Senior or Principal Fellow Workshop

Senior or Principal Fellow Workshop

2-4pm Thursday 17th July, CM105 Ian Scott and Carol Evans - Download slides here 


This workshop will examine how you can develop a successful claim for a Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).  During the session we will look at the requirements for SFHEA and PFHEA. We will consider the key dimensions of practice you need to be collecting evidence of for senior or principal fellowship and clarify differences between requirements of National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) and Senior and Principal Fellowship. The workshop will provide an overview of the UKPSF fellowship schemes as well as an opportunity for you to analyse the evidence that you have to support a claim.  The session will be led by NTFs one of whom is also an HEA assessor. 


Carol Evans


Carol Evans is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southampton UK; a

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK; National Teaching Fellow and Secretary for the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows. She is President of the Education, Learning, Styles, Individual Differences Network (ELSIN), and Associate Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology. She is also a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the UCL Institute of Education, London, UK. Recent work includes:


  • Waring, M., & Evans, C. (2015).Understanding Pedagogy: Developing a Critical Approach to Teaching and Learning, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Kozhevnikov, M., Evans, C., & Kosslyn, S. (2014). Cognitive style as environmentally sensitive individual differences in cognition: a modern synthesis and applications in education, business and management. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 15(1), 3-33 available at:


Ian Scott



Ian is Associate Dean for Student Experience within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. His first degree was in Applied Biology before progressing onto gaining his Ph.D. in Avian Ecology and Physiology from Durham University. Ian developed an interested in Pedagogy whilst working at DeMontfort University lecturing in Ecology, which led to positions at City University and then University of Worcester in Education Development Units.  He gained a National Teaching Fellowship in 2011 and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014. Ian’s research interests lie in work-based learning, mentorship, and learning in non-formal environments. His latest publication is:

Scott, I., & Spouce, J. (2014). Practice-based learning in Nursing, Health and Social Care. Oxford: Blackwell- Wiley.