Emma Kennedy
University of Greenwich

Emma Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in HE Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich. She leads the Advance-HE accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Academic Professional Apprenticeship at Greenwich, as well as conducting educational research and helping colleagues to develop their practice in teaching and learning. Emma has worked in educational development since 2015 and before this taught English Literature at the University of York, where she completed her PhD.

Emma’s areas of interest are inclusive teaching and learning, digital technology in higher education, critical pedagogy – and the various intersections of these three. Emma leads on staff development around accessibility and disability at Greenwich and has written on issues of technology and access including lecture capture. Emma also writes about a range of issues on her personal blog as well as guest blogs – from social media and digital identity to free speech in the classroom, working conditions, early-career teacher development and wellbeing. 

Selected publications and blogposts:

Kennedy, E. (2022). ‘You’re (still) on mute!’: Lessons from a term of hyflex training. The SEDA Blog.

Kennedy, E. (2019). Responding to negative student feedback: retain your confidence, improve your teaching. The Higher Educationalist.

Hemprich-Bennett, D., Rabaiotti, D., & Kennedy, E. (2021). Beware survivorship bias in advice on science careersNature598(7880), 373-374.

Kennedy, E. and Vasant, S. (2017). #HEBlogSwap – Sharing Practice and Building Community in Cyberspace. #ALTC Blog.  

Kennedy, E. (2017). Who gets free speech in the university classroom? The Higher Educationalist.

Kennedy, E. (2016). Social media training for academics: what not to do. Learning at City.