Brain Sciences


Faculty staff receive UCL Arena Fellowships

26 July 2021

12 Faculty staff were recognised by the UCL Arena Centre for Research-Based Education, receiving Arena Fellowship awards for the outstanding teaching and learning contribution they have made to our community.

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The awards celebrate the achievements of experienced staff through the opportunity to gain both a UCL Arena Fellowship and the corresponding HEA Fellowship in one of four categories: Associate Fellowship, Fellowship, Senior Fellowship, and Principal Fellowship.

From the UCL Arena Fellowship panels in July 2021 the following Brain Sciences Faculty staff were successful:

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

  • Emma Beecham (Division of Psychiatry)
  • Elizabeth Corker (Division of Psychology & Language Sciences)
  • Alice Liefgreen (Division of Psychology & Language Sciences)
  • Anisa Morsi (Division of Psychology & Language Sciences)
  • Jelena Sakure (Division of Psychology & Language Sciences)
  • Christina Toomey (Queen Square Institute of Neurology)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

  • Ruhma Asif Aboobakar (Division of Psychology & Language Sciences)
  • Jennifer Grassly (Division of Psychology & Language Sciences)
  • Benjamin Hayes (Division of Psychology & Language Sciences)
  • Dipesh Patel (Institute of Ophthalmology)
  • Lucy Anderson (Ear Institute)
  • Bhavisha Parmar (Ear Institute)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

  • Jen Agustus (Queen Square Institute of Neurology)
  • Jay Varia (Institute of Ophthalmology)

UCL Arena runs four award panels throughout the academic year and has a large number of applicants from across UCL at all levels of fellowship.

Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences said: “Congratulations to all of our Faculty staff who have been recognised with Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy. The commitment of our staff to providing high-quality education is an inspiration to others and exemplifies the importance the Faculty places on providing outstanding education to our students.”