Dr Annette Crisp is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a CATE award winner and the Pedagogic Champion for Arts Design and Humanities (ADH).
As the Associate Professor Quality in ADH, her role within the faculty is to provide support for staff in order to facilitate the development, delivery, and assessment of good quality higher education working within universal standards of quality and good practice. This enables her to review and disseminate developments associated with innovation in pedagogy as well as content within the faculty.
For a number of years prior to her current role Dr Crisp would be found working as a programme leader and senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Initially working as a distance learning manager in Pharmacy, Dr Crisp was subsequently appointed as Faculty Manager to the old faculty of Applied Sciences. Reinventing herself as a lecturer as a result of changes to university structures, Annette worked in Psychology and Criminal Justice as a senior lecturer running a number of cross-disciplinary modules. Finally, as a Criminologist she worked full time with the department of criminology and criminal justice.
This led to her involvement in the development and leadership of the IPLDP foundation degree and top up degree policing programmes in collaboration with local Police organisations - the first police/academic degree programmes in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.
As a result of her teaching experiences, Annette continued to develop her interest in trans-disciplinary learning which led to her work with the Crash-Ed team, engagement with widening participation and other inter faculty teaching initiatives uniquely using for example the 'Cube' virtual space for assessment purposes.
In addition to trans-disciplinary education, Annette has worked extensively to promote the pedagogical worth of the use of avatars and practice-based virtual scenarios in higher education and collaborative learning. She very much looks forward to supporting staff across the university to develop their pedagogical endeavours and develop new ways to facilitate learning.