Professor of Research Informed Teaching
Tansy is Professor of Research Informed Teaching and Head of the Academic Development team in SLTI. She is a visiting professor at the University of Bristol.
Tansy leads TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment), a widely used research and change process which helps programme teams to design assessment and feedback to foster student learning. Tansy worked with staff and students to devise Solent’s Real World Curriculum Framework and she is co-leading the redesign of all undergraduate courses at Solent. She publishes on assessment and feedback, research informed teaching, student engagement, and narrative methods. Tansy has given more than 30 keynote presentations, and has been a consultant to some 20 UK, Australian and Irish universities. Tansy is a National Teaching Fellow.
Tansy has externally examined five PhDs. She is the external examiner for the PGCLTHE at University College Dublin and the University of Surrey.
Tansy started her career as a secondary school teacher in South Africa, completing a PhD on teacher development in rural KwaZulu-Natal. She maintains an interest in representation, narrative methodology and the pursuit of social justice following her PhD research. She has worked as a consultant for the HEA, UK universities, the British Council, the Department for International Development, and the Mandela Foundation.