The UK’s only professor in deaf education and a lecturer in sexual health are among the latest higher education staff to win the sector’s most prestigious award for teaching and learning.
Wendy McCracken, professor in the education of deaf children at the University of Manchester, and David T. Evans, senior lecturer in sexual health at the University of Greenwich, are two of the 55 people named by the Higher Education Academy as National Teaching Fellows on 12 June.
The fellows were chosen from about 180 nominations submitted by higher education institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and will each receive £10,000 to support their professional development in teaching.
Successful nominees had to show evidence of three criteria: individual excellence, raising the profile of excellence and developing excellence.
Awards were given to academics in various disciplines from chemistry and engineering to the arts, languages, maths, nursing, education and psychology.
Stephanie Marshall, chief executive of the HEA, said the winners shared a “commitment to learning and teaching, [a] dedication to their students, and the tenacity in sharing their expertise with others”.
“What also strikes me about our National Teaching Fellows this year is their willingness to learn from others, showing us that learning is an ongoing process from which we can all benefit,” added Professor Marshall.