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The conference this year was held on Friday 8 September 2017



Session formats

Workshops or symposiums are both 90 minutes long and expected to engage the audience. Symposiums are expected to have 2 short presentations followed by  discussion.

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08:30 - 09:00
Registration (Quad)
Welcome and Vice-chancellor Professor Tim Blackman
09:30 – 10:20
Helen King, Senior Policy Advisor for Learning and Teaching Development, HEFCE
10:30 – 12:00
Parallel sessions
Conference strand: Diversity as a resource for student success
Session 1
Professor Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor in Social Care; Alfonso Pezzell, Associate Lecturer in Mental Health; Rebecca Manning, Middlesex Alumni; Laura Cole, Research Assistant, King's College London
Session 2
Jenni Ward, Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Peter Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Academic Writing and Language; Alison Tanner, Senior Lecturer in Photography
Conference strand:  Employability in the hourglass: preparing students for lifelong employability
Session 3
Nick Kassouf, Technical Tutor Biomedical Science; Eleonora Pantano, Lecturer in Marketing; Lauren Patman, Technician (Stage Management)
Professor Kay Caldwell, Head of Institute of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work; Georgina Cox, Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Session 4
Simon Roberts, Director of PG Leadership, Work & Organisation Programmes (Business School)
Dr Sumeetra Ramakrishnan, Senior Lecturer in International Tourism & Hospitality
Session 5
Kathy Wilson, Associate Professor; Pam Hodge, Lecturer in Practice Learning; Julie Moody, Senior Lecturer (Practice) Adult Nursing
Conference strand:  Navigating uncertainty with data
Session 6
Symposium (CG15)
Susan Scott-Hunt, Associate Professor in Law; Renu Barton-Hanson, Acting Director of Programmes for Law; Dr Elvira Domínguez-Redondo, Associate Professor; Dr Maureen Spencer, Associate Professor in Law
Professor Balbir Barn, Deputy Dean, Science and Technology
Session 7
Stefan Lutschinger, Associate Lecturer in Digital Publishing
Conference strand:  Technologies for teaching/technologies for learning
Session 8
Massimiliano Marvasi, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology
Session 9
Georgios Dafoulas, Associate Professor, Computer Science; Martin Loomes, PVC, Executive Dean Faculty of Science and Technology; Cristiano Maia, Graduate Academic Assistant, Computer Science
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch (Quad)
(12:00-12:50) Workshops taking place during the lunch break
(lunch provided in the room)
Adam Edwards, Library Liaison Manager; Sue Bailey, Deputy Academic Registrar; Venetia Brown, Director of Programmes - Post Qualifying Nursing, Child Health; Jordan Lewis, Middlesex University Students' Union
Dr Doirean Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management
13:00 - 13:50
Johnny Rich, Higher Education Specialist
14:00 – 15:30
Parallel sessions
Conference strand: Diversity as a resource for student success
Session 10
Jo Killingley, Senior Lecturer Midwifery; David Westley, Director of Programmes Psychology
Rachael Major, Honorary Lecturer, Institute of Health and Social Care Studies, Guernsey
Session 11
Linda Whitworth, Senior Lecturer in Primary Teacher Education Citizenship & Religious Education
Dr Katerina Loukopoulou, Senior Academic Developer
Conference strand: Employability in the hourglass: preparing students for lifelong employability
Session 12
Workshop (CG10)
Maeve O’Loughlin, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Safety & Health
Session 13
Workshop (CG13)
Professor Martin Loomes, PVC, Executive Dean Faculty of Science and Technology; Dr Celia Bell, Head of Department Natural Sciences; Professor Mehmet Karamanoglu, Head of Department Design, Engineering and Mathematics
Session 14
Liz Beasley, Senior Lecturer in Education (Practice); Shirley Allen, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies; Phil Barter, Associate Professor (Practice) in Learning and Teaching
Conference strand: Navigating uncertainty with data
Session 15
Professor William Wong, Professor Computing Science; Professor Ifan Shepherd, Professor GeoBusiness; Dr Sylvia Gottschalk, Finance, Director of Finance Programmes Professor Mandeep Dhami, Professor in  Decision Psychology; Lisa Marzano, Associate Professor in Psychology; John Watt, Associate Professor in Risk Management; Dr Chris Rooney, Researcher Visual Analytics; Dr Neesha Kodagoda, Operations Manager & Senior Researcher Visual Analytics
Session 16
Nick Clark, Research Assistant, Business School; Sophie Knowles, Programme Leader Journalism; Valeria Graziano, Research Fellow, Art and Design Institute; Dr Sophie Hope, Lecturer in Arts Management, Birkbeck University of London
Conference strand: Technologies for teaching/technologies for learning
Session 17
Alan Wheeler, Liaison Librarian
Session 18
Sukhbinder Barn, Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Dr Maja Simunjak, Lecturer in Journalism
15:40 – 16:15
Plenary and closing remarks (CG77)