Siân Etherington
University of Liverpool

Siân Etherington is a senior academic developer at the University of Liverpool where she is programme lead for the Foundations of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme and a member of the PGCert in Academic Practice team.  She is a senior fellow of HEA.  Prior to her move to Liverpool in July 2023, she was an academic developer at the University of Salford, where she led the PGCAP programme in addition to co-chairing the Salford Community for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (SCELT) and the SCELT awards for educational research and innovation projects. Before moving to academic development, she worked for many years as a teacher educator in TESOL, co-chairing the teacher CPD organisation NATESOL (Northern Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from 2018 to 2022, and working closely with EFL teacher research groups. She is interested in scholarship of learning and teaching, particularly the psychology of teaching, and in 2020 published a report on British Council funded research into language teacher well-being and positive psychology Etherington, S., Hanks, J., and E. Alshehri (2020) ‘Sticky Objects’ and pathways to resilience and wellbeing: teacher understandings of and practices in positive psychology in their classrooms’.