Ms Andrea Cameron

Dean of School

School School of Applied Sciences

Department Central School (SAS)

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+44 (0)1382 30 2069

Biography

Andrea Cameron is the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and the Intellectual Lead for Teaching and Learning. She is the only National Teaching Fellow at Abertay University and was one of the first recipients in Scotland in 2018. Andrea is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has progressed a number of student experience enhancement issues in the various roles she's had at Abertay since joining in 2003. She has led on a series of strategic initiatives for the university - most recently in relation to Employability, Academic Tutoring, Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum, Staff Profiling and Accelerated Degrees.
She maintains an active role in the classroom and is module leader for the 2nd year sport placement module. She has presented and published work in relation to Personal Development Planning, professional reflective practice and heightening employability, receiving a Special Recognition Award for her work with Active Schools. She has also been the recipient of several Student-Led Teaching Awards for her work in relation to enhancing opportunities for students. Before becoming a sport scientist, Andrea was, and remains, a registered nurse teacher. She continues to produce patient publications for a Diabetes charity. Andrea’s interests in heightening skills, competency and employability in graduates derive from her clinical nurse teaching experiences. Andrea is also a mother of one and an accomplished athlete, representing Scotland and England at long distance track events as well as cross-country.

Currently Andrea is module leader for the second year ‘Work Placement’ module and co-ordinates the second year sport student placements. This module focuses specifically on enabling the students to make links between theory and practice through placement experiences, but also involve students delivering practical sessions to community groups and presenting a Linked-In webfolio to showcase skills and experiences. Students are required to update their Personal Development Plans throughout the module and to evaluate their experiences, in order that they can start to operate as Reflective Practitioners.  Andrea has published and presented on interventions to enhance student employability skills and has been a winner and runner-up in the Student-led Teaching Awards Best Platform for employability category.

Previously Andrea has taught in the areas of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Health Promotion,Nutrition and Health, Research Methods and Exercise Physiology and continues to run mobile workshops and laboratory based practicals as part of Dundee Science Festival as well as for senior school groups.

Interests

Andrea’s current research interests lie in the domain of heightening skills, competency and employability in graduates deriving from her clinical nurse teaching experiences.

She has previously presented and published work in relation to Personal Development Planning, developing the Reflective Practitioner, and employability initiatives, including ‘Clients in the Classroom’. She has completed research in the area  of physical activity measurement and Type 2  Diabetes, as well as examining the knowledge and practices of primary care staff in delivering physical activity promotion information to patients. She has been involved in Retention and Progression Higher Education projects, and has presented on issues of reasonable adjustment, disability and differentiated performance.

She also continues to produce patient publications for the charity, the Diabetes Wellness Research Foundation on Exercise and Diabetes.

2019

Students educate local communities on health and exercise

Cameron, A. J. (2019) Students educate local communities on health and exercise. In: Sport & exercise science education: Impact on the UK economy. . p. 11. . GuildHE.
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2018

Transferable skills

Cameron, A. (2018) Transferable skills. . . .
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An institutional approach to embedding race equality in the curriculum

Nicholson, J. & Cameron, A. J. (2018) An institutional approach to embedding race equality in the curriculum. . . .
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Closing the attainment gap - can curriculum interventions positively impact those coming from widening participation backgrounds?

Cameron, A. (2018) Closing the attainment gap - can curriculum interventions positively impact those coming from widening participation backgrounds?. . . .
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Embedding race equality and internationalising the curriculum

Cameron, A. (2018) Embedding race equality and internationalising the curriculum. . . York: Higher Education Academy.
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Exercise and diabetes

Cameron, A. J. (2018) Exercise and diabetes. . . 4 ed., UK: Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.
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Why exercise is important for someone with diabetes

Cameron, A. J. (2018) Why exercise is important for someone with diabetes. . . p. 4-5. . Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.
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Supporting student pregnancy pathways

