Register of Expertise by Person

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Vikki Burns, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences      

Contact v.e.burns@bham.ac.uk

“I am a reader in Science Education. My Main interest is how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective citizens, through experiential learning, innovative assessment and extracurricular activities.

Pedagogical Specialisms: Assessment; Employability, enterprise, placements, community engagement; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Internationalisation and/or study abroad  

Jon Catling, School of Psychology

Contact: j.c.catling@bham.ac.uk

“I am director of the UG programme in Psychology. I have developed a number of new technologies for learning and teaching, including new apps and e-portfolios. I lead PG training for LES.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Digital pedagogies; Leadership in teaching; Postgraduate training

Andrew Coney, Institute of Clinical Sciences

Contact: a.m.coney@bham.ac.uk

“I am an active user and proponent of TEL to aid student learning and improve their experience. This encompasses a spectrum of areas from podcasting/lecture recording to interactive sessions and online quizzes. In PG teaching I advocate hands-on empirical and iterative learning to help the students incrementally improve by deeper understanding of their errors.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Digital pedagogies; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Postgraduate training; Teaching-research nexus

Alex Conner, Institute of Clinical Sciences

Contact: a.c.conner@bham.ac.uk

“I teach the first years of medicine and medical-related subjects. I lead and mentor in modules, courses and CPD. I run skills training sessions here and as an external consultant in UG, PG and post-doctoral HE. I am a qualified coach and facilitate communication at conferences and for teams.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Employability, enterprise, placements, and/or community engagement; Feedback and feedforward; Postgraduate training; Professionalism/vocational; Teaching-research nexus; Widening participation 

David Dickinson,  Birmingham Business School

Contact: d.g.dickinson@bham.ac.uk

“My areas of expertise are programme development, international collaboration (particularly China) and opportunities for students abroad.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Internationalisation and/or study abroad; Leadership in teaching; Teaching-research nexus

Elliot Evans, Department of Modern Languages

Contact: e.i.evans@bham.ac.uk

“I have experience working in the area of Diversity & Inclusion within HE, and specifically with advising educators on inclusive pedagogy in relation to transgender students and a curriculum inclusive of transgender people and issues.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Inclusive Curriculum

Alex Fenlon, Library Services

Contact: a.fenlon@bham.ac.uk

“Expert in copyright and licensing issues associated with teaching and learning, and research from the academic and student perspective. Expert in Open Educational Resources and using open materials. Able to advise on the creation and provision of alternative format resources for those with disabilities.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Digital pedagogies; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Other (Copyright)

Matthew Francis, Department of History

Contact: m.j.francis@bham.ac.uk

“I am a Birmingham Fellow (Teaching) and the Co-Chair of the University’s Inclusive Curriculum Working Group. In addition to my work on inclusivity, I have also worked on projects associated with Canvas and the CAL Bank of Assessed Work.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Assessment; Digital Pedagogies; Feedback and feedforward; Inclusive curriculum

Julie Gilson, Department of Political Science and International Studies

Contact: j.a.gilson@bham.ac.uk

“I teach a final year module on Asia, for which the students have to engage in group work to produce a documentary.”

Pedagogical specialisms: Feedback and feedforward; Students as partners/co-creators

Michael Grove, School of Mathematics

Contact: m.j.grove@bham.ac.uk

“I am a Reader in STEM Education within the school of Mathematics. I am a National Teaching Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and Honorary Secretary education for the IMA. I have led a range of national projects to enhance all aspects of HE STEM Education.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Assessment; Feedback and feedforward; Leadership in teaching; Pedagogical research; Postgraduate training; Students as partners/co-creators

Armin Gruenbacher, Department of History

Contact: a.gruenbacher@bham.ac.uk

“I am a lecturer in history at UoB. I have developed the department’s year abroad programme, which has now been used as a blueprint for the School’s other departments. The role also includes to act as personal tutor for incoming exchange students. In this capacity I am their first point of contact when it comes to ‘cultural or academic differences’”.

