Clare has been a member of Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) since 2007 and a member of the Executive Committee since May 2013, contributing to several working groups and serving on the Services and Enterprise and the Conference sub-committees. She became Fellow of the Staff Educational Development Association (FSEDA) in 2011.
She currently leads on Academic Staff Development in the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Bath and is Director of the Pathways to HEA Fellowship CPD Scheme. Since 2005 Clare has worked in academic staff development, initially at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol on the development of Academic Career Pathways, collaborating with other HE professionals to development and use the UK Professional Standards Framework, alongside teaching and mentoring on the Certificate in Teaching and Learning.
From 2007 she led the PG Certificate in Professional Learning in HE (PCPLHE) at Bath Spa University, developed a MA in Professional Practice in HE, being awarded a Bath Spa University Teaching Fellowship in 2010. She first accredited the PCPLHE to award FHEA in 2009 and successfully re-accredited it alongside development of the BSU Continuing Professional Development Scheme awarding HEA Fellowship in 2014. From 2015-17 she was Director of the BSU CPD Scheme and ran the Centre of Learning and Teaching Development.
She gained PFHEA in 2019 and regularly reviews for Advance HE NTF and CATE programmes.
Clare is currently an External Reviewer for the University of Leeds PRiSE Scheme awarding HEA Fellowship; and External Examiner for the PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE at University of South Wales and previously for the PG Certificate in Higher Education Practice at Greenwich School of Management.
Clare has over 20 years’ experience as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader teaching and supporting learning in Geography, in different higher education institutions at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She was on the Council of the Remote Sensing Society and the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society from 1994-2004.
She became a Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society in 2003, and has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) since 1987.