Staff profile

Helen Howard

Academic Project Lead

Helen Howard, Academic Lead talking to colleague


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the Academic Project Lead for the Office for Students funded Student Attainment Project 2 (SAP2) at the University of Derby. The University of Derby is the lead in this collaborative project working with the University of the West of London and Solent University to investigate the use of interventions to reduce primarily the BME attainment gap. This project is led by the Provost Professor Malcolm Todd and involves work with the Registry and our academic staff primarily, as well as the two collaborative institutions.

Research interests

I have been employed in the UK Higher Education (HE) Sector for over 20 years, developing a national profile in pedagogic development and innovation as well as the impact of ethnicity on staff and students in HE.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

International experience

I attended the following universities as a Universitas 21 fellow to discuss future work surrounding pedagogic development:

Recent publications

Higher Education Policy Institute - Mind the gap