Dr Theo Ammari


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Senior Lecturer (Academic Development - Assessment)

I am a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development (Assessment) at the University of Sunderland in London.

My focus is on innovative methods of assessment in higher education, which I consider to be key to teaching in the 21st-century.

To that end, I’ve created a three-step model to support our academic staff to design meaningful, formative and summative assessment tasks for their students.

This is helping our lecturers make their programmes and modules assessments an integral part of a student’s learning journey.

I have nearly 25 years of international experience in senior management and lecturing in higher education.

I have a BSc and an MSc in Pure Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematics Education from Warwick University.

Teaching and supervision

I teach quantitative methods in business.


My publications include:

- Bello J, Fletcher S and Ammari-Allahyari M. Providing an enabling environment to promote the Sustainable Development Goals: Coventry University’s experience [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. Emerald Open Res 2020, 2:58 (https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13866.1)

- Nader Salari, Mohsen Kazeminia, Niloufar Hemati, Mojtaba Ammari-Allahyari, Masoud Mohammadi, Shamarina Shohaimi, Global prevalence of hepatitis C in general population: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Volume 46, 2022, 102255, ISSN 1477-8939, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2022.102255.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1477893922000011)


  • - Bello J, Fletcher S and Ammari-Allahyari M. Providing an enabling environment to promote the Sustainable Development Goals: Coventry University’s experience [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. Emerald Open Res 2020, 2:58 (https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13866.1

Research

My research interests include:

- Innovative and modern methods of Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Higher Education
- Sustainable Development in Education
- Authentic Assessment
- Tackling modern and advance methods of plagiarism
In the last few years, I have focused on creating a practical model to embed and integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the university curriculum.

The system has included creating a four-step model for embedding SGDs in higher education.

This makes it more authentic and provides an opportunity for students to engage with real-world problem-solving situations while studying at university.
I have a long history of working in a wide range of areas of academic development. Over the last five years, I have run many workshops and webinars including

- Education for sustainable development and its strong links with authentic curriculum

- Transformative learning and how to design and develop curriculum to promote transformative education

- Authentic curriculum in Higher education

- Effective Flip strategies to promote students, learning and engagement through blended and online teaching from a cognitive perspective

- Formative assessments – What, Why and How?

- Formative assessments – Rubric, A roadmap for student success

- Ten practical tips to increase students: engagement in an online and blended environment

- How to redirect and redesign the curriculum to bring the authenticity of assessment into action

- Design out plagiarism and preventing contract cheating

- Creativity in the classroom

- Active learning in action

- Authenticity and Inclusivity in education and assessment

- AULA & assessment

- Creating Rubrics in AULA digital environment

Last updated 16 March 2022

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