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 / Dean of Education

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

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Terry Dray

Terry Dray

Director for Employability and Employer Engagement / Deputy Director, KIITE

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 Curriculum Design and Development

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

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Emma Pearce

Emma Pearce

Head of Global Opportunities

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

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Catherine Chambers

Catherine Chambers

Head of Digital Education

Areas of expertise: Flexible learning, digital learning, creative pedagogies, inclusive learning, technology enhanced learning, social learning, storytelling in teaching and learning, multi-media content production, product development

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Curriculum Design and Development

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

Angela Rhead

Angela Rhead

Senior Curriculum Developer (Student Success)

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

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Aimee Merrydew

Aimee Merrydew

Curriculum Developer (Student Success)

Areas of expertise: Inclusive learning communities, innovative teaching practices, creative pedagogies

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Georgina Spencer

Georgina Spencer

Senior Curriculum Developer (Digital Learning)

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

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Georgina Spencer

Georgina Spencer

Senior Curriculum Developer (Digital Learning)

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

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Adam Jeffery

Adam Jeffery

Curriculum Developer (Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

Areas of expertise: Virtual learning environments, Experiential learning, Inclusive learning

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KIITE Curriculum Design and Development Fellows

Dr Steve Rogers

Dr Steve Rogers

KIITE Curriculum Fellow and Lecturer in Geology

Areas of expertise: Collaborative and Co-created Education; Authentic Assessment; Education for Sustainability; Technology Enhanced Education; Curriculum Design and Development; Sedimentary Geology

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Karen Gunnell

Karen Gunnell

KIITE Curriculum Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Areas of expertise: Wellbeing in the Curriculum, Embedding Employability Skills within the Curriculum

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Dr Gordon Dent

Dr Gordon Dent

KIITE Curriculum Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology

Areas of expertise: Student recruitment & selection; coherent curriculum design; assessment

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Dr Ella Maysami

Dr Ella Maysami

KIITE Curriculum Fellow and Lecturer in Neuroscience

Areas of expertise: Interdisciplinary and internationalisation of the curriculum, research-led teaching, and technology-led assessment

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Dr Katherine Haxton

Dr Katherine Haxton

KIITE Curriculum Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

Areas of expertise: Inclusive Learning, Educational Scholarship, Education for Sustainability

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Dr Panos Sousounis

Dr Panos Sousounis

KIITE Curriculum Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Economics & Finance

Areas of expertise: Educational Scholarship, Internationalisation, Curriculum design for employability 

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Dr Rebecca Venables

Dr Rebecca Venables

KIITE Curriculum Fellow and Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

Aareas of expertise: Authentic Assessment, Inclusive learning, Ethics

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Dr Will Foster

Dr Will Foster

KIITE Curriculum Fellow, PFHEA & Senior Lecturer in Leadership - Director of MBA and Executive Education

Areas of expertise: New programme innovation & online development; Academic leadership; Scholarship development / HEA / Mentoring / Coaching;  Ethnographic research

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Dr Sarah Aynsley

Dr Sarah Aynsley

KIITE Curriculum Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Bioscience

Areas of expertise: Educational Scholarship, Technology Enhanced Learning, Mixed methods approaches and Gamification

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Dr Nicola Ralph

Dr Nicola Ralph

KIITE APP Fellow and Lecturer in Psychology

Areas of expertise: Educational scholarship, inclusion of students with disabilities, bullying in HE

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Dr Katie Szkornik

Dr Katie Szkornik

KIITE APP Fellow, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Dean of Education for Faculty Natural Sciences

Areas of expertise: Access and Participation, Programme Design and Development, Interdisciplinary Education

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Learning Technology - Digital Education

Our Learning Technology - Digital Education team, led by Catherine Chambers, is a collaborative hub of Educational Technologists working to enhance and transform learning, teaching, and research.

David Bloor

David Bloor

Flexible Curriculum Designer

Areas of expertise: Curriculum and Assessment Design, Social Learning, Flexible Learning, Learner Engagement, Experiential Learning, Learning Technology, Interactive Multimedia

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Matt Street

Matt Street

Senior Leader, Digital Education Projects

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

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Mike Lancaster

Mike Lancaster

Digital Learning Producer

Areas of expertise: Learning design, learning technology, media production

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Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Content Developer

Areas of Expertise: Virtual learning environments, Digital writing & content creation, Creative education and learning design, Flexible and inclusive e-learning

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Cat Hallam

Cat Hallam

Learning Technologist

Areas of Expertise: Electronic assessments and feedback, virtual learning environments, project management, equality, diversity and inclusion, enhancing digital skills, digital exclusion and inclusion

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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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Tom Lovelock

Tom Lovelock

Content Developer

Areas of expertise: Online Content Development, Video Production for Online Learning, Immersive Technologies

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Pete Lonsdale

Pete Lonsdale

Senior Leader, Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation

Areas of expertise: Technology-enhanced learning, innovative practice, flexible learning design

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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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Andrew Whitmore

Andrew Whitmore

Careers Consultant

Areas of expertise: Careers guidance, graduate recruitment, careers education

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Rob Meredith

Rob Meredith

Events and Digital Coordinator

Areas of expertise: Careers and employability events and activities, employability engagement, event and opportunity comms

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Will Pritchard

Will Pritchard

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Engaged & Experiential Learning

Lou Taylor-Murison

Lou Taylor-Murison

Development Manager

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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Taylor Downing

Taylor Downing

Apprenticeships Team Administrator Apprentice

Areas of expertise: Business administration and apprenticeships

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Ayshe Birchall

Ayshe Birchall

Work-based Learning Officer

Areas of expertise: Degree & higher apprenticeships, Tripartite reviews, employer inductions, UK and International qualifications and Admissions systems 

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Sally Challoner

Sally Challoner

Work-based Learning Officer

Areas of expertise: 

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Find out more about the apprenticeships on offer

OfS Student Knowledge Exchange Project

Nick Muir

Nick Muir

Project Co-ordinator

Areas of Expertise: Civic and employer engagement, student employability and student enterprise.

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Sofia Valpereiro

Sofia Valpereiro

Project Administrator

Areas of Expertise: Reader Development, Interdisciplinary Cooperation, Student Engagement

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Alice Whitehouse

Alice Whitehouse

Experiential Learning Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Experiential Learning, Internships, Employability, Project based learning.

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Philippa Richardson

Philippa Richardson

Employment Engagement Advisor

Areas of Activity: Innovative Programming for Internships, Community and Public Engagement

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Leila Green

Leila Green

Enterprise Advisor

Areas of Activity: Business Start up, Leadership, Business Mentoring.

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Find out more about the OFS Student Knowledge Echange Project.

Global Opportunities Team

The Global Opportunities Team, led by Emma Pearce, provides opportunities for students to spend time abroad through a semester or year of study, a Faculty-led short programme, or summer school, and is responsible for the management and development of staff mobility, through Erasmus+ Staff Mobility. The Team also welcomes inbound students to Keele from all over the world.

Rachel Skittery

Rachel Skittery

Global Education Assistant

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

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Jake Leech

Jake Leech

Global Education and Erasmus Officer

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

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Vanessa Hall

Vanessa Hall

Global Opportunities Assistant

Areas of expertise:  

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Communications & Operations

Sam Lesniak

Sam Lesniak

Communications Manager

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

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Charlotte Hulme

Charlotte Hulme

KIITE Operations Manager

Areas of Expertise: Administration, Finance

 

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Samantha Mottram

Samantha Mottram

Accredited Programme Administrator

Areas of ExpertiseMA HEP, HEA CPD Route, KIITE Administration

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