Rose Griffiths is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Leicester. She began her teaching career as a secondary school mathematics teacher, and has also taught in pre-school, primary, special and adult education. Rose’s work in teacher education since 1990 has inspired hundreds of student teachers to become confident and effective teachers of mathematics, and has enhanced the practice of experienced teachers in schools throughout the country.
Karen Gresty is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Aspects of Health at the University of Plymouth. Her reputation and educational strengths are built on her exceptional ability to communicate biology to non-biologists. She is an enthusiastic advocate of public engagement with science and has made teaching biology to a non-specialist audience her area of expertise. Her dedication to this area over the past fifteen years is acknowledged by one senior colleague’s comments
National Teaching Fellow 2009
Before her retirement, Dr Annie Grant worked as the Dean of Students at the University of East Anglia. She worked in student services for 18 years, five of them at UEA, following an earlier career as an archaeologist. She has taken an evidence-based approach to her work in order to ensure that the HE learning environment explicitly recognises the wide diversity in students’ backgrounds, circumstances and aspirations. Through her role Annie provided opportunities to help all students to achieve their academic potential and personal goals.
Dr. Helena Gaunt is the Assistant Principal (Research and Academic Development) at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. A professional oboist, her passion as a teacher is in the field of instrumental and vocal tuition.
Mark Davies is Professor of Bioscience in the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Well-being at the University of Sunderland, where his approach to student learning is two-fold. First, he emphasises the practical and participative aspects to make learning fun. Second, he gives students the skills that allow them to become self-sufficient learners. To do these Mark draws heavily on his own dual career as an educator and a research scientist.
Dr John Craig has previously served as an Assistant Dean at Teesside University and has taught at the University of Huddersfield, the University of Leeds and the Open University. At the time of his award, he was University Teaching Fellow at the University of Huddersfield and was responsible for supporting the development of Foundation Degrees across the institution. John's subject background is in politics and much of his work has focused on building links between the academic study of the discipline and the experience of real world practice.