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'National Teaching Fellow 2007'
Institution at the time of Award: Writtle College
Professor Dominic Upton is Head of Psychology at the University of Worcester. He was appointed to a Personal Chair and Head of Department on arrival at the University in 2005 in recognition of his impact in raising the profile of excellence in learning and teaching across his discipline in addition to his outstanding research record.
National Teaching Fellow 2007
Paul has spent much of his career supporting the learning of experienced postgraduates and professionals. His main aim is to make a difference to learners’ lives through a transformative approach to learning.
In the early 1990s Paul joined the Human Potential Research Group at Surrey and led the development of the MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies, an innovative, advanced programme for consultants and facilitators which has been described as the “gold standard” in the field.
Jamie Thompson is a Learning and Teaching Advisor (Principal Lecturer) at Northumbria University. Originally a Probation Officer, Jamie led the tendering process to establish Northumbria as one of the institutions nationally delivering the Probation Qualifying Award for the Home Office. This was cutting-edge work which required the design and delivery of a two-year first degree combined with a vocational qualification. The new programme quickly established a strong reputation with the regional probation services, with the Home Office Training Inspectorate, and with the trainees.
I have several roles: development of Open University courses; leadership of COLMSCT and its programme of pedagogic development and research, personal pedagogic research and neuroimaging research into both autism and the learning of mathematics.
Early teaching achievements include the development of multimedia-rich undergraduate science courses and the first OU postgraduate science course. As Dean of Science, a post I occupied for six years, I introduced a short course programme that now attracts ~15,000 students each year.
National Teaching fellow 2007
Jane Sunderland is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. A teacher for more than 30 years, she combines her own research experience in the field of linguistics, language education and doctoral education to guide and inspire others conducting doctoral research in the social sciences – in particular, in the area of language and gender, her specialist field of research and teaching.