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Dr Tamsin Kilner

Dr Tamsin Kilner

Lecturer in Academic Practice

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Overview

With eighteen years' experience working in various roles in HE, I'm interested in inclusive practice and wellbeing, with a particular focus on supporting the professional development of educators working in both academic and Professional Services roles. I'm seconded to the Academic Professional programme as a Lecturer in Academic Practice; my substantive post is in Academic Development, where I am the Director of Exeter's experiential route to HEA Fellowship, the ASPIRE Professional Recognition Pathway. 

Communication, academic writing, mentoring, and coaching are long-term fascinations for me, and I am also an experienced copy-editor and proofreader. 

Qualifications

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

PhD English, University of Exeter 

MA (Dist.), University of Exeter 

BA (Hons; Dean's Commendation), University of Exeter 

 

Career

My work to date includes:

  • Director of the ASPIRE Professional Recognition Pathway (PRP), and main liaison for Advance HE
  • Leading and line-managing the ASPIRE PRP team, including co-creation and delivery of workshops and writing retreats, and day-to-day applicant support
  • Supporting and developing the ASPIRE PRP Mentors' Forum, growing numbers from c. 30 to over 100 
  • (Re)developing the Education Toolkit, including a particular focus on inclusivityaccessibility, and wellbeing for students and staff (2019-2021)
  • Lead on internal support for National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) applications
  • External reviewer for NTFS applications
  • Leading on the reaccreditation by Advance HE of the ASPIRE Framework, including the Academic Professional programme, the Learning & Teaching in Higher Education programme (LTHE), and the ASPIRE Professional Recognition Pathway (PRP) (2020)
  • External examiner for HEA Fellowship applicants, University of Gloucestershire (2020)
  • Proofreader and copy-editor specialising in academic work (2010 to date)
  • Consultant for Impact Case Study development (REF2021), Research Services, University of Exeter (2020)
  • External mentor for PFHEA applicants (2020)
  • Designing and facilitating a range of socially structured writing retreats across the University of Exeter, working with Law, the College of Medicine and Health, and Research Services (2018-2021)
  • Humanities lead for LTHE (2015-19)
  • Lead on academic induction, involving the co-creation with external developers of a resource to support new staff arriving at Exeter with developing an understanding of the institutional structures and staff (2015-2016)
  • Educational techologist, Technology-enhanced Learning team (2006-2014)
  • Educational technology lead for School of English, University of Exeter (2005-2006)
  • Teaching various undergraduate and Masters modules in School of English, University of Exeter (2003-2006)
  • Widening Participation mentor for School of English, University of Exeter (2003-2006)
  • Research assistant on AHRC-funded Early Stuart Libels
  • Research on Victorian literature and the occult, including conference presentations

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