Dr Sam Nolan has occupied a number of roles at Durham University. His focus has grown from personal innovation in teaching and support of his own students, to supporting students and staff more broadly across the university. He has become increasingly interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and actively publishes and supports others to share best practice within their disciplines.
Assistant Director Centre for Academic, Research and Organisation Development, Honorary Fellow School of Education
National Teaching Fellow 2011
After graduating with first class honours in Human Sciences from Oxford University, Andrew Russell studied Biomedical Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He then lived on the Isle of Coll in the Scottish Hebrides for three years working for Project Trust, the 'gap year' educational charity under whose auspices he had spent a year in Kerala State, South India, before starting his University career. He returned to Oxford to undertake DPhil research amongst the Yakkha, an ethnic group located primarily in the middle hills of East Nepal, from 1987 to 1992.
National Teaching Fellow 2007
Dr Jo Fox is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Durham University. In her relatively short time at Durham, she has had a major impact on many aspects of her discipline and Department, from instigating change through her work on the Honours Degree in History, to introducing exciting new technologies which have benefited both staff and students. Perhaps best known for her modules on the history of propaganda, Jo teaches on the principle that students should be empowered to become researchers in their own right. She also believes that History is about understanding complexity rather than searching for concrete answers.