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Zoë Allman

Job: Associate Dean (Academic)

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: Gateway House, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8087

E: zallman@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media: February 2018  - present

Associate Professor in Student Experience, Faculty of Technology: November 2017 - February 2018

Associate Director, Learning and Teaching: September 2015 - November 2017

Head of Studies (Undergraduate and Postgraduate), Faculty of Technology: January 2015 - August 2015

Principal Lecturer in Media Production: August 2013 - December 2014

Lecturer in Television Production: May 2010 - August 2013

Publications and outputs

Allman, Z. 2022. What good looks like in embedding mental health support across HE. 18 January.  Wonkhe Blog. [Online]. [Accessed 26 January 2022]. Available from: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/what-good-looks-like-in-embedding-mental-health-support-across-he/

Allman, Z. 2022. Embedding mental wellbeing for staff and students. In The Chartered Association of Business Schools, Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) 2021 Conference Proceedings. [Online]. [Accessed 9 February 2022]. Available from: https://cabs-199e2.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/LTSE-2021-Conference-Proceedings.pdf

Allman, Z. (in press). Embedding mental wellbeing in lockdown: an increased priority during a pandemic. In M. G. Jamil & D.A. Morley, Agile learning environments amid disruption: Evaluating academic innovations in higher education during COVID-19. Palgrave Macmillan.

Allman, Z. 2021. An increasing focus on embedding mental wellbeing. 14 July. Association of National Teaching Fellows, with CATEs Blog. [Online]. [Accessed 11 October 2021]. Available from: https://ntf-association.com/an-increasing-focus-on-embedding-mental-wellbeing/ 

Allman, Z. 2021. Mental Wellbeing and Staff in HE Symposium: a post-event summary. 5 March. Advance HE Blog. [Online]. [Accessed 13 May 2021]. Available from: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/mental-wellbeing-and-staff-he-symposium-post-event-summary

 

Keynote, plenary, invited speaker and conference presentation information detailed below.

Areas of teaching

Subjects/modules:

Advanced Television Production, Multimedia, Social Media and Technology, Technology Fundamentals, plus final year and Masters project supervision.

Software: 

Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, AVID, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Director, Adobe Flash, and a range of social media platforms.

Courses taught

Programme Leader, Media Production BSc (Hons): March 2013-January 2015

Other courses taught:

Audio and Recording Technology BSc, Media Production MSc, Media Technology BSc, Multimedia Computing BSc, and Music Technology BSc.

Honours and awards

National Teaching Fellowship (NTF): 2020 - https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/ntfs/zoe-allman

 

Outstanding Service Contribution and Achievement Recognition Awards (OSCARs):

  • Exceptional Contribution to the Student Experience Finalist, 2019
  • Award for Innovation and Change Finalist, 2016
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience Winner, 2015

 

Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award: 2014 and 2012

DMU Teacher Fellowship: June 2013

Membership of external committees

Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) Higher Education Advisory Panel, Member: September 2021-present

Leicester College Corporation, Governor: March 2021-present

L.E.A.D. Forest Lodge Academy, Community Governor: February 2021-present

Leicester Arts Centre Limited (Phoenix), Trustee: 2019-present

Learning Without Limits Academy Trust, Trustee and Member: 2016-2018

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellowship of Inspection Nominees, FIN: 2021

Women's Higher Education Network, WHEN: 2020

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA): 2018

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA): 2015

Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy: 2013

Projects

Embedding Mental Wellbeing: Methods and Benefits in the Curriculum, QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project Leader: January 2021-present

Embedding Mental Wellbeing in the Curriculum, University Project Director: September 2019-November 2021

August 2019-July 2021

Office 365 for Staff, University Senior Responsible Owner: 2018-2019

Employability Programme, University Project Director: 2017

Forthcoming events

Allman, Z. 2022. Keynote: Embedding Mental Wellbeing Online Resources. Supporting your Access to HE Provision, One Awards, 23 March 2022, online. 

Allman, Z., et al. 2022. Leader: Student Mental Health and Well-being Workshop.  QAA Quality Insights Event, 14 June 2022, online.

 

 

Externally funded research grants information

Embedding Mental Wellbeing: Methods and Benefits in the Curriculum, QAA Collaborative Enhancement, January 2021-present, Lead: Zoë Allman

Reading for Resilience, Everybody's Reading Festival, 2019, Lead: Zoë Allman

Developing and Enhancing our Academic Resilience, Advance HE Connect Network Onboarding Grant, 2019, Lead: Zoë Allman, Co-Leads: Amy Murphy and Nikki Welyczko

 

Internally funded research project information

Sustainability Culture in Industry: Placement Investigation, Seed Grant for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), February-June 2021, Lead: Ben Onyido, Co-Lead: Zoë Allman

Embedding Mental Wellbeing in the Curriculum, Corporate Portfolio Management Funding, September 2019-November 2021, Lead: Zoë Allman

 

 

 

 

Keynote and Plenary engagements

Allman, Z. 2021. Keynote: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff and students. The Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference, 30 June 2021, online.

Allman, Z. 2021. Keynote: Mental wellbeing, embedding for all. Advance HE Mental Wellbeing and Staff in HE Symposium, 17 February 2021, online.

Allman, Z. 2020. Plenary: Examining the role of mental wellbeing in the curriculum and university. Advance HE Student Retention Symposium, 16 September 2020, online.

Invited Speaker engagements

Allman, Z. 2021. PFHEA – Wrapping up a claim! Nottingham Trent University, 17 December 2021, online.

Allman, Z. 2021. Mental wellbeing for all. Pedagogy and Practice when Teaching Online, University of Kent ‘Digitally Enhanced Webinars series’, 27 October 2021, online.  

Allman, Z. 2021. The mental health and wellbeing of professional services teams. The Chartered Association of Business Schools Professional Managers’ Annual Conference, 29 April 2021, online.

Allman, Z. 2021. Project Scoping and Re-scoping: Embedding Mental Wellbeing in the Curriculum. De Montfort University’s Project Change Management Network event, 26 February 2021, online.

Allman, Z. 2020. From media to management: my route through academia. The University of Reading National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academic Community of Practice, 7 December 2020, online.

Allman, Z. 2020. Ignite Session: Student feedback and support: Engagement at the point of need. Advance HE’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2020: Teaching in the spotlight: Creative thinking to enhance the student experience: From curriculum design to student success, 7 July 2020, online. 

Conference presentations

Allman, Z. 2021. Embedding Mental Wellbeing: QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project 2021. The Association of National Teaching Fellows & CATE Winners Annual Symposium, 27 April 2021, online.

Ward, N. & Allman, Z. 2021. Compassionate pedagogies at the heart of DMU? De Montfort University Teaching & Learning Conference, 5 February 2021, online.

Allman, Z. 2020. Embedding mental wellbeing: An institutional approach. Advance HE’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2020: Teaching in the spotlight: Creative thinking to enhance the student experience: From curriculum design to student success, 7 July 2020, online. 

Allman, Z. 2020. What an ‘excellent’ lecturer looks like: Students as co-producers. The Association of National Teaching Fellows & CATE Winners Annual Symposium, 6 March 2020, Aston University. 

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