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Queen Mary Academy

Dr Steven D Buckingham

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences and Director of Innovation and Good Practice at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Steven is working with the Queen Mary Academy as a Fellow from 2020-21. He will be developing a community for blended learning.

Steven has a background in Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences and obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1988, and since then has taught at universities in the UK and in Canada. In 2013 he played a leading role in creating a new, blended programme for UCL whose success was rapidly mimicked by 5 other new programmes that adopted his teaching design. He joined Queen Mary in September 2019 and is convenor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology programmes in SBCS. 

Steven thinks of teaching/learning as a constantly evolving exchange between teacher and student in which the path taken and the learning outcomes are unpredictable. He has been arguing that while technology should not drive education, it is creating many new ways to make learning more student-centred and open-ended, and that the role of teacher has changed qualitatively.   

Steven is working on a website that will serve as a focus for exchanging innovations, experiences and resources for making blended learning a success for both teacher and student. The site will serve as a virtual Academic Community and will allow sharing of ideas across the entire University.