Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development


A short summary of each secondee's work area plus their 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

Contact details

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'.

Catriona Bell - School of Veterinary Medicine

Catriona's secondment project: The Edinburgh Teaching Award (Faculty Development Program) – identification of barriers and enablers to local implementation at school level, and evaluation of impact on teaching effectiveness.


Andy Cross - School of GeoSciences

Andy's secondment project: Supporting opportunities for experiential and community based learning within the curriculum.


Emily Gribbin - School of Health in Social Science

Emily's secondment project: Evaluation of Researcher Development Training.


Professor Konstantin Kamenev - School of Engineering

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


Dr Heather McQueen - Institute of Cell Biology

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


Zoe Patterson – Edinburgh College of Art, Design School

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


 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.



Former secondees

Our former secondees become Associates of the IAD; you can find out details of our Associates at: