Dr Ann Bingham is a qualified lecturer with over eight years' teaching experience. With a background in the physical sciences, she obtained her PhD from the University of Southampton in 2002 after submitting her thesis on nitrogen containing solvates of sulfonamides. Ann continued to work at the University of Southampton as the administrator for the EPSRC National X-ray Crystallography Service and as project coordinator for an e-science test bed project, until she joined Southampton Solent University in 2005.
Teaching on a range of courses including business, HRM, academic skills and counselling skills, Ann’s roles have encompassed unit leadership, academic and student mentoring, the addition of workshop delivery, and training academic and support staff in areas such as dealing with difficult situations, managing anxiety, and recording and reporting bring a depth to her portfolio of competences.
With a passion for life-long learning, Ann continues to maintain her record of continuing professional Development. Outside the lecture theatre, Ann’s interest in higher education spans student support, progression and retention and cultural differences in HE. She has recently completed several pieces of research, including a mini project investigating the experiences of the international student. The experience of academics teaching international students was the subject of her successfully completed master's dissertation.