Dr Gina Wisker is an Associate Professor at the International Centre for Higher Education Management, University of Bath where she supervises doctoral students and she is Professor 11 at the University of the Arctic, Tromso, Norway where she contributes to Postgraduate supervisor development. Gina is also Professor Emeritus of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton where she was Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching for 14 years. Gina has been teaching literature courses at ICE since 1980 and has taught in Adult and Higher Education on literature and education courses for over 30 years. She was appointed as a Research Fellow at the University of Gibraltar in 2020.
Dr Wisker believes in bringing research and experience together and teaches interactively using a mixture of lectures and small group discussion, encouraging collaboration. She enjoys working with adult students for the refreshing, engaged responses and the opportunity to construct understanding and enjoyment in literature, together in discussion.
Dr Wisker is Chief Editor of the journal “Innovations in Education and Teaching International”, online poetry magazine “Spokes” and online dark fantasy journal “Dissections”. She also reviews for a number of literary and educational journals.
Dr Wisker is a qualified teacher (QTS) and holds an Advanced Diploma in teaching and course development in HE, Advance HE Principal Fellowship, a National Teaching Fellowship. She is passionate about teaching, integrating research and professional practice into teaching, learning and assessment practices. She is also a long established practising teacher of undergraduate literature students, contributing to MA literature creative writing and humanities research methods.
Dr Wisker is an active educational developer maintaining a senior fellowship of SEDA through annual triad reporting of CPD (an annual CPD development event) and supporting the CPD of others through mentoring and assessing the SEDA senior fellowship route. She has gained and contributed to CPD through supporting and judging HE research and development project bids for SEDA and SRHE, attending and running seminars and workshops for SRHE and SEDA, and HELTASA in South Africa. Dr Wisker’s research feeds into and underpins impact in Higher Education and contemporary literature (the latter for undergraduates). Her research has led to teaching third year undergraduates on the ‘Womens writing and feminist theory’ module, and the ‘Gothic’ module (English) for which she is a researcher and publishes regularly. Dr Wisker also has contributed to publishing the Creative Writing masters, and teaches writing and publishing in workshops for academic staff and postgraduates.