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For she's a Senior Fellow!

Nov 10, 2017

Dr Vicky Halliwell
Dr Vicky Halliwell

Congratulations to Dr Vicky Halliwell, Associate Dean Academic in the School of Health Sciences, who has been recognised as a Senior Fellow by the Higher Education Academy.

Senior Fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA) is a professional recognition which any academic with a proven, sustained track record in Higher Education teaching and management and who is seeking to progress into a leadership position, is eligible and encouraged to apply for.

Vicky, said: “I am thrilled to receive the award which recognised my influence and impact in learning teaching and assessment in the School of Health Sciences. As Associate Dean Academic I lead on quality assurance and student experience in the School and in my submission I was able to demonstrate a range of strategies employed to not just ensure the internal and external quality assurance processes are adhered to but also how we enhance and lead in ICZ aligned, creative and innovative pedagogies. Although both my Masters and Doctoral qualifications are related to Education, this award relates to my practice in learning and teaching and is based around competence and exemplars of my work day to day. I still enjoy the teaching and supervision and continue to carry on with that activity in addition to this leadership role, I was able to use my current teaching and assessment experiences in my submission for recognition.  I am particularly pleased that there was recognition of leadership in supporting others. The school has achieved some great successes in increasing the number of Senior Fellows this year.

Vicky said: “I would strongly recommend that teaching and learning colleagues visit and explore the HEA website and consider applying for appropriate Fellowship recognition. The award supports the aim of transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement.”

Professor Kay Hack, Dean of the School of Health Sciences said: “Vicky’s success is really well deserved and is a testament to her exceptional skills in leading and supporting colleagues in innovative programme development, ensuring that student satisfaction is central to the programmes we deliver in the School.”

The School of Health Sciences has the highest contingent of Senior Fellows in the University with 11 members of staff successfully achieving the award – around eight in the last year with more applications in the pipeline. In addition to Vicky, these are currently: Stephen Atkins, Sarah Bodell, Helen Carruthers, Lynne Gaskell, Louise Henstock, Angela Hook, Wendy Munro, Steve Pearson, Nicola Spence and Andrew Tootell. They also have one Principal Fellow in Julie Nightingale.

The University has 374 Fellows of the HEA, 29 Senior Fellows and 4 Principal Fellows in total.

For more information, please contact Vicky at or our Quality and Enhancement Office