Anne Tierney

Anne Tierney

Dr Anne Tierney



I am a Lecturer and Theme Lead for Theme 3: Research, Scholarship and Supervision in the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice and a member of the teaching team for the other areas of the PgCert Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education. I am Programme Leader for the MSc Blended and Online Education (BOE).

As department link for The School of Life, Sport & Social Sciences, I work to support excellence in learning, teaching and assessment at School level. I am also involved in supporting educational scholarship.

My interests are wide, ranging from student entrepreneurship to co-creation of the curriculum. A former teacher of undergraduate biological sciences, I am currently researching how UK Life Science academics engage with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Research Areas


Invited Speaker

  • Why Engage with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?
  • The value of teaching-focused academics in a research intensive university
  • More Than Just a Teaching Fellow
  • More than Just a Teaching Fellow: The Effect of the Research Excellence Framework on Teaching-Focused Academics
  • More than just a Teaching Fellow: Teaching-focused Academics in a Research-led Culture
  • Engaging with Educational Research: Five Ideas from the Literature to Improve Your Practice
  • Threshold Concepts in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Communities of practice in life sciences and the need for brokering
  • Using Semantic Differential to Measure Perceptions of Academic Identity
  • Engaging First Year Students in Employability
  • A primer for bioscientists on the essential principles for good pedagogy in HE
  • Letting Students into the Secret - Using Bloom's Taxonomy for Transparent Learning
  • Using an organisational development model as a means to investigate and improve feedback
  • Appreciative Inquiry Activity
  • Three hour labs: Breaking the mould of cookbook science
  • Networking events for postgraduates who teach
  • Enquiry-Based Learning in a Multidisciplinary Group


Conference Activity

  • Bioscience Summit


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Improving University Teaching



  • F1000 Research
  • Advances in Physiology Education


Editorial Activity



Fellowships and Awards

  • Visiting Fellow