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Sarah Floyd


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 333 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
1992 …2020
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Dr Sarah Floyd BSc (Hons) PGCE PhD PFHEA

Sarah started her career in Higher Education 30 years ago as a lecturer in environmental science and geography, moving in to educational development following involvement in national and institutional educational initiatives. For the last 14 years she has worked as a staff and educational developer at Ulster University and now leads the institutional Advance HE accredited ENHANCE scheme and teaches on taught routes to fellowship. She supports internal staff interested in developing and seeking recognition for educational excellence and manages the Ulster Education Excellence Awards. She has also been an Advance HE accreditor and associate since 2012 providing support to many UK and international HEIs and assessing fellowship applications. Recent research includes projects exploring the use of dialogue in professional recognition and staff perceptions of engaging with fellowship

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Research Output 1992 2020

Developing an Institutional Strategy and Model for Professional Learning for Education Excellence

Floyd, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Employable scholars: their transition as professional educators

Floyd, S. & Davies, V., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
academic career

Exploring Principal Fellowship Podcast series

Floyd, S. & Davies, V., 2019

Research output: Other contribution

Lecturers’ views of assessment design, marking and feedback in higher education: a case for professionalisation?

Norton, L., Floyd, S. & Norton, B., 17 Nov 2019, In : Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 44, 8, p. 1209-1221 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

university teacher
university teaching
best practice


Distinguished Learning Support Fellowship (Team Award)

Sarah Floyd (Recipient), Roisin Curran (Recipient), Damian Mc Givern (Recipient), Colin Turner (Recipient), Greg Kelly (Recipient), Richard Millar (Recipient) & Peter Nicholl (Recipient), 2006


HEA Principal Fellowship (PFHEA)

Sarah Floyd (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2012 2020

  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of network

International Consortium for Educational Development

Sarah Floyd (Participant)
15 Jun 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Feeding the neighbour’s cat: developing doctoral researchers

Sarah Floyd (Speaker), Vicky Davies (Speaker)
31 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Developing a strategy and model for professional learning for education excellence

Sarah Floyd (Speaker)
Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

ENHANCE PD&R Scheme​ Student Pathway Pilot​: Initial Reflections

Sarah Floyd (Speaker)
Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Supporting Planning for Accreditation through Structured Dialogue

Sarah Floyd (Speaker), Vicky Davies (Speaker)
13 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk