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The Developing Practice Podcast - University of Liverpool

The Developing Practice Podcast - University of Liverpool

By The Academy at the University of Liverpool
Almost everyone has a story to tell when it comes to personal and professional development. Listen to colleagues share stories of their own development in our Developing Practice podcast series; and gain an insight into their journey through the sharing of experiences, achievements and expertise.
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Compilation - Ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in a hybrid environment
This podcast is a compilation of some of our previous guests who share their practice, learning and ideas regarding networking in a hybrid environment. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: TBC Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
19:02
April 25, 2022
The legacy of lockdown: the lasting impact of the shift to online teaching with Ellie Dommett
In this podcast we chat with Ellie about the shift to teaching online through lockdown and the lasting impact this will have on teaching and learning in higher education. Ellie Dommett is a Reader in Neuroscience at King’s College London and the deputy director of their highly successful BSc Psychology degree. After completing a PhD at Sheffield University and a post-doctoral role at Oxford University, she started her academic career at the Open University where she developed a passion for high quality online and distance education as well as evidence-based teaching. She joined King’s in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer where she actively researches both within neuroscience and education. Her education research interests focus on student and staff experiences of digital education, with a focus on digital skills and neurodiversity. In her spare time she enjoys running long distances, her camper van and looking after a retired greyhound called Pearl. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool. The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices. The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy. To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List for UoL Staff Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
43:26
April 15, 2022
AnatoMe and You – the importance of increasing inclusivity in anatomical education with Craig Humphreys
In this podcast we chat with Craig about the challenges facing anatomy education and the attempts being made to increase its inclusivity. Craig Humphreys is a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Liverpool based in the Human Anatomy Resource Centre (HARC). He began his career as a teaching assistant in anatomy at the University of Glasgow before moving to the University of Liverpool in 2015 as an anatomy demonstrator and part-time PhD student. Craig is currently the module organizer for the introduction to anatomy module for the Anatomy and Human Biology degree as well as the HARC lead for Health Sciences. The main aspect of his role as a lecturer is introducing students to anatomical concepts and how they will benefit their future practice and education. Craig is a keen chef, plant dad and amateur yoga enthusiast. Having grown up in Glasgow and a passionate football fan, he feels right at home in Liverpool where he lives with his fiancée. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List  Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
01:03:13
April 08, 2022
Embedding Careers and Employability into the Curriculum with Dominique Mansley and Charlotte Ford
In this podcast we chat with Dom and Charlotte about working with academics to integrate employability and sustainable development into the curriculum. Charlotte Ford is Lead Career Consultant in Careers & Employability. Her responsibilities include leading a team of careers professionals with the aim of embedding employability across the Faculty of Science & Engineering. She believes that taking employability directly to the students through embedded activity and assessment in curricula solves the accessibility challenge that many students face. Charlotte is also involved in the Unlock your Potential (UP) inclusion offer within Careers & Employability, which aims to develop career management skills to specific student groups to level the playing field as they plan for their future employment. Dominique Mansley is an Employability Officer for the Faculty of Science and Engineering. She supports the development and implementation of employability activities across the faculty. She is committed to promoting equal opportunities and encouraging all students to realise their potential. Dominique is enthusiastic about using tech to create gamified learning opportunities and shaping curriculum design to promote Education for Sustainable Development initiatives. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List  Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
36:37
April 01, 2022
Stop Being Crazy Busy and Start Adding Value with Zena Everett
In this podcast we chat with Zena Everett, Coach and Author of The Crazy Busy Cure, about how leaders need to manage time, focus and attention – their own and their teams. Zena Everett is a leadership coach and speaker on time management and careers. After starting and running a successful recruitment business for 15 years she did a master’s degree in organisational psychology and career management, then qualified in coaching psychology.  As well as individual leadership coaching, she runs in-house Aspiring Leaders programmes. Her first book, Mind Flip: Take the Fear out of Your Career is now in its third edition.  Her second, The Crazy Busy Cure, was an Amazon category best seller.  You can get more acquainted with Zena’s work by going to her YouTube channel and her website.  Zena lives in London with her family and spends her summers in West Cork. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#98ddc35a-fdd8-4b96-8212-130ee51b62e0 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
45:49
March 25, 2022
Compilation - Ensuring wellbeing in a hybrid environment
This podcast is a compilation of some of our previous guests who share their practice, learning and ideas regarding networking in a hybrid environment. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: TBC Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
26:06
March 21, 2022
Digital Skills Development to Enhance Student Experience with Jan Jobling
In this podcast we chat with Jan about her successful Sir Alistair Pilkington Award for her Digital Inquiry Project that sought to impact the student experience through the development of student’s digital skills and knowledge. Jan Jobling has held a lectureship in Philosophy at The University of Liverpool since 2018. Her academic interests are interdisciplinary and based on the interface between philosophy, religion and ethics. She has developed a strong interest in the scholarship of learning and teaching and pedagogical development, spurred on during the pandemic by the online pivot and ‘turn to the digital’. This built upon former innovative work seeking to integrate further digital fluency into the Philosophy curriculum, for which she was awarded the Faculty’s Sir Alastair Pilkington Award in Learning and Teaching in 2021. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#6b56ba64-630a-4c6b-8216-7605584f8ba5 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
23:33
March 18, 2022
Driving forward the practice of museology with Dr Richard Benjamin
In this podcast we chat with Richard Benjamin about his role as Head of the International Slavery Museum, his Visiting Professorship with the School of History, Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool and his plans for the next two years. Richard is Visiting Professor in Slavery and Public Engagement in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool. He is on secondment from his role as Head of the International Slavery Museum at National Museums Liverpool, and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery. Richard gained a degree in Community and Race Relations at Edge Hill College and completed an MA and PhD in Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. In 2002 he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute of African and African American Research, Harvard University. He is a Trustee of the Anthony Walker Foundation and a member of Everton Football Club External Equality Advisory Group. Richard is a Board member of the European Museum Forum and on the Editorial Board for MONITOR: Global Intelligence on Racism magazine. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#f1274902-e10b-4962-b0e9-102f05b4f558 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
27:53
March 11, 2022
Meeting Our Diversity & Equality Objectives with Irene Afful
In this podcast we chat with Irene about about how organisations can set, design and deliver their equality objectives. Irene Afful has had a hugely successful career to date including becoming the first ever black female Inspector in the history of Merseyside Police. Her career incorporated critical incident management, professional standards, child protection, community engagement and serious crime investigations as a Detective Inspector with the Force. In addition to her core role, Irene successfully led positive action initiatives to address under-representation of minority groups within the service which were recognised nationally. She worked as a consultant for the College of Policing advancing equality and diversity on the national stage. During this time Irene received many accolades and commendations and was featured in a local history book, ‘Liverpool Black Pioneers’. Irene holds a Master’s degree in Police Leadership and is a published author of academic research concerning equality, diversity & inclusion, a subject she has had a lifelong passion for and lived experience. Irene is now an award-winning businesswoman and specialist in the field of diversity, equality & inclusion. She is the Founder & Director of Ametrine Coaching & Consultancy where she pursues her passion for diversity and inclusion, supporting businesses and individuals to be more effective by offering a variety of tools, bespoke workshops, personal and group coaching and consultancy services. Her clients include an array of public and private sector businesses nationally and globally as well as educational institutions. Irene is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker, performing at a vast array of business and educational events, including being a TEDx speaker. Irene also sits on the Board of Directors at Professional Liverpool. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#1222620b-87cf-4519-92d0-d37ddbe825f5 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
48:38
March 04, 2022
Transgender Awareness and Inclusion with Christian Owens
In this podcast we chat with Christian Owens, Founder of GenderSpace, about transgender awareness and inclusion. Christian’s own personal, lived experiences as a trans man help audiences to understand, empathise and gain a greater understanding of the journey of transition. Tailored towards the needs of the audience, he provides an insight into what it’s like to be transgender, sharing the highs, lows and even some funny stories. He talks openly and candidly about the social, legal and medical aspects of the journey, educating and raising awareness about the medical care pathway, support that’s required from employers and family members and protection that is provided by certain legislation. Before starting his public speaking business, GenderSpace, Christian enjoyed a successful 27-year career in the police service and has recently retired from his role as a Detective Sergeant in a busy north west metropolitan police force. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ · Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=onebox · Employee Assistance Provider - https://staff.liverpool.ac.uk/our-workplace-and-community/support-and-development/employee-assistance-programme/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#f4d62133-da59-4c84-a8f9-1bbd54801dbd Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
38:10
February 25, 2022
Compilation - Experiences of networking in a hybrid environment
This podcast is a compilation of some of our previous guests who share their practice, learning and ideas regarding networking in a hybrid environment. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: TBC Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
18:47
February 21, 2022
Compilation - Experiences of teaching in a hybrid environment
This podcast is a compilation of some of our previous guests who share their practice, learning and ideas regarding teaching in a hybrid environment. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: TBC Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
28:55
January 13, 2022
Compilation - Experiences of developing the online aspect of a hybrid environment
This podcast is a compilation of some of our previous guests who share their practice, learning and ideas regarding the development of the online aspect of a hybrid environment. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#07ac4c9e-ec33-484a-a5c8-a5bed0273fc4 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
21:38
December 29, 2021
Embedding the Student Success Framework with Dr Eli Saetnan and James Coe
