The Teaching and Scholarship Podcast is a collaboration between The University of Southampton's Centre for Higher Education Practice (CHEP) and the Medical Education Innovation Network (Faculty of Medicine). It is intended to be of interest to all teaching focused/intensive academics in higher education who strive towards teaching excellence and wish to innovate their practice. The podcast aims to promote and raise the profile of teaching excellence within university education.
In episode 23 we catch up with one of our well known former students, Jessica Sainsbury. Jess is a newly registered nurse working at Solent NHS trust. While studying at Southampton she threw herself into extra-curricular projects and academic representation roles including working as an Intern for CHEP, taking on the Academic President of Nursing role, and more recently as Chair of the Royal College of Nursing's Student's Committee.
Dr Claire Hart
In episode 22 we chat to Claire Hart who is an Associate Professor within Psychology at the University of Southampton. Claire researches the fascinating subject area of narcissistic dysfunction. Her current projects focus on its manifestation in different contexts, one of which is the pursuit of educational goals. Claire leads on the innovative module called the 'psychology of attractiveness' where she utilises some pretty cool teaching approaches.
Dr Phil Higham
In episode 20 we catch up with Dr Philip Higham who is a Reader in Cognitive Psychology within Psychology at the University of Southampton. His research focuses on long-term human memory and metacognition and identifies methods to ensure that student learning endures over time.
n episode 20 we chat to Neil Ford who is a Principal Teaching Fellow (Education Development) in the Business School at The University of Southampton and a member of the CHEP team. We catch up with Neil (remotely of course, since we were all in full lockdown mode at the time of recording) to talk about all things related to student partnership, co-creating resources with our students and the educational philosophy underpinning this approach.
Prof Sally Curtis
In episode 19 we have a lovely chat with Professor Sally Curtis (our first Covid lockdown interview!) who is the newly appointed Deputy Head of School Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. Despite talking remotely, Sally's passionate and committed enthusiasm towards widening participation is abundantly clear. We discuss her inclusive approach and how she fosters self-belief and embraces the tremendous value of her students.
Professor Rachel Mills
Episode 18 features Professor Rachel Mills, who is the Dean of Environmental and Life Sciences at The University of Southampton. We catch up with Rachel to talk about her career which includes leading on both research and education strategies. She has developed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate programmes but more recently she has led the development and delivery of a MOOC (free online course) called ‘Exploring our Ocean’ that has had global reach, with learners of all ages.