The team successfully transformed an established multidisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training to offer more active and flexible learning experiences for students. The team-based approach enabled 32 academic and professional services colleagues to review and revise their teaching approach, whilst developing expertise in digital pedagogies and tools.
A balanced academic journey is of paramount importance to our educational development. Understanding Music Theory in Practice through academic rigour and creative activities enables a rich and rewarding educational environment for both staff and students. This informs Paul’s pedagogic practice in all of his internal, external, and professional association roles.
Dr Iain D. Keenan is a passionate and dedicated educator who is committed to driving positive change in student learning of anatomy locally, nationally and internationally. He achieves highly successful outcomes through constructing effective educational frameworks, developing student partnerships and through creative open-access communication of his innovative evidence-based learning approaches.
Clare is an innovative and creative lecturer who continually seeks to bring out the best in herself and others. She is the recipient of multiple awards for her teaching excellence and forward-thinking approach to medical education, student support and colleague development.
Senior Lecturer; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
The E-Learning Unit in the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics promotes using technology to support the teaching and learning of mathematics in the School, University and wider community through collaborative initiatives and innovations. This includes the Numbas e-assessment software and the Coursebuilder tool for creating accessible mathematics learning material.
Simon Tate is a human geographer and Professor of Pedagogy in Higher Education. As a former schoolteacher, he is interested in researching and improving the social and academic transition to university for undergraduate students. In recognition of his work, in 2018 he won Newcastle University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Education Excellence Award.
Dr Helen Webster is an experienced Learning Developer and Head of Newcastle University’s Writing Development Centre. She helps students in all subjects and levels of study to develop their academic literacies and become successful independent learners. She is passionate about developing values-driven, innovative models of skilled practice in this emerging hybrid profession.
Combining enthusiasm for her subject discipline, dedication to student support and creativity in educational practice, Dr Lindsey Ferrie makes a significant difference to student outcomes. As a compelling, interactive and forward-thinking leader in her profession, she is creating and ensuring conduits of teaching support and innovation exist locally and nationally.