The Centre for Academic Development supports staff and students from across the University in teaching, learning, research and professional development.

The Centre also:

  • Works in partnership with individual lecturers or groups of staff tackling complex issues in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Facilitates routes to accreditation by the Higher Education Academy
  • Supports Academic Development through a range of workshops and events.
  • Supports staff in the use of eLearning
  • Supports students in developing effective learning strategies

For general enquiries, please contact the centre at or +44 (0)1224 27 3030.

Centre Administration
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Margo Rocha

Administrative Assistant

Patricia Spence Centre Manager 3924
Educational Development
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Dr Darren Comber Senior Educational Development Adviser 3672
Dr Joy Perkins Educational and Employability Development Adviser 3113
Dr Aaron Thom Educational Development Adviser 2618
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Megan Buchanan Graduate Trainee (eLearning)  
Isabella Fausti eLearning Adviser 4703
Abigail Harding eLearning Adviser 4705
Gavin Innes eLearning Adviser 4707
Peter Jeffels eLearning Adviser (0.6 FTE) 3766
Maija Koukkari eLearning Adviser 4706
Paulina Martinkova Graduate Trainee (eLearning)  
Oana Matei eLearning Adviser 4702
Maria Nikoletatou eLearning Adviser 4701
Catherine Ogilvie eLearning Adviser 4708
Dr Sara Preston Senior eLearning Adviser 4371
Craig Stewart Graduate Trainee (eLearning)  
Rhian Wood eLearning Adviser (0.8 FTE) 4254
Dr Andy Yule eLearning Adviser (0.8 FTE) 2834
Student Learning Service
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Dr Daniel Derrin Academic Skills Adviser (0.5 FTE)  
Caterina De Rosa Dyslexia Tutor (0.8 FTE)  
Wendy Lawrenson Academic Skills Adviser (Science) (0.6 FTE) 2373
Dr Mary Pryor Senior Academic Skills Adviser (0.5 FTE)  
Dr Julie Ross Academic Skills Adviser (Dyslexia) (0.5 FTE) 3032
Dr Morgiane Richard Academic Skills Adviser (Maths) (0.5 FTE) 4175
Dr Chloe Alexander (Currently on Maternity Leave) Academic Skills Adviser (Academic Writing)  (0.5 FTE) 3190