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Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year

Case Study Archive

Among the criteria for the Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year award is the requirement that candidates “demonstrate commitment to improving the student experience in teaching, supporting students beyond the classroom, and working to develop student employability.”

Below you can explore the archive of all finalists’ case studies in teaching innovation, as presented to our panel of judges.

Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year


Dr Richard Harris, University of Leeds: Taking a psychological literacy approach to teaching: improving student’s global and cultural awareness by encouraging them to reflect on and apply their psychology knowledge..

*Winner* Dr Paul Penn, University of East London: Transforming the communication and accessibility of evidence-based advice from psychology on how to study effectively

Dr Louise Taylor-Bunce, Oxford Brookes University: Supporting students’ motivation for learning by challenging the student ‘consumer’ identity..

Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year


Dr Allán Laville, University of Reading: Developing sexual diversity teaching for the psychological workforce.

*Winner* Dr Emily Nordmann, University of Glasgow: Using evidence-based strategies and open-access to improve learning and teaching

Dr Libby Orme, Northumbria University: Facilitating group work in large cohorts with collaborative technologies.

Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year


*Winner* Dr Alana James, University of Reading: University-school mentoring to support transition into and out of higher education.

Dr Paula Miles, University of St Andrews: Traditional versus interactive teaching: out with the old, in with the new?

Dr Yvonne Skipper, University of Glasgow (previously Keele University): Encouraging students to ‘believe that they can achieve’

Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year