DR Stephanie Mary SANDLAND
Stephanie has been awarded a UEL Teaching Fellowship for excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment based on her work in developing electronic learning materials. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has held a number of roles including Lead Personal Tutor and Leader in Teaching and Learning and retains a keen interest in both activities. She is now programme leader for the School's foundation programme and is also link tutor supporting our partner institutions both in this country and overseas. Her key research interests are in the student experience as well as her specialist subject areas which are environmental management and Corporate Social Responsibility. Stephanie's core teaching area is in Business operations and the development of undergraduate study skills.
Stephanie has participated on a wide range of consultative committees within the university involving activities including the instigation of UEL Plus and the university's provision for disabled students.
Stephanie's research interests are in the area of sustainability and the impact of culture on associated behaviours, which was the focus of her PhD. She has also conducted research in education and is particularly interested in the development of skills and the impact of disability.
In 2012 Stephanie contributed to a project financed by H2020 in which she examined best practice in European capital cities in their attempts to develop sustainable practice. To complete her part of this project Stephanie developed a tool that will eventually be offered to all local authorities that will assist their selection of appropriate approaches.
Vandergert, P., Sandland. S., Newport, D. and van den Abeele, P. (2013) Harnessing advances in eco-innovation to achieve resource efficient cities, in Bártolo, H et al (2013) Green Design, Materials and Processes. London: CRC Press
Sandland, S (2009). “A Study of Sustainability: Developing a Holistic Approach towards the Scope and Impact of Change” The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability Volume 5, Issue 4. pp.269-284
Sandland, S.M., (2006) "The practical problems faced by the University of East London in meeting the parking restraints within PPG13" in World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol 3, No.2, pp152-173
• Teaching and Learning, especially in relation to technology and learning difficulties such as dyslexia
• Sustainability and environmental management
• Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
In her years at UEL, Stephanie has taught a wide range of subjects within the subject area of Strategy and Operations. These include Transport, Logistics, and Operations Management, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, both at Undergraduate and post graduate level.
In addition to these core subject areas, Stephanie specialises in subjects relating to corporate social responsibility, including ethics and environmental sustainability.
For many years, Stephanie was also heavily involved in teaching study skills, including IT and statistics, and has developed a wide range of online learning modules. One of these was developed further to become UEL’s academic integrity Moodle sites. It was her work in this respect that was the basis of her earning the award of UEL Teaching Fellow.
Stephanie has a keen interest in ensuring her teaching satisfies a wide range of learning styles and tries to incorporate variety and challenges to stimulate an interest in the subject of study.