BSc (Hons) MSc, PGCertHE, PhD
Alison is the Faculty Head of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) for the Faculty of Science and Technology, and an Associate Professor in Mathematics.
As Faculty Head of LTSE she supports Faculty priorities in progressing the enhancement of learning, teaching and student experience. In this role Alison provides effective guidance to the Faculty in areas relating to its learning, teaching and student experience goals in accordance with University Strategy. This includes providing guidance and practical assistance in curriculum design, assessment and feedback, the embedding of learning technologies to enhance the student learning experience, staff development relating to LTAF practices, and facilitating the sharing of good practice, adopting a scholarly, evidence-based approach to their role. She also contributes to University strategic aims and objectives through participation in University committees relating to aspects of the learning and student experience.
Membership of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies:
Alison is passionate about the teaching of Mathematics to a variety of audiences. She teaches Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics to a variety of students. She is committed to developing personally as an excellent teacher and has received recognition for her excellence in teaching when she was appointed as a University Teaching Fellow.
Alison has been particularly involved with the planning and management of learning and teaching conferences and events that promote scholarly debate such as the Middlesex University annual and joint conferences including
Staff Development Events
I have run staff development sessions and workshops on the following topics
Alison's current interests include the development of learning environments that have a positive impact on students' mathematical learning, techniques that can be used in class to promote mathematical learning particularly of approaches and concepts, how building mathematical objects can promote learning and also help students build confidence to discuss mathematical ideas with a variety of people, and how objects or artefacts that embody a mathematical concept can be used to engage students and promote learning in class.
Megeney, A. and Jones M. M. (2020) Programming in Groups: developing industry-facing software development skills in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. MSOR Connections, Vol. 18 (2), pp. 18-24.
Megeney, A. and Jones M. M. (2019) Thematic problem solving: A case study on an approach to teaching problem solving in undergraduate mathematics. MSOR Connections , 17 (2). pp. 54-59.
Megeney, A. and Jones, M. M. Proceedings of CETL-MSOR Conference 2018 Evidencing Excellence 5th/6th September 2018 Glasgow University. Problem solving methods in undergraduate mathematics.
Megeney, A. and Jones, M. M. Proceedings of CETL-MSOR Conference 2016 A Brave New World 6th/7th September 2016 Loughborough University. Building mathematics: how the construction and use of artefacts can be used to engage students with their learning of Mathematics.
Megeney, A. Proceedings of CETL-MSOR Conference 2015 Sustaining Excellence 8th/9th September 2015 University of Greenwich. Engaging with Mathematics: How mathematical art, robotics and other activities are used to engage students with university mathematics and promote employability skills.
Megeney, A. and Jones M. M. CETL-MSOR Conference 2019 Bringing together mathematics communities 5th/6th September 2019 Dublin City University. The Z Transform: Active learning approaches for generation Z.
Megeney, A. and Jones, M. M. CETL-MSOR Conference 2018 Evidencing Excellence 5th/6th September 2018 Glasgow University. Problem solving methods in undergraduate mathematics.
Megeney, A. and Jones, M. M. CETL-MSOR Conference 2016 A Brave New World 6th/7th September 2016 Loughborough University. Building mathematics: how the construction and use of artefacts can be used to engage students with their learning of Mathematics.
Megeney, A. CETL-MSOR Conference 2015 Sustaining Excellence 8th/9th September 2015 University of Greenwich. Engaging with Mathematics: how mathematical art, building mathematics, robotics and other activities are used to engage students with university mathematics and promote employability skills
Megeney, A and Kazim-Ali, Z. CETL-MSOR Conference 2013 10th/11th September 2013 Coventry University. ‘I can’t do Maths’: Scaffolding the learning experience to support a diverse range of students
Megeney, A and Minett-Smith C. Middlesex University conference, September 2012. Enhancing behaviour for learning. Strategies to engage the disengaged: Managing large teaching teams
Megeney, A and Minett-Smith C. Middlesex University Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, July 2008: Reshaping Education. Virtual or real-time lectures that is the question?
Megeney, A and Minett-Smith C. Middlesex University’s annual learning and teaching conference, July 2006, Challenging, Satisfying, and Retaining students. Retention - what can we do?
Megeney, A. Learning Development Summer Forum on Skills and Employability. Employability skills and PDP
Megeney, Alison; 2007; Introduction to Probability in Foundation Mathematics and Statistics; Thomson London; ISBN-13:9781844806119
Equality Diversity and Inclusion grant Awarded – March 2020
Jones, Matthew and Megeney, Alison and Sharples, Nicholas (2021) Digital pedagogy in a world of digital poverty: the Middlesex iPad project. In: AdvanceHE Curriculum Symposium 2021, 08 Jun 2021, Online.
Jones, Matthew and Megeney, Alison and Sharples, Nicholas (2021) Collaboration and co-creation at a distance: using technology to enhance student engagement online. In: AdvanceHE Student Engagement Conference 2021, 26 May 2021, Online.
Jones, Matthew and Megeney, Alison and Sharples, Nicholas (2021) iPads for teaching and learning mathematics: collaborative group-work in an engineering-appropriate setting. In: UCLan Conference: "Supporting Engineering Students with Weak Maths Skills and Widening Participation", 25 Mar 2021, Online.
Jones, Matthew and Megeney, Alison (2020) Programming in groups: developing industry-facing software development skills in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. MSOR Connections , 18 (2). pp. 18-24. ISSN 1473-4869
Jones, Matthew and Megeney, Alison (2019) The Z transform: active learning approaches for generation Z. In: CETL-MSOR Conference 2019, 05-06 September 2019, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Individual award - National Teaching Fellow, Advance HE 2018
Team awards for contributions to SMASHFest –
Times Higher Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community, 2018
The Engineer ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ Engagement Initiative Award in 2017, 2018
NCCPE ENGAGE Award for Public Engagement with Research 2016
University group and committee work
University Learning and Teaching Committee, member
University EDI Steering Group, Science and Technology representative
Enhancement and Engagement Sub-Committee, Science and Technology representative
Education Pillar Group, member
University Learning and Teaching Showcase Steering Group, member
Socially Distanced Campus and Student Experience Group, group chair
Faculty group and committee work
Chair of the Science and Technology Learning and Teaching Committee
Science and Technology Learning and Teaching Showcase, Lead
Science and Technology, APQC, Deputy Chair
Science and Technology Validation and Review Sub-Committee, member