Below are our Anglia Ruskin University Teaching Fellows. They received their certificate and lapel pins at our Annual Learning and Teaching conference.
If you would like to apply for an Anglia Ruskin University Teaching Fellowship (ARUTF), please visit the ARUTF page.
Senior Lecturer; Deputy Head of School, Psychology and Sport Science
Annelie’s long-standing commitment to learning and teaching has been demonstrated by the impressive number of enhancement initiatives she has been involved with or led, including the Student Engagement Dashboard, Personal Development Tutoring, Talis analytics, SSLC co-chairing and Peer Assisted Learning. In addition, Annelie’s commitment to accessibility and inclusivity has been praised by numerous student reps.
Course Leader, Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
Sue is the course leader for our PG Cert Learning and Teaching. She designed the curriculum, resources and environment to support staff in developing and evidencing their informed and reflective practice. Sue has recently been involved with the development of our Active Curriculum and is in high demand &nsash; she is working with staff at 28 national and international Higher Education Institutions on student engagement and Canvas development.
Director of Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business and Law
Steve is extremely passionate about engaging in and providing CPD and the active curriculum is at the heart of everything he does. Steve has supported learning and teaching development over a number of years, most recently developing an active learning toolkit on Canvas and providing one-to-one sessions with staff, exploring how they can embed active learning in their courses and modules.
Deputy Head of Department, School of Life Sciences
Claire’s deep commitment to learning and teaching is demonstrated through her substantial active and enthusiastic contributions to ARU’s learning and teaching community – from presenting at various events to co-leading a course leaders’ workshop to acting as an APRS assessor for Higher Education Academy fellowship claims. She is FSE’s Athena SWAN lead, successfully completing a Bronze Award submission in March 2019.
Academic Lead: Distance and Online Learning
Uwe has been an integral and valued colleague in Anglia Learning & Teaching since 2001 and has been involved in and led a wide range of learning and teaching enhancement activities – with a particular focus on eLearning. Uwe developed and taught the distance learning version of our PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and recently took a strategic role in leading different Canvas workstreams.
Deputy Head of Department, School of Psychology and Sport Science
Matthew has a passion for learning and teaching and contributes to the community by presenting at many learning and teaching events as well acting as an APRS assessor and mentor. Recently he acted as Director for Learning, Teaching and Assessment for FSE. Matthew has received praise and national recognition for his learning and teaching excellence and has been awarded British Association for Sport and Exercise Science accreditation for Pedagogy.
No appointments were made in 2018.
Senior Learning Technologist, Faculty of Medical Science
George’s outstanding contribution to the achievement of teaching and learning objectives in faculties in which he has worked has been recognised by a Dean’s Award, a Vice Chancellor’s Award and Senior Fellowship of the HEA. George is enthusiastic about engaging in professional development and contributes to pedagogic research and scholarship. George excels in his role due to his commitment to excellence, detailed knowledge of learning technologies and drive to enhance the student experience, all underpinned by his own research.
Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Science & Technology
Throughout his time with Anglia Ruskin, Julian has made an outstanding contribution to our teaching and learning related objectives by working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders on a number of development projects. Topics include support for students to develop maths skills, sustainability, assessment feedback, marking, student engagement and inclusive practice, and his own excellence has been recognised by the award of Senior Fellow of the HEA. Julian manages to deliver key strategic objectives in learning, teaching and assessment as a senior member of both Anglia Learning and Teaching and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. He is committed to his own CPD and contributes to that of others through his conference presentations and publications.
Director of Education for Sustainability (EfS), Global Sustainability Institute
Alison’s focus is on developing excellence in learning and teaching through education for sustainability. This has tangible benefits for students and staff at Anglia Ruskin as well as helping to place our University at the forefront of sustainability learning in the UK. She has brought a new dimension to Anglia Ruskin’s engagement by focusing on the curricula but also seeking to engage the whole university community more widely.
Director of Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Medical Science
Mark's support and mentorship have helped to transform and enhance the learning, teaching and assessment practice of every member in the faculty. He is also involved with numerous committees and presents at conferences and workshops. His innovative and research-informed practice contributes significantly to the Faculty’s success.
