University of Sheffield women awarded National Fellowships

University of Sheffield women awarded National Fellowships

 August 12, 2019

Two inspirational women from the University of Sheffield have been honoured with national awards in recognition of their work to transform student and academic learning.

Dr. Julie Hyde and Professor Katherine Linehan have been awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowships by Advance HE for the outstanding impact of their teaching and support in UK higher education. They are among 54 new National Teaching Fellows announced by Advance HE.

“Becoming a National Teaching Fellow is a huge achievement. It can be truly life-changing. Creating ambassadors for innovative and impactful teaching who are valued by institutions and colleagues, and who can set in motion change and enhancements to make a really positive impact on student experience and outcomes across their institution and beyond," says Alison Johns, Advance HE’s Chief Executive.

“Advance HE looks forward to working with the winners to help to disseminate their work for the benefit of all."

Developing a national and international reputation in her field

Dr. Julie Hyde, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Chemistry, is a key figure in developing and nurturing innovative educational partnerships with Chinese universities. Dr Hyde created a programme of laboratory teaching at Nanjing Tech University and transformed the way that laboratory practicals were taught. Through this, she raised the profile of excellence. Her approaches were highly valued by her students in preparing them for their final year's study at the University of Sheffield.

University of Sheffield Dr Julie Hyde

“I feel very honored to achieve this award in recognition of my passion to teach and inspire students over many years about the subject I love," says Dr. Hyde.

"Developing a laboratory programme to teach in China on the University’s joint degree programme with Nanjing Tech University was an amazing opportunity and to become known for this work as a leader in the field nationally and internationally, by students and teaching colleagues alike, is a real privilege.”

Leading a pioneering redesign of the anatomy curriculum 

Professor Katherine Linehan, from the University of Sheffield's Department of Biomedical Science, has been the key driving force behind a pioneering redesign of the anatomy curriculum at the University of Sheffield. The revolutionary changes she implemented placed students at the heart of the University of Sheffield's learning experience and were unprecedented at the time in her field.

The ongoing success of her curriculum means that it remains an example of sector-leading practice in anatomy learning and teaching.

Professor Linehan is the Faculty Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Science) and Chair of University of Sheffield's Gender Equality Committee. She puts equality and inclusion at the heart of her practice and she has been instrumental in raising the profile of teaching staff across the University of Sheffield.

Katherine Linehan University of Sheffield

“I am thrilled to have had the sustained contribution I have made to enhancing the student learning experience recognised by such a prestigious award," says Professor Linehan.

Acknowledging those who donate their bodies to medical teaching, without whom her work would not be possible, she adds: "Throughout my career I have worked with a wide range of generous and inspiring individuals, both living and deceased, from whom I have learnt a great deal and will always be indebted to.”

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