CEED Staff Profiles

The following profiles are for all the staff that work within CEED, contact details for each member of staff has been given.  For general office enquiries, please contact the General Office: +44 (01334) 46 2141.

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Margaret Adamson

Head of Learning Technology & IT Skills Development

E: mhma@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467174

Responsibilities:

Margaret’s role is to lead and support the strategic development of technology enhanced learning across the University by championing pedagogical engagement. This involves the design, development, and delivery of high quality programs of training, covering a range of learning technologies, including centrally supported systems. She also has oversight of the delivery of the IT Training strand of CEED’s activities.


Responsibilities continued:

  • Working with Schools/Units to develop the use of Moodle to support teaching, learning and assessment for both on- and off-campus learners.
  • Designing and delivery learning technology events to encourage collaborative working across the institution.
  • Investigating and evaluating new technologies and disseminating good practice across the institution.
  • Managing and coordinating IT Skills Training provision.

Background:

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in Scots Law, and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1992, and went on to take a Diploma in Management from the University of Dundee in 1996 whilst working in HR for a local firm in Dundee. My career in learning technology started at the University of Dundee, where I worked on the development of the University’s transferable skills website, Advance@Dundee. I then moved to the University of Aberdeen to a Learning Technologist post, and from there was tempted back to Dundee to the post of Senior Learning Technologist 18 months later. I was in post in Dundee for 13 years, with responsibility for the design, implementation, development and support of the institutional VLE (Blackboard) and associated learning technologies.  This was a varied role, involving systems administration, creative project work with academics and a large staff development component (including leading a module - Learning & Teaching Online - on the PGCertTHE programme). I look forward to the challenge of using this experience in a new environment, and to sharing my passion for technology enhanced learning with staff and students at St. Andrews.

Lorelei Boston

Project Officer

E: ljb30@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

Lorelei works as a Project Officer within the Student Development team. She coordinates student mentoring across the university and supports the Academic Skills Project and Transitions Toolkits, alongside other projects.


Background:

I am a recent BSc (Hons) Biology and Psychology (with British Psychological Society recognition) graduate from the University of St Andrews. I first started working for CEED as a research intern alongside Dr Rebecca Wilson, and subsequently became Student Learning Transitions Officer over summer 2021. I have also worked for the University of St Andrews delivering weekly skills sessions to first year students as a Supported Pathways Mentor and representing the University as a Senior Ambassador.

Stephanie Bowen

Administrator (Finance Specialist)

E: sfm21@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467154

Responsibilities:

Stephanie is responsible for administration relating to CEED’s finances and is the departmental Health and Safety Officer.


Responsibilities continued:

  • Financial administration to support the CEED team. This includes: acting as Departmental Designated Person authorising Purchase Orders and processing invoices; assisting in production of annual budget and carrying out budget monitoring; producing reports for financial and other activity metrics; setting up external suppliers used by CEED on the University systems; non-staff expenses; and staff travel.
  • General administrative support to the Co-Directors and other members of CEED staff.
  • Departmental Health and Safety Officer.
  • Reviewing department policies and processes.

Background:

After studying for a BA in English and American Literature and an MA in Dickens and Victorian Culture at the University of Kent, Stephanie joined Perth & Kinross Council as a Transformation Graduate. In this role she supported the Fairness Commission and worked within the Organisational Development team on a variety of projects. Following this, she worked in Client Services for an Investment Services company before joining CAPOD in 2018.

Tim Childs

Digital Assessment Developer

E: tc206@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

Tim is primarily responsible for supporting the trial and implementation of any new digital assessment tools. As part of the Technology Enhanced Learning team he also provides support for a number of digital tools including Panopto, Moodle and Vevox.


Background:

I graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2010 with a BSc in Music Technology and Audio Systems. Following my studies, I worked as a freelance sound and lighting engineer focusing mainly on live events. In 2011 I was given the opportunity to work with Opera North in Leeds as a Touring Production Electrician and spent the next 5 years developing my skills in theatrical lighting. During this time, I also worked on a number of other projects including a season at Opera Holland Park and on Northern Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”.

In 2017 I relocated to Scotland and in 2018 began working at Edinburgh College as a Learning Assistant in Technical Theatre. I had a variety of responsibilities within this role and whilst at the college was able to develop my own teaching skills, often giving workshops and demonstrations of specialist equipment and software. I also instigated several administrative processes within the department to increase efficiency as well as maintaining regulatory compliance.