Senior Lecturer in Drama, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Heather is committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, with particular expertise in inclusive pedagogy and designing and developing curricula and programmes that unite staff and engage students. As module leader she receives a high overall satisfaction score and, according to her students, is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher.
Director of the Centre for Innovation in Business Education, Principal Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Business Administration, Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Helen is a course leader, a research active academic and the LAIBS Director for Teaching and Learning. She has demonstrated effectiveness and leadership through her implementation of ambitious and innovative initiatives, creative approaches and staff development.
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Sian’s commitment to high quality learning for students is inspirational to all who work with her and she receives consistent positive module evaluation from her students. She has driven the development of the VLE, and the use of vodcasts and blended learning. Sian has influenced the student learning experience via her comprehensive staff development.
In the wider community, Sian’s work has contributed to our recognition by Health Education East of England as one of the top two providers of values-based education in the Eastern Region.
Senior Lecturer, Life Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology
Andrew is at the forefront of developments in learning and teaching within FSE. He makes full use of learning technologies in his modules, and his VLE sites are used as exemplars within the Faculty. His effectiveness as a course leader has been recognised through his inclusion in the ‘85%+ club’, a group of course leaders whose courses consistently achieve high overall satisfaction in the NSS.
Andrew’s work on achieving accreditation of the Zoology course from the Society of Biology, and then assisting similar accreditation for other courses, has been of major benefit to the Faculty and to our students.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Patricia is well known for her work in developing professional knowledge and practice and workplace learning. Her work related to clinical skills, developed in partnership with NHS clinical colleagues and service users, ensures that students are truly ‘fit for practice’ at the point of qualification.
As the lead investigator in a collaborative project, Patricia’s work to improve supported workplace learning in our professional curricula is also being utilised by the University of Essex.
Principal Lecturer and Faculty Director of Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
During her teaching career Melanie has developed as an 'action-researcher' in the classroom, applying new techniques, assessing their value, and reconsidering their appropriate application to the benefit of our students. Through her pedagogical research Melanie has produced innovative classroom practice which supports students’ contribution, engagement, independent study, and understanding. Her most recent project has been in improving numeracy and quantitative skills within the course group. This has also contributed to several research grants which have gone forward from the department, including a teaching exchange with the University of Düsseldorf, and the Head of Department’s bid to the Cultural Value Project.
Principal Lecturer/Director of Studies, Faculty of Science & Technology
Elaine is proactive in developing her learning and teaching practice, sharing this with colleagues across our University. Her use of tutorials not only fosters subject learning, but also enables the development of key skills required in the workplace, is of great benefit to our students and enhances their opportunities of employment. Elaine is an Employability Champion and a departmental Learning Lead. Her commitment to blending academic and employment skills is underlined by her development of a new Masters course which passed through validation with six commendations. Elaine consistently receives very positive comments from her students. However it is clear that her work is also well regarded by her peers.
Principal Lecturer, Programme Director of the Professional Doctorate in Education and Course Leader for MA Education, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Philip is a dedicated and gifted academic, always putting his students and their wider experiences at the centre of his work. His effectiveness as a teaching practitioner is highly regarded by colleagues and students alike. Following his appointment as Course Group Leader in Initial Teacher Education, his determination to analyse and reflect critically on how well the modules are meeting their needs has resulted in dynamic courses producing effective teachers. Philip’s high quality research is on an international scale and includes participation in the British Antarctic Survey. His involvement with other agencies (most notably with Science Community Representing Education - SCORE) enhances our national reputation.
Principal Lecturer,Visual Function and Physiology Research Group, Faculty of Science & Technology
Rupal demonstrates a consistent approach to developing excellence in learning and teaching. Several of her enhancements have become embedded across the sector. The development of a Visual Stress clinic demonstrates her creative approach to meeting the requirements of a professional body whilst also providing an enhanced experience for students. Rupal listens to her students and responds to their needs; she has introduced a system to underpin skills development using a portfolio maintained by the students and integrated within the personal tutor system. Her development of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has led increased student achievement and her involvement in the development of OSCEs for use by the National College of Optometrists.
