Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching staff

Associate Professor of Learning and Teaching

Melanie has worked in the UK education sector for 24 years, in secondary education, FE and HE, and with national bodies on curriculum and qualification reform. Melanie is Associate Professor of Learning and Teaching and works with colleagues across the university to support the development of excellent and innovative practice in learning and teaching, particularly in pedagogic research.

Rebecca Pickering in discussion
Centre Support Administrator

As a Centre Support Administrator, Rebecca supports both the Head of the Centre for Student Life and the Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in a PA capacity, as well as providing administrative support for the wider team.

Chris Ribchester in discussion with a colleague
Associate Professor, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

As an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, Dr Ribchester supports colleagues in the implementation of key strategies related to learning, teaching and assessment. He also leads Derby’s Pathfinder scheme which provides an opportunity for experienced colleagues to gain fellowship of AdvanceHE.

Nicola Sparkes in front of a screen
Learning Technologist - Curriculum Development

As a Learning Technologist, Nicola supports teams and individuals across the University of Derby to enhance teaching, learning and assessment through the use of technology and digital practice.

Greg Sutton at the Demo of a VR device
Learning Technology Support Officer

Greg Sutton is a Learning Technology Support Officer and has worked at the University of Derby for 17 years in various roles. His main duties are training staff members to use the Learning Technologies and support them in the use of those technologies.

Learning Technology Support Officer

Keith Taynton is a Learning Technology Support Officer with the responsibility of analysing and testing systems for suitablilty of use for teaching at the University, and provides support to staff on various software systems usage.

Professor in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

As an Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning, Dr Turner supports teams and individuals across the University with their learning, teaching and assessment activities. He also teaches on biology and forensic science courses and has won external recognition for being an outstanding teacher.

Jon Walmsley creating educational video content for the University of Derby
Digital Learning Manager

Jon is the University's Digital Learning Manager with a primary focus on facilitating enhancements to the digital learning infrastructure and digital practice to deliver a high quality digital learning experience for all students.

Johanna Westwood at a computer
Learning Technologist (Curriculum Development)

Johanna Westwood is a Learning Technologist (Curriculum Development), working across the University supporting individuals, teams, departments and colleges with embedding technology into their learning, teaching and assessment activities.

Rhona Woodward at Blends, University of Derby
Administrative Assistant

Rhona works within Academic and Student Experience and provides admin support for the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Her main areas of responsibility include processing finance work and providing admin support for DELTA:Digital.