In July 2021 I began working for the University of St Andrews within CEED as a Digital Assessment Developer. 

Lauren Christie

Academic Staff Developer

E: lec28@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

Lauren is the Academic Staff Developer working across both OSDS and CEED teams at the University. This role includes helping to establish a regular programme of events, networking with academic colleagues to help support their continued development, and being involved in our induction and training events. 


Prior to this post, Lauren worked with an interest in academic and educational development at the University of Dundee and has just completed a PhD in bibliotherapy and children’s literature.

Dr Aisling Crean

Learning Technologist

E: apc2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

Dr. Aisling Crean is a Learning Technologist at the Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development(CEED).


Responsibilities continued:

  • Promoting and supporting the effective, appropriate, and evidence-based use of University-provided technologies and services in support of teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Providing technical and pedagogic support for staff in the areas of VLE development, instructional design, content development, digital assessment, classroom technologies, and teaching space design.
  • Evaluating the use of emerging learning technologies, involving all stakeholders, producing and disseminating reports as requested; and providing appropriate follow-up support to individual academic staff.
  •  Contributing to the development of our Technology Enhanced Learning space by identifying and evaluating new technologies that could be showcased there; and by providing staff with induction and support in using the space.
  •  Championing new approaches to the use of technology, by working hands-on with teaching staff to enhance and embed the use of technology and drive the implementation of innovative teaching methods.
  • Designing, promoting, and delivering face-to-face and online training opportunities; and providing associated support materials, both print and online.

Background:

After completing my undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, I took a M.Litt. in Philosophy the University of St Andrews, a MSc. at the University of Edinburgh, and then a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. I then took up a two-year post as a Teaching Fellow (Associate Lecturer) in the Philosophy Department here at the University of St Andrews, followed by a one-year post as a Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. Before joining CEED, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, on two British Academy funded projects on trust and trustworthiness in corporations: the first focused on trust and corporate governance; the second focused on corporate duties to be trustworthy. During my time at the Blavatnik School of Government, I also taught on the Masters of Public Policy degree, and developed an interest in policy-making as a result.

While working at CEED, I am also currently studying part-time and online for a PGCE in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am especially interested in the role of the teacher in the new digital environment, and the way technology can be used to support and enhance teaching. I’m also interested in the intelligent and trustworthy use of learning analytics, and in policy-making in education that is fit for the digital age. These interests frequently feed into my work as a Learning Technologist with CEED. I look forward to the challenge of using my expertise and experience in this new environment, and to sharing my interests in digital education and technology enhanced learning with staff and students at St. Andrews.

Lindsay Donnelly

Senior Learning Technologist

E: ld217@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

Lindsay provides support for the services of the University’s technology enhanced learning team.


Background: 

My educational background is in science and human anatomy. I have worked in the IT setting in Higher Education since I graduated, focussing mainly on communications and project work. 

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Sonny Evans

IT Training Developer

E: sm72@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 462591

Responsibilities:

Sonny develops and delivers a programme of IT training workshops and options to build on your IT skills. She utilises a number of different delivery mediums such as instructor-lead courses; online resources; 1:1 training, all of which are on a range of general IT and software specific topics.


Responsibilities continued:

  • Design, deliver and coordinate a comprehensive IT training programme covering the University’s supported desktop productivity software for all staff and research post-graduate students. This programme is designed to improve the effective use of technology and with that, productivity.
  • Offer a bespoke service for delivering customized IT training to cater to specific needs across the University.
  • Administer the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification programme, an industry-standard IT qualification to accredit desktop IT skills.
  • Maintain and administer the University’s subscription to the Microsoft IT Academy, an online resource for multimedia e-learning courses.
  • Collaborate with IT Services on training projects to address areas of need as identified by Helpdesk audits and the ever-evolving service strategy.

Background:

Sonny comes from a science background, taking a degree in Marine Biology and spending 10 years in bio-medical research. A PG Certificate in IT heralded a move into teaching and as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Computer Science, had been developing courses and lecturing on Information Technology and the social and ethical impact of computer technology for 11 years prior to joining CAPOD in Sept 2011. In addition to her degrees and post-graduate qualification, Sonny holds a Microsoft Office Specialist Master qualification.

