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Dr Stuart Boon

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Stuart Boon is Course Director of the Advanced Academic Studies Programme at the University of Strathclyde. Operating in the Organisation and Staff Development Unit, he teaches academic and research staff in the areas of teaching, learning, and assessment within the disciplines, course (re)design, building a successful research career, research design and bidding, public engagement for research, innovative assessment and feedback, and management and leadership in Higher Education. His main areas of research are in the fields of researcher development, networked learning, phenomenography and variation theory, and identity and risk in the digital domain. 
Nationally, Stuart is the convener of the Scottish Higher Education Developers group and works closely with the Higher Education Academy, Universities Scotland, Vitae, the Quality Assurance Agency, and the Staff and Education Development Association. Stuart has published in a number of national and international journals relating to academic and researcher development and networked learning. He acts as a reviewer/referee for the International Journal of Academic Development, Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Library & Information Science Research, and the Arts & Humanities Research Council.


Research/Professional Planning and Development
This session will focus on highlighting opportunities for career and professional development in research and academia. Special attention will be given to mapping current experience to future ambitions and developing pathways for personal success. The session will make use of Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework and provide time for individual planning as well as discussion with peers.
Presentation Skills
This session will introduce participants to three underlying principles for making successful presentations. Looking in depth at these three principles, we cover such topics as defining purpose, considering your audience, achieving impact, use of PowerPointPresi and other presentation formats, stance and breathing, and voice. Whether you are giving your first conference presentation, working with the public, or teaching in a classroom, this session will serve as a practical exploration of best practice in presentation skills.

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