• Staff - Margaret PriceProfessor Margaret Price is Director of the ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre and Professor of Assessment and Learning. She is a researcher with strong roots in the practice of teaching and assessment and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in June 2002 in recognition of her excellence in teaching and contribution to the development of learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education.

    In 2005, HEFCE awarded funding for the ASKe Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning following a bid that drew strongly on a body of work developed by Margaret and a small group of colleagues around the nature of assessment standards and student learning. This has led to a focus on Assessment Literacy, the subject of a book recently published written by Margaret and colleagues.

    She is also known for her work on assessment feedback for students having developed and led research projects and initiatives to take fresh perspectives on how to make feedback more effective and valued. One output of this work is an edited collection produced, with colleagues, on reconceptualising feedback.

    Margaret is involved in a wide range of research and development of practice projects at a national and international level. For example: she is working with The Higher Education Academy to develop and pilot ‘A Marked Improvement: Transforming assessment in higher education' initiative that is based on the ASKe Assessment Standards Manifesto; she has been a visiting scholar at University of Sydney and Hong Kong University; and she is an advisor on projects at institutions in Scandinavia and the UK. She seeks to encourage innovation and foster evidence-based assessment practice within the HE sector.

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    Staff - Berry O'Donovan
    Berry O'Donovan is Deputy Director of the ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre. In addition she is Principal Lecturer for Student Experience in the Faculty of Business.

    Berry is a National Teaching Fellow and primarily teaches on the large, first year, undergraduate modules focusing on orientating new students into the academic demands of higher education. To this end, she is interested in developing students’ academic literacies, cognitive abilities and critical thinking skills. Her research interests centre on learning and teaching, in particular the pedagogy of assessment and the role of community in learning on which she has published.

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    Staff - Birgit DenOuter Birgit Den Outer is Research Assistant for the ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre. She researches tutor experiences of understanding assessment standards and is particularly interested in methods of inquiry and innovative qualitative research approaches. In a freelance research capacity, Birgit continues her research in the area of Global Leadership Development for independent organisations.

    Birgit holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam and has also completed an MA in Mentoring and Coaching Practice from Oxford Brookes University, specialising in cross-cultural coaching.

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    Staff - Jill MillarDr Jill Millar is a Researcher in the ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre and Senior Lecturer in Business & Management.

    Jill’s background is in socio-legal research with a PhD from Warwick University. Her current areas of interest are business ethics, sustainable development and critical management studies with a particular focus on pedagogy and practice in higher education.

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