Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott

Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott
Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott
Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott


Educational Development Advisor

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I have a background in the social sciences and the arts and humanities, and joined the Centre for Academic Development in 2022 from the University of Edinburgh. I have a PhD from the University of Leicester, and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have taught at a number of universities across the UK, and hold qualified teacher status following a PGCE from the University of Oxford. 

At the University of Aberdeen, I work with my colleagues in the Centre for Academic Development on the delivery of the PGCert Programme in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, and am an Honorary Teaching Fellow in the School of Education. I also contribute to the delivery of sessions on the PGR Framework, coordinated by Dr Aaron Thom, and work collaboratively with academic schools and the TESTA Steering Group to develop, deliver, and evaluate TESTA implementation within the University.

Additionally, I am involved in the organisation of the Pedagogical Inquiry Network with colleagues from across the institution, and as the University's Deputy TEAL I provide support for staff applying for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE), as well as the Principal's Teaching Excellence Award (PTEA) and the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme (LTEP).


Research Overview

Alongside my Educational Development work, I have research specialism in the environmental humanities. I joined the University of Aberdeen from the University of Edinburgh, where I was a fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, conducting research on western extractivist practices and literary landscapes. My research primarily focuses on solastalgia, climate change, the domestic effects of the Anthropocene, extraction (broadly understood), and altered landscapes and seascapes. I am currently concluding an article on climate change and intergenerational equity, and am keen to start a new project on wildflowers.    


Recent publications:

Wilson-Scott, Joanna. 2021. “Environmentally Induced Distress: Solastalgia and the Perforated Australian Landscape in Shaun Prescott’s The Town”. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. doi: 10.1093/isle/isab003

Wilson-Scott, Joanna. 2021. “Accommodating the Anthropocene: The Home as a Site of Ecological Significance in Climate Fiction”. Green Letters. doi: 10.1080/14688417.2021.1886968