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Dr Arlene Hunter

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Professional biography

Dr Arlëne Hunter is currently the Head of School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences.

Current roles and appointments
Head of School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (EEES)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences
STEM Academic Conduct Officer

Previous roles and appointments
Head of Department, Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Postgraduate Science Student Support Team Academic Lead
Staff Tutor in Science (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Science programmes)
Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning COLMSCT Teaching Fellow
Staff Tutor Liaison Group Chair
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow

BSc (Hons) Geology and Mineralogy, University of Aberdeen (1990)
PhD (Element fluxes associated with co-existing tholeiitic and calc-alkaline magmas in Japan), Open University (1993)
PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Leeds (1996)
MA Online and Distance Learning, Open University (2006)

Professional accreditation
Higher Education Academy Fellow (2001-present)

Research interests

My current research interests centre around the concepts of academic integrity, the development of good academic practices and avoidance of plagiarism. Some recent publications include:

Previous research interests focused on the role of formative assessment in learning, e.g.

Teaching interests

Previous modules:
SA188 Archaeology: the science of investigation, Module Team Chair and Author
S190 Global warming: the science behind the headlines, Module Team Chair
S104 Exploring Science, Module Team member
S209 Earth Science, Module Team member
S260 Geology, Module Team and Examination Board Chair
SXR260 The geological history of the British Isles, Module Team Chair and Author
S267 How the Earth Works, Module Team Member
S279 Our dynamic planet, Production Team member
S808 Earth Science: a systems approach, Production Team member
S825 Developing research skills in Science, Module Team  and Examination Board Chair 


Promoting a culture of academic awareness and honesty: developing an institutional ‘good academic practice’ website and understanding how student can and do make use of it (2010-07-05)
Hunter, Arlëne G.
In : 4th International Plagiarism Conference (05-07 Jul 2010, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK)
Enabling students to proactively evaluate, test and adapt the effectiveness of their learning through interactive online formative assessment (2009)
Hunter, Arlene
In : SOLSTICE Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning , 4th International Conference (04 Jun 2009, Edge Hill, UK)
Using an online formative assessment framework to enhance student engagement: a learning outcomes approach (2007)
Hunter, Arlene
In : 15th Improving Student Learning symposium (03-05 Sep 2007, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

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