8th Annual PedRIO Conference
  • University of Plymouth

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Bringing together leading academics from across the UK and beyond, the conference aims to inspire, share best practice, and contribute to core debates relevant to teaching and learning provision in the university sector. 

The conference will be themed around the following areas:

  • Enhancing student experience and wellbeing
  • Public engagement and impact in Pedagogic Research
  • Enhancing the impact of assessment and feedback
  • Gaming, simulation and experiential learning
  • Sustainability education.

Keynote speakers

The speaker is Dr Naomi Winstone from the University of Surrey and the title of her keynote is Developing authentic staff-student partnerships in feedback processes.

The speaker is Sophie Homer from the University of Plymouth and the title of her keynote is Addressing the mental health crisis in postgraduate research students: An Office for Students funded Peer Support initiative.

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Keynote speaker: Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey

Naomi is a cognitive psychologist specialising in learning behaviour and engagement with education. Naomi’s research focuses on the processing and implementation of feedback, and her recent roles at the University of Surrey have included Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Psychology and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She is currently Head of the Department of Higher Education, and Director of the Surrey Assessment and Learning Lab. Naomi is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow.


Keynote speaker: Sophie Homer, University of Plymouth

Sophie recently completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Plymouth. During this time, she won the British Psychological Society / Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group award for excellence in teaching of psychology. Together with an interdisciplinary team, she also won Office for Students funding for a project to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research students. She is currently managing this project as a Senior Researcher in the School of Psychology. Sophie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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