Senior Lecturer, Economics and International Business (Sustainability), Lord Ashcroft International Business School
During her teaching career of almost 20 years, Beatriz has developed a range of challenging and innovative learning techniques and methodologies that delight and stretch our students. She is an excellent and innovative teacher who, for example, has trained students to become eco-auditors and set them assessment tasks that required them to audit our university’s eco-credentials. Her work with students resulted in a greener campus in Cambridge. She also uses arts-based methodologies to inform her teaching, which has exposed business school students to enlightening challenges. Beatriz is an example of how engaging students to do more and better, results in students who are more satisfied, motivated, and involved.
Skinner-Young Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, Course Leader, MA Children's Literature, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Eugene displays excellence in his classroom teaching through championing of VLE take up, collaborative work with colleagues, and development of research opportunities for students. One outstanding area of his work is the incorporation of performance and performance theory into teaching the module ‘Shakespeare and His Contemporaries’. This mode of teaching has received excellent feedback and shows Eugene’s clear desire to engage students with his own research and to emphasise the interaction between research and teaching. Another outstanding area is his work with the VLE, where Eugene enabled an assessment of where digitisation works, regarding literature texts, and how most effectively to deploy it for the benefit of good teaching practice.
Reader, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Debbie has national prominence in the areas of mobile learning and eLearning. With input into a large number of national, funded learning and teaching projects, she has produced a substantial number of publications. She contributed to our successful Ofsted inspection through the setting up of eLearning projects that we presented as recent innovation. Debbie is an excellent ambassador for Anglia Ruskin University, continuing to be successful with funding bids, and with utilising technologies in innovative ways, always with the intention of enhancing students’ learning. Her unique combination of blending formal and informal learning environments by maximising the potential of eLearning technologies has addressed the specific needs of a diverse student body.
Senior Lecturer, Admissions Tutor and Pathway Leader, Faculty of Science & Technology
Liam is an inspiring educator and mentor, instilling in his students a desire to learn and do more. His innovation and aptitude is shown by his programme (Ophthalmic Dispensing) achieving a 100% NSS score, as well as coming top of the 'Staff that Made a Difference' award. Liam inspires students to engage through his passion for his subject and by recognising that students need the subject to be real. He enhances theoretical aspects with anecdotes of how theory is useful in professional practice. For Liam, the most important aspect of his teaching is his down-to-earth approach, seeing students as part of his family, and their success as his ultimate goal. Liam's commitment to his teaching was recognised by the Association of Optometrists' annual awards ceremony on 7 November 2013, where he was named Lecturer of the Year.
Senior Lecturer, History, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Sean is an exemplary teacher and an inspiring colleague, shown in his nomination by his colleagues for the Good Teaching Exchange. He demonstrates extraordinary levels of commitment and enthusiasm in developing student learning and good practice in teaching. Receiving outstanding student feedback on his teaching, he is both passionate about his subject and a consummate communicator. He works hard to build in innovative developments to each module, and the care and attention to detail he gives to developing materials and his delivery is second to none. As a Learning and Teaching Advisor he has disseminated new practice and procedures for colleagues, and led the way in new initiatives in student learning.
Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology
Toby has been a passionate advocate for creating a rich and supportive learning environment not only for his own students but also for those across the Faculty for many years, particularly through the use of technology. He introduced a computer-aided assessment system to the Faculty over 9 years ago and more recently has pioneered the use of ‘clickers' in lectures to enable better engagement.
He redesigned the assessment for Core Biology to include enquiry-based learning; led a team of researchers to address numeracy skills amongst students through a number of externally funded projects, including NuMBerS (Numerical Methods for Biosciences Students), SUMS (Students Upgrading Mathematics Skills), and NumBat (Numeracy Bank). As an eLearning technology ‘champion' he has worked extensively in the Faculty with eAssessment systems, including Questionmark, and also with Turnitin.
Hourly Paid Tutor – Distance Learning, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Julia Anne has consistently provided students with scholarly, personalised, challenging and supportive teaching. This is reflected in Module Evaluation feedback and NSS results, and her remarkable achievement of scoring 100% satisfaction in last year's survey. A subject specialist in early years' professional practice, Julia delivers modules that not only support and enrich work-based learning but address contemporary sector needs. Feedback from employers and students and the evolving demands of professional regulatory bodies inform the ongoing curriculum development that she leads. Julia provides excellent formal and informal academic and pastoral support, building the understanding and confidence of her students. Her ‘tea and cake sessions' for students provide a safe learning environment and enable them to develop a strong sense of identity and sense of belonging, that is often difficult to achieve with part-time students.
