Research and Practice Informed Teaching Case Studies: Dr Joana Fonseca, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

In our fifth Research and Practice Informed case study we hear from Dr Joana Fonseca from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Joana teaches both theoretical and applied modules in Geotechnical Engineering. Her research takes a discrete approach to analysing the behaviour of soil.

She designs her teaching to equip her students with the tools to work either in industry, where they will be implementing research, or to become researchers themselves, investigating the engineering problems that industry needs solving. Drawing on student feedback, Joana bases her teaching on real-world examples that she has encountered in her consultancy work, so that students can appreciate the practical implications of the theory they are learning. To find out more watch the video above or read the accompanying transcript and information sheet:Joana Fonseca Info Sheet.

In our next case study we will be hearing from Dr Sara Jones from Cass Business School. Sara draws together outputs from research projects she has worked on to create case studies for her students, enabling them to practice and experience the kinds of tools that she has developed through her research.

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