National Teaching Fellow 2012
Dr Neil Morris’ research background as a neuroscientist is in neurophysiology and his current research interests are in educational technology and blended learning.
Neil has conducted a number of research studies investigating the impact of technology on students’ learning experiences. Most recently, he published a study investigating the potential usefulness of tablet devices for enhancing undergraduate students’ learning opportunities.
He has recently published a book, with Dr Stella Cottrell, called Study Skills Connected: Using Technology To Support Your Studies. He is the former director of the Undergraduate School in Biological Sciences and has led implementations of the virtual learning environment, student voting handsets, lecture audio recordings and generic video feedback within the Faculty.
Neil heads the University of Leeds Bioscience Education Research Group and is the Editor-in-Chief of Bioscience Horizons, the National Undergraduate Bioscience Research Journal.
He has won a number of awards for teaching excellence, including the Society of Biology Bioscience Teacher of the Year award, the Otto Hutter Teaching award from The Physiological Society and the Most Innovative Teacher award in the Leeds University Union Student Choice Awards. Neil is a University Teaching Fellow and chairs the University of Leeds blended learning and learning technology innovation group.
Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience
University of Leeds