I am the Lead Staff tutor for the School of Engineering and Innovation, overseeing the managment role of 14 Staff Tutors.
My own Associate Lecturer management portfolio covers undergraduate modules in Environmental Management (T219, T319) and Engineering at Work (T198), and postgraduate modules in Systems Thinking in Practice (TU811, TU812)
Much of my time is spent on academic development, particularly providing development opportunities for Associate Lecturers both within STEM and more generic pedagogy for Associate Lecturers across the university.
My research is around three key themes: online staff development, supporting students with disabilities and communications with students.
I am also involved in promoting scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) accross the university an am Co-Chair of SHARE, a cross faculty network supporting distributed scholarship.
I am currently co-chair of T198: Engineering at Work.
I have been module chair of T227: Change, strategy and projects at Work. Previously I have been on the production teams for T219: Environmental Management, TU100: My Digital Life, T180: Living with the Net, T209 Information and communication Technologies.
Drawing on my experience as a endurance athlete (7 Ironman triathlons, over 30 marathons, represented Great Britain at duathlon and triathlon) I have also taught on E112: Introduction to Sport, fitness and management and authored part of the access module Y064: Exploring Sport Online.
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