Now an independent consultant Elaine has considerable experience as an educational developer. She is an accreditor and mentor for SEDA PDF programmes and project manager for the Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning (PEBL) project in West Africa (PEBL-WA).
Her prior role at the University of Westminster included promoting best practice by sharing extensive expertise in educational pedagogy, research and curriculum enhancement to support staff in their professional development. This included being Academic Lead for their Professional Recognition & Enhancement Scheme for Teaching accredited by the HEA and developing innovative approaches to enhance and celebrate the production of quality pedagogic research.
Elaine is a reviewer for several educational journals as well as being published, most recently in Educational Development on SEDA Values. Her other papers include perceptions of lecturer professionalism, staff professional relationships developing in work based learning and best practice in managing training.
She has worked in a variety of education and training settings and her experience includes development of an online personal tutoring module plus other blended learning resources. Elaine supported the implementation of research skills programmes into universities, development of progression agreements, lecturing on research methodology and assessment of research projects. She has presented at conferences plus supporting facilitation of management and leadership workshops.
Elaine has been a member of Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) since 2009 and became a Fellow of SEDA in 2010.