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Karen Fraser

Educational Developer


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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.

Responsibilities within the University

Within QUB Karen is involved with HEA accreditation, academic professional development, assessment strategies, academic standards and CPD consultancy.

External Recognition

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).