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Two radiographers awarded National Teaching Fellowships

11 August, 2020

Dr Philip Cosson and Emma Hyde have been given National Teaching Fellowships (NTF).

Phil, a senior lecturer in radiography has been a member of Teesside University since 1992 and worked on the institution's first radiography degree course, as well as being a postgraduate student and gaining his doctorate.

He was the Northern Region representative on the Society's UK Council from 2014-19.

Emma is head of diagnostic imaging at the School of Allied Health and Social Care, University of Derby. Before she started working at the university as a senior lecturer in 2006, Emma worked as a diagnostic radiographer in the NHS for 10 years, specialising in CT and MRI.

She is also an external examiner for an undergraduate radiography programme at another university and is a peer reviewer for Radiography journal.

The NTF Scheme, organised by Advance HE, "celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education." It is given to "professionals who are passionate about teaching excellence."

Phil said, “I am extremely happy that my work has been recognised by the HEA in this way. I could not have achieved any of this without excellent Teesside University colleagues and students, past and present. My special thanks must also go to my business partner, Neil Willis, who has brought my ideas to fruition by developing a superb suite of simulation tools for radiography education; a vital resource for these difficult times.

“I look forward to using my time as a National Teaching Fellow to further innovate, and support tutors nationally and internationally in their efforts to enable student learning via simulation.”

Emma commented, “I am honoured to be have been made a National Teaching Fellow, having always been passionate about teaching and research, especially in respect of the student experience in clinical placement and patient-centred care.

"I very much enjoy the time I spend with students, and with my team, supporting them to become active researchers, to promote the work they produce and to make important contributions to our profession. I feel privileged to be able to share my values and beliefs with students, and to help them to become highly skilled radiographers who put the patient at the heart of what they do.”

National Teaching Fellows must demonstrate evidence of:

  • Individual excellence: enhancing and transforming student outcomes and/or the teaching profession, demonstrating impact commensurate with the individual’s context and the opportunities afforded by it.
  • Raising the profile of excellence: supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning and/or the teaching profession; demonstrating impact and engagement beyond the nominee’s immediate academic or professional role.
  • Developing excellence: of the nominee’s commitment to and impact of ongoing professional development with regard to teaching and learning and/or learning support.

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