DKiT's CELT welcomes Professor Sally Brown

Last Friday, Dr John Dallat and the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at DkIT welcomed one of the foremost experts and prolific writers in the field of education, Professor Sally Brown. Professor Brown delivered a most engaging workshop on 'Getting published in Academic Journals' to staff drawn from across the college and in particular the students taking the Masters in Learning and Teaching here at DkIT under the direction of Dr John Dallat. Professor Brown and her husband Professor Phil Race have between them more than 100 publications. Sally enlightened amused and energised the staff attending in what is her own inimitable fashion.

Commenting on the workshop, one participant remarked

"'She takes the fear out of writing and makes you believe that getting published is within everyone's reach. Her simple tip of writing 500 words a day makes your research less daunting- simple but so effective"

About Professor Sally Brown.

Current role: Emeritus Professor, Leeds Metropolitan University, Adjunct professor, University of Sunshine Coast, and James Cook University, both in Queensland, Australia and Visiting professor, University of Plymouth. Undertaking research on Masters level assessment and making positive changes to the student experience (3 year NTFS funded project: £200,000, due to complete September 2012)

Recent Employment: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Leeds Metropolitan University (November 2004 – July 2010) with responsibility for strategic leadership of academic provision.

- Member of Vice Chancellor's Group and Corporate Management Team supporting the work of the VC.

- Chair of the Academic Committee (2008), Quality Enhancement Committee (2010), the Equality and Diversity committee and Deputy Chair of Academic Board (2009).

- Director of Assessment, Learning and Teaching: Responsible for determining and managing the Teaching Enhancement and Student Satisfaction budget, selecting and supporting Teacher Fellows and National Teaching Fellows, leading academic staff development initiatives in assessment, learning and teaching, overseeing the Leeds Met Press, leading initiatives to improve student satisfaction and acting as line manager for the Director of Research.