Introduction to the Special Edition


  • Karen Lipsedge Kingston University
  • Hilda Mulrooney Kingston University




Author Biographies

Karen Lipsedge, Kingston University

Karen Lipsedge is an Associate Professor in English Literature at Kingston University, and her research focuses on eighteenth-century domestic space, interiors, the relationship between objects and people, and the novel. She is the Access and Inclusion co-lead for the British Eighteenth-Century Society. Karen is also part of the Directorate for Access, Participation & Inclusion, Students, at KU, where she works as a Senior Adviser for Teaching and Learning. She is an academic contact for KU’s Harassment Scheme, the Chair of the NEON Diverse Learners’ group and helped to set up the KU/POC BAME Staff Network in July 2020. 

Hilda Mulrooney, Kingston University

Hilda Mulrooney is a nutritionist and dietitian with primary care and public health experience. She is currently Associate Professor in Nutrition at Kingston University London. She is a member of the Network of Equality Champions and the Faculty EDI action group. She is interested in exploring how difference is perceived: within her profession working to help ensure that those with excess weight are not discriminated against and, pedagogically, looking at the impact of demographic characteristics on aspects of teaching and learning.


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How to Cite

Lipsedge, K. and Mulrooney, H. (2023) “Introduction to the Special Edition”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (26). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi26.1021.