Teaching Matters

Supporting staff development and celebrating excellence in teaching

Recognising teaching excellence via the Edinburgh Teaching Awards

The deanery recognises that excellent teaching requires continuous reflection and development of practice and thus encourages its staff and PhD students to engage with CPD frameworks for Learning and Teaching within and outside the university. Numerous members of staff and PhD students have successfully completed the HEA accredited course “Introduction to academic practice” or obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in academic practice with many more enrolees due to graduate in the near future. The deanery also encourages all staff to get recognition for their teaching experiences and reflect on their practices by completing the Edinburgh Teaching Awards.

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Currie for becoming associate fellow of the HEA and to Dr Ruth Deighton, Dr Michael Daw, Dr Sander van den Driesche, Robert Thomas, and Dr Dawn Livingstone for recently becoming fellows of the HEA.

The deanery is also proud to have many recipients of the EUSA teaching awards amongst its members. These include Prof Jamie Davies, principal fellow of the HEA, Chartered Science Teacher, twice winner of The Kendell Award for Teaching in Medicine and overall best Teacher in 2016 as well as Dr Kim Picozzi shortlisted for the best course award in 2016 with Global Health and Infectious Diseases.