Teaching

I am a committed lecturer, teaching a wide range of students from undergraduates new to the university system to masters students coming from senior positions in commercial organisations.

I teach extensively on City’s MSc Behavioural Economics programme, running modules on cognitive psychology, decision making, and behavioural game theory. I also have an undergraduate module on Behavioural Economics and Decision Making, and contribute to other modules. I supervise undergraduate and masters research dissertations on a wide variety of topics.

Responsibilities

I have had various teaching-related responsibilities: MSc programme director, BSc deputy programme director, departmental education lead, and currently departmental online teaching and learning lead, with responsibility for moving and mainaining teaching and assessment online during Covid in a way that gives the best possible student learning experience.

External examiner

I currently have two external examiner roles. At Warwick Business School, I have oversight of the psychology and behavioural science modules and dissertations across their undergraduate, MBA and PhD programmes. At Kings College London I am one of two external examiners who look after the BSc psychology programme.

Training and qualifications

As well as having an MSc in Science Communication, while at City I have completed an MA in Academic Practice, looking at diverse aspects of the role of the academic including the use of technology in teaching, pedagogical approaches, academic leadership, and personal and professional development planning. I am a Higher Education Academy fellow, working towards senior fellow status.

I engage in regular teaching-related CPD, including courses on external examining, assessment benchmarking for psychology, and classroom management, and regularly attend and present at City’s own Learning at City conference and UK-based events on higher education teaching, such as Advance HE’s conference and ALT’s Playful Learning conference. I have also conducted two university-funded learning development projects on interactivity in lectures and student perceptions of assessment feedback.

Recognition

  • Runner-up in the 2017 Guardian University Awards in the teaching excellence category
  • Runner-up in the 2019 School of Arts and Social Sciences Learning and Teaching Awards
  • Winner of the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s award for teaching (SASS)
  • Shortlisted for the student-led Learning Enhancement Awards in 2016
  • Nominated by City for a national teaching fellowship 2017, 2018

Examples

Here are a couple of videoes from the undergraduate judgement and decision making course I taught last year – taught online because of Covid restrictions. These were prerecorded elements that were complemented by live interactive Zoom sessions