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Emma Peasland

LITE Head of Research
Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

Emma leads the LITE Research Support Team, oversees research ethics matters in LITE and leads the strategic research stream on Educational Gain. Emma has worked in LITE since April 2021 when she joined as a Research Assistant before moving into a Research and Impact Officer role and has experience of supporting LITE research and fellowships in diverse topics and areas and throughout the research lifecycle. 

Emma has a background in science education having taught biology and geography fieldwork to university and school-aged students at the Field Studies Council for seven years prior to studying for her PhD in Bioscience Education at the University of Hull. In her PhD, Emma used a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the employability-enhancing benefits of environmental fieldwork in higher education. She followed this with a postdoctoral researcher role in the Energy and Environment Institute at Hull in which she created an action plan for industry and higher education collaboration to underpin degree programmes that maximise graduate employability for bioeconomy careers. 

Emma has particular interests in pedagogies that develop transferable skills and graduate employability via students’ disciplinary learning and facilitating students’ recognition of their employability thereby preparing them for a diverse range of careers 

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