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National teaching awards for Bristol staff

Dr Jane Pritchard

Dr Trevor Thompson

11 June 2015

Dr Jane Pritchard and Dr Trevor Thompson have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

The prestigious awards, which recognise individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student learning and the teaching profession, were announced today [11 June 2015].

Dr Jane Pritchard, Staff Development Manager (Academic) in the Academic Staff Development team, Human Resources Division, has worked in educational development at several institutions in the UK and Canada, in roles including director of learning and teaching programmes and manager of educational research projects. In her current role at Bristol, she recently led the design of a new, HEA-accredited continuing professional development scheme, Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence (CREATE), and is now overseeing the progress of this and other activities across the University.

Dr Pritchard is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a co-founder (in 2006) of the online journal Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, of which she is also Editor-in-Chief.

Dr Trevor Thompson is a Reader in Healthcare Education in the School of Social and Community Medicine and a GP partner in an inner-city practice. He co-developed Bristol’s award-winning ‘Whole-Person Care’ course for first-year students and an intercalated BA in Medical Humanities. He has won a number of awards including ‘Clinical Teacher of the Year’ (2007), the Faculty of Medicine Teaching and Learning Prize (2008), and the College of Medicine’s Innovation Award in Education (2011). In 2013 he was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship.

Dr Thompson’s work on establishing a curriculum for sustainability in healthcare, recently published by The Lancet, has been embraced by the General Medical Council. He is currently involved in a wide-ranging reform of medical education at Bristol, and pioneering (with the NUS) a pro-sustainability accreditation scheme for General Practice called ‘Green Impact for Health’.

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