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Dr Lucy Hall

Student Developer (Postgraduate)

E: lh523@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

Lucy is responsible for coordinating and developing the GRADskills development programme for research postgraduate students. She also oversees the recruitment and training of the School Coordinators for the Academic Skills Project.


Responsibilities continued:

  • Managing the GRADskills Programme of transferable skills workshops and networking events.
  • Working alongside the postgraduate community and academic staff to identify development needs and address these within the GRADskills provision.
  • Working to implement and embed the Vitae Researcher Development Framework as a basis for researcher development within the University.
  • Designing and facilitating the annual Postgraduate Researcher Induction events.
  • Representing CEED on the Postgraduate Research Committee, Research Integrity Committee, HR Excellence in Research working group.
  • Representing the University on the Universities Scotland Researcher Development and Training Committee and ScotHERD practitioner network.
  • Managing the Academic Skills Project including recruiting and training School Coordinators.
  • Managing the Research Student Skills Development Fund.

Background:

I received my PhD in1940s British Literature from the University of St Andrews in 2019. Throughout my PhD, I taught on undergraduate and evening degree modules in the School of English.

Before moving to CEED, I worked in the Applicant Experience department at University of Dundee where I redeveloped the recruitment and training programme for Student Ambassadors and worked extensively on implementing remote methods of conducting applicant interviews, including process development and staff training.

I also work as a proof-reader and Specialist Student Mentor and am studying for a PgC in Online and Distance Education.

Dr Eilidh Harris

Educational and Student Developer

E: ep28@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467175

Responsibilities:

Eilidh works alongside the Head of Educational Development, as well as contributing to CEED's student development service for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, primarily in relation to academic skills.

Please note that Eilidh works part-time; her working days are Monday-Wednesday.


Responsibilities continued:

  • Contributing to teaching on Introduction to University Teaching modules (ID5101&2).
  • Working on other Educational Development related activities.
  • Managing CEED’s pool of Maths/Stats and Academic Skills tutors.
  • Delivering 1:1 academic skills sessions.
  • Design and delivery of bespoke academic skills projects or workshops for a variety of cohorts.

Background:

I came to St Andrews in 2010 to undertake a PhD in Mediaeval History.  During my PhD I tutored in the School of History and helped co-establish a programme of academic skills workshops, which helped fuel my interest in teaching and skills development.  I have previously worked for CAPOD as a Study Skills tutor- a role I also fulfilled at Heriot-Watt University- and have experience of working with secondary school pupils and adult learners.  In another guise, I worked part time for an Edinburgh based charity focussed on young people's wellbeing.

I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2016 and am currently working towards Senior Fellowship.

Daryl Haynes

Lecture Capture Coordinator

E: dkh3@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467158

Responsibilities:

Daryl's main role as the University's Lecture Capture Coordinator is to provide one-to-one and drop in support for users. His areas of responsibility for lecture capture are staff development and training; systems administration; communication and marketing, and promotion of lecture capture. Daryl also plays a role in other technology enhanced learning activities.


Lecture capture responsibilities continued:

Staff development and training

  • Managing requests from users.
  • Providing one-to-one support for first time recorders.
  • Managing the hive@st-andrews.ac.uk email account.
  • Providing drop-in support.
  • Creating and updating documentation.
  • Creating self-help videos.
  • Running workshops.

Systems administration

  • Provisioning modules and assigning rights.
  • Monitoring recordings in progress.
  • Monitoring and recovering unprocessed recordings from teaching PCs.
  • Recovering recordings within Panopto.
  • Documenting Sys Admin procedures.
  • Supporting the School of Medicine with transition from Echo360.
  • Creating and managing support tickets with Panopto.

Communications and marketing

  • Ensuring signage is present in teaching venues.
  • Reporting on uptake (monthly).
  • Updating blog (including interviewing staff).
  • Liaising with Media Services.

Other TEL activities

  • Testing new systems/apps.
  • Testing of Clickers.
  • Creating additional user stories.
  • Moodle conversions.
  • Interactive whiteboards.
  • Undertaking an individual project.

Background:

I graduated from the University of Dundee in 2009 with a BSc in Interactive media Design. During university there was a strong focus on taking a design from initial conception to finished product. Having gone through this process many times I have an understanding of common problems that can arise throughout the design process and how to mitigate or solve them. I have a strong focus on user centred design. I have experience working with companies to develop requirements and using these requirements to develop the best solution possible.

