The Higher Education Academy Psychology Network Technician Award - 2008
Leah Greene, an active ATSiP member.
Article from The
Higher Education Academy Psychology Network
Newsletter - Issue 49 (September 2008).
We are very pleased to announce that the winner of
the 2008 Psychology Network Technician Award is Leah Greene, a technician
/ demonstrator for the directorate of psychology at the University
Leah has been working for the directorate for five
years, during which time she has provided outstanding support for
students in the directorate, including developing Eyetracker, Computer
Gaming and Galvanic Skin Response laboratories, and managing the
observation suites and a dedicated psychology computer suite.
For the past three years Leah has also been involved
in delivering and developing seminars for level 1 Introduction to
Biological Psychology and level 2 Biological Psychology.
Leah is particularly interested in developing innovations to improve the
student learning experience. For example, Leah has scanned all of the
questionnaires and psychometric instruments that the directorate has acquired
(after dealing with relevant copyright issues, of course), converted these
into PDF documents, and uploaded them onto the directorate's VLE (Blackboard)
so that students have ready access to these materials. Leah has also developed
Information website for psychology students, containing useful information,
links, and lists of available equipment. These innovative uses of existing
technology have enhanced the learning experience of students across the
directorate, who now benefit greatly from having easy and continuous on-
and off-campus access to all these resources.
Students and staff at Salford say:
"Leah provides exceptional student support across the board. I feel
this has been particularly well demonstrated in the way she has lent her
expertise to those final-year dissertation students who wanted to try
something a bit more technologically ambitious. She achieved exactly the
right balance of support by providing direct advice when needed and helpful
encouragement for students to learn the techniques themselves". Adam
Galpin, Lecturer, Directorate of Psychology.
"Leah was extremely helpful and a perfect seminar leader". Student,
Level 2 module evaluation.
We would like to congratulate Leah on her award, and to thank everyone
who got involved with this year's award. Details of next year's award
will be available at the end of 2008.