Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Secondee projects

A short summary of each Institute secondee project plus contact details

We are pleased to host secondees from across the University, working on a variety of projects and themes.

If you would like further information, or would like to enquire about a secondment with us, please read the information on secondments in our 'working with us' section. You may also contact our Director, Jon Turner.

Dr Jon Turner

Director, Institute for Academic Development

Secondees and their contacts

Debbie Aitken – Centre for Medical Education, MVM

Debbie's secondment project title: 'Case Studies of the Effects of Observation of Teaching on Surgical Teacher Identities'.

Debbie Aitken

  • Centre for Medical Education, MVM

Sharon Boyd – Vet School

Sharon's secondment project title: 'Embedding sustainable development into the veterinary medical curriculum' .

Sharon Boyd

  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Professor Konstantin Kamenev - School of Engineering

Konstantin’s secondment provides academic leadership for the Postgraduate Researcher Experience Project (PREP).

Professor Konstantin Kamenev

Dr Heather McQueen - Institute of Cell Biology

Heather’s secondment involves working on a project relating to ‘flipping’ the classroom for large Biology classes.

Dr Heather McQueen

Senior Lecturer

Zoe Patterson – Edinburgh College of Art, Design School

Zoe’s secondment project is titled ‘Maverick in the system’

Zoe Patterson

Dr Martin Reekie – School of Engineering

Martin's secondment will be looking at developing, piloting and evaluating the impact of a new out of hours club based in the School’s electronics labs for UG Engineering students, including identification of learning or teaching approaches that might be usefully extended to other parts of the School.


Dr Martin Reekie

  • School of Engineering

 Dr Simon Riley – Edinburgh Medical School

Simon’s secondment project is “Every student a researcher, every researcher a teacher” – the ‘Teaching Vision’ strapline. He is also leading on the University’s Student-Led Independently Created Courses (SLICCS) work.

Dr Simon Riley