After Graduating I worked For Dundee United FC as a media tech and maintaining their website. From there I started my own web design and graphics company that I ran for about 2 years. After this I started as a Media technician at the University of St Andrews. Working at the University has allowed me to grow and expand my knowledge of AV equipment and gain good understanding of how it can be used to enhance both teaching and learning.

With the ever increasing rate at which technology is evolving I have found that it is beginning to drive and shape new teaching methods and learning strategies focusing heavily on AV technologies and Online learning resources. This experience is now being put to use in my role as the university’s lecture capture coordinator. Having had a big interest in technology enhanced learning due to being a dyslexic student at university, my current roll gives me the chance to push these technologies to give our students the best learning experience possible.

Sherrill Keefe

CEED Administrator and TEL Project Officer

E: sk223@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 462141

Responsibilities:

Provide administrative support for CEED programmes and services.


Past and present responsibilities:

  • GRADskills programme administration, event management, communications and marketing

  • Personal Development Management System (PDMS) software course and programme management

  • Academic Skills Project administration

  • Professional Skills Curriculum administration

  • Event manage, track and report the programme of mandatory trainings for PGR’s who teach

  • Scheduling 1:1 academic appointments and day to day coordination with PGR tutors.

  • ILM liaison

  • CEED In-house visual communication design work.

  • CEED Module Board minutes

  • Equipment inventory and hire logs.

  • Study skills book inventory

  • WordPress

  • Unit representative for promotional events.

 

Background:

Prior to joining the University of St Andrews in autumn 2015, Sherrill gained more than a decade of experience in the finance, and NGO sectors. Sherrill holds a BA in Music, BFA in 2-D Studio Fine Art and in 2021 graduated from St Andrews with an MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies.

Dr Cassice Last

CEED Administrator

E: cl225@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

Cassice provides administrative support for CEED's 1:1 appointment service and for CEED's student development programmes.


Background:

Cassice received her PhD in Film Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2020.

Hayley Mathews

CEED & Laidlaw Scholarship Programme Administrator

E: ham7@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467458

Responsibilities:

Hayley delivers administration of the Laidlaw Scholarship programme. In addition she provides administration and support for CEED one day a week.


Responsibilities continued:

  • First point of contact for Laidlaw Scholarship Programme enquiries.
  • Event management: support the organisation of Laidlaw events including the annual Poster Event, Briefing Session and Laidlaw Conference.
  • Marketing: providing support for the promotion and marketing of the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme to students and the wider University community.
  • Financial management: logging and reporting all financial, funding and procurement transactions of the programme including timely payment of stipend to scholars.
  • Recruitment: administration of the recruitment process from initial enquiry to final award, liaising with SER and the judging panel.
  • Reporting: collating and reporting on demographics of student applications. Registering scholars with ILM and ensuring accurate recording and reporting of progress.
  • Works with PDMS to administer and manage workshops/events.
  • Website/social media: updating and maintaining the programme webpage and social media platforms.
  • Bulk uploads onto PDMS.
  • Provides support at CEED events such as University Open and Offer Holders Days.

Background:

Having spent most of my working life involved in crop research, I took a career break in 2009 to concentrate on raising my family. I decided a change of career was the way forward for me, and after a short spell serving as a special constable for Police Scotland, I returned to college and recently completed an HND in Accounting while working as an accounts assistant. I joined the University in December 2019 as the Laidlaw Administrator within CAPOD, and can also be found on CAPOD reception on a Tuesday.

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Dr Heather McKiggan-Fee (SFHEA)

Head of Educational Development

E: hcm@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 462334

Responsibilities:

Heather is responsible for facilitating effective teaching and academic practice across the University, including developing and supporting research postgraduates who teach, leading the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) for all staff who teach, and supporting all staff who wish to apply for a category of HEA Fellowship. She is a member of the Enhancement Theme institutional team. Heather also line manages the Academic Staff Developer.


Specific areas of work include:

  • Designing and delivering the bi-annual mandatory training workshops for all new postgraduate tutors and demonstrators.
  • Programme lead for the University's new Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), which is open to all staff who teach at the University.
  • Module lead for the PGCAP core module Curriculum Design and Assessment.
  • Supporting staff preparing individual route applications for HEA Fellowship.
  • Facilitating learning communities and networks across the University.
  • Line managing the Student Developer (Postgraduate) in CEED.

