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Senior Lecturer - IFY Programme Coordinator

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Society. My degree is in Business Computing and my postgraduate degree is in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. I am a Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education (SFAHE), an accredited Workplace Mediator, and a member of the Staff Mentoring Scheme. My research interests are in student engagement, student support, and IT/eLearning.

I am a member of the IFY/CAS/SAEX (Integrated Foundation Year/Customised Awards Scheme/StudyAbroad and Exchange Scheme) team. My primary responsibility is for the Integrated Foundation Year. I am coordinator of the IFY programme and module leader for FDN012 Essential Study Skills.  

I am the School of Social Sciences Digital Learning and Teaching Lead (DLTL) and support staff with instructional design, developing programmes, and module spaces on Canvas.

Teaching and supervision

    • I am the Module Leader and teach FDN012 Essential Study Skills. I also supervise Stage 3 projects under LLS modules.

Research interests for potential research students

I am particularly interested in student support and engagement, IT, and eLearning. 


I am particularly interested in student support and engagement, IT, and eLearning. Working in partnership with students I developed a Student Led Induction Event, ‘CSP/CAS Survival’, which ran annually in Freshers' Week alongside the CSP/CAS team induction activities. The Survival event was led by current CSP/CAS student volunteers, their aim being to support new students in their transition to higher education and to welcome them to the CSP/CAS family. This event now runs annually in the Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) programme.


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Conference or Workshop Item

Cook, Freda and Lambton, Anne (2019) 'Appyness': A creative tool for pedagogical engagement. In: University of Sunderland Resarch Conference, June 2019, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Dawson, Maria, Cook, Freda and Lambton, Anne (2014) 'Active Engagement Strategies: Students as Co-creators of Knowledge'. In: EDULEARN14: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 7-9 Jul 2014, Barcelona, Spain.

Dawson, Maria and Cook, Freda (2013) Student Support in Education: You get out what you put in. In: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 18 - 19 Nov 2013, Seville, Spain.

This list was generated on Wed Mar 29 07:23:19 2023 BST.
  • Canvas
  • Digital learning and teaching
  • Student transitions/support
  • Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education (SFAHE)
  • Accredited Workplace Mediator
  • Member of the Staff Mentoring Scheme
  • SuPA (Sunderland University Professional Award) Panel Assessor
  • School of Social Sciences Digital Learning and Teaching Lead (DLTL)

Last updated 02 November 2022