Professor Stephen Tee, from the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.
The successful fellows were chosen from over 180 nominations submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Professor Tee was one of 55 higher education staff to receive the honour and the award recognises his commitment to excellent teaching and his contribution to education.
He has been a registered mental health nurse for almost 30 years and worked clinically for 12 years predominantly with people experiencing acute and long-term mental health problems.
He became a nurse mentor and registered nurse teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education of Adults, and completed his doctorate in 2005.
In his previous appointment at the University of Southampton, he was associate director for learning and teaching quality, head of the Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences and assistant dean for the Graduate School.
“Stephen is quite simply one of the leading nursing educators of his generation”
Professor Karen O’Brien
More recently has been leading strategic developments in education at King’s with a particular focus on research translation and international collaboration.
He has published widely in the areas of leadership, disability, partnership and pedagogy. He was made a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Principal Fellow of King’s College London in 2014.
Last year, Professor Tee was elected chair of the prestigious Healthcare Education Group, led by London Higher.
Professor Karen O’Brien, Vice-Principal (Education) at King’s said: “Stephen is quite simply one of the leading nursing educators of his generation, and he always puts the patient perspective at the heart of his teaching.
She said: “We are delighted that he has received the high recognition of a National Teaching Fellowship.”
Professor Stephanie Marshall, chief executive of the HEA, said: “The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme celebrates outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.”
The scheme is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland.
It is open to staff whose teaching or support roles enhance the student learning experience at institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.