Gillian Saunders-Smits is an Associate Professor at Aerospace Engineering who is visiting the Centre for Education and Learning for the coming months to work with Professor Marcus Specht and the rest of the team on creating a MOOC in Research Methodologies for Multi-Disciplinary Teams.
Gillian is a passionate lecturer and researcher in engineering education and has over 20 years of experience in teaching a variety of courses using a plethora of methods. She believes that education can always be better and has built a reputation in managing and organizing education as well as teaching at Aerospace Engineering, be it in project education, online education or coordinating a master track. She currently teaches Research Methodologies at Aerospace Engineering and runs the online MOOC Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials on edX. Internationally she is a member of the Board of Directors of SEFI, the European Association for Engineering Education.