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University of Bath

Dr Dawn N Albertson SFHEA Curriculum Development Manager

Dawn leads the university-wide Curriculum Transformation project and manages the Curriculum Development Team within the Centre for Learning & Teaching.


Dawn manages the Curriculum Development Team, a group brimming with diverse expertise in teaching and learning across the HE sector and beyond. Collectively, we support and deliver the University Education Strategy through development, implementation, and day to day management of the Curriculum Transformation project and other university priorities. We work collaboratively with colleagues campus-wide, research, prepare and disseminate a variety of resources, and offer specialist advice aligned with best practice in pedagogy and the guiding themes and principles of the institution.


Previous Positions

Programme Lead & Principle Teaching Fellow, King’s College London

  • MSc, Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Tenured Associate Professor of Psychology, Minnesota State University, Mankato (USA)

  • Psychology Programme and Cognitive Science Programme
  • Director, Undergraduate Research Conference, 2009-2011
  • Director, Honours in Psychology Programme, 2009-2011
  • Director, Brain Awareness Programme, 2007-2009

Awards and Honours

  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 2018
  • Principal Investigator, Arts in Mind Education Grant, King’s Cultural Institute, 2017-2018
  • Institute for the Scholarship of Assessment, Learning, and Teaching (iSALT) Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Presidential Teaching Scholar Fellow, MSU, 2014-2015
  • Principal Investigator, Pedagogical Innovation Awards, MSU, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • Distinguished Advisor Award, College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, MSU, 2008-2009
  • Professor of the Year Award, Department of Psychology, MSU, 2008
  • Principal Investigator, Frontier Forum Research Award, MSU, 2007
  • Principal Investigator, Teaching Innovation Grant, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, MSU, 2007
  • Early Career Scholarship, National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, 2006
  • Annually recognized as a “Woman of Courage and Vision”, MSU, 2005-2016
  • Montford F. Piercey Award, Michigan Society for Neuroscience, 2005
  • Asselin Research Award, Wayne State University, 2003
  • Bernucci Dept. of Psychiatry Fellowship, Wayne State University, 2002-2003
  • Rumble Fellowship, Wayne State University, 2001-2002


  • PhD, Cellular & Clinical Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience, Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI, USA)
  • BSc, Psychology, California State University (San Marcos, CA, USA)