Evans, K., Cameron, A. J. & Wood, L. A. (2018) Supporting student pregnancy pathways. . . .
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2017

An investigation into the comparative learning gain and ‘value added’ for students from widening participation and non-widening participation groups

Cameron, A. J., Wharton, C. Y. & Scally, J. (2017) An investigation into the comparative learning gain and ‘value added’ for students from widening participation and non-widening participation groups. . . p. 83-102. .
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Accelerated degree programmes

Cameron, A. J. (2017) Accelerated degree programmes. In: HEA flexible learning practice guide. . p. 14-16. York: Higher Education Academy.
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The student journey, skill development when appraising graduate destination data

Cameron, A. & Scally, J. (2017) The student journey, skill development when appraising graduate destination data. . . .
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Tracking career destinations of sports graduates 2000-2015

Cameron, A., Wharton, C. Y. & Scally, J. (2017) Tracking career destinations of sports graduates 2000-2015. . . .
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Students as pedagogic researchers

Blackwell-Young, J., Cameron, A. & Robertson, A. (2017) Students as pedagogic researchers. . . p. 18-18. .
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The student journey

Scally, J. & Cameron, A. J. (2017) The student journey. . . p. 93-99. .
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Shift the fat

Cameron, A. (2017) Shift the fat. . . p. 4-5. .
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Enhancing student engagement through assessment

Cameron, A. (2017) Enhancing student engagement through assessment. In: Transforming assessment in higher education. Elkington, S. (ed.), Evans, C. (ed.). p. 80-84. York: Higher Education Academy.
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Employability and graduate outcomes for sports students with widening participation characteristics – an analysis of a data derived from 2000-2015

Cameron, A., Wharton, Y. & Scally, J. (2017) Employability and graduate outcomes for sports students with widening participation characteristics – an analysis of a data derived from 2000-2015. . . .
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Attainment and transition experiences of students progressing from an evening access programme to undergraduate study

Annetts, J., Cameron, A., Work, H., Miller, A., Niitamo, V. & Stirling, M. (2017) Attainment and transition experiences of students progressing from an evening access programme to undergraduate study. . . .
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2016

The case for home-based family exercise to self-manage diabetes

Cameron, A. (2016) The case for home-based family exercise to self-manage diabetes. . . p. 4-5. .
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Academic tutoring in the era of centralised student processes

Cameron, A. J. (2016) Academic tutoring in the era of centralised student processes. . . Glasgow: The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
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Sedentariness and physical inactivity in diabetes

Cameron, A. J. & Alkhatib, A. (2016) Sedentariness and physical inactivity in diabetes. In: Sedentary lifestyle: predictive factors, health risks and physiological implications. Alkhatib, A. (ed.). p. 37-54. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
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Embracing diversity – watch your language

Cameron, A. J. & , . (2016) Embracing diversity – watch your language. In: Equality and diversity in learning and teaching in higher education: papers form Equality Challenge Unit and Higher Education Academy joint conferences. Hanesworth, P. (ed.). p. 113-124. London: Equality Challenge Unit.
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Tracking career destinations of sports graduates 2000-2015

Cameron, A. J., Wharton, C. Y. & Scally, J. (2016) Tracking career destinations of sports graduates 2000-2015. . . .
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Exercise and diabetes

Cameron, A. (2016) Exercise and diabetes. . . 3 ed., Northney Marina: Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.
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2015

Collaborative pedagogic investigations involving staff and students to strengthen links between research and practice

Robertson, A., Cameron, A. J. & MacAndrew, S. B. G. (2015) Collaborative pedagogic investigations involving staff and students to strengthen links between research and practice. . . .
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Learning to link-in

Cameron, A. J., Maxwell, C. & Cobley, J. N. (2015) Learning to link-in. . . p. 156-163. .
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Learning to link-in

Cameron, A. J., Maxwell, C. & Cobley, J. N. (2015) Learning to link-in. . . .
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2014

