Top teacher’s double celebration

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A professor from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Dunstaffnage is celebrating after receiving two accolades in recent weeks.

Prof Elizabeth Cottier-Cook, who leads the GlobalSeaweedSTAR project and the Erasmus Mundus ACES Masters programme at SAMS, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and as a Senior Fellow of the HEA – Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

The SFHEA is presented to those who can demonstrate a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning. SFHEAs can also demonstrate impact and influence on other colleagues through leading, managing or organising programmes, subjects and/or disciplinary areas.

Prof Cottier-Cook, who lives in Oban, leads the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in sustainable aquaculture (ACES+) and heads up the international GlobalSeaweedSTAR research project, which supports seaweed cultivation globally through research.