Our remit is a broad one; we work at all levels of the institution to assure our students receive the best possible learning opportunities. We contribute to policy and strategic planning, collaborate with all departments and units, and provide professional development for staff and post-graduate students in all aspects of learning and teaching and assessment.

See more about our staff teams below.

Learning & Teaching

Professor Veronica Bamber (Director)
Prior to working in educational development, Roni was a lecturer in Spanish for 18 years, teaching in four different universities around the UK. Roni's current research is in universities as organizations, the development of academic staff, and the evaluation of academic work.
Research Interests
Universities as organisations, Academic professional development, Evaluation in higher education, Learning and teaching in higher education, Employability
Academic staff development, learning, teaching, assessment, curriculum design, validation and review plus: programme leadership and implementing change in learning and teaching; universities as organisations.
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Dr Iddo Oberski (Senior Lecturer in Learning & Teaching)
Iddo 'Mike' Oberski teaches on a number of CPD courses and also co-ordinates the educational research modules of the MSc Professional Education. He is particularly interested in thinking and creativity in teaching, learning, assessment and research.
Research Interests
Thinking & thinking skills, Assessment, Equal opportunities & inclusion, Holism, Creativity, Professional Development
Academic staff development, learning, teaching, assessment, curriculum design, validation and review.
Contact Iddo

Matt Sanders (Administrative Officer)
Matt supports the Director of CAP, and provides administrative services for the department including information and financial management, communication and liaison activities, marketing for the department, and runs the CAP website.
Contact Matt

Research Development

Dr Wendy Beautyman (Lecturer in Research Development and Support)
Wendy offers a variety of developmental workshops for staff and graduate students. Part of her widely varied responsibilities include promoting the Vitae researcher development framework and ensuring that researchers have access to the resources they need to be successful
Research Interests
Research knowledge and skill development; Grounded theory approaches; Research methods; Mentoring; Information literacy
Academic Writing / writing for publication, research supervision, research methodologies, presenting research.
Contact Wendy

Learning Technology

Susi Peacock (Senior Lecturer in E-Learning)
Susi is interested in a wide variety of Learning Technologies and the issues surrounding their use. Please contact Susi for more information about any of the CAP's Learning Technology activities.
Research Interests
Learning technologies, Organisation of learning, Student attitudes to plagiarism, Student learning of skills, Student learning with VLEs
ePortfolio InfoKit development, ePortfolio consultancy at a strategic and practical level, E-learning related workshops, support/collaboration with research bids, research supervision.
Contact Susi

Joe Currie (Learning Technologist)
Joe supports staff in the development of effective online learning materials for the institutional Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). He has an additional interest in ePortfolios and online assessment, and provides software support for the QMU VLE servers.
Contact Joe

Denny Roberts (Learning Technologist)
As part of a coordinated team, Denny provides staff development for Learning Technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experience within the QMU community.  His particular focus is the e-learning implementation and support of QMU’s international and domestic partners.
Contact Denny

David Cheseldine (Learning Technologist)
Dave is part of the Learning Technology team responsible for all aspects of TEL support including use of Blackboard, the institutional VLE, Pebble+ E-Portfolio, Turnitin Plagiarism checker and Grademark online marking, Web Conferencing – Virtual Classrooms and Personal Response System “clickers”.
Contact Dave

Effective Learning Service

Lisa Cruden & Marta Ulanicka(Effective Learning Advisor - Job share)
Lisa and Marta work with undergraduates across the university, supporting students in the development of their academic writing and study skills.  They also contributes to the planning and delivery of induction programmes for particular student groups, and organise a support programme for students resitting exams over the summer.
Contact Lisa/Marta at ELS@qmu.ac.uk

Tim Freckleton (ELS International Tutor)
With much experience of other countries and cultures, Tim works in the Effective Learning Service supporting international students.
Contact Tim

Hazel O'Hara (ELS International Tutor)
Hazel  works with international students, helping them develop their academic writing skills.  She is also involved in planning and delivering a four week presessional programme for international students and teaches on induction programmes for specific groups.  She contributes to the delivery of  insessional  academic writing classes for generic groups international students
Contact Hazel