Living up to our students’ expectations – using student voice to influence the way academics think about their undergraduates learning and their own teaching

Wharton, C. Y., Goodwin, L. J. & Cameron, A. J. (2014) Living up to our students’ expectations – using student voice to influence the way academics think about their undergraduates learning and their own teaching. . . p. 72-84. .
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2013

Effects of coaching leadership styles on teaching styles in student instructors

Koehn, S. & Cameron, A. J. (2013) Effects of coaching leadership styles on teaching styles in student instructors. . . p. 153. .
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The green gym, gardening and diabetes

Cameron, A. (2013) The green gym, gardening and diabetes. . . p. 4-5. .
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Frequency of using teaching styles between novice and experienced student instructors

Koehn, S. & Cameron, A. J. (2013) Frequency of using teaching styles between novice and experienced student instructors. . . p. 153. .
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Predictors of teaching styles

Koehn, S. & Cameron, A. J. (2013) Predictors of teaching styles. . . p. 152-153. .
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Diabetes and arthritis

Cameron, A. (2013) Diabetes and arthritis. . . p. 4-5. .
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2011

Exercising with disabilities

Cameron, A. (2011) Exercising with disabilities. . . p. 4-5. .
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Any volunteers?

Cameron, A. J. (2011) Any volunteers?. In: Enhancing graduate impact in business and management, hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism. Kemp, P. (ed.), Arfield, R. (ed.). Newbury: Threshold Press.
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2010

Running safely with type 1 diabetes - revision

Cameron, A. (2010) Running safely with type 1 diabetes - revision. . . p. 7. .
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Running safely with type 1 diabetes

Cameron, A. (2010) Running safely with type 1 diabetes. . . p. 1, 4-6. .
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2009

Type 1, insulin adjustment and exercising safely

Cameron, A. (2009) Type 1, insulin adjustment and exercising safely. . . p. 1,6-8. .
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Retinopathy and exercise clarification

Cameron, A. J. (2009) Retinopathy and exercise clarification. . . p. 7. . Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.
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2008

Looking for a different way to exercise?

Cameron, A. (2008) Looking for a different way to exercise?. . . p. 6,8. .
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Looking for a different way to exercise safely?

Cameron, A. J. (2008) Looking for a different way to exercise safely?. . . . Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.
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2007

Diabetes and exercise

Cameron, A. J. (2007) Diabetes and exercise. . . . Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.
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Getting active and exercising with diabetes

Cameron, A. (2007) Getting active and exercising with diabetes. . . p. 4-6. .
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PDP in practice

Cameron, A. (2007) PDP in practice. In: Effective learning framework: using focused learner questions in personal development planning to support effective learning. . p. 51-54. Glasgow: The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
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Hoover or hammer? Get active!

Cameron, A. (2007) Hoover or hammer? Get active!. . . p. 1,2,6. .
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More Information

Funding

  • Principal Investigator for ESF/Social Innovation Fund project in collaboration with Dundee Bairns charity and Dundee City Council examining the impact of a homework and hot meal after school club for children with need (Awarded £16,800)
  • Co-investigator on an Abertay Teaching, Learning and Enhancement Fund (ATLEF) project examining the university experiences of pregnant students or students with pregnant partners. (Awarded £2000)
  • Principal Investigator on a project titled ‘Tracking the destination of sports graduates – a longitudinal study’ which was awarded support costs of circa £3000 from the Abertay Teaching, Learning and Enhancement Fund (ATLEF).
  • Co-investigator on a project examining the transition and progress of students from the university’s Access programme (AHEAD) which was awarded support costs of circa £2000 from the Abertay Teaching, Learning and Enhancement Fund (ATLEF).
  • Principal Investigator on a project titled ‘Embracing Diversity-watch your language’ which was awarded support costs of circa £6000 from the Abertay Teaching, Learning and Enhancement Fund (ATLEF).
  • Co-investigator on a £30,000 RCF funded project looking at student nurses with disabilities experiences of clinical placement
  • Principal investigator on an Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum Strategic Enhancement project (HEA Scotland)
  •  Co-investigator on ‘Enhancing student use of educational mobile apps’ awarded monies from ATLEF
  •  Co-investigator on ‘Supporting assessment and feedback practice with technology’  awarded monies from ATLEF

