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.

Professor Neil Fowler wearing a suit jacket and purple tie.
Associate Provost - Learning & Teaching

As Associate Provost Learning and Teaching Neil helps to shape the University's approach to how we teach and assess students. He is leading a range of initiatives aimed at improving student success and enhancing social mobility.   

Associate Lecturer

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.

Charlotte Ellis filming at the University of Derby
Learning Technologist (Curriculum Development), Digital Solutions & Services

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.

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. 

Melanie Pope
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.