– Queen Mary University of London
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The awards are in recognition of their outstanding record as educators and enhancing the learning experience for students.
Dr Randall is a Senior Lecturer in Global Public Health at Queen Mary and Student Experience Lead for Global Health. She played a pivotal role in the development and launch of Queen Mary’s online MA in Global Health, and also played a key role in the development of the ‘Stepping Stones’ and ‘Go forward‘ programs, which were created to help students at Queen Mary make the transition to university-level studies.
Over a 20-year career, Dr. Randall’s teaching has led to transformative and empowering learning experiences for hundreds of students. She was also named ‘Teacher of the Year’ at the Queen Mary Students’ Union Education Awards 2021, and was named ‘Speaker of the Year’ by the Barts and the London Students’ Association last year.
Commenting on his National Teaching Fellowship, Dr. Randall said“I have always tried to encourage a safe space where students can feel seen and understood and allow themselves to be vulnerable to learning and change.
“The wide range of emotions that define a life as a teacher is what lets me know that this is what I was born to do. I am incredibly proud to receive this recognition of my efforts and the difference I hope brought to the life of the students.
Dr. Louise Younie is a Clinical Reader in Medical Education, a practicing General Practitioner and a Fellow of Queen Mary Academy. Dr. Younie has over 20 years of experience in the field of education and was instrumental in the creation of the Enhanced Student Engagement and Development (SEED) Award at Queen Mary, which was set up to recognize students for their involvement in co-creation.
She combines her role as SEED Award co-lead with strategic oversight work within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as her own front-line teaching. This has allowed Dr. Younie to achieve transformative results that put compassion and creativity at the forefront of medical education.
Dr Younie said“I am delighted to receive this scholarship and am excited to continue my work in engaging students in compassionate understanding as part of their learning, placing students and their needs at the heart of teaching.
“Human relationships and compassion are the golden thread of my work in educating tomorrow’s medical practitioners. I am still as passionate about it today as the day I started, and I want to thank all my students and collaborators for making teaching so rewarding.
Queen Mary has a strong track record of its educators who have received NTFs. Since the program’s inception, 14 other Queen Mary scholars have been appointed.
The National Teaching Fellowship Program is designed for individuals who can clearly demonstrate that they are having an exceptional impact on student achievement and the teaching profession. Becoming a National Teaching Fellow is widely recognized in higher education as a mark of quality, both in the UK and overseas.
Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education) at Queen Mary University of London, said“I’m thrilled for Dr. Randall and Dr. Younie for their well-deserved scholarships. They perfectly encapsulate what we believe exceptional teaching should look like.
“These awards are among the most prestigious in higher education. It is a proud moment for Queen Mary as we continue to add to our number of educators who are considered best in class in the industry.