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Dr Kate Pettifer

Dr Kate Pettifer

Educator Developer

MG18, Tremough House, Penryn


I am an Educator Developer and LTHE (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) lead tutor at the University of Exeter. Originally from a Business and Economics background I moved into Education over 15 years ago working as a secondary school teacher and tutor. I taught Business, Economics, Law, and Special Educational Needs programmes. I have recently made the transition into Higher Education after completing my Professional Doctorate in Education. My research focus was the future of skills and skills development in Secondary Education. Whilst, I have been at the University of Exeter, I have been primarily concerned with the delivery of the LTHE programme and the revamping of the Educational Toolkit.

Subject Specialism:

The future of the economy, workplace, and skills. Skills development in both secondary and higher education.

Research Interests

  • Future of the economy and workplace
  • Skills provision and development
  • Provision for Special Educational Needs, Inclusivity and Accessibility
  • Transition to Higher Education
  • The learning and teaching experience in Higher Education


  • Doctorate in Education (Ed.D), University of Warwick, 2020
  • Postgraduate Certification in Education (Business and Economics), University of Warwick, 2008
  • Master of Arts (Hons) Business Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2006