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Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence 2005/06

The winners of this year’s Awards for Teaching Excellence have been announced. These annual awards, organised within the Centre for Academic Practice (LDC), were introduced to recognise and celebrate those whose teaching is of a particularly high standard. All staff who teach at Warwick were eligible to be nominated for an award and nominations were made by both staff and students.

Ann BarnesAnn Barnes

After working as a secondary school teacher of German, French and Spanish, Ann joined the University of Warwick in September 1994 to lead the PGCE in modern foreign languages. Initially based at the Language Centre, she taught German there as well as the PGCE at Westwood. Each year, around 30 trainee teachers of French, German and Spanish complete their initial teacher education programme and qualify to teach languages in secondary schools.

Read Ann's biography here
Read Ann's nomination here


Zahra NewbyZahra Newby (Butterworth Award)

Zahra Newby joined the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick after completing her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, in 2000. Her research and teaching interests lie in the field of ancient art, particularly in the use of art to express senses of identity, and in the reception of Greek culture within the Roman empire. She has recently published a book on Greek Athletics in the Roman World and is currently working on a project on myth in Roman art.

Read Zahra’s biography here
Read Zahra’s nomination here


Mark NewtonMark Newton (Best Nomination by a student or group of students)

Mark first came to Warwick in the mid 1980s to read for an undergraduate BSc degree in Physics. Subsequently he moved to the University of Oxford to study for a D.Phil. in Physics and following a postdoctoral appointment at the US National Biomedical Electron Spin Resonance Centre Mark returned to Oxford in 1992 to take up a University Lectureship in Physics associated with University College.

Read Mark’s biography here
Read Mark’s nomination here


Sarah RichardsonSarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson joined the University of Warwick in 1988 when she was appointed as the first lecturer in History and Computing at a University in the United Kingdom. She has been actively involved pioneering the varied uses of ICT into History teaching and research at a university, national and international level. Within the History Department Sarah has worked to integrate the use of e-learning techniques and resources at all stages from first year undergraduate to doctoral level.

Read Sarah’s biography here
Read Sarah’s nomination here


Jeremy SmithJeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith joined the Economics Department in 1991 as a temporary lecturer and since 2003 has been a Reader in the Department. His area of research in recent years has been on the performance of students in higher education institutions, both in terms of degree performance, and labour market outcomes after graduation.

Read Jeremy’s biography here
Read Jeremy’s nomination here

Commended are:

  • Dr Kay Sanderson: Warwick Skills
  • Dr Peter Corvi: Warwick Business School 
  • Dallal Stevens: Law
  • Professor David Mond: Mathematics

Congratulations to all this year's winners and commendees

This article first appeared on the Staff pages of Insite on 16 June 2006