Supporting Programme Leaders and Programme Leadership

13 September 2018

Location: Nidd Building, University of Hull

Dr Sam Ellis SFHEA is Senior Lecturer in Academic Development and programme leader of the PgCAP at Glasgow Caledonian University. He has been a teacher and educational developer since 2005. He taught at Bangor University for eight years, and has been at Glasgow Caledonian University since 2013. His current research focuses on the development and retention of talented teachers, and is co – editor of the SEDA Special ‘Supporting Programme Leaders and Programme Leadership’.

Dr Jenny Lawrence, AFSEDA, PFHEA is a Teaching Enhancement Advisor at the University of Hull, Advance HE associate, and independent consultant in academic practice. Her research interests are in critical and feminist pedagogies and the role the scholarship of teaching and learning can play in the positive wellbeing of the HE learning community. She works closely with the University of Hull’s Programme Directors Network, and is co –editor of the SEDA Special ‘Supporting Programme Leaders and Programme Leadership’.

Sarah Moore SFHEA is Professional Development Manager for Learning and Teaching at the University of Sheffield. Alongside her work with programme leaders, she teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching for Learning in Higher Education and is the Director of the Foundation Pathway to AFHEA recognition. Sarah is currently studying for a Doctorate in Education at Sheffield, exploring the ways in which those new to teaching enact their developing professional identities in the classroom.

Dr Rowena Senior SFHEA, FSEDA is Lecturer in Academic Development at Aston University, and Course Director for the Doctor of Education in Higher Education programme and supervisor of M.Ed research projects. A Chartered Psychologist Rowena has published widely in relation to academic leadership and authored Aston’s Programme Directors Handbook. She is the Academic Lead for the Programme Directors’ Network.

Ruth Whitfield, SFSEDA, SFHEA, is an Educational Developer at the University of Bradford where she works with the Programme Leaders Forum and is responsible for the University’s Learning & Teaching Professional Development & Recognition Scheme (HEA Fellowships) and Project Manager for the National Teaching Fellowship funded Programme Assessment Strategies (PASS) project.  

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