I have an interest in teaching and have completed by qualification to become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). I am currently in the process of completing my Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Below are my teaching responsibilities to date:
University of Warwick
Postgraduate Taught Visiting Lecturer (November 2017-Present)
I provide teaching assistance on 2 Postgraduate Taught Modules at Warwick Medical School; 'Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal In Healthcare,' and 'Evidence and Values in Clinical Education.' Both modules are designed to enhance students’ understanding of research methods within healthcare. Here, I design and teach critical appraisal workshops, where I selected relevant systematic reviews for students to critically discuss. I also provide assistance during group activities, such as supporting students in developing a research proposal question. I am also an independent marker for students' assignments.
Case Based Learning (CBL) Facilitator (February 2017-Present)
I also provide facilitation during postgraduate medical students’ Case Based Learning (CBL) sessions for Phase 1, 2 and 3. Here, it is my responsibility to manage the groups’ dynamics by encouraging the group to explore predesigned cases in depth within a constructive environment. I also provide suggestions and guidance where appropriate, to ensure that the key learning objectives are being addressed and that students remain on task. I also participate in regular feedback sessions with other facilitators and senior academics, where I provide constructive feedback about my group’s development.
Writing Mentor (October 2018-March 2019)
I worked as a Writing Mentor for the Academic Writing Programme. This is a a peer support scheme specifically focused for undergraduates and taught Masters students who wish to develop and improve their written assignment skills. During drop in sessions, I provided feedback on students’ assignments in relation to the following; assignment planning, structure, style, grammar, referencing, presentation, narrative coherence and clarity. From this, the student and I worked together to formulate targets and goals. For example I assisted students in completing a Moodle course on academic writing. If students require additional help, I was also required to refer students to further support services.
Introduction to Systematic Reviews Seminar (March 2018-Present)
My colleague and I have developed a introductory 1 hour seminar on how to conduct systematic reviews at Warwick Medical School. This seminar is designed for those researchers who have limited knowledge and understanding on systematic reviews. This seminar has consistently received positive feedback and is run at various times throughout the academic year.
Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London (April 2019-July 2019)
For this module, I was responsible for lecturing, preparing, creating and marking assessments for the 'Approaches to Applied Research' Level 5 module. Building on their understanding gained in Research Methods for Psychology (Introduction), this module aims to help students to develop an understanding of the demands of applied research with a particular consideration of research in the field of educational psychology or similar applied context such as work or health.