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Dr Anthony Cronin

Anthony is a mathematician in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. His research interests include nonnegative matrix theory, mathematics education and support. He lectures Linear Algebra on the Mathematical Sciences pathway and moderates both mathematics modules on the Access to Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine programme. Anthony is an advocate for active learning and utilises technology-enhanced learning to engage and motivate students in both large lecture, and smaller tutorial and support settings.  

He has piloted student-centred pedagogies including: 

Qwizdom, to initiate in-class interactive audience responses, Q&A discussions and to poll students on content as a formative assessment tool, the e-assessment portal Bolster Academy which affords peer-group activities, weekly practice and feedback, and peerAssign, where students both assess and give feedback to their classmates, affording them a unique opportunity to view and learn from their peers. Anthony also manages the UCD Maths Support Centre, a university-wide resource for students registered to level 0-2 modules experiencing difficulty with the mathematical/statistical component of their programme. The centre facilitates 6,000 student visits each year. Qualitative and quantitative feedback from each student-tutor interaction is electronically and anonymously fed back to over 70 module coordinators at UCD.

Dr Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer is Head of Microbiology and Lecturer/Assistant Professor School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. Having completed her degree and PhD in Trinity College Dublin, Jennifer has worked in UCD College of Science since 2009. She is a Marie Curie Fellow and has worked in University of California San Francisco.

Dr Gavin Stewart

Dr Gavin Stewart is a comparative physiologist working in the School of Biology & Environmental Science. His research interests focus on the cell membrane transporters responsible for controlling epithelial transport mechanisms. His laboratory studies the role of both urea and short chain fatty acid transporters in various tissues – including rumen, colon, bladder and brain. He also has a keen interest in educational research, having published journal articles on gender bias in assessment and making improvements in Stage 1 teaching. He is currently involved in two studies funded by the Higher Education Authority investigating student stress and how to improve the provision of academic advice.

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