Meet the Learning and Development Teams

Angie Allcock - Head of People Development

I head the People Development Team of 7 staff who help the University develop its organisational effectiveness by supporting the development of staff’s core skills and capabilities so they fulfil their roles successfully and develop their full potential. The team also run key organisational diagnostics including the Employee Engagement Survey and the PDR process.  

I provide advice on strategic initiatives such as the Exeter Academic and Transformation projects and policies associated with Learning and Development. An important aspect of my role is to keep up to date on latest innovations to ensure the University’s learning and development approaches reflect the latest thinking.

I am responsible for developing academic leadership initiatives and coordinate various women’s development schemes such as Aurora. I provide bespoke team event facilitation, frequently blended with diagnostic tools, from team building days to senior management teams developing strategic plans.

Areas of expertise: leadership/management development; Executive Coach; coaching and mentoring; employee engagement; organisation development; internal consultancy; working with you.

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Clive Betts – Learning and Development Manager (Professions)

I am responsible for the research, creation and support of developmental pathways for professions in the University (eg Technicians, Finance, IT, Research Managers). I am a qualified 360 reviewer and remain actively engaged in online learning development, training design and delivery, 1-1 and team development.

My background is in IT management, vocational training, scientific civil service and Biosciences (research and teaching) having successfully changed careers several times in the past 35 years.

Areas of expertise: structured professional and career development; vocational qualifications and accreditation; e-learning; support for mentors; working with you.   

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Rachel Brewer – Learning and Development Manager (Leadership & Management)

I am responsible for the development and delivery of the leadership and management development portfolio for professional staff and the key contact for Colleges/Services with queries in this area. This portfolio includes programmes leading to Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualifications, as well as a range of shorter management workshops: 'Management Know-How'; 'Exeter Entrepreneur' and programmes without qualifications.

I can support you with bespoke development activities and training delivery.

I provide a brokerage service for staff interested in accessing external coaches on our register. 

Areas of expertise: leadership and management development, management qualifications, PDR (within Professional Services), running team events, programme design, working with you.

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For queries regarding academic leadership - contact Angie Allcock

For the 'Personal Effectiveness' portfolio - contact Rebecca Ledger

Rebecca Ledger – Learning and Development Manager (Personal Effectiveness)

I oversee the development of the ‘Personal Effectiveness’ portfolio which covers the following areas: Exeter Entrepreneur, interpersonal skills, health and safety, equality and diversity, wellbeing, environment, career development. I also oversee the ‘Mandatory/Essential to Role’ courses. In addition, I coordinate the provision of training delivered by other internal training providers and can offer expertise to support bespoke development activities.

I am the key contact for Colleges and Services who wish advice or support for development falling within the 'Personal Effectiveness' portfolio. For support for Leadership/Management development - professional staff - see Rachel Brewer's profile and for support relating to academic leadership see Angie Allcock's profile.

Areas of expertise:   Course design; evaluation; working with you.

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For queries regarding Academic Leadership - contact Angie Allcock

For the Leadership/Management Development (Prof services staff) - contact Rachel Brewer



Kathryn Coombes - Administration Team Leader

I am the Team Leader for the People Development administration team.  I have oversight of the work of the administrative team and am responsible for learning and development data, budget monitoring, support for Learning & Development Managers, bespoke events and contracts for external suppliers.  I am a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Hannah Moore - Learning and Development Administrator

I am the Learning and Development Administrator for the People Development Team. I support the Open Programme, Bespoke Programmes, the Aurora Programme for Women and our ILM Programmes. I also deal with finance for the team and provide a personal assistant service to the Head of People Development and Deputy Head when required.

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Carolyn Asher - Learning and Development Assistant

I am the Learning and Development Assistant for the People Development Team. I support the Open Programme of courses and am the first point of contact for People Development.

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Kate Hellman - Head of Academic Development

I am Head of the Academic Development Team with responsibility for ASPIRE, LTHE, professional development workshops and resources and the Education Advisor Team. I also have responsibility for coordinating the Senior Tutor Forum and lead on supporting the role of the Personal Tutor. I am the Education Adviser for the College of Humanities. My background is in education development, teacher education and special education needs. I trained as a teacher and was a Head of School of Humanities in large inner-city college of further education.

