Teaching excellence recognised

Trinity Lecturer in Economics Eileen Tipoe has been recognised for her outstanding teaching by Oxford’s Social Sciences Division.

Dr Tipoe has been awarded the Social Sciences 2020 Divisional Teaching Excellence Award (Early Career) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to teaching and learning and the academic development of students within the Department of Economics and the Division.

Dr Tipoe was recognised for her contribution to the CORE project, an open-access resource for teaching relevant and real-world economics at university level. She was praised for developing the project’s existing initiatives, and for her role in establishing new areas of teaching focus. The award committee also praised her for her contribution to developing an inclusive economics curriculum at Oxford, and her dedication to improving her own professional practice.

On receiving the award, Dr Tipoe said: ‘I am very honoured to receive this award. Besides tutorial teaching, I have worked on various other projects, which include developing an eBook (‘Doing Economics’) that promotes data literacy, and working together with colleagues to develop an inclusive economics curriculum for first-year students, and I am really pleased that the Social Sciences Division valued all of these contributions.’

Dr Tipoe’s research focuses on applied microeconomics, focusing on behavioural economics. Her teaching specialises in microeconomics and econometrics, where she focuses on the creation of innovative course content and hands-on learning experiences.

Posted: 10 July 2020

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