ScHARR Lecturers Recognised for Quality of Teaching

three picsThree  of ScHARR’s Public Health lecturers have gained professional recognition by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for teaching and/or supporting students in their learning through The University of Sheffield’s new Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme (LTPRS). Dr Vanessa Halliday and Dr Julie Dickinson received professional recognition as Senior Fellows of the HEA and Mark Green has received recognition as an Associate Fellow.

Dr Julie Dickinson said “I am pleased to be awarded a Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy as it acknowledges my continued commitment and enjoyment in supporting teaching and learning in Higher Education.”

Dr Vanessa Halliday said “Learning and teaching is something that I have always enjoyed and been enthusiastic about.  The  recently launched University of Sheffield’s Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme was a great way for me to demonstrate how I aim to provide students with a high quality learning experience alongside supporting other members of our teaching team. The scheme is a good example of  how the University recognises the important contribution and commitment that staff give to learning and teaching. On a personal level, receiving professional recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy has given me a great sense of achievement.”

Dr Mark Green said “The Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Association (AFHEA) is a national qualification that recognises a high standard of teaching ability. ScHARR invests in the training and skills of its teachers to ensure that a high quality of teaching is performed by anyone teaching on its Masters course. Developing my skills to meet AFHEA status has seen me focus on applying new approaches to my teaching, including utilising a variety of techniques to appeal to the range of ways students learn. This has seen myself become far more ambitious in my teaching, which in turn has been more engaging for students.”

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