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Lyn Ashmore Huddersfield University, UK

Dr Lyn Ashmore is a Senior Lecturer and teacher educator at the University of Huddersfield and is course leader for the MA in Learning and Development Management.   She has a broad range of experience in human resources and learning and development and has provided consultancy services in staff development and facilitated integration of cultural understanding and improved performance in a number of organisations.  Lyn has worked extensively to develop and promote learning and development for socially excluded communities, focusing on empowerment and access in both an educational and employment context.   She has a great passion for equality of opportunities and access to higher education and widening participation and strives to enable students from disadvantaged communities to become confident in challenging and confronting some of the myths that surround high education.  Lyn has co-authored a book on The reflective practitioner in professional education and has also co-written a chapter in J. Avis, R. Fisher and R. Thompson, Teaching in Lifelong Learning: a guide to theory and practice.  Her research interests are learning and development, reflective practice, personal and professional development, strategies for developing staff within organizations and methods for evaluating learning strategies.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.