Having worked for different HEIs in the UK, I am experienced in programme accreditation processes. I have taken part in various curriculum reviews and designing new modules and programmes at my current and previous employments. My insight into the operational and quality auditing processes in higher education led to my involvements as an external panel member for the revalidation and validation of psychology degrees at University of Worcester (2007/2008) and Glamorgan University (2005/2006). I also worked as an external examiner for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Psychology Awards (2009/2010) and for Postgraduate Psychology Awards (2004-2007) at Glamorgan University.
I have continuously been exploring the use of technology to enhance students’ learning experience. To me, the VLE is not just a repository place to drop off lecture slides. Learning activities were designed and used on the VLE to encourage students’ independent study at all levels. I enjoy using different teaching techniques to engage students even under the constraints of lecturing large cohorts (120-250). It was pleasing that my efforts in utilising a wide range of learning and teaching techniques have been recognised by students and the University. I was the proud recipient of the Rising Star Teaching and Learning Awards at the University of Wolverhampton in 2006. I have been nominated by students for the annual Student Union’s Teaching Awards at Wolverhampton (2014: Inspirational Lecturer and 2015: Cutting Edge Teaching Style).
I was successful in obtaining a space on two recent leadership training programmes: the StL(WLV) and Aurora programme in 2015. I am currently going through the Aurora training with the Leadership Foundation. I am also part of the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team for Psychology’s application to the Silver Award.