University recognises new Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellows

Congratulations to colleagues across the University who have been successful in gaining a HEA fellowship. These have been awarded to:

  • Professor Arash Sahraie (School of Psychology)
  • Professor Jan Skakle (School of Natural & Computing Sciences)
  • Dr Geoff Dunn (School of Natural & Computing Sciences)
  • Dr Caroline Gatt (School of Social Science)
  • Dr Gerry Hough (School of Divinity, History &Philosophy)
  • Dr Amy Irwin (School of Psychology)
  • Dr Ross MacPherson (School of Natural & Computing Sciences)
  • Dr Leslie Noble (School of Biological Sciences)
  • Dr Danni Pearce (School of Geosciences)

Commenting on her fellowship Dr Caroline Gatt said: “Working on the application for the HEA fellowship was an extremely valuable experience. Although reflecting on teaching and scholarship are essential parts of my work anyway, this process offered a different framework through which to reflect and develop my pedagogy further. As an HEA fellow now there are ongoing opportunities and resources to carry on developing my pedagogy that I had not been aware of before. At the University of Aberdeen you can also prepare and submit the application through the Centre for Academic Development. The support the Centre provides is unparalleled. I recommend the process to every scholar.”

Since August 2014 the University of Aberdeen has run a CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching, professionally accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The HEA is the national body which champions teaching quality in higher education, with over 90 000 people currently holding professional recognition with them.

HEA Fellowship is designed around the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) which supports the initial and continuing professional development of staff engaged in teaching and supporting learning in higher education. It provides a means to comprehensively benchmark, develop and recognise and reward teaching and learning support roles within higher education. The CPD Framework for Learning & Teaching is open to all staff and experienced postgraduate researchers with at least one year’s tutoring or demonstrating experience

For further details of how you can engage with the University’s CPD Framework for Learning & Teaching, and begin working towards professional recognition for your teaching, visit the CPD Framework pages.  For further details of the HEA visit: