Our teams

KIITE is a cross-cutting Institute. We work across all learning communities and learning spaces at Keele University, shaping educational delivery and evaluation; with academics, with students and with external partners.

Leadership Team

Rafe Hallett

Dr Rafe Hallett

Director, KIITE

Areas of expertise: Digital Literacy, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design, Civic Engagement

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Terry Dray

Terry Dray

Associate Director for Employability and Employer Engagement

Areas of expertise: Employability/career development, student and graduate enterprise, employer/stakeholder engagement

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Dr Filippo Nereo

Dr Filippo Nereo

Associate Director Academic and Curriculum Development

Areas of expertise: Internationalisation, languages, research-based teaching

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Matt Street

Matt Street

Learning Technology Manager

Areas of expertise: Educational technology, learning design, flexible learning

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Academic & Curriculum Development

Our teams of academic developers, learning developers and learning technologists work together to shape educational delivery, design curricula and deliver enhanced education outcomes for both staff and students. Academic & Curriculum Development is led by Dr Filippo Nereo.

Dr Russ Crawford

Dr Russ Crawford

Senior Teaching Fellow and Academic Developer

Areas of expertise: Gamification, Educational Scholarship, Innovative teaching practice

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Georgina Spencer

Georgina Spencer

Academic Developer

Areas of expertise: Assessment and feedback, innovative teaching practice, personal tutoring

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Rob Stannard

Rob Stannard

Director, MA in Higher Education Practice and HUMSS Faculty Lead for Interdisciplinary Education

Areas of expertise: Creative Practice, Interdisciplinary Education, Coaching, Mentoring and Leadership

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Kizzy Beaumont

Kizzy Beaumont

Teaching Fellow and Learning Developer

Areas of expertise: Student engagement, academic advising, assessment & feedback

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Dr Chris Little

Dr Chris Little

Teaching Fellow and Learning Developer

Areas of expertise: Undergraduate research, educational scholarship, academic writing practices

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Angela Rhead

Angela Rhead

Teaching Fellow and Learning Developer

Areas of expertise: Holistic curriculum development, academic reading practices, action research

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Learning Technology

Our Learning Technology team, led by Matt Street, is a collaborative hub of Educational Technologists working to enhance and transform learning, teaching, and research.

Karl Gimblett

Karl Gimblett

Learning Technologist

Areas of expertise: Digital literacy, innovative teaching practice, captured content delivery

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Cat Hallam

Cat Hallam

Daryl Kerr

Daryl Kerr

Learning Technology Officer

Areas of expertise: Digital literacy, online platform design, resource design, augmented reality, programming and development, virtual learning environments.

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Timothy Smale

Timothy Smale

Learning Technologist

Areas of expertise: Digital learning design and delivery, workflow analysis, digital footprint

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Pete Lonsdale

Pete Lonsdale

Learning Technology Manager

Areas of expertise: Online learning, electronic assessments, portfolios, learning beyond and outside the classroom

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Adrian Molyneux

Adrian Molyneux

Lecturer in Learning Technology and Lead for Software Development

Areas of expertise: Learning analytics, assessment and feedback, innovative teaching practice

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Employability, Enterprise and Employer Engagement

Led by Terry Dray, our Employability, Enterprise and Employer Engagement Teams focus on developing and promoting Keele Talent. Not only supporting the development of students into highly employable graduates and entrepreneurs, but also connecting businesses and alumni with students and curriculum development opportunities at every level, engaging with opportunity providers and stakeholders every step of the way.

Careers & Employability

Lisa McWilliams

Lisa McWilliams

Head of Careers and Employability

Areas of expertise: Graduate Employability, Quality in Higher Education Careers Services

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Bernadette Grannon

Bernadette Grannon

Careers Consultant

Areas of expertise: Careers Guidance and Coaching, Employability Enhancement.

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Sarah Longwell

Sarah Longwell

Careers Consultant

Areas of expertise: Careers Guidance and Coaching, Career Development in the Curriculum, Employability Enhancement.

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Ben Simkins

Ben Simkins

Careers Consultant

Areas of expertise: Careers guidance and coaching, graduate attributes and skills articulation, careers and employability education.

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Danielle Farmer

Danielle Farmer

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Engaged & Experiential Learning

Lou Taylor-Murison

Lou Taylor-Murison

Development Manager (Engaged & Experiential Learning)

Areas of expertise: Degree and Higher Apprenticeships, placements and work-based learning, reflective practice, e-learning.

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Huw Morgan

Huw Morgan

Business Engagement Manager

Areas of expertise: Business engagement, apprenticeships, Keele Connector 

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Gill Dale

Gill Dale

Apprenticeships Operations Officer

Areas of expertise: Apprenticeships (ESFA funding, guidance and delivery) data analysis and data reporting

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Helen Ogden

Helen Ogden

Apprenticeships Data Officer

Areas of expertise: Data reporting and scoping, apprenticeships monitoring and funding, individual learner records and ESFA requirements, data and informatics.

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Taylor Downing

Taylor Downing

Apprenticeships Team Administrator Apprentice

Areas of expertise: Business administration and apprenticeships

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Employer Engagement

Rob McKay

Rob McKay

KRISP Project Manager

Areas of expertise: Regional economic development, leadership CPD, HE:business interfaces

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Steve Hargreaves

Steve Hargreaves

Business Engagement Manager

Areas of expertise: Recruitment, Business Development, Innovation projects, Project & Team Management

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Kathy England

Kathy England

Business Engagement Manager

Area of expertise: Business Engagement for Student Recruitment, Internships and Innovation Projects, Student Support for Internships.

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Stephanie Wainwright

Stephanie Wainwright

KRISP Project Administrator

Areas of expertise: ERDF process administration, customer services

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Emma Bonfiglio

Emma Bonfiglio

Innovation Support Advisor

Areas of expertise: SME Innovation processes, entrepreneurship, business growth and development

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Philippa Chapman

Philippa Chapman

Innovation Advisor

Areas of expertise: Industry/HE Engagement, Innovation and Research Project Development and Delivery, Organisational Sustainability

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Find out more about the KRISP Employer Engagement team


Global Opportunities Team

Emma Pearce

Emma Pearce

Head of Global Opportunities

Areas of expertise: Student Mobility Programme Development, International Partnerships, Erasmus+

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Elissa Williams

Elissa Williams

Erasmus and ICM Manager

Areas of expertise: Erasmus ICM, Staff Mobility

Rachel Skittery

Rachel Skittery

Global Education Officer

Areas of expertise: Student Exchange, Erasmus+, International Summer Schools

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Natasha Corke

Natasha Corke

International Mobility Programmes Officer

Areas of expertise: Short Programmes and events, Erasmus ICM, Staff Mobility

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Jake Leech

Jake Leech

Global Opportunities Assistant

Areas of expertise: Student exchange, Erasmus+, Short programmes 

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Communications

Sam Lesniak

Sam Lesniak

Communications Manager

Areas of Expertise: Strategic Communications, Integrated Campaigns, Creative and Digital Media

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