Anna Fisker Hansen
Senior Technician (Lab Plus)
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Covering a period of staff absence taking on a secondment role as Senior Technician, managing the Faculty of Science and Engineering LABplus Facility. My role is to support STEM teaching and learning by developing experiential resources for undergraduate students. Each resource produced for LABplus is designed to encourage student centred learning that extends beyond the timetabled curriculum. In 2021 I will especially be focussing on making resources available to students working remotely, and developing covid-19 safe practises for students using the facility to improve their laboratory skills.
My usual role is in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics where I manage resources from Smeaton Store in the open plan Computing and Electronics lab facility. Here I support teaching and learning by issuing loan-able equipment for undergraduate students, run the School’s estore page, and complete purchases from external suppliers for project student and staff. In 2020 I launched an online resource booker for Smeaton Store, giving students a social distanced way of accessing equipment for completing practical work remotely, or as part of blended learning.
2021-present: On the Faculty of Science and Engineering Teaching, Learning and Quality Committee.
2019-2021: Technical representative for School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics’ Equality, Diversity & Inclusion panel
2018-2019: Technical representative for School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics’ Athena SWAN panel.
2018-2020: Display Screen Equipment Assessor for School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics now School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.
2018-2021: First Aider
2019: Mental Health First Aid Champion
2021-Present Mental Health First Aider
2019: Highly commended for the “One in a Million Support Staff” SSTAR award
2020: Winner of the “One in a Million Support Staff” SSTAR award with the rest of my team.
2020: PRINCE2 Certified Practitioner in Project Management
2013-2016: Research Masters (ResM) in Equitation Science, University of Plymouth/Duchy College. Thesis titled: "Investigating evaluator bias in assessment of potential performance horses with respect to horse coat colour"
2009-2012: BSc (Hons) Equine Science, Greenwich University/Hadlow College.
Working in customer service roles in retail, and in the hospitality and events sector for over a decade.
Animal Scientist (associate) British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)