Naomi has an extraordinary capacity for promoting and enhancing the Warwick experience for students. Drawing upon her background in creative practice, Naomi has extended her classroom to promote student engagement and wellbeing by promoting a person-centred approached to learning. Her teaching environments are welcoming, encouraging and transformative.
In her first year as IATL Teaching Fellow, Naomi has led two groundbreaking interdisciplinary modules and a major event on innovation and HE pedagogy (The Dark Would, 13–14 May 2015). She has also contributed to Warwick’s consultation with NMITE, the new university college for Hereford. Any one of these achievements, by an early career academic in their first year of institutional employment, might have been evidence enough for a WATE nomination; but all of these factors taken together prove the case for an award of this significance.