Teaching Fellowship

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Fay Short

Personal Profile

Image fo Fay ShortDr Fay Short is a Reader in the School of Psychology at Bangor University. She is a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society, member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Alongside her PhD in Psychology, she holds two Masters degrees (MSc in Psychological Research and MA in Educational Studies) and is currently completing a third in Law and Criminology. She has extensive teacher training, including a PGCert for Post-Compulsory Education and a PGCert for Higher Education, has completed TEFL training with a placement teaching in an orphanage in Cambodia, and is an accredited learning coach with the Welsh National Assembly. She is also a trained counsellor, with specialized training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, and Hypnotherapy.

Fay became a member of the teaching team in 2008 and her work has since focused specifically on enhancing teaching across the institute. In recognition of her success, Fay has received the highest accolades for teaching at Bangor: Teacher of the Year Award at the Student Led Teaching Awards in 2012 and Institutional Teaching Fellowship Award in 2011. Fay was also awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in 2013 - this is the most prestigious award that can be made to recognise excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning. 

Teaching Interests

Fay adopts numerous teaching roles and responsibilities at Bangor University. At a departmental level, she is the Course Director for our Masters in Counselling. At an institutional level, she is co-director of the PGCert for Teaching in Higher Education. She also supervises research project students for undergraduate Honours dissertations and postgraduate Masters dissertations.

Research Interests

Fay’s PhD used virtual reality to investigate the schematic representation of the body in the brain, and the publication resulting from this work led to an American Psychological Association early career award from the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Fay’s current research interests focus on pedagogy in Higher Education. She was the recipient of a Teaching Development Grant from the HEA to develop an international student learning advisor scheme. Her most recent work explores methods for applying therapeutic skills to improve learning.

Fay is also actively involved in applied research into Modern Day Slavery. She co-wrote a commissioned report assessing anti-slavery interventions across North Wales and produced an article on Modern Slavery for the Conversation.

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