Dr Mathilde Roger is anAssociate Professor on the Education track at Durham University in the department of Biosciences.
Mathilde has done her PhD in France (Université d'Angers), working on stem cell therapy, nanotechnologies, and cancer biology. After graduating in 2010, she moved to Durham, UK, to continue her research career (Industry and Durham University) and has specialised in Tissue Engineering. Mathilde's knowledge in this field has led her to the classroom for some research-led teaching. In 2018, Mathilde hung up her lab coat to pursue her passion for teaching.
As a teacher, Mathilde has developed an interactive teaching style supported by appropriate learning technologies. Using her expertise in this field, she has led her colleagues within her department and beyond to provide high-quality teaching and engaging learning material for students.Mathilde is a Senior Fellow of HEA.
Mathilde has a special interest in students' self-regulated learning, and inclusive and accessible Teaching & Learning. She is exploring new strategies for authentic assessment, such as promoting the importance of formative coursework and the value of peer- and self-feedback. Mathilde is also investigating how digital tools can enhance accessibility and inclusivity and promote student learning.
Mathilde is embracing the Durham vision of inspiring the extraordinary and aspires to provide the best learning experience for students in Higher Education. She hopes that this journal will encourage fellow academics to reflect on their practice, experiment with new T&L strategies and always aim to improve their teaching while strengthening sharing of good practices across Durham University and beyond.
Prof. Sam Nolan - PFHEA, NTF
Sam Nolan is an experienced academic and senior manager, whose publication record covers a wide range of topics from experimental astrophysics to education. Sam has worked in the US and UK in both traditional and online universities, with a particular interest in e-learning and widening participation. He leads the Enhancing Student Learning through Innovative Scholarship conference series, the national meeting for all academics employed on teaching-focussed contracts. Sam is actively involved in developing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Communities of Practice, and for this and other work was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2017 and PFHEA status in 2018.