Eight New HEA Fellows Announced

The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce that 8 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:


  • Mark Eccleston-Turner – Law
  • Anne-Marie Day – Social, Political and Global Studies

Associate Fellow

  • Kelly Housby – Humanities
  • Ellie Ralph – Social, Political and Global Studies
  • Chloe Dawson – Social, Political and Global Studies
  • Sophia Taha – Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Amy Blaney – Humanities
  • Jonathan Knight – Information and Digital Services

Sophia Taha, PhD Candidate in Law and International Relations comments:

I'm really pleased to be awarded Associate Fellowship and especially in the context of an intense and difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic. I have really appreciated the support from KIITE, Georgina in particular and the opportunity to discuss my teaching with my module leads. I have also appreciated the scaffolding of the portfolio which gives space to reflect on my teaching and make ongoing improvements

Georgina Spencer, Senior Curriculum Developer in KIITE who co-leads the CPD route, comments:

“Congratulations to all our new Fellows! It is a privilege to have the opportunity to see the range of excellent practice that continues to develop across Keele. Yet again the commitment and creativity of colleagues was evident in these applications and recipients should be deservedly proud of their achievements.”

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