In this podcast we chat with James and Eli about the development of the Student Success Framework and how it is being embedded at the University of Liverpool. We also talk about the Pedagogic Research Conference in January 2022 which will focus on the same theme. James Coe is Senior Policy Advisor at the University of Liverpool.  He is responsible for providing advice on higher education, civic engagement, and wider policy developments, to the Vice Chancellor and her senior leadership team. Dr Eli Saetnan is a senior academic developer with a remit to support the development of scholarship informed practice across the institution. I have a personal interest in developing the scholarly evidence base for Academic Development practice as well as supporting academic colleagues to underpin their own teaching practice with scholarship and pedagogic research. As someone who has made the transition from biological sciences to pedagogic research, I am also interested in developing scholarship across disciplinary boundaries and supporting the development of trans-disciplinary authorship. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#76b8a7a1-34cd-4c3c-8dfc-78b259a8462e Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
41:57
December 03, 2021
Compilation - Experiences of working in a hybrid environment
This podcast is a compilation of some of our previous guests who share their practice, learning and ideas regarding working in a hybrid environment. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#07ac4c9e-ec33-484a-a5c8-a5bed0273fc4 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
27:46
November 24, 2021
Compilation - Leading in a hybrid environment
This podcast is a compilation of some of our previous guests who share their practice, learning and ideas regarding leading in a hybrid environment. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#07ac4c9e-ec33-484a-a5c8-a5bed0273fc4 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
24:52
November 09, 2021
Peer Assisted Learning: a University wide pilot with Paul Redmond, Gita Sedghi, Rachael Collins, Kate Murray and Joel Stanley
In this podcast we chat with Paul Redmond, Gita Sedghi, Rachael Collins, Kate Murray and Joel Stanley about the University wide implementation of Peer Assisted Learning and what this will look like in the next academic year. Guest: Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience, Gita Sedghi, Senior Lecturer Chemistry, Rachael Collins, Student Success Manager, Kate Murray Project Lead, Student Success, and Joel Stanley, PAL Leader Background: In short, peer assisted learning (PAL) is a scheme that fosters higher-year students supporting lower-year students on the same course. The idea behind this is that it enhances learning and is time effective for all involved. This year we will pilot the scheme online and will trial with two departments/Schools per Faculty. We will focus on one module per course and the chosen module will be dependent on its success rate.  Supporting student wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do but it is now more important than ever that we embed this into all of our Faculty led activity. We are here to train and support you with all aspects of implementation and have been working closely with Gita Sedghi, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry to ensure that the training provided encompasses all of the essential elements required for a scheme of this nature. Kate Murray, Project Lead, Student Success Team, who is leading on the facilitation of the scheme will also be obtaining training from the European Centre for SI-PASS prior to initiation. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-GB&login=1#07ac4c9e-ec33-484a-a5c8-a5bed0273fc4 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
42:39
September 17, 2021
The creation of and motivation for Mowgli Street Food restaurants with Nisha Katona
In this podcast we chat with Nisha Katona, CEO of Mowgli Street Food, about her experiences of setting up her restaurant chain and her motivation behind her actions. Nisha Katona is the CEO, executive chef and development chef of Mowgli Street Food restaurants and founder of the Mowgli Trust charity. Founded in 2014, Nisha used all her savings to open the first Mowgli Street Food restaurant in the city of Liverpool. Since giving up the security of a 20 year career as a full time Barrister, Nisha has grown Mowgli Street Food to eleven restaurants across the nation with an aim to continue growing restaurants and jobs in order to fulfil the mission of Mowgli: to enrich lives in the cites she goes to. Mowgli Street Food is recognised as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies according to The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and was awarded by them, Best Management Team. Nisha received an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours List for services in the Food Industry. Nisha is also the author of 4 cookbooks: The Spice Tree, The Mowgli Cookbook, Pimp My Rice and The 30 Minute Mowgli. She has also worked extensively as a business and food expert, on several projects across the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and Radio 4 As founder and chair of The Mowgli Trust, the charitable limb of the restaurant, Nisha selects and supports local and world charities by donating over £500k each year and that figure grows by an additional £40k on average per site built The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#5c1e7127-5cdb-44ef-a1ed-815a72f4b80d Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com Episode analytics
30:25
August 27, 2021
Special: National Postdoc Conference 2021 – Successful Futures
In this National PostDoc Conference special podcast we chat with Dr Kate Baker, Dr Shirin Ghodke, Dr Siobhan O'Brien and Dr Katy Roscoe on successful futures, a key theme of the National Postdoc Conference hosted by the University of Liverpool taking place in Sept 2021. Dr Siobhan O’Brien - Siobhan is a Tenure-Track fellow in the Dept of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour at the University of Liverpool. She is an evolutionary microbiologist, asking how microbes evolve and adapt to environmental stress. Dr Kate Baker - Kate is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool who works on the genomic epidemiology of bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. Dr Shirin Ghodke - Shirin is a scientific publication writer with focus on dissemination of data from pharmaceutical clinical trials in diabetes. Dr Katy Roscoe - Katy is a historical criminologist, with a focus on intersections between punishment, imperialism and maritime geographies. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#582d846a-dc64-48b6-a172-4f07bdeb074b Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
40:02
August 20, 2021
Special: National Postdoc Conference 2021 – New Realities
In this National PostDoc Conference special podcast we chat with Dr Sadaf Ashraf, Dr Gael Morrow, Dr Clara Barker and Dr Anjali Shah on the New Realities Researchers face, a key theme of the National Postdoc Conference hosted by the University of Liverpool taking place in Sept 2021. Dr Michael Robinson (co-host) is a Leverhulme Trust funded Early Career Researcher at the University of Liverpool working on the project: Disability, Welfare and Ageing: First World War Veterans of the British Empire. Dr Clara Barker (https://www.cfas.ox.ac.uk/clara) is a thin film Material Scientist who manages the Centre for Applied Superconductivity at Oxford. Dr Sadaf Ashaf graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Physiology and a postgraduate MSc degree in Immunology from Kings College London. Her research focuses on enhancing our understanding of the disease process and improving its treatment. Dr Anjali Shah is Co-Chair of the UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) and is the UKRSA’s representative on the Concordat Strategy Group. Dr Gael Morrow is a post-doctoral researcher based at University of Aberdeen and Oxford. Her research interests focus on acquired and inherited bleeding; and how clot structure alters the rate of degradation. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#39f64e3c-e6ed-4c42-a131-b605fdc1d725 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
44:53
August 13, 2021
Special: National Postdoc Conference 2021 – Stronger Connections
In this National PostDoc Conference special podcast we chat with Annette Bramley, Claire Wilson and Joan Chang on how to build stronger connections, a key theme of the National Postdoc Conference hosted by the University of Liverpool taking place in Sept 2021. Dr Annette Bramley has been a Director of the N8 Research Partnership since January 2018 and worked previously for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) where her roles have included Head of Mathematical Sciences, Complexity Science and Engineering. Dr Claire Wilson obtained her MRes and PhD in cardiovascular sciences as part of a 4-year PhD programme funded by the British Heart Foundation at the University of Manchester. Dr Joan Chang studied Biochemistry at Imperial College London, and received her PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London, in 2013. She has travelled and lived around the world in the name of science (Denmark, Sweden, USA, Hong Kong), and arrived back in the UK to study the nitty-gritty of matrix (read: collagen) control by cells. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester, and is a Mass Spectrometry aficionado. Alex James completed a MChem in chemistry at the university of Hull, graduating in 2016. He then started a PhD at the university of Sheffield in October 2016 working in the area of microporous polymers for applications in CO2 capture and storage. Upon completion of his PhD in October of 2019 he gained a 3 year postdoctoral research position at the University of Liverpool with prof. Andrew Cooper FRS working with industry in designing novel porous materials for challenging gas separations. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#3827b72a-2689-4a16-bae7-792263abee54 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
46:56
August 06, 2021
Opportunities for engaging with the Journal of Developing Academic Practice with Charles Buckley, Gita Sedghi, Tunde Varga-Atkins, Luke Simpson & Clare Hooper
In this podcast we chat with members of the editorial team from Developing Academic Practice  about the newly established open access journal published by Liverpool University Press. Charles Buckley works as a Senior Academic Developer within the Academy at Liverpool University on a range of developments such as the MA in Academic Practice, the Degree Standards Project for external examiners; the Professional Services Ethics Committee and he is Institutional Representative for the NTF and CATE awards. Gita Sedghi is a Senior Lecturer, the MSc Programme Director and the Internationalisation Lead in the Department of Chemistry and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Tünde Varga-Atkins, PhD, is a Senior Educational Developer at the Centre for Innovation in Education, University of Liverpool and Senior Fellow (HEA). Luke Simpson is currently working as an Administrator within the Academy at the University of Liverpool, Luke’s main areas of administration responsibility are within Academic Development programmes such as University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework & Foundations in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (FLTHE). The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#7311c97e-4de1-44b9-a326-c276be4fc423 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
36:51
August 02, 2021
Preparing students for the future by developing programming and quantitative analysis skills with Rebecca Jones
In this podcast we chat with Becky about her work with students to prepare them for the future in regard to developing programming and quantitative analysis skills. Becky Jones has been working as a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences since 2018. Prior to this Becky spent a year as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Sussex, following on from her undergraduate in Zoology, PhD in Behavioural Ecology and a year lectureship at the University of Liverpool. Becky is an outdoor enthusiast, nature lover and keen baker. Having recently rescued a lurcher, named Bolt, she enjoys nothing more than long hikes in neighboring North Wales, easily reached from her home on the Wirral. Becky is additionally currently learning to ring birds, both as a hobby and to embed in her teaching and outreach. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#5ace3d8f-045e-4377-913c-53fd2802ca61 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
29:24
July 30, 2021
Using a micro-learning approach to support inclusion with Dr Gemma Ahearne
In this podcast we chat with Gemma her module development and her use of micro-learning to support inclusion. Dr Gemma Ahearne is a University Teacher in Criminology based in the School of Law and Social Justice. Gemma is a committed activist, teacher and researcher within the sex industry, and her involvement in this area spans almost twenty years. Dr Gemma Ahearne is committed to innovative pedagogical approaches particularly since being diagnosed with Dyslexia in October 2020. Living with various disabilities Dr Gemma Ahearne is keen to explore inclusive ways of working and learning that build on individual strengths and respect differences. In addition to the above, Dr Gemma Ahearne runs a popular Criminology blog with over 6800 subscribers at www.plasticdollheads.wordpress.com where her broad range of interests are explored. Dr Gemma Ahearne can also be followed on twitter @princessjack. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#44178927-8557-4b2c-9ed0-e266738f27ba Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
36:30
July 23, 2021
Developing active, authentic and supportive laboratory teaching with Dr Rachel Smedley
