Organization profile

Organisation profile

UWS Academy supports everyone who teaches UWS students to develop their teaching and assessment practices, their programmes and their modules with the aim of enhancing student learning. We also support the development of researchers, from postgraduates through early career to experienced practitioners.
Our theme for 2018-2020 is Focus On: Assessment and Feedback.
Our work includes:

  • Running the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP), a taught route to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy for newer staff
  • Leading sALTiRE (Academic Learning and Teaching Routes for Excellence), the experiential route to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • Supporting researcher development, in conjunction with our colleagues in Research Services and the Doctoral College
  • Providing resources to help staff with their academic practice, from teaching and personal tutoring to curriculum development and design
  • Developing seminars, workshops, reading groups and other events to promote academic and researcher development throughout UWS
  • Promoting funding and awards which are open to UWS staff
  • Organising the annual UWS Learning, Teaching and Research conference

Jane MacKenzie is the Head of UWS Academy. If you want to contact her, please email 

If you would like more information about these roles, or if you have a question about our work, please email

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where UWS Academy is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
PAR-2 Receptor Medicine & Life Sciences
Nitrates Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscles Medicine & Life Sciences
Athletes Medicine & Life Sciences
Sports Medicine & Life Sciences
Testosterone Medicine & Life Sciences
Running Medicine & Life Sciences

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Lindsay Coyle

Person: Academic

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Eilidh Kane

Person: Academic

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Claire Reid Mackie

Person: Academic

Research Output 1988 2019

An acute dose of inorganic dietary nitrate does not improve high-intensity, intermittent exercise performance in temperate or hot and humid conditions

Smith, K., Muggeridge, D. J., Easton, C. & Ross, M. D., 31 Mar 2019, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. 119, 3, p. 723-733 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Performance-Enhancing Substances
Double-Blind Method

Antimony ore tailings: heavy metals, chemical speciation, and leaching characteristics

Zhou, Y., Ren, B., Hursthouse, A. S. & Zhou, S., 2019, In : Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. 28, 1, p. 485-495 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ore tailings
Chemical speciation
speciation (chemistry)

A special section on informatics of medical image application in sports injury

Gu, Y., Fernandez, J., Baker, J. S. & Awrejcewicz, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics. 9, 3, p. 540-542 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Activities 1995 2019

GSK Site Visit

John Lockhart (Organiser), Mark Thomas (Participant), Kimberly Black (Participant), Kirsty McCallum (Participant), Carly Woods (Participant), Bryn Short (Participant), Sabha Asghar (Participant), Fawziye Tarhini (Participant), Mari Bailo (Participant), Gary Litherland (Organiser), Anne Crilly (Organiser)
14 Mar 201915 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

BREATH PI Meeting, Belfast (QUB)

John Lockhart (Speaker), Anne Crilly (Speaker), Gary Litherland (Speaker)
15 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Academic All-Ivy League Award

Ray Bobrownicki (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

university population

Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Iain McLellan (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Election to learned society

Association of Colleges Gold Award

Julien Baker (Recipient), 1 Jun 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)