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Warwick Engineering academic achieves outstanding teaching award

Georgia KremmydaProfessor Georgia Kremmyda from the School of Engineering has been made a National Teaching Fellow. The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.

Georgia Kremmyda, as an engineer and educator, is passionate about enhancing the quality of life for present and future generations. She is a transformative educator, senior leader of curriculum development and wider strategic change, leading interdisciplinary, interprofessional initiatives which are breaking fresh ground in STEM education, featuring active and blended learning models.

Professor Chris Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) said: "Georgia is an inspirational NTF in her discipline".

Professor Kremmyda became Head of Teaching at Warwick School of Engineering in February 2022. In this role, Georgia leads the Warwick portfolio of engineering programmes, being responsible for leading and managing all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including Degree Apprenticeships, multi-disciplinary/cross-university, 2+2 and other collaborative programmes, pertaining to approximately 100 teaching staff and 1500 students.

Georgia completed her undergraduate, postgraduate taught and doctoral studies at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Before joining Warwick in 2015 and for a period of 15 years, she shared her time between carrying leading engineering roles in industry and delivering teaching and research in academia. Her teaching and research interests are focused on, but not limited to, the design of earthquake resilient structures, sustainable cities, infrastructure for emergencies and the delivery of interdisciplinary, problem-based education, especially in resource-constrained environments.

Within her academic role, Georgia is leading institutional, national and international initiatives related to the development of innovative, interdisciplinary, interprofessional programmes which are promoting sustainable human development and equitable access to education in Science and Engineering.

Georgia is the Chair of the Education and Student Experience workstream within the framework of the Warwick STEM Grand Challenge, leading the vision of the future size, shape and strategic direction of STEM education at Warwick. She also leads the Warwick Humanitarian Engineering initiative and Co-leads the Warwick Global Research Priority in Sustainable Cities, both aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. She is the lead of numerous pedagogical projects, funded by the European Commission, the Royal Academy of Engineering and other funding bodies. On international level, Georgia is elected Vice President (Conferences) of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists for 2021-2023. Within Warwick, she is Deputy Chair of the Institutional Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team, leading the subgroup on ‘organisation and culture for inclusivity, diversity and equality’ and ‘support to trans people’.