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Professor Susanne Voelkel PhD, PFHEA, NTF

Dean, School of Biosciences , Professor of Bioscience Education School of Life Sciences


Personal Statement

I am the Dean of the School of Biosciences at the University of Liverpool.
After my PhD in Animal Physiology at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf I spent four years working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. In 2001 I joined the University of Liverpool where I teach in the area of Zoology and Animal Physiology. I have a keen interest in educational research and I have published in the areas of student engagement, assessment and feedback. I hold a Postgraduate Masters in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow.

Prizes or Honours

  • Principal Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2017)
  • Sir Alastair Pilkington Award (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, 2013)
  • Faculty Learning and Teaching Award (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, 2013)

Funded Fellowships

  • National Teaching Fellowship (Higher Education Academy , 2016)
  • Learning and Teaching Fellowship (University of Liverpool, 2016)