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Centre for Academic Practice - Department Contacts

Turn-It-In / Plagiarism
General queries / Workshop info & bookings
Effective Learning Service
Effective Learning Service (International)
Third Sector Internships Scotland
Professor Roni Bamber, Director of Centre
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Professor Bamber is Director of the Centre for Academic Practice at Queen Margaret University. Prior to working in educational development, Roni was a lecturer in Spanish for 18 years, teaching in four different universities around the UK. Roni's current research is in universities as organizations, the development of academic staff, and the evaluation of academic work.

Further information about Roni's research interests can be found on the CAP staff research page, together with a link to Roni's publications.

email Roni Bamber

Matt Sanders, Administrative Officer

Matt supports the Director of CAP, and provides administrative services for the department including information and financial management, communication and liaison activities, marketing for the department, and runs the CAP website.

email Matt Sanders

Dr Iddo Oberski, Senior Lecturer in Learning & Teaching
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Iddo 'Mike' Oberski is Lecturer in Learning and Teaching. He teaches on a number of CPD courses and also co-ordinates the educational research modules of the MSc Professional Education. He is particularly interested in thinking and creativity in teaching, learning, assessment and research.

Further information about Iddo's research interests can be found on the CAP staff research page, together with a link to Iddo's publications.

email Iddo Oberski

Dr Wendy Beautyman, Lecturer in Research Development and Support

Wendy is the lecturer for researcher development and support.
She offers a variety of developmental workshops for staff and graduate students.
Part of her widely varied responsibilities include promoting the Vitae researcher development framework and ensuring that researchers have access to the resources they need to be successful

email Wendy Beautyman

Virginia Bell, Effective Learning Advisor
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Virginia works with undergraduates across the university, supporting students in the development of their academic writing and study skills.  She also contributes to the planning and delivery of induction programmes for particular student groups, and organises a support programme for students resitting exams over the summer.

email Virginia Bell

Tim Freckleton, ELS International Tutor
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With much experience of other countries and cultures, Tim works in the Effective Learning Service supporting international students.

email Tim Freckleton

Hazel O'Hara, ELS International Tutor
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Hazel  works with international students, helping them develop their academic writing skills.  She is also involved in planning and delivering a four week presessional programme for international students and teaches on induction programmes for specific groups.  She contributes to the delivery of  insessional  academic writing classes for generic groups international students

email Hazel O'Hara

Susi Peacock, Senior Lecturer in E-Learning
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Susi is interested in a wide variety of Learning Technologies and the issues surrounding their use. Please contact Susi for more information about any of the CAP's Learning Technology activities.

Further information about Susi's research interests can be found on the CAP staff research page, together with a link to her publications.

email Susi Peacock

Joe Currie, Learning Development Officer
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Joe supports staff in the development of effective online learning materials for the institutional Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), WebCT. He has an additional interest in ePortfolios and online assessment. Joe also provides software support for the QMU VLE servers.

email Joe Currie

Denny Roberts , Learning Technologist

As part of a coordinated team, Denny provides staff development for Learning Technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experience within the QMU community.  His particular focus is the e-learning implementation and support of QMU’s international and domestic partners.

email Denny Roberts

David Cheseldine , Learning Technologist

Dave is part of the Learning Technology team responsible for all aspects of Technology Enhanced Learning support including use of Blackboard, the institutional VLE, Pebble+ E-Portfolio, Turnitin Plagiarism checker and Grademark online marking, Web Conferencing – Virtual Classrooms and Personal Response System “clickers”.

email Dave Cheseldine

Fiona Boyle, Co-Director(Partnerships and Learning)
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Fiona manages Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS) in conjunction with project partners, the Open University in Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. Fiona is specifically responsible for the development of student learning and support materials and overall project co-ordination.

email Fiona Boyle

Ann Hubbard, TSI Scotland Administrator

Ann is the first point of contact for any queries regarding the Third Sector Internships Scotland project (TSIS)and can be contacted on TSIS-info

email Ann Hubbard

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