Sarah Speight




Sarah Speight is the Deputy Head of School and an Associate Professor of Archaeology and Medieval History. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists. In 2006 Sarah received the University of Nottingham's Lord Dearing Award for excellence in learning and teaching. In September 2010 she was appointed Academic Director of the Nottingham Advantage Award, the University's initiative to support Undergraduate students develop their life and work skills. In 2011 she was awarded a Lord Dearing fellowship to carry out work related to education for sustainable development.

Sarah is a member of the Centre for Research in Higher, Adult and Vocational Education (HAVE). She has research interests in the areas of employability and sustainability, particularly as these relate to curriculum and pedagogy. Her current research focuses on two areas; employability as a strand of HEI work and sustainability as a dimension of pedagogy and practice in academic learning.

Sarah served five years as Archaeology editor of Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire (the county's archaeological and historical journal) and three years on the advisory panel of the Archaeology Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy. She has acted as an external reader for the Journal of Education and for Studies in the Education of Adults. She is a doctoral studentship assessor for the Higher Education Academy and an advisor for the HEA's Green Academy change programme.

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