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Karen has 15 years’ experience working in pedagogic research and academic development. She started academic life as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Computing & Mathematics at the University of Ulster & is currently an Educational Developer at Queen’s.
Karen has a research background in student engagement, student retention, assessment and feedback, and has extensive experience designing, developing and delivering academic enhancement projects & workshops in assessment & feedback, students as partners, technology enhanced learning and getting started in pedagogic research. She also manages research projects and has a particular interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
Within QUB Karen is involved with HEA accreditation, academic professional development, assessment strategies, academic standards and CPD consultancy.
Karen is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), a member of the HEA National Project Board for Academic Standards (External Examiners), a member of the Governing Body at South Eastern Regional Colleges, a professional member of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association, a professional member of SIGCSE (Special Group Computer Science Education), a member of the JISC Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Group (Curriculum Design) and a past Member of Computing Science Graduate Employment Steering Group (HEFCE & BIS).
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