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Sarah Floyd


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 369 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Personal profile


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

External positions

External Assessor, Queensland University of Technology

2016 → …

External Examiner, York St John University

2016 → …

Accreditor , Advance HE

2012 → …

Committee member and Accreditor , Staff and Educational Dev Assoc (SEDA)


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Research Output

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

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • International Perspectives on the Perceptions of Impact of Gaining Fellowship Aligned to the (UK) Professional Standards Framework

    Floyd, S., Dransfield, M., Carkett, R., Smart, F. & Davies, J., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
    19 Downloads (Pure)
  • Prizes

    Distinguished Learning Support Fellowship (Team Award)

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


    HEA Principal Fellowship (PFHEA)

    Floyd, Sarah (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Other distinction


    • 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