My approach to education adopts a “pedagogy of collegiality” which aims to overcome the traditional teacher-learner relationship, thereby empowering the learner to shape the teaching session to best suit their learning preference. Consequently, while I enter a teaching session with a plan, I am willing to be flexible in its implementation, in order to suit the needs of the learner.
During the free first class we will discuss and develop a plan for future classes to include likely topics and learning preferences.
I have recently taken up tutoring, having previously undertaken numerous teaching roles and posts in the Higher Education sector. For instance, during my PhD (2003-2007), two Post-Doctoral positions (2007-2008), Teaching Fellowship (2008-2009), Research Fellowship (2009-2004), and Lectureship (2014-2019) I have taught small (approx. 6) upto large (150+) groups at undergraduate and postgraduate level at a number of universities in the UK (i.e. Bristol, St Andrews, and Dundee) and Europe (i.e. Ghent). I have also supervised undergraduate, masters, and doctoral projects to successful completion. Moreover, I have provided pastoral care at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
I have taught and supervised on programmes that cover psychology (including postgraduate health psychology), public health, global health, behavioural science, medical ethics, and research methods.
Finally, I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In order to cover any travel expenses when travelling by car to a students home or mutually convenient location I will charge 45p per mile. This will be based on the shortest possible route according to Google maps.
University of Bristol
Undergraduate degree: Psychology
Professional Doctorate: Engineering
University of Dundee
Undergraduate (intercalated medical) degree: International Health
University of St Andrews
Undergraduate degree: Medicine
Postgraduate degree: Medical Science, Global Health, Health Psychology, Social Science (Research methods)
University of Ghent
Doctoral School: Gender-based violence
I adopt a variety of methods during my teaching in order to increase the likelihood of meeting individual learning preferences. These include but are not limited to:
- question and answer
- problem sets
- group/individual presentation
Underpinning the choice of method is my belief in active learning to maximise the learners engagement with the subject matter.
When preparing a class/course I adopt a process of constructive alignment such that 1. the intended learning outcomes dictate 2. the material covered, which is based on 3. the way in which the material will be assessed
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