Marios Hadjianastasis, CLAD/LS & Department of History

Contact: m.hadjianastasis@bham.ac.uk

“I have a wide range of expertise in a number of areas, mainly through teaching on PCAP and on an M-level. My specialisms are learning theories and pedagogies.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Assessment; Digital pedagogies; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Inclusive Curriculum; Pedagogical research; Postgraduate training; Teaching-research nexus

Danielle Hinton, CLAD/LS & College of Social Sciences

Contact: d.m.hinton@bham.ac.uk

“I am highly experienced in designing, developing and managing innovative blended online learning within Higher Education. Specialisms include enquiry/problem based learning; collaborative blended learning (campus and distance) designs; MOOC learning design & project management; clickers for teaching & learning; online marking & feedback and all things distance learning. I have taught various credit bearing modules focusing on Learning & Teaching with Technology. I am a Senior Fellow (HEA) and a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® certified developer & facilitator. I was College of Social Sciences Educational Enhancement Fellow (2010-12).”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Assessment; Digital pedagogies; Feedback and feedforward; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Inclusive Curriculum; Leadership in teaching; Peer learning and assessment

Lloyd Jenkins, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Contact: l.jenkins@bham.ac.uk

"I am a teaching-focused lecturer, with over 15 years' experience in developing field course teaching, curriculum design and embedding research intensive teaching across curricula."

Pedagogical specialisms: Active learning; Flipped learning and interactive lectures

Mike Kennard, Business School

Contact: m.j.kennard@bham.ac.uk

MBA programme Director (Aston 3 years); MSc Management and MSc Advanced Engineering Management (UoB 3 years); SL strategy and innovation; Programme Director Business Partnerships (Exel Ed/CDD)

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Assessment; Leadership in teaching; Professionalism/vocational

Prem Kumar, Institute of Clinical Sciences

Contact: P.kumar@bham.ac.uk

“I have been using a flipped approach to support active teaching for many years and have experience in both the pedagogic considerations of the methodology as well as practical tips and advice around the digital technology that can be used to support the delivery.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Assessment; Feedback and feedforward; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Leadership in teaching

Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Department of Civil Engineering

Contact: s.kaewunruen@bham.ac.uk “I specialise in using digital technology and experience-based learning in classes.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Assessment; Digital pedagogies; Employability, enterprise, placements and/or community engagement; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Teaching-research nexus

 

Wendy Leadbeater, Institute of Clinical Sciences

Contact: w.leadbeater@bham.ac.uk

“I’m involved in active learning to support student experience and encourage interactive learning. As Senior Tutor I am interested in student and tutor perception of the tutorial system, to support retention, transition and skills development.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Feedback and feedforward; Inclusive curriculum; Postgraduate training; Teaching-research nexus

Nandy Millan, IT Services

Contact: n.millan@bham.ac.uk

“I manage the IT Innovation Centre and as such I have responsibility to help develop the field of innovation management in the university. Part of my job has a focus on student experience and employability. I created a program of Technology Innovation internships to attract students who have an interest in prototyping innovative ideas using emerging technologies. I work closely with industry sponsors to secure placements and other work opportunities for our brightest students.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Employability, enterprise, placements, community engagement

Despina Papoudi, School of Education

Contact: d.papoudi@bham.ac.uk

“I am a lecturer in autism at the School of Education and I was Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I am currently teaching across 2 programmes, one on campus and one distance learning. My main interest is to support home and international students (including practicioners, parents and students on the autism spectrum) to develop a deep understanding of autism, informed by developmental psychology and the social model of disability.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Feedback and feedforward; Inclusive curriculum; Internationalisation and/or study abroad

Jim Parle, Institute of Clinical Sciences

Contact: j.v.parle@bham.ac.uk

“Through 25 years of clinical education experience I can offer a theoretically based approach to learning, particularly but not exclusively of clinical skills. I have trained a cache of ‘patients’ to be teachers and simulators, using their own bodies and psyches as teaching material and offering a unique perspective of being on the receiving end of a clinical examination.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Assessment; Digital pedagogies; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Pedagogical research; Postgraduate training; Professionalism/vocational

