10 new HEA Fellows announced

The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce that 10 members of staff at Keele University have recently been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) through the University’s HEA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Route.

HEA Fellowship provides recognition of professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education, and evidence of commitment to continuing academic development. Across the four categories of fellowship, from Associate to Principal, individuals are recognised for their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning.

Congratulations to the following members of staff:

Senior Fellow

  • Kizzy Beaumont - KIITE
  • Tracey Coppins – Foundation Year
  • John Coxhead - School of Social, Political and Global Studies


  • Aimee Merrydew - School of Humanities
  • Amy Hilton – Keele Business School
  • Anja Winter - School of Life Sciences
  • Charlotte Richardson – School of Pharmacy

Associate Fellow

  • Noureen Shivji - School of Primary, Community and Social Care
  • Tamsin Fisher - School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • Nwamaka Akpodiete – School of Life Sciences


Aimee Merrydew, a PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant based in the School of Humanities, comments:

“I am really pleased to have been awarded Fellowship status. The opportunity to reflect on my teaching practice with my mentor and colleagues has been invaluable and very rewarding. The course was fantastic - thanks to all involved in organising it and for your support throughout the application process!”

Dr Filippo Nereo, Associate Director for Curriculum Development in KIITE who co-leads the CPD route, comments:

“I’d like to congratulate all new HEA Fellows on their success and to thank all internal and external reviewers, panellists, and the administrative team that support the process. We are expanding our pool of reviewers and mentors for all categories of Fellowship and warmly invite expressions of interest from staff who are familiar with the UK Professional Standards Framework. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from colleagues from underrepresented groups.”

To find out more about the HEA CPD route offered through the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, visit the KIITE HEA web pages.

To express an interest in becoming a mentor or reviewer, please contact KIITE via kiite@keele.ac.uk