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At the University of Leeds my principal teaching responsibilities were:

  • classroom delivery – lecturing; presenting; teaching in small groups; teaching in laboratories and workshops
  • curriculum design – programme and module design and review
  • assessing students and providing quality feedback / feedforward
  • reward and recognition of quality teaching and management of student learning
  • challenging students – dealing with difficult behaviours and providing differentiated opportunities
  • evaluating teaching.

I have taught in a number of institutions in the UK and abroad, and have provided workshops and consultancies on learning, teaching and assessment in over 20 HEIs in the UK and worldwide.

I have been the external examiner / external reviewer for 20 UK universities and been involved in a number of advisory / work groups.

Workshops & consultancy

Teaching methods & assessment

Barnsley College of Higher Education; Leeds Trinity University; Management Training College, Tabriz, Iran; Royal Veterinary College; South West Yorkshire Partnership – Psychiatry; The School of Paediatrics; The Royal College of Ophthalmologists; The College of Law [Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, London & York]; University of Bahrain; Yorkshire Deanery, NHS.

Curriculum design

Royal Veterinary College; Management Training College, Tabriz, Iran; Medical College, Tallin, Estonia; Ministry of Education Singapore; NHS – Radiopharmacy; School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Liverpool;The College of Law [London]; University of Durban Westville, South Africa; University of Nottingham.

Quality assurance & reviewer training

ML Sultan Technikon, Durban, South Africa; QAA Specialist Reviewer Training; The College of Law [Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, London & York].

Support for National Teaching Fellowship applicants

King’s College, London; University of Warwick.

External Examining

Cardiff University; Cranfield University; Durham University; Goldsmiths University of London; Lancaster University; Liverpool John Moores University; Nottingham Trent University; University of Salford; University of Southampton.

External review / peer review

Accredited & credit-bearing courses

King’s College, London; LSE; Manchester Metropolitan University; Newcastle University; University of Birmingham; University of Cardiff; University of Leeds; University of Lincoln; University of Liverpool; University of Salford; University of Surrey [QAA review]; University of Warwick.


King’s College, London; Newcastle University.

Advisory / Working Groups

Higher Education Academy: Accreditation Review Steering Group; Code of Conduct Working Group; Subject Centre Bioscience – Advisory Group; Training the UKPSF Accreditors.

The Law Society: Assessing by portfolio.

The College of Law, London: Curriculum Design & Assessment Strategy.

Institute for Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: Membership & Portfolio Group; NTFS selection panel; Working Group on Staff Accreditation.

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