Seven academic staff at Leeds Trinity University have been
awarded Senior Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), in
recognition of the quality of their teaching and leadership.
Dr James Jackson (Senior Lecturer in Psychology), Kirstie Grace (Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Nutrition), Amy Lund (Senior Teaching Fellow in Journalism), Dr Ann
Marie Mealey (Senior Lecturer in Theology), Catherine Rowlands (Senior Lecturer
in Sport, Health and Physical Education), Dr Alison Torn (Senior Teaching
Fellow in Psychology) and Dr Lisa Webster (Senior Lecturer in Psychology) are
recipients of the SFHEA, which encourages university teaching staff to reflect
on their experiences in leadership and learning provision.
SFHEA recipients have to demonstrate their commitment to
teaching, learning and student experience, engaging in processes that inspire
research, reflection and development. It is recognised by a growing number of
international institutions, and is increasingly valued by employers across the
education sector in appointing for management and leadership positions.
Dr Ann Marie Mealey, Senior Lecturer in Theology and
recipient of the SFHEA, said: “I am delighted to achieve the status of Senior Fellow of
the HEA. The process has enabled me to reflect on my career development
since I began teaching at Leeds Trinity as well as to consider how I have led
Periodic Reviews and programme and module development in recent years.
“I am grateful to my colleagues for giving me the
opportunity to lead on projects related to teaching and learning in the University
and for being so supportive of my application.”
Professor Ray Lloyd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds
Trinity University, added: “It is fantastic to see the appointment of seven Senior
Fellowships across the university. This success demonstrates the commitment of
our academic staff to providing students with high quality teaching, driven by
research, scholarship and practice. It is great to have these individuals
“The recipients of the SFHEA are a credit to Leeds Trinity,
their schools and students, and we hope that this will inspire more of our
academics to consider applying in the future.”
Ranked 12th in the UK for teaching quality (The Times and
Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019), Leeds Trinity University is renowned
for teaching excellence and producing highly employable graduates. More academics
from across the University are also in the process of applying, or awaiting
outcomes for Senior Fellowship, which will be announced later on this spring.
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is a national
organisation which seeks to improve learning and student experiences
facilitated by excellent teaching standards.