Samantha Pugh is an Associate Professor in STEM Education at the University of Leeds and a National Teaching Fellow 2017. She is the Institutional Academic Lead for Digital Assessment and is currently the Director of Student Education in the School of Physics and Astronomy. She was awarded two University Student Education Fellowships in 2010 and 2012 and in 2014 Samantha was shortlisted for the National Enterprise Educator in HE Award. She was a LITE Excellence and Innovation Fellow rethinking HE assessment in 2017/18.
She has a PhD in Colour Chemistry (Leeds, 2001) and PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2008). Since 2008 she has specialised in curriculum development and discipline-based educational research (DBER) in STEM. She has led a large number of externally funded projects and has publications related to curriculum development and educational research.