A nursing lecturer from Robert Gordon University has received the highest recognition possible from a professional institution for her contribution to the development of learning and teaching.
Dr Sundari Joseph from the university’s school of nursing and midwifery has been appointed a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the professional body for UK practising academics.
“I look forward to a new era of growth and development, reaping benefits for everyone I work with”
The award recognises excellence in teaching within a university setting and the wider academic community nationally and internationally.
Dr Joseph has worked at the Aberdeen-based university for 19 years, focusing on nurse education and inter-professional education.
She has been credited with pioneering new and innovative learning, which has resulted in enhanced student experiences within the university’s health and social care courses.
Nurse lecturer recognised for academic excellence
She is also vice chair of the Centre for the Advancement of Inter-professional Education (CAIPE) and has led research projects with partners in Australia, Japan and Qatar.
Dr Joseph said: “I was very surprised to receive this recognition for work that I am passionate about and am grateful to the Higher Education Academy for the principal fellow award.
“I look forward to a new era of growth and development, reaping benefits for everyone I work with,” she added.
Professor Ian Murray, head of the university’s school of nursing and midwifery, said: “The principal fellow award is well earned recognition of Dr Joseph’s work and contribution to the development of learning and teaching.”