Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Associates

IAD Associates are a network of our former secondees; they play a vital role in linking the IAD with academic Schools and Colleges.

Associates and their contacts

Dr Caroline Bamford, Office of Lifelong Learning

Caroline's secondment focussed on supporting closer links and collaboration generally between us and the Office of Lifelong Learning. She also contributed to some our specific projects and activities in the overall area of undergraduate study skills.

Dr Caroline Bamford

Office of Lifelong Learning

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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

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Maggie Carson, School of Health in Social Science

Whilst on secondment Maggie looked at projects linked to leadership in Schools, and across the University.

Maggie Carson

School of Health in Social Science

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Robert Chmielewski, Information Services

Robert's secondee project was 'Analysis of Business Requirements for the Personal Tutor dialogue between Staff and Students'.

Robert Chmielewski

Information Services

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Dr Lynne Copson, School of Law

Lynne focussed on investigating the possibilities of developing credit-bearing pro bono work within the undergraduate degree programme in Law.

Dr Lynne Copson

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Susan Greig, Information Services

During her secondment Susan wrote a scoping study for IAD entitled “What kinds of support can we provide for university educators to make good use of educational technology?”

Read Susan's report - eLC Paper A 04-05-2011

Susan Greig

Information Services

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Professor Judy Hardy, School of Physics and Astronomy

Judy's secondment covered alternatives to the research-based MSc dissertation, student-generated content such as peer learning, and looked at models for co-teaching of non-specialist Maths.

Professor Judy Hardy

School of Physics

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Dr Sarah Henderson, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

Sarah's secondment focussed on the needs and engagement of online distance masters students with key student support services, notably support for English language skills.

Dr Sarah Henderson

Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

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Dr Kirsty Hughes - Vet School

Kirsty's secondment aims to cover: School based evaluation activities, with a particular focus on personal tutor and student support initiatives; contribution to IAD work around assessment and feedback; staff development plans, including qualitative and quantitative methods, and potential involvement in CPD framework pilots.

Dr Kirsty Hughes

Research Assistant

  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

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Professor Ewan Klein, School of Informatics

Ewan's secondment considered assessment in the School of Informatics, with a particularly focus on how to combine the scalability of automated graded assessment with the personal aspect of lecturer/tutor feedback in a way that is satisfying for students whilst remaining efficient for staff. This in turn draws upon topics like peer review and assessment, team based assessment, technological issues and how assessment decisions for individual courses contribute over the whole of an undergraduate career to an assessment of global outcomes for students.

Professor Ewan Klein

  • School of Informatics

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Professor Catherine Lyall - ISSTI

Catherine's secondment focus was on Building Interdisciplinary Research Capacity.

Professor Catherine Lyall

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Professor Tony Lynch, English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC)

Tony worked on areas such as improving the listening and comprehension skills of international students, particularly outside formal classes; improving feedback based upon experience from language teaching and including application to distance education; and support for students in effective note taking. He also provided advice and contributed to a range of other IAD projects and staff development activities.

Materials developed as a result of Tony's secondment include:

Professor Tony Lynch

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Rosie Maccagnano - School of GeoSciences

Rosie contributed to a range of researcher development projects, inclduing analysing and reporting on Schools-IAD engagement, and covered the role of Deputy Head of Researcher Development.

Rosie Maccagnano

GeoSciences Research Organisation Manager

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Dr Gavin McCabe, Employability Consultancy

In Gavin's second secondment he led on Edinburgh contributions to a new "Excellence in European Doctoral Education" scoping study, a joint initiative with Aarhus University (Denmark). He played a key role in looking at options for a doctoral supplement to cover broader dimensions of the doctoral experience and employer engagement.

Dr Gavin McCabe

Employability Consultancy

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Dr Jessie Paterson, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

The primary focus of Jessie's secondment was around the area of academic skills, and considering higher-level skills - what skills, beyond these basic skills, are our students picking up that are valuable in the work place?

Dr Jessie Paterson

School of Divinity

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Dr Caroline Pope

During her secondment, Caroline worked with the Making the Most of Masters team to enhance and embed provision for work based projects for MSc students in her school. In addition she also adapted the resources and knowledge gained through Making the Most of Masters so far to coordinate a new PhD placement scheme funded by the BBSRC.

Dr Caroline Pope

  • School of Biological Sciences

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Dr Martin Reekie – School of Engineering

Martin's secondment looked 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

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Suzanne Spalding, Office of Lifelong Learning

Suzanne's secondment provided substantive contribution to key elements of our undergraduate study development work area, including the development of our new 'Talking 'Eds' online learning resource.

Talking 'Eds: find out more

Suzanne Spalding

Office of Lifelong Learning

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Jo Spiller, The Learning Technology Section, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Jo's secondment focussed on an online e-writing project, and leadership on a range of our other online projects.

Jo Spiller

The Learning Technology Section, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

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Dr Rachel Whittington

Rachel's secondment focused on exploring the link between mind-set, ability and feedback in veterinary medicine education. This aimed to have close links to the development of the new student support (personal tutor) arrangements in the School and also provided an excellent opportunity to strengthen links between the IAD and Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Rachel Whittington

  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

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