Chat with an educational legend

Professor Sally Brown

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to have a one-to-one chat with one of the biggest names in pedagogy in the UK. Today I got just that opportunity with a 15-minute chat with Professor Sally Brown. The opportunity came about because I signed up for a webinar arranged by the Physiology Society.

During the discussion, I asked Sally about ways to promote and maximise the impact of the #DryLabsRealScience network and things I should be looking to achieve professionally. Hearing her say that she thought that I should be considering an application for Principal Fellow was surprising but amazingly gratifying to hear. Her encouragement for me to go for National Teaching Fellowship confirmed what a few people have now suggested.

What amazed me the most, though, was that Sally had clearly done her homework and knew who I was and what I had done, given that there must have been between 50 and 60 attendees at the webinar that’s quite an undertaking, but something that meant a great deal and enabled a much more focused discussion.

It looks like I will have a busy summer of evidence collection ahead of me!

Photo taken from Sally Brown’s professional website