In this podcast we chat with Rachel about her recent Sir Alistair Pilkington Award and how she has developed her laboratory teaching to ensure it’s active, authentic and supportive. Dr Rachel Smedley has been a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Liverpool since 2018. She is interested in how the Earth’s climate and environment has changed in the past so we can better understand the future, working on processes in a range of environments from glaciers to coasts to rivers to landslides. She is both a field and laboratory scientist and brings these expertise into her teaching. She is a specialist in a laboratory technique called luminescence dating where we can take a sample of silt, sand or rock and determine how long it has been buried in the ground. Rachel loves being in the laboratory for her experimental research and really enjoys teaching students in the Central Teaching Laboratories at Liverpool where learning is all hands on. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#72b384b9-6bf0-4c0d-8bcf-b0483eada00c Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
32:22
July 16, 2021
Developing enhanced employability through authentic, industry-led projects with Dr Matt Murphy
In this podcast we chat with Matt Murphy about how he has developed enhanced employability opportunities for students through authentic, industry-led projects. Matt Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design, and Director of Education, in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is a metallurgist by background, with a PhD and 12-year technical research career in the additive manufacture (3D printing) of metals. For the last 14 years Matt has concentrated primarily on learning & teaching, and has held several leadership positions in the School of Engineering with special responsibility for curricular and pedagogic reform. Matt teaches a range of courses in design, materials science & manufacturing, but most enjoys leading the group design project modules. He establishes and supervises a broad range of student projects in fields such as energy from waste; urban farming; sustainable energy & transport; veterinary healthcare; circular economy; and the hyperlocal recycling of thermoplastics. In recent years Matt has focused on developing authentic learning and assessment experiences, in partnership with industry, that seek to replicate professional practice within undergraduate programmes. Matt is Chair of the University Education for Sustainable Development Working Group; has been a collaborator in the CDIO Initiative (cdio.org) for 16 years, and a member of its International Governing Council for 12 years. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/6FE799AD-B4E5-0EB4-4788-90220A2EA797.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#97d8d48f-75fd-485c-af5c-3231b8322a85 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
49:23
July 09, 2021
Networking effectively in a hybrid working environment with Heather White
In this podcast we chat with Heather White about how we can continue to network effectively in our new hybrid working environment. Heather White is a leading international expert on all things Networking, Personal Brand and LinkedIn, and just loves connecting people! Heather believes the hard truth about networking is that if your contacts don’t ‘get’ you they can’t help you.  Networking is about building a strong network of contacts who understand you and are willing to recommend you when the moment arises.  It is also about caring for, and being of service to those in your network. For the last 18 years, using a very down-to-earth and practical approach, Heather has helped countless people - to communicate their roles, strengths and value more confidently and to engage more both internally and externally to promote better communications, encourage business relationships and improve career progression.  Over the years Heather has delivered services to numerous high profile organisations such as: American Express, BAE Systems, BDO, Cambridge University Judge Business School, CGI, Christies, Commerzbank, Hult International Business School, Imperial College London, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, IOSH, Just Group plc, KPMG, London Business School, London Chamber of Commerce, Metlife, Motorola Solutions, Nationwide Building Society, PGIM, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens, The Law Society, UBM (UK) Ltd, University of St. Gallen and WHU Business School to name but a few. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List:  Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
50:51
July 02, 2021
Engaging with policy makers with Tom Arnold, James Coe & Sabina Frediani
In this Making an Impact Special we chat with Sabina, James and Tom about how, as colleagues working in HE, we can engage with policy makers. Tom Arnold is a post-doctoral research associate at the Heseltine Institute of Public Policy, Practice & Place. He joined the institute in March 2020 after completing his PhD at the University of Manchester’s planning school, which focused on the rescaling of transport planning powers in Northern England. His research centres primarily on local and regional governance and institutions in England, and particularly their relationship with UK government. James Coe is Senior Policy Advisor at the University of Liverpool.  He is responsible for providing advice on higher education, civic engagement, and wider policy developments, to the Vice Chancellor and her senior leadership team. Sabina Frediani is the University of Liverpool’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, directing a team focused on staff and student communications, media relations, engagement with research and corporate events. Prior to joining the University in 2018, Sabina spent 20 years as a communications professional in the campaigning and charity sector. This included working as Director of Campaigns at the human rights organisation, Liberty from 2007 to 2014, where she lobbied policymakers on human rights issues and directed award winning public campaigns. She has worked for the disability rights charity, Mencap and managed public affairs at the Foundation for Peace, a charity working nationally and internationally to promote non-violent conflict resolution. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#1e7a3854-c539-4d4b-9bcc-c672fdc66b45 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
47:29
May 28, 2021
The ins and outs of research blogging with Alys Kay & Sarah Arrowsmith
In this Making an Impact Special we chat with Sarah and Alys about how blogging can be a powerful communication tool. Sarah Arrowsmith has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool since 2010.  Before Covid Sarah could be found in the laboratory carrying out wet-lab experiments focused on understanding uterine contractions to find novel treatments for preterm birth or slow to progress labours.  Since the closure of laboratories due to COVID however, Sarah has been working from home on a very different project investigating the impact of COVID-19 on different research groups within the university, with a focus on equality, diversity, and inclusivity. Sarah is a keen baker and cake decorator. She enjoys spending weekends with her 3-year-old daughter in the kitchen who, along with her husband, enjoys eating all the sweet treats.  During lockdown, Sarah took up running (to help burn off those cake calories!) and completed a 10K last October. Covid-permitting she hopes to run another this year and gain a new personal best. Alys Kay has worked with Postgraduate Researchers in UK Universities for 11 years, as a facilitator and coach, specializing in personal and professional development. Alys is also a creative practitioner of socially engaged art, and has worked on many community projects facilitating storytelling and photography. During the pandemic Alys was part of a project that supported 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generation African Caribbean individuals to write and share their stories about the legacy of the Windrush Migration. Alys believes in the power of stories, as a tool of self-discovery, a way to make sense of the world and to engage the hearts and minds of others. She is currently developing a number of written pitches for personal essays/podcasts of her own which she is planning to turn into a side hustle in the near future. Alys enjoys seeking out experiences that push her out of her comfort zone, and has taken up online laughter yoga during the pandemic. She is also a podcast addict, and documentary–aholic, avid reader of creative non-fiction and has been indulging this as much as possible, whilst cuddling a cat or two. Alys spends lots of time on weekends rough and tumbling with her kids, getting trampoline lessons off her youngest and facilitating (and scoffing!) the baking of chocolate stuff. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#3e1b19b3-3724-4af8-a769-4c7997325e2b Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
30:58
May 21, 2021
How to develop and strengthen international partnerships in a world with less travel with Helen Carlin, Dr Billy Mitchell, Prof Claire Taylor
In this Making an Impact Special we chat with Billy, Helen and Claire about how to keep global connections in a world with less travel and how virtual and hybrid techniques can support international collaboration. Dr Billy Mitchell joined the University of Liverpool in 2016 and leads on support for global challenges research and international partnerships. He has presented at INORMS 2018, ARMA 2017, and Auril (Association for University Research and Industry Links) 2017. Helen Carlin is International Partnerships Manager at the University of Liverpool, leading on partnerships in India and the Americas. She leads on UoL’s institutional partnerships with the University of Georgia in the US. Prof Claire Taylor is Gilmour Chair of Spanish and Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool. She is a specialist in Latin American culture, with a particular interest in two main areas: literary and cultural genres being developed online by Latin(o) Americans; and memory studies, memory practices and transitional justice contexts in Latin America, especially Colombia. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-gb&login=1#c1ae72cc-96df-4e5c-a9ec-474024d8818e Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
31:27
May 10, 2021
Making the big decisions (COVID) with Tony Oakman
In this podcast we chat with Tony about the pressures of leading a local authority through a pandemic together with ever decreasing funding. Tony Oakman is Chief Executive at Bolton Council. Primarily his role is to create the conditions for inclusive prosperity, growth and connectivity.  Born in London he currently lives 20 minutes away from Bolton.  Tony describes his career as follows: “Over time I hope I have made a difference, been authentic, inspired people and had fun and whatever it takes.”  Tony is happily married with three adult children and spends most of his time walking his two dogs, Cherry and Frankie. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#80b8fa88-ab14-4fcb-81da-800f6d87d993 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
48:41
April 02, 2021
Embedding employability & creating a peer student led career service with Emma Moore
In this podcast we chat with Emma Moore about how she navigated through a challenging year of the pandemic and continued to develop the peer led careers service. Emma Moore is the University’s Director of Careers and Employability. In 2018 Emma re-imagined careers and employability delivery on campus, opening the UK’s first Career Studio – a peer to peer, experiential delivery space run by students, for students empowered by careers professionals. Emma has worked at the University for over 20 years in a variety of different roles. Emma is passionate about students as partners, positive action employability initiatives to improve social mobility and using new tech to enhance employability interactions. In her spare time Emma enjoys food, wine and good company and is very much looking forward to the end of lockdown as she has realised what a large role bars, restaurants and friends play in making her life fun! The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#2c565245-d111-48ab-b8ed-24c74a5bd109 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
42:01
March 26, 2021
The realities of Hybrid (Agile) Working with Claire Marsland
In this podcast we discuss how Claire has used hybrid working practices during the various stages of her career and how we can apply them to today’s situation. Claire is Organisational Development Manager at Plus Dane Housing, a Housing Association based in Cheshire and Merseyside. Claire started her working life back in the late 80's as a Research Technician at Sheffield University before relocating to the north-west and joining United Utilities. Whilst there, she moved from the laboratory into HR and OD after becoming involved in a large change project and, ended up being responsible for senior management succession and development across the group. Claire became self-employed after she left and set up a small consultancy with a friend and fellow OD practitioner. Over the next ten years she worked with a range of organisations including in the NHS, education, regional development, environmental charities and housing. In 2014 she moved back into employment at the National Union of Students, running their HR Support Unit for nearly five years. Next she worked in the Academy at Liverpool University implementing two new senior leadership development programmes before joining Plus Dane Housing in summer 2020. Throughout all of this, she has always aimed to take a practical approach to OD - something which helps people to grow and supports organisations in their specific context. Claire lives on the Wirral with her husband, John. Outside of work she loves cooking, yoga, plants and travel – plus a bit of shopping. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#2c565245-d111-48ab-b8ed-24c74a5bd109 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
37:13
March 19, 2021
Special: Understanding Endometriosis: The medical viewpoint, exploring diagnosis, treatments and barriers to research.
