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Mr Neil Ford 

Principal Teaching Fellow (Education Development)

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Neil Ford joined the Southampton Business School Education Development Office in 2016. Prior to this he led the academic liaison team in Library and Learning Support at Bournemouth University.

Neil completed his MSc. Information and Library Studies at University of Wales Aberystwyth in 2008 and has since completed a PG Cert in Education Practice and achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Neil is interested in a number of themes in education development including: student partnership and co-creation; digital and information literacies; academic peer learning schemes such as PAL or PASS; transition to higher education, assessment and feedback, and has a number of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations around these themes.

Whilst at Bournemouth University, Neil was responsible for leading the development of study skills support including the coordination of a large peer learning scheme, which trained over three hundred second and final year students to deliver timetabled, group-learning sessions to first years.

In his current role in the Education Development Office of Southampton Business School, Neil works with students and academics to develop and enhance the education provided by the Southampton Business School. Recent work has included the development of an online learning community, expanding the school's undergraduate peer support scheme, developing support for transition to our programmes, and imporving assessment and feedback processes.

Research interests

Research interests include evidencing the impact of structured academic peer learning schemes on various aspects of student development. Recently, case studies provided as part of multi-institutional, OfS funded catalyst A and B projects (led by Professor Carol Evans) have focussed on the impact of attending peer learning sessions on the development of students' assessment literacy and feedback orientation.

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Mr Neil Ford
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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