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Parity of Research & Teaching / Teaching Career Development

The Parity of Research & Teaching / Teaching Career Development learning circle aims to be able to inform institutional deliberations on issues of:

  • Parity of research and teaching
  • Teaching career development
  • Recognition and reward of teaching activity

This learning circle aims to provide scholarly evidence-based advice and input to the institutional consideration of these issues. It will achieve this by a systematic review and critical appraisal of the corpus of research conducted in this field in recent decades and, to provide a focus to this intention, a self-imposed goal will be to compile an internal briefing paper covering the principal issues by the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

It is a further intention to engage the WIHEA Fellowship in focus groups to gather structured data that may best represent the current situation across the institution as well as the aspirations of the teaching academy.

It is important to emphasise that the brief of this activity will extend beyond simply helping to clarify the promotional criteria for teaching staff within Warwick University - it should help inform all aspects of recognition and reward of the full diversity of teaching activities, and to support and enthuse the promotion and adoption of excellent teaching practices across the institution.

Engagement from other WIHEA Fellows is sought and encouraged to provide a balanced representation across all Faculties, as well as a range of teaching-related appointments and experience.

For further information on this Learning Circle or if you are a WIHEA Fellow interested in joining, please contact Dr Ian Tuersley, WMG at

Current members of this circle:

  • Dr Ian Tuersley (WMG, Lead)
  • Dr Sarah Richardson (History)
  • Teresa MacKinnon (Modern Languages and Cultures)
  • Kate Mawson (CPE)
  • Dr Catherine Bennett (Medicine)
  • Dr Letizia Gramaglia (LDC)
  • Dr Jane Bryan (Law)

  • Dr Elke Thonnes (Statistics)

  • Dr Elizabeth Blagrove (Psychology)

  • Jessica Humphreys (Organisational Development)

  • Dr Lydia Plath (History)