In this podcast we discuss some of the research related to endometriosis and our colleagues’ experiences of supporting women with the condition. Professor Dharani Hapangama is a gynaecologist working at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool. Professor Dharani leads a translational research group working on Peri-conceptional research, endometrial proliferative disease such as 'endometriosis' and 'endometrial cancer', normal regeneration of the human endometrium, endometrial epithelial stem cells and telomerase/telomere biology. Dr Nicola Tempest is currently working as an Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool/ Liverpool Women`s Hospital. She is interested in the endometrial epithelium, stem cells, the histoarchitecture of the endometrium and the endometrium in implantation. Ongoing research projects include alternative treatments for chronic pelvic pain, exercise and reproduction, proteins involved in implantation, 3D reconstruction, repurposing of drugs for endometriosis and the progression of endometriosis. Dr Manou Kaur is a consultant Gynaecological Surgeon, Robotic lead benign gynae, Co-lead Endometriosis Services at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. Manou is Gynaecologist specialised in Complex Pelvic Surgeries - Open abdominal, Robotic, Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic and is passionate in elevating Women’s Health and focused on individualised, patient centred care. Dr Alison Maclean is an Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialty Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool and Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Alison Maclean’s research interest is in the endometrium, and associated diseases, specifically adenomyosis, which will be the focus of her upcoming 3-year research fellowship, funded by the Medical Research Council. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Click here for the Reading List Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
37:56
March 08, 2021
Special: HE Colleagues' personal perspectives: Living with Endometriosis, personally and professionally.
In the podcast we discuss the impact that Endometriosis has had on Gemma and Ula’s lives and some of the ways we, as colleagues working in HE, could support those suffering from the condition. Dr Gemma Ahearne is a University Teacher in Criminology based in the School of Law and Social Justice. Dr Gemma Ahearne is a committed activist, teacher and researcher within the sex industry, and her involvement in this area spans almost twenty years. Dr Gemma Ahearne is committed to innovative pedagogical approaches particularly since being diagnosed with Dyslexia in October 2020. Living with various disabilities Dr Gemma Ahearne is keen to explore inclusive ways of working and learning that build on individual strengths and respect differences. In addition to the above, Dr Gemma Ahearne runs a popular Criminology blog with over 6300 subscribers at www.plasticdollheadswordpress.com where her broad range of interests is discussed. Dr Gemma Ahearne can also be followed on twitter @princessjack. Dr Ula McClurg is a tenure track fellow in the department of molecular physiology and cell signalling at the University of Liverpool Institute of Systems, Molecular & Integrative Biology where she opened her laboratory 2 years ago. Ula’s group focuses on discovering how cells regulate the switching off of reproductive genes after fertilisation and why this process is commonly disregulated in cancer. Ula is also passionate about normalising disability in STEM, which is why she opened up about her disability after starting her tenure track. Ula’s goal is to make academia an inclusive environment for disabled scientists and she is actively involved in a disabled in STEM mentoring networks. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Click here for the Reading List Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
47:41
March 08, 2021
Special: In conversation with Endometriosis UK: Supporting colleagues to understand the facts, myths and tips.
In this podcast we introduce and discuss the condition Endometriosis which affects the lives of women, both in their personal life and in the workplace. We will be discussing what endometriosis is and the facts around the condition, tips for getting a diagnosis, tips for managing the condition, and busting the myths around Endometriosis. Faye Fathering is the Campaigns & Communications Manager for Endometriosis UK and manages the organization's media and campaigning work – which has included working with the BBC to interview over 10,000 people with the disease and working with MPs to launch an Inquiry in Parliament. She’s passionate about ensuring those with endometriosis have a voice and that care is improved. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Click here for the Reading List Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
38:52
March 08, 2021
Building communities of practice for educational development with Dr Monica Chavez
In this podcast we hear about the model for building communities of practice that Monica has developed and how this model took off to support colleagues to work with Microsoft Teams during the pandemic. Dr Monica Chavez is an Educational Developer at the Centre for Innovation in Education. She has a PhD in applied linguistics from the School of English in the field of scientific writing across cultures and the inequalities of academic writing across the social sciences. Monica has taught internationally in Mexico and Hong Kong. She won a University of Liverpool Learning & Teaching Fellowship due to her contributions to support teaching and learning with her 'champions model'. Her interests include communities of practice for education, decolonising the curriculum and digital storytelling as an assessment. See her full profile here. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Click here for the Reading List Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
42:51
March 05, 2021
Pivoting to online facilitation and development with Steven Talbot
In this podcast we hear about how over the last year Steven successfully moved his highly engaging classroom development into a solely online experience while maintaining his excellent feedback form participants. The owner of a consultancy company that bears his name Steven Talbot prides himself on delivering development activities that lead to sustained behaviour change. His career has found him working with the most vulnerable people in society and therefore his approach is always people focussed. Steven worked in various settings in and around the public sector which always enabled him to be on the front line. He uses this experience to now delivery relevant and challenging development activities. In 2018 Steven started his own consultancy company which has won contracts with local governments, emergency services and Universities in the midlands and north west.  In this podcast we discuss some of the challenges and opportunities of pivoting to online learning and development facilitation. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Click here for the Reading List Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
38:25
February 26, 2021
Leading by listening during a pandemic with David Pastor
In this podcast we chat with David about the challenges of leading Claire House through a pandemic and what he has learnt about leadership as a result. David Pastor has been the CEO of Claire House since 2010.  He started his career working for British Airways but followed his heart into the charity sector at the start of the millennium with a move to Whizz-Kidz, working on events like the London and New York Marathons. David moved into the children’s hospice movement when he joined Oxford-based Helen & Douglas House, primarily leading the charity’s income generation strategy before moving into general management and completing an MBA.  David is an outdoor pursuits enthusiast with particular interests in marathon running, climbing mountains and cycling (but not all at the same time!) In the summer he cycles his daily commute into Claire House from his home in West Kirby, where he lives with his wife and three children. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Click here for the Reading List Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
53:07
February 19, 2021
The three elephants of learning and development with Paul Matthews
In this podcast we hear about the work of People Alchemy and the Paul’s latest thinking about the three invisible elephants of learning & development. People Alchemy’s founder and CEO is Paul Matthews. Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories and making sure his listeners receive practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple concepts and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations. Paul is a regular speaker at HR and L&D events and exhibitions covering a wide variety of topics; especially informal learning, learning transfer, performance consultancy, and how Learning & Development can help businesses achieve their targets. He is also invited to speak on management and leadership, and how they impact on capability and performance at work. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis, Organisational Developer and Alex Owen, Academic Developer are based in the Academy.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Click here for the Reading List Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
37:02
February 12, 2021
Adapting to 'hybrid practice' in a post covid world with Dr James Howard
In this podcast, we discuss how to make sense of a hybrid work environment and some of the challenges we’ll face as we embed new ways of working. As the Director of The Academy at the University of Liverpool, Dr James Howard supports the University’s strategic objectives for research, education and professional services, through the development of the University’s people and practices. He leads the work of The Academy’s teams and, as a member of the University’s leadership, ensures that staff in all roles, at all levels, can access sector-leading development opportunities. James was also a key member of the team which was awarded £3.6m by Research England, towards the £4.2m Prosper Project, based in the Academy, for which he now acts as Project Director. Prosper is a new approach to researcher career development, with the ultimate goal of opening up the huge talent pool that exists within the postdoctoral research community across the UK, to the benefit of postdocs themselves, Principal Investigators, employers and the wider UK economy. James notes that the aims of Prosper are now more important than ever, as unlocking the expertise and experience of postdocs will be vital as the UK aims to succeed in a post COVID-19 world. Outside of his work in HE, James is a successful entrepreneur with a growing restaurant business. In this podcast James discusses the challenges of adapting practice in a post covid world. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Click here for the Reading List Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
38:14
February 05, 2021
Reflections on becoming a Member of Parliament, on being Liverpool's first Black MP, on the Capital of Culture, Politics, and BHM with Kim Johnson MP
This is a special episode recorded for Black History Month. Have you listened to the Race Science episode of our podcast or read Angela Saini's book 'Superior'? If so please feel free to join our podcast discussion group on the 19th November. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-practice-podcast-journal-club-race-science-tickets-113089126622  Music https://www.purple-planet.com
51:26
October 30, 2020
Reflections on being a student officer, a Vice President of the National Union of Students, Decolonising the Curriculum, and Anti-Racism work with Hillary Gyebi-Ababio
This is a special episode recorded for Black History Month. Have you listened to the Race Science episode of our podcast or read Angela Saini's book 'Superior'? If so please feel free to join our podcast discussion group on the 19th November. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-practice-podcast-journal-club-race-science-tickets-113089126622  Music https://www.purple-planet.com
48:07
October 23, 2020
Reflections on becoming a vet, becoming President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and on racism and anti-racism within the veterinary profession with Dr Mandisa Greene
This is a special episode recorded for Black History Month. Have you listened to the Race Science episode of our podcast or read Angela Saini's book 'Superior'? If so please feel free to join our podcast discussion group on the 19th November. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-practice-podcast-journal-club-race-science-tickets-113089126622  Music https://www.purple-planet.com
