Institute Fellow Emma Rand wins a National Teaching Fellowship

Posted by j.laird on 7 August 2020 - 9:30am

National Teaching Fellow 2020 logoInstitute Fellow Emma Rand has won a National Teaching Fellowship for outstanding teaching.

Emma Rand is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of York, and became an SSI Fellow in 2020. She has been named by Advance HE as one of the new National Teaching Fellows in the 2020 Teaching Excellence Awards for Higher Education. The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. 

As well as showing an outstanding commitment to teaching, this year there was a particular drive for impact demonstrated by the winners in championing equality, diversity and inclusivity within approaches to curriculum design, teaching delivery and collaborative working. 

Emma said:

"I am really delighted to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for my work in promoting coding and reproducibility in my own institution, the University of York, and beyond. It gives me a fantastic opportunity to increase the impact of my Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship and I hope I can help other SSI Fellows gain professional recognition for some amazing initiatives to enhance teaching and training in sustainable research practices."