A PROFESSOR said she is "delighted" to have been awarded with a prestigious teaching title.

Dr Kimberly Hill, deputy head of psychology at the University of Northampton, has been awarded with a prestigious National Teaching Fellow title.

The Fellowship scheme aims to celebrate and recognise individuals who have an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession.

Dr Hill, who lives in Chipping Norton in The Cotswolds said: "I am delighted to be named as a National Teaching Fellow.

"I remain absolutely dedicated to creating safe, accessible, and inclusive educational contexts for staff and students while working with local schools and community groups to increase access to education.

"Partnership working remains essential to my practice and this recognition also reflects the dedication of all of those I have worked with to create change.

"There remains much to do, and I look forward to playing an ongoing role in enhancing teaching and learning within the university, the Higher Education sector and more widely."

Dr Hill has worked towards improving higher education policies and processes around student well-being, safety and gender-based violence. 

Dr Hill was first awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship for her First Class BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree from Oxford Brookes University.

She later received the Postgraduate Taught Research Prize for her MRes Psychology degree jointly taught by Oxford Brookes and The University of Oxford.

Dr Hill received a Studentship for her Psychology PhD and has since completed Postgraduate Certificates in both Academic Practice and Research Degree Supervision.

Over the years Dr Hill has published in the fields of prevention science, health, and social and cognitive psychology. 

The new title means Dr Hill has joined 54 of her peers who have also been named National Teaching Fellows.

There are 1,143 peers nationally.