Claire Hepburn passes probation
Published on 11 May 2023
Dr Claire Hepburn, a Lecturer from the D’Arcy Thompson Unit, has passed her probation period at the University.
Claire joined the University in October 2021 after working as a Lecturer at Aston Medical School, Aston University. During her time there, Claire completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2019, graduating with distinction. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities in the School of Life Sciences and School of Medicine, Claire has been appointed the Assessment Lead for the School of Life Sciences. She is currently a member of the Assessment Policy Review Steering Group chaired by Dr Marios Stavridis and is the academic lead for internships on the joint degree programme with HAN University of Applied Sciences.
Claire is currently working on developing an assessment research project exploring the impact of individualised student feedback on student perceptions of quality and quantity of feedback, how students use that feedback and student perceptions of appropriateness of assessment.
Claire was nominated for three Student Led Teaching Awards in the Best Assessment Feedback, Course of the Year and Most Inspirational Teaching Categories in 2022-2023. She was shortlisted for two awards and won the Best Assessment Feedback award.