Alexandra Walker

Alexandra Walker

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Research Interests

Alex has worked supporting research, learning, and teaching in education since graduating with a BA Hons at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2003. Alex has developed her knowledge in pedagogy through the completion of a MEd in Tertiary and Higher Education. Before starting at the university Alex worked as coordinator of the Centre of Academic Development at the University of Aberdeen. In September 2021 Alex achieved Principal Fellow of the HEA (PFHEA), and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT).

Alex is interested in professional development and mentoring in dispersed contexts which utilises technology, and ensuring this is pedagogically driven and inclusive. 

Teaching Expertise

Alex's main responsibilities with the LTA include leading on professional development and recognition initiatives, including ALPINE (Accredited Learning, Professional Development and Innovation in Education) and the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFs) award and Collaborative Award in Teaching Excellence (CATE).

Alex also coordinators the University Mentoring Scheme which offers a range of mentoring opportunities for university colleagues through four distinct strands. As well as coordinating the scheme Alex is the lead for the Professional Recognition strand.

Alex also oversees the professional development events programme that the LTA offers, including ensuring the webinars/workshops/conferences/symposia covers a range of learning and teaching practice and is aligned to internal and external frameworks and/or strategy including the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy Values and the UK Professional Standards.

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