I lead the team responsible for learning design and academic delivery support. With more than 20 years’ experience working within the higher education sector, I have held academic and professional roles for a number of universities (including the Universities of Durham, Liverpool John Moores, Sheffield, Derby and Cumbria) and have undertaken consultancy both in the UK and internationally.
My particular specialisms are curriculum design and development, online programme design and delivery, academic development and technology enhanced learning. I have developed pedagogical frameworks and delivery approaches for fully online and blended programmes and have designed, validated and developed postgraduate, undergraduate and degree apprenticeship programmes for fully online delivery in a range of disciplines.
I hold a PhD from Durham University, and am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I lead our delivery team of lead instructional designers and content producers.
With more than 18 years’ experience in content creation and editorial management within education publishing, I have developed efficient processes that have a particular emphasis on continuous improvement and scalability.
My team and I will work with your academic staff to provide a dedicated point of contact during the writing and development of your content for the online environment.
I have over ten years' experience of working with UK Higher Education institutions at Pearson holding positions in sales, custom publishing and strategic consulting.
My role is to work with HE educators to understand your needs and, where appropriate, identify the products, services and solutions available from Pearson or third parties that meet both these needs and our capacity and capability to deliver.
This includes bespoke, custom-built solutions, as well as newly developed or long-established products and services. Prior to joining Pearson I spent eight years in executive level recruitment.
As Lead Learning Designer, I am responsible for programme/curriculum learning design. I have previously held roles as a Computing Lecturer, Academic Lead (BSc and MSc Computing programmes at UDOL) and Programme Director (MA Education programmes at Roehampton), specialising in the design, enhancement and delivery of online programmes for these institutions. I also performed the role of Moderation Manager for all University of Roehampton Online programmes, leading on the development of a new digitised system.
As a result I have extensive experience of university processes and managing remote teams of online academics.
I also worked for the Department for Education, within the National College for School Leadership, as a Design and Development Manager, specialising in blended learning programme development for the teaching profession.
Through this wealth of experience, I'm well placed to offer support to academics, working with them through the design process to create online and blended learning offerings within Higher Education.
I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
As an Online Learning Consultant I am responsible for the design, development, and delivery of student and tutor induction and training services.
My previous experience includes designing, developing and delivering fully online HE programmes with both the University of Essex Online and University of Leeds.
With experience of working within alternative providers and UK HEIs, supporting academics in both subject matter expert and teaching roles, I offer the experience and knowledge to support academics to succeed in their engagement with online delivery.
This also makes me well placed to understand the needs of students completing fully online programmes and successful methods of providing support. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Prior to joining Pearson at the start of 2019, I had a wide and varied career, mainly in HE/FE but also a range of commercial sector experience.
I held my previous role at Northumbria University since 2014, where I established their Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team, led their TEL activities and moved all of their VLE infrastructure to the latest Blackboard Ultra version. I also held a position on Northumbria’s Academic Board and, for the final 18 months, was on the steering group of Heads of eLearning Forum.
Prior to this I headed up and managed VLE provision for two FTSE 250 companies – eaga PLC and Carillion PLC – overseeing all online learning provision, content authoring, delivery and support. I also worked for Oracle as a Consultant Trainer and for JiSC as part of Netskills.
This afforded me periods of teaching in Europe, US (UCLA) and the Philippines. I started my career as a Curriculum Leader and Programme Leader in FE, delivering HE and professional IT programmes. I’m currently working towards my doctorate (DBA) in technology enhanced learning.
I am a UX/UI specialist with over 15 years’ experience in publishing. I am passionate about putting the learner at the centre of everything I do and have a wide area of expertise ranging from accessibility to design thinking methodologies.
My role involves overseeing the collation and evaluation of user requirements in order to illustrate design ideas and develop a user interface that communicates the agreed user journey.
My expertise is in creating, testing and fast prototyping interfaces to a high standard of design and usability. Since joining Pearson I have headed up the Design and User experience on a number of large global digital products in English Language Teaching (ELT) as well as Higher Education.
I also have a background in print design, having created a number of English courses that were amongst the top selling books of their kind in the world, as well as being very involved in the process of moving Pearson into a digital publishing environment within the ELT sector.