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Professor selected to receive National Teaching Fellowship

Published: 06 September 2021

Congratulations to St George’s Clinical Academic, Professor Kate Tatton-Brown, who has been selected to receive one of only 55 prestigious National Teaching Fellowships this year by Advance HE. The prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, which began in 2000, celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. 

Professor Tatton-Brown has received the award in recognition of her work as a national leader in genomic education. She has been directing the development of a portfolio of online, in-person and blended educational resources including three Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that, collectively, have reached over 50,000 learners worldwide. These were the first CPD accredited genomics MOOCs available within the UK. 

Among other educational responsibilities, Kate is also the Clinical Lead for Genomic Education at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges where she is collaborating with Health Education England and NHS England to establish and develop a new, innovative online resource that will be available across the specialties and roles within the NHS. 

On receiving the award, Kate says, “Being selected for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme is a great honour and, although this is an individual award, it was only possible because of the brilliant teams and people I have worked with. There are too many people to thank individually but I would particularly like to mention Katie Snape, Luke Woodham, Sheetal Kavia, Fiona Haworth, Amy Frost and Michelle Bishop. I have also received enormous support from the Centre for Innovation and Development in Education (CIDE) in pulling together my application: support that I understand all future St George’s National Teaching Fellow nominees can also expect to benefit from.” 

Kate joins two other National Teaching Fellows at St George’s, Professors Emma Baker and Jane Saffell. Although she is the first nominee from the university in over five years, St George’s intends to nominate up to three academics each year for the award moving forward - all those nominated by the university will receive £500 support for educational development. 

Education Excellence Awards help recognize and reward excellent practice and will help surface future nominees for both the National Teaching Fellowship scheme and group awards such as the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Deputy Principal for Education, Professor Jane Saffell, says, “We are so proud of Kate’s National Teaching Fellowship and hope she will be the first of many St George's staff receiving awards in the NTF and related Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence.” 

A full list of this year’s National Teaching Fellows can be found on the Advance HE website

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