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Dr Samantha Gooneratne completed her undergraduate studies at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, obtaining an MEng (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering. She remained there as a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholar and obtained her PhD in 2011. She joined Teesside University soon after as a lecturer in Chemical Engineering.
Sam's teaching and engineering research activities focus on reaction engineering and process simulation. She also has a significant interest in pedagogic research, and is passionate about the development of learning and teaching (L&T) pedagogy in engineering. Her interests include:
Sam regularly presents her work at University- and School-wide L&T Conferences. Past topics include:
She has also presented this work at national (ChemEngDayUK) and international (Advance HE symposia) conferences.
Sam's work has been presented as case studies by Teesside's L&T Enhancement team:
She has also successfully managed three Teesside University Students as Researchers projects (two on Advanced Distillation Studies, one on Self & Peer Assessment in group work).
Sam is a founding member of Teesside's LTExChange Network, and currently serves as the Deputy Chair of the LTExChange Steering Group.
Alongside her regular teaching, Sam has coordinated the BEng Chemical Engineering Design Project at Teesside University since 2014 (this is the major project undertaken by final year Chemical Engineering undergraduates). On the administrative side, she been the Admissions Tutor for Undergraduate Chemical Engineering since 2014, and she was the Course Leader for the same courses from 2014-2020. She was appointed Principal Lecturer for Staffing & Resources in Engineering in 2017.
Sam played a significant role in preparing the successful bid for re-accreditation of Teesside's Chemical Engineering courses by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in 2014-15. She led the successful bid for subsequent IChemE re-accreditation in 2019-20.
Sam has been a member of the Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team (both at University and School level) since 2012. Previously she was a member of the University Gender Focus Group and the School Ethics and L&T Committees.
Sam is an Associate Member of the IChemE (AMIChemE) and has served as the University Liaison Officer for the IChemE Teesside Member Group since 2013. She is also an active member of the IChemE's Education Special Interest Group, and represents Teesside University at the Heads of Chemical Engineering UK forum.
Sam joined the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE) as an Associate Fellow during her PhD; she has been a Senior Fellow (SFHEA) since 2017 and serves as a mentor and reviewer for colleagues completing their own applications as well as an Associate Tutor on Teesside's accredited PgCLTHE programme.
Sam became a Microsoft Certified Educator in 2019 and was a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert from 2019 to 2022, focusing on communicating best practice from the national community to colleagues at Teesside.
Sam was one of two Teesside University representatives on the EPSRC-funded Northern Power Inclusion Matters project. This project is aimed at supporting the career progression of academics and early career researchers from traditionally under-represented groups at universities in the North and North East of England.
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