Additional information:

I represent the University on the following external committees/organisations:

  • AdvanceHE Teaching Excellence Awards Lead (TEAL)
  • Institutional Management Group of Scottish Higher Educational Developers (SHED - practitioner network)
  • Heads of Educational Development Group

Background:

I hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. I came to St Andrews in 1991 to do my Doctorate in Psychology, which I completed in 1995. There followed a series of fixed-term contracts in the School of Psychology, as Demonstrator, Research Fellow on a project to assess safety awareness training in the nuclear industry, and Teaching Fellow.

Following my contracts in the School of Psychology (Oct 1996 - May 2000) I worked with Dr Colin Mason as Research Fellow in Learning & Teaching on a SHEFC-funded project (May 2000 - Jan 2002). The MAPPING project developed a set of resources to help staff developers and lecturers create reflective portfolios to demonstrate their skills in and approach to teaching/training, research, administration and management in a variety of contexts.  After that, I worked six months half-time at the University of Paisley as a Lecturer in Psychology, and concurrently half-time at SALTIRE as Web Development Consultant. I started full-time as a Web and Educational Development Consultant in SALTIRE in Sept 2002.

My role evolved over the years till my focus was entirely Educational Development.  After CAPOD was formed in 2011 by the merger of SALTIRE, GRADskills and Staff Development units, I took on the coordination of GRADskills and became Educational and Postgraduate Researcher Developer. In spring 2020 CAPOD split into two new units, the Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED) and Organisation and Staff Development Services (OSDS). In spring 2021 I became Head of Educational Development, line managing the new Student Developer (Postgraduate) who took over responsibility for managing the GRADskills Programme and the Academic Skills Project.

Publications/Conference Papers:

  1. McKiggan-Fee, H., Walsh, L., Hacking, B., & Ballantyne, G. 2013 Sep 30. Postgraduates who teach: a forgotten tribe? Not here!. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education [Online] 8:2.
  2. Mason, C., McKiggan-Fee, H. & Moir, R. (2006). Piloting a new survey instrument to compare first and final-year students' course experiences. Universities Scotland Higher Educational Developers Conference, Stirling
  3. McKiggan-Fee, H., and Mason, C. (2001). Evaluation of prototype resources for the MAPPING project. Workshop given at the 6th annual SEDA Conference for Staff and Educational Developers (Nov. 20-21), Manchester.
  4. McKiggan-Fee, H. and Mason, C. (2001). From "Pride and Prejudice" to "Warts and All" - the Uses of Portfolios in Higher Education. Informal discussion group at the 13th annual HESDA conference (Nov. 7-9), Manchester.
  5. McKiggan-Fee, H. Mason, C. and Matthew, B. (2001). MAPPING - Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Two workshops given at the NetCulture Showcase Event for ScotCIT Staff Development Projects (Nov. 5-6), St Andrews.
  6. McKiggan-Fee, H., and Mason, C. (2001). Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Two workshops on portfolio development given at North Highland College (Nov. 1), Thurso.
  7. Matthew, B. and McKiggan-Fee, H. (2001). Portfolio Development - "Never mind the weight, feel the quality". Keynote address at the ILT/LTSN Conference on Enhancing Continuing Professional Development (May 15), Glasgow.
  8. McKiggan-Fee, H., Mason, C. and Matthew, B. (2001). MAPPING - Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Workshop given at the SEDA and SEDA Scotland Spring 2001 Conference (Apr. 2-3), Glasgow.
  9. McKiggan-Fee, H. and Mason, C. (2001). MAPPING - Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Workshop given at the NetCulture Showcase Event for ScotCIT Staff Development Projects (Feb. 26-27), Edinburgh.
  10. McKiggan-Fee, H., Mason, C. and Matthew, B. (2000). MAPPING - Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Seminar given at the 5th annual SEDA Conference for Staff and Educational Developers (Nov. 20-22), Manchester.

Dr Georgios Mouratidis

Technology Enhanced Learning Coordinator

E: gm243@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

One of my main tasks is to manage and disseminate incoming TEL information sources, keeping others abreast of developments in learning technologies within HE and beyond. 


Responsibilities

Other tasks include:

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the technologies which make up the portfolio and how they are supported within the team.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate working knowledge of other areas of the team in order to provide cover and continuity of service as required.
  • Organise, arrange, promote and occasionally deliver TEL training events.
  • Support the Student Developer (RW), Educational Developer (HMcKF) and Entrepreneurial Education (SN) teams with projects involving the use of technology.
  • Contribute to the testing, piloting, promotion, evaluation, and implementation of educational change projects. 

