National Teaching Fellows 2017

  • Caroline Coles’ unique learning and teaching philosophy has been shaped by her own personal journey that helps students to benefit from a high level academic expertise, international business experience, and applied practice as a solicitor.

  • Dr Alex Ryan is Director of Sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire, with responsibilities for academic development and organisational change in sustainability.

  • Dr Angela O’Sullivan champions inclusive practice. She has drawn on her experience of teaching science in vocational further education colleges, higher education and a prison to develop a very clear scholarly humanist pedagogy focused around motivation and supportive, yet autonomous learning.

  • Dr Annie Hughes began her career at the University of Bristol where she completed her Ph.D. in Human Geography. Annie gained a lectureship at Kingston University in 1995 and immediately fell in love with teaching Kingston’s diverse student body.

  • Qualified in Podiatric Medicine (1992), Dr Catherine Hayes is a Reader in Pedagogic Practice in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing at the University of Sunderland. She undertakes pedagogic research, evaluation and supervises doctoral and masters students as well as leading MSc dissertation modules for the Health Team.

  • Dr Colin James Lumsden is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in the NHS.

  • Dr David Smith has been teaching in higher education since 2010 and teaches Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. David is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been awarded the student-nominated Sheffield Hallam University Inspirational Teaching Award three times.

  • Dr Dawn Watkins commenced her academic career after completing a PhD in Law and Literature.

  • Dr Dylan Williams has worked in teaching focused roles since completing his PhD in 2007. He specialised in the development of student-centred learning experiences, mostly based on Context and Problem Based Learning (C/PBL) and since 2007 has overseen the development and integration of C/PBL activities throughout the programme.

  • Dr Elizabeth Dobson started lecturing in 1998, delivering courses in music for dance and film in Scarborough where she developed a career defining interest in learning through multi-discipline collaboration.