53:03
October 16, 2020
Reflections on her journey from Liverpool school girl to medical student, to being black in the Church of England with Reverend Jaqueline Stober
This is a special episode recorded for Black History Month. Have you listened to the Race Science episode of our podcast or read Angela Saini's book 'Superior'? If so please feel free to join our podcast discussion group on the 19th November. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-practice-podcast-journal-club-race-science-tickets-113089126622  Music https://www.purple-planet.com
42:04
October 09, 2020
Reflections on being a Black Liverpudlian, on being the first Black Lord Mayor, on racism and anti-racism in Liverpool with Councillor Anna Rothery
This is a special episode recorded for Black History Month. Have you listened to the Race Science episode of our podcast or read Angela Saini's book 'Superior'? If so please feel free to join our podcast discussion group on the 19th November. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-practice-podcast-journal-club-race-science-tickets-113089126622  Music https://www.purple-planet.com
37:04
October 01, 2020
Developing Practice Season 3 and Black History Month Specials
We are back! In this trailer, we announce that season 3 will be launched in December 2020 and that for the month of October we have 5 specials for Black History Month. (hence the temporary re-brand) Fancy attending our podcast club? Click here for details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-practice-podcast-journal-club-race-science-tickets-113089126622 Our official website is www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
01:52
September 25, 2020
The changes to doctorial supervision and their implications with Prof Stan Taylor
In this podcast we discuss the changing landscape of doctoral education, and the implications of this for PhD supervisors. Professor Stan Taylor was educated at the universities of Oxford and Warwick, and has held posts at the universities of Warwick, Newcastle and Durham. He is a specialist in doctoral education and has worked with doctoral supervisors to enhance their practice in universities in the UK, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Far East. He is an active researcher in the field and has a number of publications including (with Margaret Kiley and Robin Humphrey) A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors (Routledge, 2018).  He is a former member of the Executive of the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) and Chair of its Research Supervisor Network. He is an Honorary Professor of the School of Education at Durham University, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#b59f73c0-130b-4f35-b8bc-79149c518682 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
42:16
July 14, 2020
Exploring the history of racism in science and its ongoing repercussions with Angela Saini
In this podcast, we discuss Angela’s most recent book, Superior, which explores the existence of racism in science and how science is often used to support a certain position.  We reflect on the impact of the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement on public awareness, as well as some of the reasons why people from Black and Asian backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the COVID pandemic. Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster.  She presents radio and television programmes on the BBC and her writing has appeared in The Sunday Times, Nature, New Scientist, National Geographic and Wired.  She has won a number of national and international journalism awards. Her two-part documentary series for BBC 4 about the history and science of eugenics aired in autumn 2019 and was a pick of the day in a number of national newspapers. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science published in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim, was named a book of the year by the Financial Times, Guardian and The Telegraph and Sunday Times and won the Transmission Prize. Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published in 2017 and has been translated into thirteen languages. She is currently working on her fourth book, to be published in early 2023. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#301cc423-cd20-4194-8f87-5b352e64c4bd Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
34:19
July 06, 2020
Using nudge theory in learning and development with Paul Matthews
In this podcast we hear about Paul’s latest thinking around how Nudge Theory can be used in learning & development. People Alchemy’s founder and CEO is Paul Matthews. Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories and making sure his listeners receive practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple concepts and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations. Paul is a regular speaker at HR and L&D events and exhibitions covering a wide variety of topics; especially informal learning, learning transfer, performance consultancy, and how Learning & Development can help businesses achieve their targets. He is also invited to speak on management and leadership, and how they impact on capability and performance at work. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#c066d080-8bf0-4167-ad49-10aff42ad731 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com
41:30
June 30, 2020
Engaging students through partnership with Dr Camille Kandiko Howson
In this podcast, we discuss the importance of engaging students in their learning.  We explore the means to do this by encouraging student voice and fostering partnership.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon your personal practice in regard to the mechanisms you use to engage your students in their own learning. Dr Camille Kandiko Howson is Associate Professor of Education in the Centre for Higher Education Research & Scholarship (CHERS) at Imperial College London.  She is an international expert in higher education research with a focus on student engagement; student outcomes and learning gain; and quality, performance and accountability. She recently evaluated the Office for Students’ £4million Learning Gain Pilot Projects. She is a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Camille’s current research focuses on international and comparative higher education, the curriculum; using Big Data and learning analytics to support the student experience; high quality and high impact pedagogical research; academic motivation, prestige and gender; and developing the use of concept mapping in higher education and intersectionality in research design. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#99ea53b6-bf04-407d-a013-c7637b475e03 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
31:44
June 24, 2020
Incremental teaching innovations resulting in big enhancements with Dr Kevin Hamill
In this podcast, we hear about a number of innovations that have been applied in the Department of Eye and Vision Science to enhance the PGR experience.  We explore the changes that have been made to support student learning and the impact of these changes for the students and staff located in the department.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon your personal practice and any developments that could be made to your teaching to support the student experience. Dr Kevin Hamill completed his doctoral studies as a Wellcome Trust Prize student in the lab of Professor Irwin McLean at the University of Dundee where he focused on identifying the genetic and the molecular mechanisms underlying human genetic disorders with particular emphasis on the wound healing disorder Laryngo-onycho-cutaneous syndrome (McLean et al, HMG 2006). These studies identified not only the mutations responsible for the disease but also uncovered a novel role for the laminin alpha3a subunit in regulating the formation of granulation tissue. Dr Hamill now works as a Senior Lecturer and is actively involved in the teaching and administration of the MRes in Clinical Sciences as module coordinator of Lab skills module. He also leads the postgraduate student journal club and thesis writing training sessions for the Department of Eye and Vision Science. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#a85d7840-e7ae-41c4-b0e9-f17a78cb8c67 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
30:29
June 22, 2020
Building positive research communities with Dr Nicola Beesley, Dr Sarah Arrowsmith, Dr Alison Savage, Mary Jane Monaghan and Dr Blanca Perez
In this Making an Impact Special we discuss the role of the Research staff association in creating a positive change in culture for research staff within the University. Dr Nicola Beesley, graduated the University of Liverpool with a BVSc in Veterinary Science and a Masters in Veterinary Parasitology. Based in the Institute for Infection and Global Health (IGH), Nicola’s research focuses on parasites that infect animals, particularly liver fluke.  Dr Sarah Arrowsmith gained her PhD from the University of Liverpool and has a long-standing interest in the role of the uterus during pregnancy and labour. Her current project is evaluating treatments received by women experiencing preterm labour contractions and how they affect the uterus to stop these contractions.  Miss Mary Jane Monaghan spent 15 years working with children as an early years practitioner. Mary Jane currently works at the University of Liverpool as a Research Assistant on the FIT4RRI project investigating perceptions of ethics and science education and the training tools required to enhance and expand knowledge in these areas. Dr Alison Savage is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the research group of Professor Steve Rannard based in the Department of Chemistry. Her work involves developing solid drug nanoparticles of poorly water soluble drugs in order to improve bioavailability in oral and long acting injectable dosage forms.  Dr Blanca Perez Sepulveda works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Integrative Biology investigating the molecular mechanisms of Salmonella virulence and their environmental reservoirs. Blanca moved to the UK after completing an MSc(Res) in Biochemistry at the University of Chile. She obtained a PhD in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Warwick and joined the University of Liverpool in 2016. Dr Kris Subramaniam received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 2009. Her work focused on understanding the immunological parameters that dictate protection in HIV-associated cryptococcal disease. Kris joined the University of Liverpool in 2012 as a post-doctoral research assistant and currently works on vaccines for flaviviruses (dengue and Zika) and more recently working with COVID-19 immunology. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#78892910-699c-41d7-9a70-b05e34516768 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
39:37
June 16, 2020
Re-imagining the culture of research with Dr Beth Thompson, Dr Diego Baptista and Dr Ben Bleasdale
In this Making an Impact Special we discuss the findings of Wellcome’s survey of what researchers think about the culture they work in, and how we can learn from each other’s good practice to improve research culture. Dr Beth Thompson is Head of UK & EU Policy at the Wellcome Trust. Wellcome is a global foundation dedicated to improving health and spends £1 billion a year to support research, education and public engagement. Beth joined Wellcome in 2009 and now leads Wellcome’s UK & EU policy and advocacy activities. In 2017 Beth was awarded an MBE for services to science for her work on the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Beth has a PhD from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and a degree in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Diego Baptista works between the Policy and Advocacy team and the Diversity and Inclusion team at Wellcome. He is making sure our efforts to Reimagine Research are inclusive in how they are developed and implemented. He has previously held a role at Wellcome in the Open Research team and holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Harvard University. Dr Ben Bleasdale is a Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser at Wellcome. His role involves monitoring and influencing the factors which support good science – from Government investment, to research culture. As part of the cross-Wellcome team behind the Reimagine Research initiative, he supports organisations and individuals to work together to improve the working culture of research. He held roles at the Academy of Medical Sciences and the MRC, having previously completed a PhD in structural virology at Imperial College London. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#b9d8ca92-4a74-490e-a478-11c3e30ed92c Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
