We are delighted to share that the School of Politics and International Relations' Professor Helen Williams has been appointed as Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Professor Williams has worked at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) since 2013. She has taken a variety of education leadership roles, including Faculty of Social Sciences Digital Learning Director as well as more recently holding the position of Deputy Faculty Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience. She has held the positions of Deputy and Director of Teaching in SPIR and founded the school's peer mentoring scheme.
Helen has also led training at various institutions on a variety of themes relating to feedback, assessment, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Professor Williams is passionate about teaching statistics and research methods to non-specialists, leading curriculum change to embed hands-on training at the undergraduate level. For this work, she was awarded the Political Studies Association Innovation in Teaching Politics Award in 2014. She was a co-investigator for the ESRC project 'Understanding Society Through Secondary Data Analysis'. She has recently published a book to help students learn statistics using SPSS embedded in the discipline of politics and IR.
In 2021, Helen won a Lord Dearing Award as part of the Digital Learning Directors and since 2016 has been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Helen will begin her new role in August 2022. Congratulations Helen!
Posted on Friday 5th August 2022