 

Background

Originally from Greece with a background in history and archaeology, I moved to St Andrews to do a PhD at the School of Classics. After graduating in November 2020 I wanted to explore as many aspects of teaching and academia as possible. I started working as a Senior Teaching Administrator at Classics, tasked with helping to plan and run undergraduate programs at the School, while also doing some work as Tutor for undergraduate modules. During that time, I also became a certified AFHEA Associate Fellow. For the same reasons and because of my interest in technology, in April 2022 I joined CEED and the TEL team to work more closely with learning technologies and on projects that help improve the learning and teaching experience at St Andrews.

Dr Shruti Narayanswamy

Entrepreneurial Education Developer

E: sn52@st-andrews.ac.uk

Responsibilities:

I develop, coordinate and promote a range of Entrepreneurial Education activities and initiatives for our staff and students. This includes working with the Entrepreneurial Education Working Group, coordinating the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) programme, managing the Summer Teams Enterprise Programme and the St Andrews Tesearch Internship Scheme, and the EE Staff Funding Scheme.

I am also the convenor and lecturer for the sub-honours module 'ID2007: Enterprise and Creativity'.


Background:

I am originally from Mumbai, India and I moved to St Andrews in 2015 to undertake my doctoral studies. I have a Masters in Advertising and Marketing Communications from Bournemouth University and an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Mumbai University. I received my PhD in Film Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2020. Prior to my current role, I have worked as a Study Skills tutor, PGR Project officer and Administrator for CEED during my PhD studies. 

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Celina O'Connor

Student Developer (Leadership)

E: cmo6@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467459

Responsibilities:

Celina is responsible for the Leadership component of the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme. Amongst other things, this includes organising, facilitating, and delivering the programme’s leadership development aspects.


Celina is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Prior to moving to Scotland in 2020, she worked as a communications specialist for a variety of educational, non-profit, social service, and government agencies. Her previous roles have included managing the communication portfolios of a First Nations-led non-profit organization and of a municipal public library, serving as a policy analyst for the environmental health protection branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Health, and working as a freelance editor (spanning academic manuscripts to poetry, and everything in between).

 

Celina has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from McGill University, a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University, and a diploma in print/digital publishing from Langara College.  

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Catriona Wilson

CEED Director

E: cmw9@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 462558

Responsibilities:

Cat has responsibility for directing the activities of CEED, and delivering on the relevant elements of the University's Education, People and Digital strategies. 


CEED's remit is to enhance and develop education in terms of the following:

  • Student Development: Support for our students to develop University graduate attributes, and a range of professional and academic skils.
  • Educational Development: Support for our staff who teach.
  • Technology Enhanced Learning and IT Skills: Support for our staff and students to develop their TEL and IT skills.

Background:

I am a graduate of the University of St Andrews (BSc (Hons.) Psychology) and have a Masters’ Degree in Organisational Psychology, and a postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a qualified Belbin and DiSC practitioner and have British Psychological Society level A and B certificates in Psychometric testing.

Prior to working at the University, I worked with Ford Motor Company in Employee Relations, and Training and Development roles. I joined the University in 2003 as a Staff Development Officer, before holding the roles of Head of Organisational Development, Head of Student Development, Deputy Director of CAPOD and Co-Director of CAPOD. 

Dr Rebecca Wilson

Student Developer

E: raw5@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467157

Responsibilities:

Rebecca works with the Student Development team to deliver CEED’s development service for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, which includes academic, professional and IT Skills. 


Responsibilities continued:

  • Delivering 1:1 Academic Skills sessions.
  • Design and delivery of bespoke academic skills workshops to a variety of cohorts.
  • Assisting with the design and delivery of professional skills workshops.
  • Overseeing student mentoring programmes.
  • Coordinating the Transitions Toolkit.

Background: 

I recently finished my PhD in International Relations, previously, I gained my MLitt in International Political Theory, both at the University of St Andrews. During my studies, I have worked as a tutor in the School of International Relations as well as assisting CAPOD with various projects and as a Study Skills tutor. Before moving to Scotland, I worked as a skills coordinator in Uganda, aiding both school and university students in a range of skills with a focus on critical thinking.