Seventy academics have contributed to 30 chapters to the publication of a ‘Festschrift’ in tribute to LITE Director Professor Tina Overton.
‘Teaching Chemistry in higher education‘, is a collection of contributions from experienced chemistry educators from the UK, Ireland and Australia who have worked on themes related to Professor Overton’s approaches to teaching Chemistry.
A Festschrift is a collection of writings published to honour the work of a scholar.
Professor Overton, who was Professor of Chemistry at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Higher Education Teaching Award and a National Teaching Fellowship.
The tribute book has been edited by Professor Michael Seery, Director of Teaching at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, and Dr Claire McDonnell, an Assistant Head of the School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences at Dublin Institute of Technology.
This kind of thing is extremely rare, and a measure of the esteem in which Tina is held