Reader, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Julio's achievements attest to his energetic and sustained commitment to excellence. At an individual level, Julio's work with exploring new ways of engaging with his students, through the use of online resources, blogs and mobile technology, has put him at the forefront of online learning. His implementation of electronic-assisted learning platforms - and that of many of his colleagues, thanks to his encouragement - exceed our current provision in terms of sophistication and flexibility of student interaction.
What is perhaps most striking is Julio's enthusiasm for constantly reviewing his own approaches in the support of his students. The success of his teaching is recorded in the student responses to Module Evaluation Questionnaires, where he regularly receives some of the highest ratings within the Department.
Principal Lecturer in English Literature, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
John has been an inspiring presence as a teacher in English Literature since he arrived here in 2004. He teaches at all levels, from first-year to MA (plus PhD supervision) and has received a constant stream of praise from colleagues and students. He consistently gains excellent scores and comments in student feedback and is known for the passion, enthusiasm, and excellent scholarship which he brings to every class. He is one of the strongest researchers in the Department Of English, Communications, Film and Media (ECFM), and is able to make that research feed directly into his teaching in ways which students find very engaging.
John has been exemplary in building effective relationships with our regional partners that deliver English modules and pathways.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health & Social Care
Paula has been at the forefront of a number of learning and teaching innovations during her career here. The success of these earlier initiatives meant that Paula was well-suited to her appointment as the Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching between 2007 and 2011.
Paula brought her expertise as a teacher, with a commitment to best practice and improving the student experience, to the Directorship. Out of an extensive and sustained track record, her achievements include: the successful introduction and promotion of Turnitin; successful and innovative curriculum development; the introduction of creative and far-reaching learning and teaching practices, such as the Patchwork Text.
Her most outstanding achievement was her approach to the implementation of the new VLE; under her leadership this transformed the Faculty's engagement with eLearning and technology-enhanced teaching and learning.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health & Social Care
Isabel works to an extremely high standard and always puts the needs of our students first. She is an extremely reliable, hard working and committed member of our community. Isabel has contributed to meaningful and positive change in pedagogic practice, policy and procedures in many ways.
Some key points highlighting Isabel's excellent work include: leadership of the MA Social Work Pathway in Chelmsford and Cambridge, taking to validation and leading the MSc International Social Welfare and Social Policy Pathway, developing new modules for master's students, and supporting both staff and students undertaking research degrees and mentoring new staff.
Other outstanding areas of her work include her collaborative activity with Universities in India and Nepal, including teaching social work students in the University of Mumbai. She continues to maintain these collaborations and seeks to involve students from the MSc Pathway in international collaborations.
Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Penny has been inspirational for colleagues as the Learning and Teaching Advisor in the Law Department. Penny leads by example and is a supportive and passionate contributor to developments in this area. Penny's contribution to the development of colleagues in the context of learning and teaching has been second to none.
Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the Cambridge School of Art, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Mick's achievements testify to his focus, determination and energy. He is one of the Faculty's rising stars. He is an outstanding teacher, author and academic who brings energy, intellect and good humour to everything he does. The cornerstone of Mick's teaching – whether in higher, primary or secondary education – is to encourage students and pupils to recognise and make the most of their creative potential.
Academic Lead, Academic and Professional Development, Anglia Learning & Teaching
Jaki takes an approach to staff development based on research, scholarship and professional practice. Jaki has raised the profile of excellence with her colleagues, across our community and within the Higher Education sector. Jaki's ultimate aim is to facilitate the development of a vibrant community of inspired learning and teaching practitioners who in turn teach in a way which inspires our students.
Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health & Social Care
Chris was commended for the breath and depth of her excellence in teaching and learning, showing how she has developed her skills and also how she has supported others to advance theirs, both in teaching and assessing, but also in research and publications. Chris is committed to an atmosphere of supportive practice which challenges staff to maintain their creditability, both within their professional expertise and in their teaching abilities.