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National Teaching Fellows

The National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. Meet the National Teaching Fellows below.
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National Teaching Fellows

Ass. Prof. Dr Danielle D'Hayer
Job Title: Associate Teaching Professor Interpreting Studies
Institution: London Metropolitan University
Year: 2023
Danielle D’Hayer is an Associate Teaching Professor in Interpreting Studies, and Head of Community and Business Engagement at London Metropolitan University. She is internationally renowned for her approach to hybrid experiential learning pedagogy empowered by an inclusive egalitarian community of practice model, where students ‘learn within a community by caring, giving and sharing’.
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Job Title:Associate Head of Law (Student Experience)
Institution: Coventry University
Year: 2023
Alan East is a disruptor in teaching, learning and assessment legal education and a passionate advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion, supporting entry into the legal profession. An award-winning lecturer, he has developed an international profile in clinical legal education and pioneering mobile remote presence devices to enhance student experience.
Yvalia Febrer
Job Title:Associate Professor of Social Work
Institution: Kingston University
Year: 2023
Yvalia Febrer works tirelessly to upskill those training to work with children and young people across social care. She was the founding Programme Director of the Frontline Social Work programme, and since then has pushed forward the agenda for social pedagogy. Yvalia co-chairs the UK and Ireland’s Social Pedagogy Professional Association.
Dr Francesco Fornetti
Job Title:Associate Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering
Institution: University of Bristol
Year: 2023
Francesco Fornetti is the programme director of the electrical and electronic engineering courses at the University of Bristol. Since 2010, he has been developing innovative pedagogical methodologies, such as virtual laboratories and home lab kits, that foster self-directed learning and have influenced teaching practice across the globe.
Dr Catherine Gallop
Job Title:Director of Clinical Training and CEDAR
Institution: University of Exeter
Year: 2023
Catherine Gallop is a dedicated and passionate clinical academic/trainer and education leader. She is one of the most recognised local and national contemporary educators and transformative leaders in her field of clinical training and has evidenced exceptional, innovative and world class reach, value and impact.
Dr Jennifer George
Job Title:Senior Lecturer and Head of Department - Computing
Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London
Year: 2023
Jennifer George is an advocate for disability inclusion in learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. She advises on the design of systems and processes that remove barriers to access. Jennifer works with universities to embed inclusive practices in learning environments, bringing about institutional changes that make real differences to students.
Professor Sharon Green
Job Title:Director of Apprenticeships and Skills
Institution: University of Lincoln
Year: 2023
Sharon Green instigates programmes reaching thousands of employees each year, making certain that students are noticed without following set academic pathways. Being at the forefront of apprenticeships with the University of Lincoln gained Sharon national recognition as a civic educational leader and Professor of Vocational Education and Skills Development.
Dr Holly Henderson
Job Title:Senior Lecturer in Education Excellence
Institution: Bournemouth University
Year: 2023
Holly Henderson is a Senior Lecturer in Education Excellence at Bournemouth University. She is passionate about education innovation that enhances the learning experience, engagement, quality and outcomes. Holly has had an unusual career path that informs her teaching, which enhances employability and widening participation.
Dr Kimberley Hill
Job Title:Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Psychology
Institution: University of Northampton
Year: 2023
Kimberley Hill is an Associate Professor in Psychology who works to create safer night-time economies and transform university responses to tackling gender-based violence. Changing the culture through innovative curriculum-embedded approaches and engaging students as psychologically literate partners, Kimberley works to enhance practice with the police, charities and global partners.
Derek Jones
Job Title:Senior Lecturer in Design
Institution: The Open University
Year: 2023
Derek Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Design at the Open University and an expert in design education in distance and online contexts. He is an advocate for social learning, design studio pedagogy and developing high-quality scholarship within the international community of design educators.
Dr Paul Joseph-Richard
Job Title:Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Institution: Ulster University
Year: 2023
Paul Joseph-Richard is passionate about developing next generation human resource (HR) professionals. Paul’s personalised inclusion approach to employability skills development has consistently enabled HR students, and specifically those with hidden disabilities, to secure work placements and jobs. He is dedicated to improving disability inclusion in education and workplaces.
Dr Claire Ketnor
Job Title:Principal Lecturer
Institution: Sheffield Hallam University
Year: 2023
Driven by the desire to see all students reach their full potential, Claire Ketnor is passionate about ensuring every student is included in the learning experience, particularly within the mathematics discipline. She pioneers the use of diverse teaching and assessment methods, breaking down barriers to belonging and inclusivity.