50:57
June 11, 2020
The University of Liverpool's commitment to the sustainable development goals with Prof Dame Janet Beer, Prof Dinah Birch, Prof Fiona Beveridge and Nicola Davies
In this Making an Impact Special we discuss the University of Liverpool’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and how these relate to some of the activities of the University. Professor Dame Janet Beer is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, having formerly been Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University. She was awarded a Damehood for services to higher education and equality and diversity in the New Year’s Honours list 2018. Dame Janet is a Trustee of the British Council, a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Universities UK Board and the National Leadership Advisory Board. Professor Dinah Birch is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. She chaired REF2014 Sub-panel 29 (English Literature and Language) and was Deputy Chair of Main Panel D (Arts and Humanities) and is Chair of Main Panel D in REF 2021. Professor Fiona Beveridge is Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to assuming this role, Fiona was Head of the School of Law and Social Justice and Research Lead for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fiona is a Professor of Law, specialising in international and EU law, in particular foreign investment law and gender equality law and policy. Nicola Davis was appointed as Director of Finance at the University of Liverpool in October 2017 and is responsible for all finance and procurement activity at the University, along with Strategic Planning and the Strategic Change team. Prior to her role at Liverpool, she held a number of roles at the University of Manchester, most recently Deputy Director of Finance. Over the last five years, her roles have been focussed on the delivery of change projects, including two finance, restructures, and the design and implementation of new planning and reporting processes. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#c0b3fc54-361e-4866-ab75-a515826eb7f2 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
56:10
June 09, 2020
Wellbeing, the key to maximizing your potential as a researcher with Denise Chilton
In this Making an Impact Special we discuss how coaching can support researchers to maximise their potential and what we mean when we talk about researcher wellbeing. Denise Chilton is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach & Qualified Coach Supervisor, specialising in leadership coaching and coaching training. Before setting up her coaching business, Denise had a successful 20-year management career working for large corporate organisations such as Royal Sun Alliance and Bank of America. She then trained with the Coaches Training Institute in 2010 and went on to qualify as a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) the following year. She also holds Professional Certified Coach (PCC) status with the International Coach Federation. Over the last decade, Denise has worked with hundreds of people across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors: empowering them to live life to the full both personally and professionally. Angela Midgley gained her PhD at the University of Nottingham and her postdoc career involved research into autoimmune diseases in adults and subsequently children. In 2015 Angela took on the role as a Knowledge Exchange scientist at the UK’s first and only Experimental Arthritis centre for children based at Alder Hey Children’s hospital and more recently at the end of 2019 became a Research Staff developer at the Academy, University of Liverpool. Angela believes strongly in the importance of proactively engaging with people from all different backgrounds with a key objective being to raise the knowledge base and scientific conversation in the community. Angela has and continues to design and run numerous hands on science stalls at museums, schools and festivals. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#51606040-1386-4911-b3f4-09b1a88fccb1 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
53:33
June 04, 2020
The lessons learned from leadership in the armed forces with Nadia Soliman
In this podcast, we meet Nadia Soliman, former Army Officer and current PhD student at Imperial College London.  We discuss Nadia’s belief that the Army and academic institutions are very similar in terms of their work globally engaging people to do remarkable things to tackle challenges.  We also discuss Nadia’s understanding of the differences between the two in relation to development and leadership.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon your personal practice as you reflect upon Nadia’s thoughts concerning leadership in Higher Education. With a BSc (Hons) Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, Nadia Soliman has returned to academia having served in both the regular and reserve of the British Army for over ten years. Specialising in explosive threat mitigation her service has taken her around the world, and she continues to deliver strategy, risk and performance management services. Since returning to academia she has gained an MSc in Drug Discovery Skills and MRes in Cellular and Molecular Biosciences and is in her second year of a PhD at Imperial College London. Her PhD is focused on developing automation technologies to improve the feasibility, efficiency and accuracy of preclinical systematic reviews while addressing neurobiological questions of interest. She is currently conducting a systematic review of cannabis-based medicines for analgesia using crowd science. This review will provide empirical evidence to improve the field of pain and cannabis-based medicine animal research, the use of machine-assisted technology and how to employ a crowd of scientists from around the world to ensure that research conduct is rigorous, interpretable, open and transparent. She has an interest in sharing her military experiences and knowledge of leadership development to engender a more positive research culture. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#25a15113-f126-40d1-82ba-90b1f2c56700 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
39:27
June 02, 2020
Prosper: A model to enhance first-time postdoctoral career development and success with Dr Fiona McBride, Lucy Williams and Katie McAllister
In this Making an Impact Special we discuss The Prosper Project, a model being developed by colleagues based in The Academy to enhance first-time postdoctoral career development and success. Dr Fiona McBride is a Research Staff Developer on the Prosper Project in the Academy at the University of Liverpool. interventions based on experience. Lucy Williams is the Senior Project Manager on the Prosper Project in the Academy at the University of Liverpool.  Katie McAllister is the Stakeholder Engagement Manager on the Prosper Project. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#e9ba0435-b21a-4e40-b2ae-99096d2a4d11 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
45:02
May 28, 2020
The impact of signing the Technician Commitment with Paul Gilbert
In this podcast, we hear about the work of Paul Gilbert and the impact the Technician Commitment has had thus far on the University of Liverpool.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon your personal practice and any developments that could be made to your teaching to support the student experience. After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2001 with a degree in Human Genetics, Paul worked for a few years at Medscreen, a drug and alcohol testing company based in London. He then secured a Research Technician post in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Manchester in 2005, where he became the lab manager for a small team of technicians supporting the investigation of genetic and epidemiological aspects of musculoskeletal conditions. In June 2017, he joined IIB as the Technical Manager. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#ac72140b-42c0-42ed-a84e-737e729fdb3d Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
33:32
May 26, 2020
The impact of transnational education for students with Jenny Howard and Charlie Ries
In this podcast, we discuss the value of transnational education for students and staff. Transnational education is education delivered in a country other than the country in which the awarding institution is located and in this podcast we explore how students have engaged with this opportunity and the impact it has on the student experience. We hope this podcast regarding transnational education will support you to reflect upon how you work with and support students in your own context. Jenny Howard is Head of the Education Development Division in ILEAD, the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development, at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). She is responsible for the provision of educational and professional development for XJTLU staff and postgraduate students. Her areas of interest include universal design for learning and strategies for supporting the implementation of CLIL teaching pedagogies at the disciplinary level. Charlie Reis is Director of the PGCert for the EDD of ILEAD, a School in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. His role is to support staff to improve the student learning experience through all HEA/AdvanceHE related initiatives, mainly directing and delivering the PGCert as well as ensuring that it is a model of pedagogy for staff. He also contributes to the realisation of the University’s strategic objectives in terms of learning and teaching and does much work with communities of practice and peer observation. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#955d94d4-dd62-4a74-9d6e-75277ed79fb5 Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
35:43
May 19, 2020
Exploring academic scholarship to enhance practice with Dr Eli Saetnan
In this podcast, we discuss academic scholarship; what it is, how we can develop our own engagement with scholarship and how scholarship can support our academic practice. Dr Eli Saetnan is a senior academic developer with a remit to support the development of scholarship informed practice across the institution. I have a personal interest in developing the scholarly evidence base for Academic Development practice as well as supporting academic colleagues to underpin their own teaching practice with scholarship and pedagogic research. As someone who has made the transition from biological sciences to pedagogic research, I am also interested in developing scholarship across disciplinary boundaries and supporting the development of trans-disciplinary authorship. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#893a1610-667d-46e9-afcc-63957cc9268c Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
34:39
May 12, 2020
Students becoming global citizens with Dr Jonathan Green
In this podcast we hear about how colleagues in the School of Environmental Sciences are supporting students on programmes in Ecology and Marine Biology to develop as global citizens. We explore the development of Independent Overseas Study Visits for students where they engage in a project that supports their understanding of the discipline in a global context. We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon the impact that supporting students to engage with international partners can have upon their personal development as well as their discipline understanding with a view to developing your own personal practice. Dr Jonathan Green is a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology the School of Environmental Sciences. He is currently programme director for BSc Environmental Science and has previously been programme director for BSc Marine Biology. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#62c384c9-fa44-48a7-b750-0bd48f6ba46f Music & FX: This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
35:42
May 05, 2020
Taking care of and understanding our own wellbeing with Sarah Waite
In this podcast, as part of the University’s wellbeing week, we meet Sarah Waite, psychologist, coach and founder of SeingCo, the personal and corporate wellbeing experts. We discuss the importance of finding time for taking care of our personal wellbeing in our busy and challenging lives. Sarah provides us with some helpful ideas for taking the time to support our physical and mental wellbeing. We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon ways that you can take care of your personal wellbeing. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Sarah Waite is a Psychologist and Coach, and Founder of SĒING – a collective of wellbeing experts and practitioners, working with individuals, teams, and charities. And the belief that happiness isn’t something ready-made, it comes from your own action The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#28e607fa-7ad8-44bf-af31-eca325581978 Resources: Contact details: sarah@seing.co + https://seing.co Free gratitude group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/seing3greatthings Meditation apps: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app http://buddhify.com http://insighttimer.com Mindful Self Compassion, Kristen Neff & Chris Germer: https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#guided-meditations Music & FX This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
