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

The Centre also:

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

Student Surveys & Evaluation
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Dr Colin Calder Senior Adviser 3768


Centre Administration
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Sophie Dietrich

Centre Secretary (0.4 FTE) 3030
Lynn McKenzie Centre Co-ordinator & PA to Vice-Principal for Learning & Teaching 2406/2969
Kerry Roberts  Centre Secretary (0.6 FTE) 3030

Patricia Spence

Centre Manager

Researcher Development
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post vacant  Senior Researcher Development Adviser  / /
Educational Development
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Dr Darren Comber Senior Educational Development Adviser 3672
Dr Jennifer Duthie               

Educational Development Adviser 4666

Dr Joy Perkins

Educational and Employability Development Adviser (0.5 FTE)


eLearning and online
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Ian Blacklock Graduate Trainee (Learning Technology) 4705
Ana Ciocarlan Graduate Trainee (Learning Technology) 3297
Jaroslaw Dymiter Graduate Trainee (Learning Technology) 4704
Gavin Innes eLearning Adviser (Online) TBA
Peter Jeffels eLearning Adviser (0.6 FTE) 3766
Oana Matei Graduate Trainee (Learning Technology) 4702
Maria Nikoletatou Graduate Trainee (Learning Technology) 4701
Catherine Ogilvie eLearning Adviser (Online) TBA
Dr Sara Preston Senior eLearning Adviser 4371
Phil Whieldon eLearning Adviser 3508
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 Chloe Alexander            

Academic Skills Adviser (Academic Writing)  (0.5 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) 


Dr Morgiane Richard Academic Skills Adviser (Maths) (0.5 FTE) 4175