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

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carbonate Earth & Environmental Sciences
sandstone Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbonate rock Earth & Environmental Sciences
fracture network Earth & Environmental Sciences
porosity Earth & Environmental Sciences
multilingualism Social Sciences
aragonite Earth & Environmental Sciences
limestone Earth & Environmental 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 2014 2018

31 Downloads (Pure)

Geographies of medical and health humanities: a cross-disciplinary conversation

de Leeuw, S., Donovan, C., Schafenacker, N., Kearns, R., Neuwelt, P., Merill Squier, S., McGeachan, C., Parr, H., Frank, A. W., Coyle, L-A., Atkinson, S., El-Hadi, N., Shklanka, K., Shooner, C., Beljaars, D. & Anderson, J., 13 Nov 2018, In : GeoHumanities. 4, 2, p. 285- 334 50 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Medical Geography
Delivery of Health Care
Social Sciences
Traditional Medicine
3 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)

Imagined futures in living with multiple conditions: positivity, relationality and hopelessness

Coyle, L-A. & Atkinson, S., 28 Feb 2018, In : Social Science & Medicine. 198, p. 53- 60 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
interpersonal relation
2 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Vulnerability as practice in diagnosing multiple conditions

Coyle, L-A. & Atkinson, S., 27 Jun 2018, In : Medical Humanities. 9 p., 011433.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access