58:34
April 27, 2020
Developing coders through 'Hive Learning' with Dr Rob Treharne and Samuel Ball
In this podcast we hear about an innovation that have been developed in the School of Life Sciences to support students with their coding practices. This innovation came about by accident when 100 students turned up for supplementary coding support and, as a result, a peer-assisted learning project, HiPy, was born. We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon the needs of your own students and how you could potentially evolve your personal practice to support student development. We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon the implications of learning and teaching development and recognition for your own personal practice. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Dr Robert Treharne is a lecturer in technology enhanced learning within the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. He is co-founder of HiPy - the grass roots, community driven coding initiative that uses a unique “Hive Learning” strategy to introduce students and staff at the University to Python. Samuel Ball is a PhD student at the University of Liverpool studying applications of AI to drug safety. Sam joined the HiPy initiative in its first year during his undergraduate program and has developed most of the resources used during HiPy events. Currently, he co-leads the initiative along with Rob, and continues to develop learning resources for the group. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#b43abc0d-4b44-422e-a071-b07e782dd0b5 Music & FX This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
43:34
April 21, 2020
Using Wikipedia to champion equality with Dr Jess Wade
In this podcast, Jess talks about her passion for raising awareness of the work and contribution of scientists who can be overlooked. Jess explains the importance of raising the profile of these scientists.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon your personal practice and provide you with some insights into how we can all help with the endeavour of raising the profile of those who might be overlooked. Dr Jess Wade MBE is a postdoctoral research associate in plastic electronics in the solid-state physics group at Imperial College London, focusing on developing and characterising light-emitting polymer thin films. Jess has contributed to public engagement to increase gender equality in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. She represented the UK on the United States Department of State-funded International Visitor Leadership Program Hidden No More and served on the WISE Campaign Young Women's Board and Women's Engineering Society (WES) Council, working with teachers across the country through the Stimulating Physics Network (including keynote talks at education fairs and teacher conferences). The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Music & Effects This podcast uses sounds from https://freesound.org/s/417560/ and music from https://www.purple-planet.com/
35:07
April 14, 2020
Developing Practice, Season 2 Trailer
In this trailer, we reflect on our first season of The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast.  We then preview some of the coming episodes in Season 2 which officially launches on the 14th April. The hosts. Dr. Alex Owen is a Senior Academic Developer working in collaboration with colleagues from across the Academy, the wider institution and beyond to enhance the development of excellence in learning and teaching in line with the University's strategic objectives. At her previous institution, she was a Faculty of Education based Head of Department and now, at the University of Liverpool, she leads on the design and delivery of a range of opportunities for colleagues to continually develop their professional practice with a view to learning and teaching enhancement. Alex’s work involves providing 'Peer Learning' leadership across the broad range of Academy activities designed in response to the strategic educational objectives of the University.  She works to cascade and share good learning and teaching practice and to build supportive networks for educational leaders to share and promote excellence in learning and teaching practice at the University.  Her interest lies with the development of opportunities for innovation in educational practices to be acknowledged, celebrated and shared with the wider University community. Twitter @alexandra_owen Matt Davis is an Organisational Developer (eLearning Lead) and his role is to create blended and online learning design, to commission learning interventions, to consult with managers and leaders on how to enhance performance through learning, to help facilitate strategic change through learning and to perform learning needs analysis. He also conducts evaluation and analysis of all such activities. He has worked in Learning and Development for 11 years in various roles. Matt is a keen advocate of providing organisational development initiatives to facilitate powerful and positive change in people and thus the organisation they work for. Being very technology-focused and previously running a not for profit eLearning company he sees the huge benefits that online/mobile learning can bring to an organisations ability to learn and adapt for the future, as well as the personal benefits that each staff member can gain. Twitter: @ElearnerMatt Our official website is www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
10:08
April 07, 2020
Female leadership at mission control, NASA with Holly Ridings
In this podcast, our Guest Hosts meet Holly Ridings, the Chief Flight Director of NASA, and discuss with her the career path she has chosen.  They explore together the challenges, as well as the opportunities, of working as Chief Flight Director as a woman.  They also discuss the importance of mentors and role models.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon your personal practice as you apply some of the characteristics that Holly shares. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Holly Ridings is the first female Chief Flight Director at NASA. She works at Mission Control in the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and is responsible for all NASA Human Space Flight missions including the International Space Station, the Orion Programme, NASA's return to the Moon, and future manned missions to Mars. Holly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1996. She joined NASA in 1998 as a flight controller in the thermal operations group and in 2005 became a Flight Director. In 2018 Holly became the Chief Flight Director responsible for the 32 flight directors who oversee all human spaceflight missions. Dr. Kate Black is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, Centre for Materials and Structures. Her main area of expertise is in Additive Manufacturing. She leads a group of thirteen researchers working on new materials for 3D printing for the automotive and aerospace industry.    Kate is also the Chair of LivWiSE (Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering) which is a society that celebrates, supports and promotes women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Sally Shaw is Senior Project Manager in the Strategic Change team; her role is to provide programme management for the Digital First Strategy & Masterplan. Prior to this Sally worked in the Computing Services Department, managing the team responsible for developing and supporting the University’s core mobile apps. Claire Marsland is an Organisational Developer in the Academy at the University of Liverpool. A chartered member of the CIPD, Claire has a background in both HR and organisational development gained in a number of sectors. She is particularly interested in organisational culture and leadership, and in supporting people to be the best they can be in their chosen field. The central part of Claire’s role in The Academy is to manage the university’s senior leadership induction and aspiring top leaders programmes. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#bb767008-6ed8-4cda-97f6-1d07490c67b5 Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
33:42
March 08, 2020
The value of teaching recognition with Judith Schoch
In this podcast, we discuss the value of engaging with learning and teaching development opportunities.  We discuss the range of programmes and schemes available at the University to achieve recognition in learning and teaching, with a particular focus on the PGCAP in Academic Practice.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon the implications of learning and teaching development and recognition for your own personal practice. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Judith Schoch is a Senior Academic Developer in The Academy at The University of Liverpool.  Her role is to work in collaboration with colleagues from across the Academy and the wider institution to enhance the development of excellence in learning and teaching.  One of her key responsibilities is to support colleagues to achieve teaching recognition by leading the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#5507b7df-ea48-4edf-ae43-11c920cd09dd Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
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March 02, 2020
Gaining fellowship through innovative ideas and practices with Dr Gita Sedghi
In this podcast, we chat with Dr. Gita Sedghi from the Department of Chemistry about her groundbreaking work concerning the introduction of a range of developments within the teaching of chemistry. Her innovative practice in various technology-enhanced learning initiatives, including the Maths online assessments and pre-lab activities, has had a significant impact on students’ experience and academic performance.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon inclusivity and the student experience in terms of the implications for your personal practice. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Gita has a BSC in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemistry. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is engaged in pedagogical research and teaching & learning innovation for chemistry undergraduate programmes. She was awarded external funding including HEA, UKCISA, HEA STEM, and Sigma Mathematics, to perform research in the areas of internationalisation, peer-assisted learning, Maths online assessments with increasing complexity and pre-lab activities.  As a result, she implemented a framework to enhance integration between home and international students in the Chemistry Department. Also, she implemented pre-lab activities across all years of the undergraduate lab courses. She coordinates the peer-assisted learning/peer mentoring scheme in the Department to support first-year and international students. She won the Faculty of Science & Engineering Teaching & Learning Award due to her contributions to the teaching and learning of undergraduate students. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#e156950d-b35e-4a96-8b3a-e6f454a49632 Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
35:08
February 24, 2020
Creating communities to help achieve organisational strategy with Cath McNamara
In this podcast, we discuss how policy informs our operations at the University but also, importantly, how operations should inform our policy.  We talk about the importance of encouraging communication between colleagues who set the strategy and colleagues who operationalise the strategy.  One way this has been achieved in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is through the Professional Services Student Experience Network.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect on the importance of communication across teams and the value of respecting everyone’s contribution with a view to ensuring the student experience. Cath McNamara is the Student Experience Manager in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.  Her role is to support the education strand of Strategy 2026 by ensuring the highest possible quality of student experience for students across the Faculty.  The scope of this role is wide-ranging and touches upon anything that can have an impact upon student experience, but to summarise, it is about supporting teams within Schools and Institutes to deliver a consistent approach to student experience and working with colleagues across the University to ensure that decision-making is informed by the needs of our students and local knowledge of our staff. The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Reading List https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#0e28e6b4-d35d-4c97-9c34-5da0e493abcf Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
