TEAs Shortlist Revealed

The TEAs logo Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted!

Thank you to the 443 of you who submitted a nomination for NUSU’s The Education Awards (TEAs). That’s 40 more nominations than we received last year! Once again we have been incredibly impressed with the high quality of the nominations submitted. It really does show the amazing impact Newcastle University staff have on your student experience.

Since nominations closed on 5 March, I have been working with Academic Reps to read through all the nominations to create a shortlist for each of the categories: This was a difficult task as the standard and breadth of nominations was so high and. However, I am delighted to announce that the 2019 TEAs shortlist is as follows:


Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – FMS Faculty

Dr Andrew Chaytor – School of Medical Education

Dr Neil Keegan – Institute of Cellular Medicine

Dr Andrea Clarke – School of Medical Education


Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – SAgE Faculty

Dr Evgenios Kakariadis – School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Dr Dan Nesbitt – School of Computing

Dr Clive Emary – School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics


Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – HaSS Faculty

Samuel Anaya-Guzman – School of Modern Languages

Dr Helene Tyrrell – Law School

Dr Dariusz Gafijczuk – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology


Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Global Campuses

Dr Kok-Keong Tan – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Dr Vasantha Subramaniyam – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Dr Valliammai Valliyappan – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia


Taught Supervisor of the Year

Zoe Cooper – School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Dr Adam Potts – Department of Philosophical Studies

Dr Heather Brown – Institute of Health and Society

Dr Laura Delgaty – School of Medical Education


Research Supervisor of the Year

Professor Pauline Dixon – School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Dr Chris Haywood – School of Arts and Cultures

Dr Anke Neumann – School of Engineering

Professor Matthew Gorton – Newcastle University Business School


Outstanding Contribution to Feedback

Dr Judy Murray – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Dr Evgenios Kakariadis – School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Dr Caron Newman – School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Dr Michael Waugh – School of Arts and Cultures


Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Support

Professor Elaine McColl- Institute of Health and Society

Dr Simon Corcoran – School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Dr Lindsey Ferrie – School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr Alison Copeland – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology


Outstanding Contribution to Student Employability

Helen Adamson – School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Dr Richard McQuade – School of Pharmacy

Dr Helen St Clair-Thompson – School of Psychology

Dr Chris O’Malley – School of Engineering


Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

Gerard Corsane – School of Arts and Cultures

Dr Patrick Rosenkranz – School of Psychology

Dr Philip Garrett - School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Dr Colin Brown – Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences


Professional Services Staff Member of the Year

Mogamalar Ramasamy – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Sean Mallen – School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Jo Day – Newcastle University Students’ Union

Angela Mattison – Institute of Health and Society


The winners of the awards will be announced at the TEAs ceremony which takes place on 9 May 2019. The ceremony is a fantastic formal event that we are busy planning and preparing for. If you study at the University’s Newcastle campus and your nomination led to a member of staff being shortlisted, you will receive an invite to the ceremony soon!

At the ceremony, we will also announce the winner(s) of the first ever Student Choice Award. The Student Choice Award allowed students to create their own award category and submit a nomination for the award they created. From the nominations that were received, the TEAs judging panel has selected outstanding nominations, with the winner(s) being announced on the night.

While you wait to see who our 2019 winners are, head to the TEAs website to see everyone who was nominated, who the previous winners were and pictures from last year’s awards.

Finally, we are starting to look through all the nominations as part of our work on the 2019 TEAs Report. For this we will analyse the nominations to see if there are any trends or interesting themes that come from the content of the nominations. You can see what we are talking about if you download a copy of our previous ‘TEAs Reports’.


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