Tony Burden leads internal professional development (1) for inexperienced teaching assistants in all faculties and (2) for lecturers and professors in the Faculty of Science. He is also engaged as pedagogical consultant in the university’s work for ‘widening participation’.
This profile is written in English since Tony Burden often has the role of leading internal professional development in English for colleagues who have not yet learnt Swedish. He has lived in Sweden for over 40 years and copes quite well with Swedish.
Tony Burden read Mathematics Tripos Parts I, II and III at Cambridge University (Peterhouse) and took a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematical Physics at the university in Göteborg. He has many years’ experience as a lecturer in Engineering Education, has contributed to national postgraduate schools in Combustion Physics and Combustion Technology, and been director of studies for a national postgraduate school in Multi-Phase Flow.
After a privileged education at Monkton Combe School and Cambridge University, Tony Burden has a strong focus on individual tutoring in his approach to teaching.
As a lecturer with tenure at the Royal Institute (KTH), Tony Burden engaged in gender equity issues, particularly the experiences of women engineering students, and was part of the team that introduced the learning platform Ping Pong at KTH. As part of his work for the degree programme in Vehicle Engineering (T), Tony Burden worked in the Teaching & Learning working party of the CDIO international collaboration. In his own teaching, Tony Burden has emphasized homework with effective feedback, automatized MCQ tests, and tutorials within basic Physics. Since moving to Stockholm University Tony Burden has engaged in spreading ‘critical friends’ to his colleagues in the university.