• 40 George Street, Graham Hills Building (GH464), University of Strathclyde


    United Kingdom

  • 40 George Street, Graham Hills Building, GH464

    G1 1QE Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am the Academic Development Lead for Learning and Teaching at the University, within the Organisational and Staff Development Unit (OSDU). A Senior Fellow of the HEA, I lead on the Professional Recognition of Teaching at Strathclyde, the Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Programme (STEP) and the MSc/PgDip/PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education course within SPARK, providing both leadership and direct teaching input across the programmes.

I contributes to the University's educational strategy as part of Senate, Learning Enhancement Committee, and other relevant committees, including faculty learning enhancement committees, and several university-wide steering groups.

I am currently the currently CPD events co-ordinator within the Executive committee of the Scottish Higher Education Development group (SHED). 

Research Interests

My research interests centre around the enhancement of learning and teaching within the following areas of focus,

1. Student transitions in Higher Education

2. Students as partners in Academic Development

3. Innovative delivery methods (such as MOOCs and other blended/online pedagogies)

4. Use of Lego Serious Play in Higher Education

5. Leadership development in the Higher Education learning and teaching context

Academic / Professional qualifications

2016                    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


2008 -  2009       Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Academic Studies

   University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland


2000 - 2002       Ph.D. Veterinary Medical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program

         University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.


2000 - 2001      Graduate Certificate in Forensic Toxicology

                University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.


1998 - 1999      MSc Forensic Science

                University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

1994 - 1998      BSc Pharmacology (First class honors)

                Dundee University, Dundee, Scotland.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florida

Jan 2000Dec 2002

Bachelor of Science, University of Dundee

Master in Science, University Of Strathclyde

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Projects 2009 2018

A rational decision making model for the investigative use of forensic science

Fraser, J., Savage, K., Wisniewski, M. & Weston, N.

Project: Internally funded projectResearch (Internally Funded)

Research Output 2004 2018

Open Access
Aerospace engineering
Mechanical engineering

What about me? supporting staff, supporting students

Savage, K., Conway, F., Leonard, G. & Ivanova, I., 1 Jun 2017. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
social integration
first-year student


New York Public Library "Best of Reference 2007"

Kathleen Savage (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

PW Allen Award

Kathleen Savage (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2008 2017

  • 6 Membership of committee
  • 2 Consultancy

External panel member: New course scrutiny event and approval

Katy Savage (Consultant)
11 Aug 2017

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Invited accreditation reviewer and quality assurance advisor

Katy Savage (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy


Illicit drug analysis as a tool to combat global organised crime

Niamh Nic Daeid (Participant), David Littlejohn (Participant), William Kerr (Participant), Oliver Brook Sutcliffe (Participant), Katy Savage (Participant), W. Meier-Augenstein (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalQuality of life and safety, Economic and commerce, Professional practice, training and standards