Mr Cole, pictured left, believes he was recognised for his sustained innovation and impact, spanning technology-enhanced learning, inclusive teaching and anti-racist praxis in higher education sport and healthcare. He also designed and led BSc Sports Therapy course (2013-18) bringing the course to international renown.
He said, “This award means a great deal to me, because it recognises my commitment to, and impact upon, students, peers and the wider, national community of lecturers in higher education.
“I am looking forward to collaborating with the Association of National Teaching Fellows, and also to being available to colleagues at UEL for advice and support, particularly those who experience marginalisation.”
Advance HE named 56 new fellows this year. Judges especially highlighted the impact made by the winners in championing equality, diversity and inclusivity within approaches to curriculum design, teaching delivery and collaborative working. More than 900 fellows have been created since 2000.
Professor Charles Egbu, pro-vice chancellor (education and experience) said, “We’re delighted and proud that Mr Abrahamson and Mr Cole have been made National Teaching Fellows. This is testament to their commitment to their profession and their students.
“As part of the University’s Vision 2028 strategy, we are determined to ensure that our teaching makes an enduring and positive impact on the life chances of our students and these prestigious accolades are further proof that our staff share and enact that belief.”
Alison Johns, Advance HE CEO, said, “All of the winners should be extremely proud of their achievements. Their work epitomises the outstanding commitment to teaching in the UK higher education sector, which this year has been more demanding than ever before. Well done to each and every one of them.”