009 and partnered with several NHS Trusts facilitating knowledge transfer through participatory action research methodologies. Since 2010 she has held a full-time research role, initially as Research Fellow in Learning Innovation and then for four years in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) CU, where she was Conferred as Reader in Education Research and Pedagogy. In August 2017, Katherine started in GLEA having helped shape the business plan along with Professors Lynn Clouder and Christine Broughan. Katherine was Conferred as Professor of Research in Global Education in 2018. She works with a diverse range of national and international partners and has a track record in the design and coordination of research and innovation projects, both nationally and internationally, and is widely published in the academic literature. She is Visiting Professor at An-Najah National University Palestine.
Professor Wimpenny has a proven and successful track record for supervising PhD students, and in PhD examining, nationally and internationally, and welcomes contact from prospective students.