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Amit Jinabhai (Senior Lecturer in Optometry, School of Health Sciences)

Consistently well-represented in student survey metrics and teaching peer review feedback, Amit has co-created four very successful mathematics and physics units at an undergraduate level. Building on his own experience as a student, and through taking a unique approach to digital learning, Amit inspires his student’s passion for Optometry.

Amit recognises that for 1st year students the link between Optometry and Mathematics may not be easily apparent and can incite anxiety in students who did not achieve highly in A level maths/physics. In solution to this problem, his inclusive methodology includes a range of interactive and engaging activities. These include custom made diagrams, videos with commentary, and photographs playing with perspective- all of which feature in Amit’s online delivery formats, to great success in building a practical element of confidence within his students. His hands-on approach to teaching has led to wide recognition from his students, within the Optometry community, and from colleagues, who have pointed to increased examination performance as proof of Amit’s success.

Find out more about Amit’s approach in his post for the Institute of Teaching and Learning’s blog, TEA: Teach, Explore, Apply