Dramatherapy Lecturer awarded for her inspiring leadership in teaching

Dr Anna Seymour, Senior Lecturer in Dramatherapy has been awarded the prestigious Principal Fellowship status from the Higher Education Academy, the national body for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education.

Posted: 17 October 2014

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Dr Anna Seymour
She joins an elite group in the UK to hold this Fellowship, which demonstrates effective strategic impact and leadership in teaching and enhancing the student learning experience.

The panel was impressed by Anna’s involvement in national and international high-level activity in Dramatherapy. Anna’s drive and passion in higher education is echoed by her students and colleagues at the university and internationally. Her work is clearly pioneering in an emerging discipline – Dramatherapy and she is making a significant impact on the Psychology Department at Roehampton.

“I am honoured to have been awarded this fellowship knowing that my teaching has been inspired by the commitment and dedication of my students and colleagues, who do such wonderful work in the world with some of the most vulnerable people in society" says Dr Anna Seymour.

Anna is among three other leading figures with Fellowship status at Roehampton who continue to progressively shape the learning and teaching at the university, to ensure our students get the most valuable and enriching experience possible. The three other Principal Fellows include: Pat Corcoran, Julie Hall, and Jo Peat.

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