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Target Audience: All staff interested in developing a scholarship profile and/or supporting others to do so
In her talk, Dr Helen Cramman will share her academic journey and discuss how she has developed her scholarship skills and brand as a researcher. She will unpick the CPD opportunities that have been influential in shaping her path and how she now seeks to develop research environments which support others in their teaching and scholarship journey.
Dr Helen Cramman is a specialist in the evaluation of educational programmes, with a particular interest in science education and is founder and head of the national Evaluation and Innovation in Science Education (EISE) research group. She is passionate about skills development and inclusive and accessible opportunities for learners of all ages. She is currently Co-PI on the EPSRC EDI+ programme, which seeks to develop change agents for EDI in the energy sector and was Co-I on the recent EPSRC Northern Power Inclusion Matters programme. Helen is also currently leading a collaboration of 26 universities in the development of a bid for a national interdisciplinary ESRC research centre within the field of STEM education research. Her route to where she is now has not been direct. She undertook her undergraduate studies and PhD in Physics followed by multiple short-term roles as a teaching fellow and post-doctoral research assistant in Physics, from which she created a university spin-out high-precision scientific instrumentation company. Seeking to move away from fixed-term contracts, Helen then moved to the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University, which at the time was one of the largest educational research units in a UK university. She worked with primary schools and Local Education Authorities to upskill teachers in the effective use of assessment data. From here, Helen then joined the research team at CEM as the research contract manager and a Principal Investigator, managing a team of more than 20 research staff. Over time, Helen’s research focus has moved towards science education research and she is now a leading expert in skills development in practical science and the evaluation of STEM education programmes and EDI initiatives. She has a particular specialism in robust theory-based evaluation with small cohorts of participants.
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Delivered By: Dr Helen Cramman