National Teaching Fellows 2016

  • Jennifer is Deputy Director of the Centre for Transformative Practice in Learning and Teaching at Birkbeck, University of London. Her background is in Latin American and Gender Studies.  Jennifer is a founding member of the Birkbeck Critical Pedagogies Group and a member of the Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality steering group. She currently leads on Learning Development for students and Academic Development across the College, with a focus on facilitating communities of practice. Jennifer’s work is grounded in three overlapping principles.

  • Dr Jess Power received her BSc from De Montfort University, MA from Nottingham Trent whilst employed in the apparel sector, and PhD in Technical Textiles from UMIST. She joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012 as Director of T&L in the School of Art, Design and Architecture and currently holds the title of Reader in Textiles and Apparel.

  • Dr Julia Pansini-Murrell is a member of academic staff within the Faculty of Health Studies. Dr Pansini-Murrell has a reputation for creative and inspirational teaching and introduced Problem Based Learning into the undergraduate midwifery curriculum from 1995 with a full curriculum being implemented from 2000.

  • Dr Julie Hulme is a psychologist, who applies psychology to learning, teaching and assessment. She started her academic journey as a mature student, which helped her to recognise the importance of skills and confidence for successful university study. As a teacher, her early experiences have shaped her values, and she strives to create engaging learning opportunities which help all students to achieve their highest aspirations.

  • Liz Mossop began her career in higher education after several years working in veterinary practice, using this experience to develop the professional skills components of the new University of Nottingham veterinary curriculum.

  • Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan is the Director of Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Medical Science at Anglia Ruskin University. Graduating with a PhD from Edinburgh University, Mark has worked as a researcher, investigating osteoarthritis, and a lecturer in physiology, cellular biology and research methods.

  • Naomi Winstone is a cognitive psychologist and applies her disciplinary knowledge to educational practice. Since becoming an academic in 2009, Naomi has risen rapidly through the ranks of leadership in learning and teaching, from her first role as Head of Level 4, through the roles of Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Learning and Teaching, to Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching).

  • Dr Natalie Rowley is a Senior Lecturer, Director of Innovation in Teaching and Head of Quality Assurance in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. She is a fervent believer in evidence-informed educational enhancement and leads her School in piloting Technology-Enhanced Learning and innovative teaching methodologies. 

  • Dr Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas is an Inaugural University of the Arts London Teaching Scholar, Senior Fellow of the HEA, and currently Course Leader BA (Hons.) Fashion Marketing, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where I have taught 1994-2005 and 2012-present.

  • Dr Rachael-Anne Knight is a phonetician with degrees from Roehampton, UCL and University of Cambridge. She has been teaching phonetics to Speech and Language Therapy students at City, University London since 2005, and has won several awards for her innovative teaching and support of students.

    She became Associate Dean Education (Technology and Innovation) in 2015.

    'Rachael-Anne Knight is an education innovator who embraces novel uses of educational technology and encourages others to do so as well. She is immensely valued by colleagues and students alike'