Nominated by Professor Jan Evans-Freeman, PVC Engineering
Philippa is described by her students as infectiously enthusiastic, and by her colleagues as deeply committed to teaching and achieving the best experience for her students. She is an innovative and creative teacher who lives up to her belief that learning and teaching should be: “fun, positive, encouraging and delivered with enthusiasm.”
Philippa has shown the way for several of her colleagues, particularly in online methods of teaching. She developed short videos which work through difficult concepts and she uses a wide variety of other tools to increase student participation in their learning including Kahoot for in-class quizzes, Padlet, to encourage anonymous collaboration and feedback and tutorials and laboratory sessions to apply knowledge and relate it to real world technologies and research.
Philippa is the leader of the communications research group and has supervised 28 research students since 2014. She is a course coordinator who diligently tracks student performance and provides excellent pastoral care. She shows consistent commitment to engineering education through mentoring and supporting new colleagues, leading curriculum reviews and to pedagogy through her completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Tanagata Tū, Tangata ora course and her current enrolment on an MBA course on Leading Others.