37:29
February 21, 2020
Enhancing the student experience through personalised learning with Dr Joel Haddley
The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Dr. Joel Haddley is a Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences at The University of Liverpool and leads the Mathematics Centre for Enhancement in Education (MathsCEE).  In 2018 he was awarded a Learning and Teaching Fellowship at the University in recognition of his development and distribution of automated assessment activities within the Department of Mathematical Sciences with a view to the enhancement of the student experience. In this podcast, we discuss how Joel found that many online assessment tools are inappropriate for use in University level mathematics and how he worked with colleagues to develop materials or an online assessment platform which is infinitely customizable with questions being coded in a specialist mathematics programming language with a view to producing randomized questions to support student collaboration.  We explore how this innovation has supported timely and high-quality feedback to students, thus enhancing the student experience.   We hope this podcast will support you to reflect on the notion of developing educational technology with a view to personalized learning. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#fec7e5cb-7b6b-433d-a2f7-d6cfd2f5690b Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
26:59
February 17, 2020
The potential diversity of student needs and the importance of inclusive practice with Dr Shelly Kemp
The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Dr. Shelly Kemp is a Senior Academic Developer in The Academy at The University of Liverpool.  Her role is to contribute to the University achieving its strategic objectives by supporting the effective teaching development of staff so that staff can contribute fully to the success of the University through excellent teaching and assessment. In this podcast, we discuss the potential diversity of student needs and the importance of inclusive practice.  We explore the deficit discourse often associated with diversity and seek to reflect on what it could mean if we reframe our understanding within the context of diversity gain.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon the implications of inclusive practice for your personal practice. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#85154df1-2fe6-404c-bead-758814a815ee Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
34:48
February 10, 2020
Supporting study via the development of the Libraries KnowHow resource with Emma Thompson
The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Emma Thompson is Education Lead for the University of Liverpool Library, leading on the Library contribution to the Education Strategy, and managing the academic success programme, KnowHow.  Emma is a University of Liverpool Hispanic Studies alumna, with a Masters in Information and Library Management, and a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in HE and she became a Senior Fellow of the HEA in 2015. Prior to this role, Emma worked at the University of Manchester and the University of Plymouth libraries. In this podcast, we discuss how KnowHow has been developed to support the student experience at the University of Liverpool and complement students’ curricula.  We explore the importance of student support in terms of enhancement rather than a deficit.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon the implications of the student experience for your personal practice and how KnowHow could potentially enhance your support for students’ academic literacies. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#2477d07a-594f-4e6a-bf41-4d9c70368c68 Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
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February 03, 2020
Creating confidence through the Springboard development programme with Sarah Hussain, Dr Jacqui-Ann Hanley and Jennifer McKenna
The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Sarah Husain is responsible for the strategic direction of Study Abroad at the University of Liverpool and oversees the work of the team. Originally from the Wirral, she studied for a BA (Hons) in German with Portuguese Minor at the University of Leeds which saw her spend a year in Austria and a semester in Portugal.  Following her undergraduate studies, she completed an MA in Contemporary European Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. After working as an International Officer for Leeds Council she returned to her home turf to lead Study Abroad activities at the University of Liverpool. Outside of Study Abroad, she enjoys spending time with her young family. Dr. Jacqui-Ann Hanley is the Centre Manager for the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA). This is a collaboration between researchers and clinicians at the University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield and Newcastle University. She is based in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences) and she is responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination for the Centre, including liaising between the three partner institutions, funders and a variety of stakeholders. Mrs. Jennifer McKenna is a Student Experience Administrator in The School of Histories, Languages, and Cultures at The University of Liverpool. Working within the Quality and Enhancement Team, she provides a wide range of administrative support to staff, students and external associates. In this podcast, we discuss Springboard, a four-stage self-development programme, open to all women in the early or middle stages of their career at the University of Liverpool, with three members of the 2019 cohort.  We explore some of the content of the programme and the impact the programme has had on colleague’s lives.   We hope this podcast will support you to understand more about this programme and will help you to reflect upon the benefits for yourself or for your female colleagues. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Further Information: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#522a19dc-bd28-4456-96a6-97312abcb32f Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
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January 27, 2020
Supporting researchers through the new Researcher Development Concordat with Dr Katie Wheat
The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Dr. Katie Wheat is Head of Higher Education Engagement at Vitae, leading world-class researcher development to realise the potential of researchers in the UK and internationally. Her responsibilities include engaging with Vitae’s community and audiences on policy and provision for researcher development, through to delivery of training and events. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of career development and equality of opportunity and fulfills this passion through relationships with researcher networks in the UK and internationally. Particular areas of interest include wellbeing, independence, intersectoral mobility, and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.  In this podcast, we discuss the launch of the new Researcher Development Concordat and some of the new developments it includes.  We explore some of the challenges facing Researchers in Higher Education, in particular, the impact of insecure contracts and the lack of opportunity for continuing professional development, and how the new Concordat seeks to address these challenges.  We hope this podcast will support you, as a Researcher or manager, to reflect upon the implications of the Concordat for your personal practice. If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#7bf8acbe-598d-4458-999f-cab1cb2d3f18 Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
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January 20, 2020
Using reflection to support the enhancement of learning and teaching with Dr Ruth Pilkington
The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast is produced by The Academy, University of Liverpool.  The role of the Academy is to promote and enable organisational excellence through the strategic development of the University’s people and practices.  The podcast hosts Matt Davis and Alex Owen are based in the Academy.  Matt is an Organisational Developer and Alex is an Academic Developer.  To find out more about the work of The Academy check out: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/ Dr. Ruth Pilkington is a Freelance Educational Consultant, Visiting Professor University of Ulster and a National Teaching Fellow.  Ruth’s approach to learning and teaching focuses on a dialogic approach using a process of deliberative reflection and the concept of critical professionalism through which practitioners are encouraged to engage in the enhancement of practice through scholarship and research. In this podcast, we discuss the importance of reflection on practice to support the enhancement of learning and teaching.  We explore some of Ruth’s experiences of using dialogue to support colleagues to reflect and through this reflection they are encouraged to enhance their future practice.  We hope this podcast will support you to reflect upon the implications of critical professionalism for your personal practice.  If you would like to further your reflections check out the show notes and resources at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/the-academy/podcast/ Reading List: https://rl.talis.com/3/liverpool/lists/7CAED93D-01E3-077F-01B8-72B27A00F8F2.html?lang=en-US&login=1#1654d46e-ab0a-44fc-8aaf-3f6933cb5214 Music The Music for our podcasts is brought to you by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
44:15
January 13, 2020
An introduction to the Developing Practice Podcast
In this trailer, we introduce The Academy’s Developing Practice Podcast.  We outline the rationale for the podcast and some of the topics we will cover in our first series.   We meet the podcast hosts, Dr. Alex Owen and Matt Davis. Dr. Alex Owen is a Senior Academic Developer working in collaboration with colleagues from across the Academy, the wider institution and beyond to enhance the development of excellence in learning and teaching in line with the University's strategic objectives. At her previous institution, she was a Faculty of Education based Head of Department and now, at the University of Liverpool, she leads on the design and delivery of a range of opportunities for colleagues to continually develop their professional practice with a view to learning and teaching enhancement. Alex’s work involves providing 'Peer Learning' leadership across the broad range of Academy activities designed in response to the strategic educational objectives of the University.  She works to cascade and share good learning and teaching practice and to build supportive networks for educational leaders to share and promote excellence in learning and teaching practice at the University.  Her interest lies with the development of opportunities for innovation in educational practices to be acknowledged, celebrated and shared with the wider University community. Twitter @alexandra_owen Matt Davis is an Organisational Developer (eLearning Lead) and his role is to create blended and online learning design, to commission learning interventions, to consult with managers and leaders on how to enhance performance through learning, to help facilitate strategic change through learning and to perform learning needs analysis. He also conducts evaluation and analysis of all such activities. He has worked in Learning and Development for 11 years in various roles. Matt is a keen advocate of providing organisational development initiatives to facilitate powerful and positive change in people and thus the organisation they work for. Being very technology-focused and previously running a not for profit eLearning company he sees the huge benefits that online/mobile learning can bring to an organisations ability to learn and adapt for the future, as well as the personal benefits that each staff member can gain. Twitter: @ElearnerMatt Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
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December 13, 2019