Areas of expertise: professional, academic and education development/ASPIRE/LTHE/Academic Practice Network/Senior and Personal Tutoring/Doctoral Supervision/working with you

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Karen Leslie - Academic Developer

I work as an Academic Developer leading on the day to day management of the ASPIRE Fellowship Scheme at Exeter. I trained as a research scientist before developing a career in education with a focus on staff development, particularly in relation to the use of technologies for teaching and learning, leadership learning and building communities of practice. I currently support academic and professional services staff wishing to apply through Exeter’s ASPIRE Fellowship Scheme for one of four categories of ASPIRE / HEA fellowship. I also work with a number of colleagues to develop support for Doctoral Supervisors.

Areas of expertise: Doctoral Supervision Workshops, the ASPIRE Framework, applying for ASPIRE/HEA Fellowships, UKPSF, Writing retreats, Academic Practice Network

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Lisa Alberici - Academic Developer

I am the Director of the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) programme; I also work on personal tutoring and the Academic Tutor Framework project, co-organise the Senior Tutor Forum, and develop advice and guidance for academic induction. I joined the university in 2015 from Anglia Ruskin University, where I established and managed the study skills centres. My doctorate is from the University of Birmingham where I was also a visiting lecturer and a Student Experience Manager. I have experience working in roles specialising in widening participation, student engagement, and managing education enhancement projects.

Areas of expertise - academic development, senior/academic/personal tutoring, supporting student transition to HE, and LTHE

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Rebecca Hill - Academic Developer

I am an Academic Developer based at the University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.  I co-deliver the LTHE programme at Penryn, designed for early career researchers with teaching responsibilities.  I contribute to the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) and support Cornwall-based staff applying for HEA fellowship via Exeter’s ASPIRE Fellowship Scheme.  I provide academic development support for the Colleges in Penryn and Truro, and facilitate ASPIRE Academic Practice Network events in Cornwall.

Areas of expertise: the LTHE, applying for ASPIRE/HEA Fellowships, academic development at the Cornwall Campuses

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Tamsin Kilner - Academic Developer

Working as an academic developer, I lead on the day-to-day management of the ASPIRE Framework on the Streatham campus, as well as teaching the Humanities LTHE stream and providing online support for all streams of LTHE via ELE. I also develop online projects as I have a background in educational technology; my particular areas of interest are digital and social media in an academic context and the pedagogical implications of blended learning and online interaction in general.

I have a BA in Medieval Studies, an MA in Victorian Studies and a PhD in Victorian Literature, all from Exeter, and am also an Associate Fellow of the HEA.

Areas of expertise – ASPIRE framework, LTHE, e-Learning, social networking, lecture technologies, flipping the classroom, ELE

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Tim Marwood - Academic Developer

I am an Academic Developer based at the University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall who is currently full-time but due to go part-time in October.  I deliver the LTHE programme at Penryn which is designed for postgraduate teaching assistants.  I am currently interim Director of the ASPIRE Professional Recognition Pathway and support staff applying for HEA fellowships.  I provide academic development support for the Colleges in Penryn and Truro, and deliver a range of workshops on academic development.  Prior to moving to Cornwall I developed a research career in science and then worked as a leader of education in Cambridge.

Areas of expertise: LTHE, ASPIRE/HEA Fellowships, academic development at the Cornwall Campuses

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Andrew Pye – Academic Developer

I am an Academic Advisor, ASPIRE mentor and member of the ASPIRE management group. I was Director of the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Course in Cornwall between 2010-2014 and currently contribute to the Universities Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice programme (PCAP).

Areas of expertise: Undergraduate Teaching, Student Engagement, Tutoring, ASPIRE Mentoring, LTHE, PCAP

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Shaun Mudd - Academic Development Senior Programmes Administrator

I support activities across the Academic Development team, with particular focus on the LTHE Programme. I have recently completed a PhD in Classics at Exeter, and have experienced the LTHE Programme from both sides, having completed it in 2013. I  have wide-ranging knowledge of academic facilitation, and have recently worked as the chief editor of an academic journal, the research data manager for an AHRC-funded project, and a bibliographer for an international research database. I am also an Associate Fellow of the HEA.

Areas of expertise: academic/research data management, data repositories, academic copy editing, the LTHE Programme

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Anne Wilkinson - Academic Development Administrative Assistant

I provide the administrative support for the ASPIRE PRP.  My background is mainly in public service with experience of committee work, corporate and business planning, project management and policy development.  My previous job was in Bristol, managing a busy office for an older people’s charity, helping to plan events, dealing with finance, reviewing policies and procedures, and supporting Board meetings.  I have also managed a partnership project (with Macmillan Cancer Support) encouraging older people affected by cancer to take part in community based activities.

Areas of expertise: policy development, process mapping and improvement, project management, committees / board meetings, HR processes, writing and editing corporate documents, running events.

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