Andrew Quinn, Department of Civil Engineering

Contact: a.d.quinn@bham.ac.uk

“Former Birmingham Teaching Fellowship recipient working largely on assessment and feedback issues. Particularly on the perceptions of students to assessment and the associated interpretation of feedback.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active Learning; Feedback and feedforward; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Teaching-research nexus; Other – Helping students to unlearn misconceptions from school

Clare Ray, Institute of Clinical Sciences

Contact: c.j.ray@bham.ac.uk

“I am the College of MDS lead for Outreach and Widening Participation. I have a particular interest in widening access to medicine and work with the University Outreach Office to provide programmes and opportunities to increase participation in HE. www.birmingham.ac.uk/MDSoutreach

Pedagogical Specialisms: Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Teaching-research nexus; Widening participation

Chris Ribchester, CLAD/LS

Contact: c.b.ribchester@bham.ac.uk

“I have significant experience of teaching and assessing at undergraduate level, and programme leadership. I am particularly interested in supporting the transition to university, effective approaches to assessment, and embedding various graduate attributes in the curriculum and the implications of this for student employability.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Assessment; Employability, enterprise, placements, and/or community engagement; Feedback and feedforward; Pedagogical research; Postgraduate training

John Skelton, Institute of Clinical Sciences

Contact: j.r.skelton@bham.ac.uk

“I have taught English as a foreign/second language, language for specific purposes, teacher training and education, English literature, applied linguistics, theoretical linguistics, clinical communication, and a wide range of areas such as: coaching, appraising, academic writing, professional development, remedial support etc. I have held teaching posts in UK and 3 other countries, undertaken teaching consultancies in 20+ countries, and published widely in many of the fields listed. I am FRCGP (Hon), partly in recognition of services to General Practice education. I am Co-Director of the Interactive Studies Unit.

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Feedback and feedforward; Leadership in teaching; Pedagogical research; Postgraduate training; Professionalism/vocational; Teaching-research nexus

Nicola Taylor, College of Arts and Law Academic Writing Service (AWAS)

Contact: n.taylor@bham.ac.uk

“I have taught secondary to postgrad students in both the UK and abroad. I am Head of Department; I now manage a team of approximately 25 PGTAs. I run the College of Arts and Law Academic Writing Service (AWAS). I have provided support for UG and PG students via 1-1 tutorials, workshops, bespoke lectures – co-teaching and alone.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Digital pedagogies; Feedback and feedforward; Internationalisation and/or study abroad; Postgraduate training; Students as partners/co-creators

Emma Tyler, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Contact: e.e.tyler.20@bham.ac.uk

I am a teaching-focused lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages, specialising in the training of translators and the development of reading skills for linguists and translators. I make my teaching support materials available to students and colleagues via my webpages www.tree-genie.co.uk

Pedagogical Specialisms: Assessment; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Peer learning and assessment

Els Van Geyte, CLAD/LS & Birmingham International Academy

Contact: e.m.vangeyte@bham.ac.uk

“I currently work as an EAP Tutor and Academic Practice Advisor and I have a background in language teaching and in teacher training. I have worked extensively with international students and take an interest in inclusive teaching. My main interest is in academic literacy and argumentation/rhetoric.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning; Assessment; Feedback and feedforward; Flipped learning and interactive lectures; Postgraduate training

Ruth Whittle, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Contact: r.whittle@bham.ac.uk

“I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages. My main interests with regard to the area of teaching and learning are transition and cultivating graduate skills in undergraduates through nurturing reflection. My latest book Preparing Modern Language Students for Difference – Going Beyond Graduate Skills (with Sandra Salin) is to be published in 2017.”

Pedagogical Specialisms: Active learning (e.g. problem-based, games-based, enquiry-led); Feedback and feedforward; Internationalisation and/or study abroad; Leadership in teaching Pedagogical research; Professionalism/vocational; Teaching-research nexus