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Julia Brennan, lecturer in academic practice

I joined St Mary’s University as a lecturer in academic practice in 2023. I am actively engaged in designing and developing a range of resources for personal tutoring, lecture capture, and academic integrity. Additionally, I support the Advance HE fellowships scheme.

I’ve been working in higher education for more than 20 years and previously worked at The Open University and The University of Surrey. Here, I specialised in course design and production, digital learning, and the development and implementation of educational software. I am currently studying for a master's in Higher Education at The University of Surrey.

My passion lies in fostering student engagement, a theme that I explored in-depth through co-authoring a chapter. This collaborative effort reports the findings of a research project examining the meaning and implications of 'engagement' and the effective strategies employed to promote engagement within a blended ethics education module.

Costello, B., Brennan, J., Loughlin, C. and Gallagher, A. (2020) ‘Learner engagement on a blended ethics education programme: perspectives of students and teachers’, in Gravett, K., Yakovchuk, N., Kinchin, I. (eds) Enhancing Student-Centred Teaching in Higher Education, Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. 

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