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Mr Neil Ford 

Senior 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: using student feedback to develop learning; digital and information literacies; peer learning; study skills and student co-creation, 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, improving assessment and feedback practices and developing dissertation support for taught postgraduate students.

Research interests

Neil is currently co-leading a Research and Impact Special Interest Group within the newly established Academic Peer Learning Network. This international working group is aiming to identify best practice in evaluating and researching the impact of peer learning schemes and foster the collection of multi-institutional data to evidence learning outcomes.

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Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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