National Teaching Fellows 2016

  • Dr Candice Satchwell is a Reader in Education and Literacies at the University of Central Lancashire. She was a Lecturer in English in Further Education before studying for a PhD in Literacy Education. She then worked in two concurrent part-time jobs: as lecturer and programme leader for an English degree in a college; and as senior researcher at Lancaster University, working on a series of research projects relating to education and literacy. Candice is Principal Investigator on Stories to Connect, a large AHRC-funded project (2015-2017)

  • Dr Carl Senior is currently Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University as well as Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After completing his post-doctoral training at the Depersonalisation Research Unit, which is based in the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, he joined the Laboratory of Brain & Cognition at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA as a Visiting Research Fellow.

  • Christopher Stokes is a Senior Teacher and University Director of Digital Learning at the University of Sheffield. Chris is known for developing engaging and innovative teaching approaches to teaching dental technology (making false teeth) and digital literacy skills, and now, as a Director of Digital Learning, is helping others to successfully integrate technology into their teaching across the University. 

  • After a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Sunderland Polytechnic, Dr Dave Webster studied at the University of Newcastle for an MLitt, focusing on contemporary British Hinduism. He then returned to (what was then) the University of Sunderland, to undertake a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy. At that time, he began to teach – and found himself teaching undergraduates, adult education classes in philosophy and distance learners. He suddenly discovered that he loved to teach!

  • Dr Eylem Atakav’s pedagogy is characterised by the following key themes: internationalisation, inclusivity, active and peer learning, authentic assessment, external engagement, linking theory and practice, and research-led teaching.

  • Dr Frances Garrad-Cole was one of the very first Teaching and Scholarship lecturers at Bangor University.  She has been a key figure in raising the profile of teaching excellence across the institution. As a Teaching and Learning Developer in the Centre for Enhanced Learning and Teaching, Fran holds one of only five prestigious posts designed to share and inspire excellent teaching and student support across the University.

  • Dr Frands Pedersen is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, where he holds a University Teaching Fellowship. He has a track record of engaging with colleagues to share his leading practice in a supportive manner that enables them to develop their own work in the field. In doing so, he combines a passion for his discipline with a strong commitment to student learning.

  • Dr Gareth Thomson has been teaching in the HE sector for over 20 years, initially at Dundee University before joining Aston University around seven years ago where he is currently Head of the Mechanical Engineering & Design subject group.

  • Dr Jane Tobbell’s career in Higher Education started in 1996 and since then she has worked full time in a number of universities as well as part-time for the Open University. Her inspiration for teaching emerges from relationships with students. Her research explores transition and learning in educational institutions and has been published internationally.  

  • Dr Jennie Winter began her career as a lecturer in Human Geography before becoming an Educational Developer in 2010. She is now an Associate Professor in Academic Development at the University of Plymouth.