International Foundation Programme

Meet the IFP Teaching Fellows

The International Foundation Programme Teaching Fellows are committed to helping students thrive through their learning experiences on the Programme.

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All International Foundation Programme Teaching Fellows understand the importance of ensuring you have the best possible start to University. Each one is committed to helping you quickly feel settled and supporting you through your learning experiences on the programme.  

Find out more about some of the IFP Teaching Fellows below! 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthea Coleman-Chan

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Anthea is the IFP Programme Organiser and a Teaching Fellow on the Living and Learning in Britain course.

Anthea studied English Language and Literature at the University of Edinburgh before completing her teaching qualification. She has been teaching for over 15 years and has managed the International Foundation Programme since 2011. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Education at the Moray House School of Education on experiential learning and community engagement. Anthea was nominated for Best Personal Tutor and Best Support Staff awards at the University of Edinburgh's Teaching Awards 2018.

Dr Anya Clayworth

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Dr Anya Clayworth is a Senior IFP Tutor and Teaching Fellow who teaches Reading English Literature and Living and Learning in Britain.

Anya has been teaching for over 25 years and has worked with the IFP since the programme began in 2011. She received her PhD from the University of Birmingham in 1996 before working as a Teaching Fellow in the School of English at the University of St Andrews and joining the University of Edinburgh in 2007. She is an expert on the journalism of Oscar Wilde and published an edition of Wilde’s journalism with Oxford University Press.  She was nominated for Best Personal Tutor, Best Support Staff and Best Assessment Feedback awards in the University of Edinburgh's Teaching Awards 2018. 

Dr John Gordon

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Dr John Gordon is a Teaching Fellow who teaches Introducing Philosophy.

John holds a general Arts degree from the Open University, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. He has been teaching at the University of Edinburgh since 1989 and is currently a tutor in Philosophy and Classics in the University’s Centre for Open Learning. John was nominated for Best Personal Tutor and Best Course awards in the University of Edinburgh's Teaching Awards 2018.

Dr Brian McGrail  

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Dr Brian McGrail is a Teaching Fellow who teaches Social Sciences and Political Economy.

Brian has taught social science subjects at the University of Edinburgh for more than 10 years. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin and is an academic consultant for the UK's Economic Social Research Council, OpenLearn and the BBC. Brian was nominated for Best Overall Teacher and Best Assesment Feedback awards at the University of Edinburgh's Teaching Awards 2018.