Dr Jennifer Randall awarded National Teaching Fellowship
WIPH Senior Lecturer in Global Public Health and Student Experience Lead for Global Health, Dr Jennifer Randall, has been awarded a 2022 National Teaching Fellowship. The award by Advance HE is made in recognition of her outstanding record as an educator and in enhancing the student learning experience. Becoming a National Teaching Fellow is widely recognised in higher education as a mark of quality, both in the UK and internationally.
Jennifer has played a central role in the development and launch of Queen Mary’s online MSc in Global Health, and has also been key to the development of the ‘Stepping Stones’ and ‘Get Ahead’ programmes, which were established to support students across QMUL in making the transition to university-level study. Over a 20-year career her teaching has led to transformative and empowering learning experiences for hundreds of students. She was also awarded ‘Teacher of the Year’ in the 2021 Queen Mary Students’ Union Education Awards, and was named ‘Lecturer of the Year’ by the Barts and The London Students’ Association last year.
Dr Randall said: “I have always tried to encourage a safe space where students can feel seen and understood and allow themselves to be vulnerable to learning and changing. The huge range of emotions that define a life of teaching are what makes me know that this is what I was born to do. I am incredibly proud to receive this recognition of my efforts and the difference I hope I have made to students’ lives.”
VP (Education) Professor Stephanie Marshall said: “I am delighted for both of the successful QM Fellows, Dr Randall and Dr Younie, for their richly-deserved Fellowships. They both perfectly encapsulate what we believe outstanding teaching should look like. These awards are among the most prestigious within higher education. It is a proud moment for Queen Mary that we continue to add to our number of educators who are deemed as the very best in class within the sector.”