Academic Teaching Developer, Programme Leader (Professional Development in Higher Education)
Mehmet is responsible for academic teaching development and support at the ADD. He runs and teaches the Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited Professional Development in Higher Education Programme (PDHEP) at SOAS. He also designs, develops, organises and delivers Academic Teaching Development Workshops at the School and provides individual pedagogical support to teaching staff. In addition, Mehmet delivers a variety of generic and departmental skills support courses for research, masters and undergraduate students. Mehmet also works at Birkbeck College, University of London as a Sessional Lecturer in International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis.
Linda joined the ADD in December 2008. She is the E-Learning Manager and provides staff and students with E-Learning support as well as coordinating the migration from Blackboard to Moodle, including the training of staff in the use of Moodle.
Heidi joined the team in 2004 and is responsible for supporting strategies and developing initiatives to enhance the student learning experience, maintaining awareness of best practice and research both within the School and externally. She manages the programme of study skills workshops, 1-1 tutorials and online support, including working with departments to provide students with subject-specific support. She is also responsible for the academic orientation for new students, including developing a new project of providing study support online via the BLE, the School’s virtual learning environment. Heidi is currently working in a job-share with Dr Angela Gallagher-Brett.
Angela is responsible for the design and delivery of academic skills programmes for taught postgraduate students, including workshops on research methods for the dissertation and projects to enhance the academic experience at Masters level. She also provides discipline-specific support to departments and leads on the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. Angela has a PhD in Applied Linguistics and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests are language learning and teaching motivation and transition from school to university. Angela also works as a doctoral research trainer, PhD supervisor and project manager for the Routes into Languages Programme at the University of Southampton.