Dr Tracey Speake (BSc, PhD) - personal details
Dr Tracey Speake graduated from the University of Southampton, UK in 1993 with a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Physiology and Pharmacology. She then completed her Ph.D. in Physiology (1997) at the University of Manchester, UK. During her Ph.D. studies and postdoctoral work her involvement in undergraduate education began and sparked an interest in teaching. Combining postdoctoral studies and teaching, Dr. Speake completed a Certificate in Education at Warrington Collegiate Institute in 2001. Since 2001 she has worked as a full-time Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Dr. Speake is extensively involved in the delivery and design of undergraduate courses for medical, dental, nursing and life science students. Her main educational interests lie in developing students’ team working and reflective skills. To this end, she has produced a successful Teamwork Induction Programme with Anna Hiley from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester; UK, to assist academic staff in developing team working skills of their undergraduate students.