Esteem

Esteem

  • SIGN 55 Guideline Reviewer
• Aurora Leadership Foundation Programme Role Model
• Trustee of Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club
• Governor of Dundee Education Trust
  • Council of Deans of Health Scotland, Education Impact Lead
  • Elected Governor, Society of Research in Higher Education
• Member of the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s (SQA) National Qualifications Support Team Physical Education (PE)

2019 – present date:- Reviewer for Office for Students’ Strategic interventions in health education disciplines 2019 challenge fund: Innovations in recruitment to and delivery of healthcare courses

 2017- present date:- Athena Swan panellist for the Equality Challenge Unit/Advance HE

 2016- present date:- Reviewer for National Teaching Fellow Awards for HEA/Advance HE

2016- present date:- Reviewer for annual Society for Research in Higher Education conference

2015- present date:- External Examiner for Leeds Trinity University Foundation Degree in Sport, PE and Health, and MSc Health and Wellbeing

2013 – present date:- Reviewer for Annual QAA Scotland conference

2009-2012:- External Examiner for the University of Cumbria’s Foundation Degree in Physical Activity and Health

2005- present date:- Editorial Panel Member, Contributor and Peer Reviewer for the Diabetes Wellness Research Foundation’s monthly publication – ‘Diabetes Wellness News’

 

AWARDS:-

National Teaching Fellow Award, August 2018

Winner of Enhancing Student Opportunities Student Led Teaching Award 2017

Outstanding Contribution to Active Schools Dundee – inaugural award April 2013
Commonwealth Games Baton Bearer – Dundee June 2014
Runner-up for Student-Led Teaching Award for Best Platform for Employability in 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011
Runner-up for Best Paper and Torup Award EUNIS Conference (July 2015)
Runner-up for a sparqs Student Engagement Award (May 2015)

Knowledge Exchange

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE:-
•Commissioned to produce a WBL case study for QAA Scotland.

  • Producing patient publications for the charity, the Diabetes Wellness Research Foundation on Exercise and Diabetes
  • SIGN 55 Guideline Reviewer
  • working with Tayside Public Health partners to promote the Physical Activity Agenda and to help in policy decisions

• working with Tayside Exercise Referral Forum with regard to reviewing this service
• working with British Exercise Referral Association to produce a constitution for membership
• working with STEM (TechFest-SETPOINT North) and the Forward into Science project to promote science to a range of community and schools groups
• from 1991-4 under the ‘Health at Work’ initiatives providing training for Occupational Health Nurses, as part of the Wessex Institute of Public Health’s training programme
• advisor to new enrolments to Basingstoke Sports Centre (also as part of corporate evenings) on general health for sport and exercise
• from 1998-2003 undertaking collaborative projects with the Health Promotion Department for North and Mid-Hampshire Health Authority
• 2001-2002 working on the implementation of the National Service Framework for Mental Health in collaboration with the Mid-Hampshire Health Authority
• undertaking fitness assessments of young footballers attending a football academy for a televised Channel 4 documentary (Spring 2002)

Outreach

Outreach

Working with STEM (now TechFest-SETPOINT North) and the Forward into Science project to promote science to a range of community and schools groups

Delivering mobile workshops and laboratory based practicals as part of Dundee Science Festival as well as for senior school groups.

Meet the rest of the team

Dr Kehinde Oduyemi

Dr Kehinde Oduyemi

Central School (SAS) | Academic Curriculum Manager

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Dr Scott Cameron

Dr Scott Cameron

Central School (SAS) | School Head of Teaching Quality and Learning Enhancement

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