Dr. Anna Hunter

Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Media Factory, ME429

+44 (0) 1772 89 3869

Subject Areas: Education, Learning and Teaching/Academic Development

Anna is a Senior Lecturer within the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, engaged in academic staff development to support learning and teaching excellence, and supporting staff in curriculum development across the university. She is particularly interested in the provision of teaching and learning support to Postgraduate Teaching Assistants and supporting the development of innovative teaching practice in early career lecturers and PhD students.

Anna is a Fellow of HEA

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PGCE Post Compulsory Education, UCLAN, 2009
PhD English, University of Manchester, 2008. Thesis title: To Tell the Story: Tracing the development of Holocaust narrative from personal trauma to popular fiction
MA English, University of Manchester, 2004
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, University of Newcastle, 2002

Anna began working at UCLAN in 2006 as a research assistant within the HEA funded Centre for Employability Through The Humanities, before becoming a Lecturer in Employability and Enterprise in 2009. Her interest in curriculum design and academic development more broadly has grown from the challenge of embedding employability in the curriculum in a manner that enables students to come to know themselves more fully through their passion for their degree subjects.

In her current role as Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching, Anna works with course teams from across the university, supporting them in the development of teaching, learning and assessment strategies within their courses. She is leading the programme of teaching and learning development aimed at supporting PhD students and Postgraduate Teaching Assistants to become experienced, effective university teachers and also facilitates workshops for the Certificate in HE Teaching Toolkit and PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Anna is actively engaged in scholarship around academic development and has presented papers at conferences including SEDA, SRHE and Academic Identities. Her published work in the area includes articles on the embedding of enterprise within Journalism education and curriculum design that approaches employability through the host subject in English Literature.

Alongside her work in Employability and Academic Development, Anna is research active in the field of Holocaust and Trauma Studies, specifically the representation of the Holocaust in contemporary narrative. Anna has an interest in the re-appropriation and re-imagining of familiar narrative frames as vehicles for approaching traumatic narratives and has published articles on the use of crime narrative as a framework for exploring responses to the Holocaust and the use of fairy tale symbols and structures in fictional Holocaust narratives.