Learning and Teaching staff

Meet the staff from the Digital Learning and Pedagogic Practice teams

Senior Learning Technologist-Digital Practice

Chris Bell is the Senior Learning Technologist for Digital Practice within the University of Derby's Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Claire Gardener in discussion with a colleague whilst they look at an iPad
Senior Learning Technologist

Claire Gardener is a Senior Learning Technologist (Digital Learning Systems) within the University of Derby's Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Charlotte Ellis filming at the University of Derby
Learning Technology Media Adviser, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

As a Learning Teachnology Media Adviser, Charlotte supports academic staff across the university to embed technology into the teaching and increase the student experience. The work she has completed has won a number awards both internally and externally.

Johanna Westwood at a computer
Learning Technologist (Curriculum Development)

Johanna Fenton 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.

Learning Technology Media Adviser

As a Learning Technology Media Advisor, Matthew Gilooly seeks to enhance media used within teaching. This can be through content created for staff and students, as well as making bespoke content ranging from Creative High Quality video to 360 VR and Augmented Reality content.

A portrait of Richard Harris
Administrative Officer

As Administrative Officer (Academic & Student Experience - A&SE), Richard manages a support team that has a focus on supporting key areas of Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching activity and initiatives. In addition, he manages communications and support for the wider A&SE portfolio.

Rob Higson sitting at desk
Learning Technologist - Curriculum Development

Rob is a Learning Technologist working across the University of Derby to help enhance teaching, learning and assessment through the use of technology and digital practice. Rob has a specialist expertise in the creation and use of media for teaching and learning.

Portrait of John Hill
Head of Digital Learning

As the University's Head of Digital Learning, John Hill works in partnership with staff and students to embed and support the development digital learning. John leads and develops University-wide strategies and policies to ensure students have the highest quality digital learning experience whilst studying. 

Laura Hollinshead supporting a staff member
Learning Technologist - Curriculum Development

As a Learning Technologist (Curriculum Development), Laura Hollinshead supports strategic and college-based projects which focus on enhancing learning, teaching and assessment using technology. 

Matt Howcroft presenting
Learning Technologist - Curriculum Development

Matt Howcroft is a Learning Technologist, Photographer and Video Producer specialising in the creation of learning materials in Higher Education.