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Biography Jo-Anne is the lead for RGUflex, the flexible studies programme. She is on secondment from the School of Engineering where until 2023 she was Academic Strategic Lead for Teaching, Learning, and Enhancemen. In the pase she has had responsibility for the Academic Team Lead (Teaching and Learning), the Engineering Services Manager, and academic colleagues. She has been a part of the School of Engineering team since 2003 when the School began delivering distance learning MSc courses in Energy related subjects.

Jo-Anne began as an external distance learning lecturer for modules in Reservoir Geology, Petroleum Geology and Fluids and Formation Evaluation and prior to this was a geologist in Innovative Engineering Systems Ltd and Core-Laboratories. After working at University of Portsmouth, she joined RGU full-time, taking the lead in distance learning and pastoral care of distance learning students in 2009.

She completed an MA in Higher Education Learning and Teaching, with a thesis entitled "Retention of Postgraduate Distance Learning Students". In 2013, she was appointed Learning Enhancement Coordinator for the School. I developed the Engineering Continuing Professional Development Framework (MSc Engineering) and led the development of the engineering Graduate Apprenticeships.

In 2016 she became a Senior Lecturer focussing on teaching and learning enhancement and in 2017 was promoted to Academic Strategic Lead and became SFHEA.

She recently completed her PhD in the School of Health Sciences at RGU, researching mental wellbeing in engineering students.
Research Interests Mental wellbeing in engineering students
Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality
Time Management in engineering students
Multi-disciplinary working
Teaching and Learning Introductory geology
Petroleum geology
Professional skills
Global Challenges
PhD Supervision Availability No