Dr Rebecca Bartlett
Deputy Head (Students and Teaching)
School of Engineering and Computing
Rebecca joined the University of Central Lancashire in 2020 to take on the role of Deputy Director (teaching and learning) in the School of Engineering. She leads teaching and learning developments across the School, supporting the enhancement of our students' experience.
Rebecca leads and supports the development of the School’s learning, teaching and assessment activities, working to support staff in continuously improving the student experience, support and success from recruitment to successful employment.
After gaining her degree in Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation at the University of Leeds - the first woman to do so - Rebecca started work on fly-by-light systems in the aerospace industry. She then returned to academic life to complete a PhD, and started lecturing at Liverpool John Moores University in 1996.
Rebecca’s various roles at LJMU covered responsibility for teaching and learning, quality assurance and international partnerships, most recently as Programme Leader for the Engineering and Technology, and Associate Dean for Global Engagement. Her teaching has covered a range of subjects across Engineering, particularly focussing on cross-discipline modules, and her research interests have included digital curricula, laser applications and fibre optic sensors.
She has been involved in in several EU Thematic Networks, developing common frameworks for computing education and flexibly delivered digital curricula. Beyond her core roles, Rebecca was the University’s Laser Safety Officer, overseeing the safe use of our high powered lasers, and a member of Academic Board.
- PhD Engineering, University of Manchester 1998
- PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 1998
- BSc (Hons) Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation, University of Leeds, 1990
- Individual Teaching Excellence Award, LJMU, 2019
- Developing student academic and professional skills
- Trans-national education
- Quality assurance in HE
- Fibre-optic sensors
- Chartered Engineer, Member of the IET
- Member of the Diamond Scholarships Panel, Academic Accreditor for the IET
- Fellow, AdvanceHE
- External Examiner
- Programme Committee member for CompSysTech, SAER
- Review for IEEE Engineering Education conference series, various sensor journals
Rebecca has been involved in a wide range of research, including plastic optical fibre sensors, digital curricula and assessment practices
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- Lead partner in EU LIFE Laser Fence project (Laser systems for the prevention of food chain poisoning and minimization of chemical exposure to the environment) involving 8 partners and a budget of over C 3 million from 2016 to 2019 (joined 2018)
- Partner and work package leader in the European Thematic Network FETCH (Future Education and Training in Computing: How to support learning at anytime) to develop European Strategic and Evaluation Frameworks for Computing Education and Training 2020 (ESFCET 2020) involving over 100 partners and a budget of C 1.2 million between 2013 and 2016
- Partner and work package leader in European Thematic Network TRICE (Teaching, Research and Innovation in Computing Education) involving over 90 partners and a budget of C 930,750, between 2008 and 2010
- Partner in European Thematic Network DEC (Doctoral Education in Computing) involving over 60 partners and approximately C 1 million, between 2004 and 2006
- Partner in European Thematic Network ETC (Education and Training in Computing) involving over 50 partners between 2002 and 2004
- Joint holder of C94,000 grant for European Commission RTD project AQUA-STEW (Water Quality Surveillance Techniques for Early Warning by Interface Sensors), February 2001– January 2004, as part of a nine partner consortium
- Enterprise fund award of £3000 for ‘The Promotion and Commercialization of Optical Fibre Sensors’ with P.J.Scully, 2001-2003