Dr Abel Nyamapfene

Dr Abel Nyamapfene

Principal Teaching Fellow

Abel Nyamapfene is a Principal Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London (UCL).

He is a founding member of the UCL Integrated Engineering Programme, an award-winning engineering curriculum framework which has been implemented across all undergraduate engineering programmes at UCL. He is currently the Academic Lead for Engineering Mathematics at UCL, as well as the Programme Director for the Masters in Engineering & Education which is a joint initiative between the Faculty of Engineering Science and the Institute of Education (IoE).

Over the past three years he has successfully led the introduction of an integrated engineering mathematics curriculum across the Faculty of Engineering Science, as well as the transformation of UCL undergraduate engineering education to research-led learning through the introduction of Minor Programmes that draw on the research expertise within the Faculty. He also holds a Connected Curriculum Fellowship with the UCL ARENA Centre for Research-based Education, where he is serving on an institution-wide team that is spearheading the transformation of the UCL undergraduate curriculum to a research-led curriculum.

A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Abel was previously Director of Studies for MSc Programmes in Electrical Power Systems at the University of Bath, and prior to that, he was Assistant Director for Education (Engineering) at the University of Exeter. His research interests encompass teaching, learning and assessment, as well as studies in higher education, notably academic leadership and institutional change. Abel holds a PhD in Computing from the University of Surrey, and is currently completing an Ed.D. with the University of Exeter.

Abel is a member of the IEEE UK & Ireland Section where he currently chairs the Education Society.