Maggi Savin-Baden is Professor of Higher Education Research and Director of the Learning Innovation Research Group at Coventry University. As some one who has always been interested in innovation and change Maggi's interest in learning has been the focus of her research for many years. Her current research is exploring threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge and students experiences of problem-based learning in Second Life. To date she has published five books on problem-based learning and she has two further books in progress. In her spare time she is learning to snowboard and enjoys mountaineering, skiing and wine.