Fiona Yellend

Fiona is responsible for the administration and coordination of Teaching Recognition and Student Engagement within Queen Mary Academy.

To date, this has included acting as the administrator for a national week-long online Festival of Education, encouraging both staff and students alike to think about the way education is changing as a direct result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. She also works to recognise the work of both teaching staff and students through her role within the Queen Mary Academy, who deliver university-wide support and development of education and research. We work with staff and students to develop and enhance their practice in teaching, learning, and research.

Prior to joining, Fiona managed Educational programmes for social enterprise Code First Girls, working to address gender parity in the tech industry by training women for free in a variety of tech skills. In this role, Fiona was responsible for coordinating and working with 25+ universities across the UK and Ireland to provide free education and training for c.1000 women every month of 2020, leading CFG to hitting our target of teaching 20,000 women to code for free before the end of 2020 early in September of that year.

Alongside this, Fiona holds an MA in Education in Arts and Cultural Settings from King’s College London, where she specialised in museum learning provision for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Through this work, Fiona partnered with numerous Museums and Cultural Heritage sites to grow and develop their offerings for those with ASD.