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Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year

HE Psychology Teacher of the Year

The three candidates shortlisted for the final of the Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year 2020 have been announced.

Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year

Proudly supported by Oxford University Press and the British Psychological Society Division of Academics, Researchers & Teachers in Psychology (BPS DARTP), this award aims to recognise and reward exceptional teaching talent.

The Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year 2020 finalists are:

Dr Allán Laville, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Reading, Dr. Emily Nordmann, Lecturer in the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow, and Dr Libby Orme, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. 

All three finalists will now go on to prepare a case study which they will present to the judging panel. The final of the competition will take place in September. Read their biographies below.

Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year

If you have any queries about the Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year Award, please get in touch with Paul Wilson, the BPS DARTP Secretary.

ExpandCloseDr Allán Laville

Dr Allán Laville CPsychol AFBPsS SFHEADr Allan Laville

Dr Allán Laville is Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Reading. Allán is committed to improving the student experience for all, with previous publications identifying how to improve the LGBTQ+ student experience in Higher Education. 

Since 2011, Allán has trained over 300 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners within the Charlie Waller Institute, University of Reading and is the Deputy Co-Chair of the BPS Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Training Committee. Allán is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Fellow of the BPS.

In 2019, Allán won the Reading University Student Union Award for Diverse and Inclusive Teaching Excellence. This student nominated award was to acknowledge his contributions to improving the Higher Education experience for students with disabilities as well as to his contribution to Diversity and Inclusion initiatives across the University.

ExpandCloseDr Emily Nordmann

Dr. Emily Nordmann, School of Psychology, University of GlasgowDr Emily Nordmann

Emily is a teaching-focused lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow.

Her research primarily focuses on lecture recordings and how they can be incorporated into an effective study strategy for students in addition to how instructors can be supported with recording their lectures, both in terms of policy and pedagogy.

She cares deeply about creating an inclusive educational environment and aims to be a role model and ally, particularly for the LGBTQ community.

Her current projects are focused on how learning technologies such as lecture recordings can be used to support widening participation students as well as ensuring that any pivot to online learning recognises inequality and places inclusion at the core of any decisions.

Finally, she is an ardent supporter of open and reproducible research practices and the importance of embedding these skills in every undergraduate psychology programme.

ExpandCloseDr Libby Orme

Dr Libby Orme, Department of Psychology, Northumbria UniversityDr Libby Orme

Libby is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University, where she is the Deputy Head of Department and Director of Transnational Education as well as the programme leader for psychology programmes offered through Northumbria University in Singapore.

Libby is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and engages in research related to learning and teaching with a focus on fostering student community. Libby’s teaching is mainly in the area of research methods, but she also has a strong interest in student employability and manages undergraduate placements within psychology.

In addition to her research with students, Libby is passionate about professional development of academic staff and has published research focussing on early career academics and how they are inducted in to learning and teaching practices.

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