Marios Hadjianastasis
University of Birmingham

Marios is a Principal Academic Developer at the Higher Education Futures Institute, University of Birmingham, where he is the Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Campus). Marios has worked in higher education since the early 2000s, from various positions relating to educational enhancement. Since 2011 Marios has been working in educational development at the University of Birmingham, where he has developed professional development programmes for early career staff who teach, including postgraduate teaching assistants and early-career academics. 

Marios has a wide range of scholarly interests, including:

  • philosophy of education and critical pedagogy
  • research-intensive learning and teaching
  • authentic and formative assessment
  • learning outcomes and constructive alignment
  • curriculum design
  • education research
  • programme leadership
  • commodification of education


2022: “Quality and Qualifications: the value of centralised teaching courses for postgraduates who teach”, International Journal for Academic Development (with Els Van Geyte).

2021: “Higher education as a product: A concept tested during pandemic times”, Educational Developments, 22 (3), pp. 1-5.

2016: “Learning outcomes in higher education: assumptions, positions and the views of early-career staff in the UK system”, Studies in Higher Education, 2016, pp. 1-17.

2016: “Podcasting in the STEM disciplines: The implications of supplementary lecture recording and ‘lecture flipping.’”, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Published online January 2016.

2015: (with Petia Petrova) “Understanding the varying investments in researcher and teacher development and enhancement: implications for academic developers”, International Journal for Academic Development, 20 (3), pp. 295-99.