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University academic to be awarded fellowship

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An academic at the University of Derby is to be awarded a fellowship in recognition of the outstanding impact she has made on student outcomes and the teaching profession.

Dr Naomi Shiner, who works in the university’s College of Health, Psychology and Social Care, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by Advance HE.

She is the programme leader and a senior lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography at the university and chairs the College Research Simulation Group.

Naomi, who joined the university in 2016, is also a national leader in the use of simulation-based education and holds a variety of prominent external roles, including acting chair of the Society of Radiographers.

She is an active researcher, has published multiple articles and a book chapter, and presented her research on the national and international stage.

Naomi, who also has more than 13 years’ experience working clinically in the NHS, said: “I am over the moon with this award.

“I endeavour to have a positive impact on the student experience and my aim, through using simulation, is to ensure students feel more prepared both personally and professionally for their careers ahead.

Combining this with my passion for research, I look forward to future collaborations to further advance the use of this pedagogical approach and look forward to joining the National Teaching Fellowship community.”

Dr Denise Baker, pro vice-chancellor dean for the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care, said: “This is a very deserving accolade for Naomi.

“Student feedback about her approach to teaching, in particular her simulation sessions, is overwhelmingly positive.

“She is regarded as a dynamic, enthusiastic lecturer, and there are many endorsements from students and staff testifying to her impact on them.”

Naomi joins five other University of Derby staff as members of an international community of National Teaching Fellows who work collaboratively to contribute to the broader academic community and the professional standards of academic practice.

Naomi will be presented with her fellowship at an awards ceremony in Liverpool on 29 September.

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