The Centre is led by Dr Andy Pitchford and he is joined by Dr Jennifer Fraser, University Director of Student Partnership; Dr Tony Burke, Director of Curriculum Development; Christina Delistathi, Director of Westminster Foundation Pathways; Jacqueline Lynch, Director of Academic Professional Development (Interim); Terry Lamb, Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy; Saire Jones, Education Development Partner; Dr Moonisah Usman, Lecturer; Dr Ugo Obibuaku, Lecturer; Venetia Tzanni, Lecturer; Stuart Peck, Lecturer; Fatima Maatwk, Lecturer; Martin Percy, Lecturer; Richard Paterson, Senior Lecturer; Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer; Dr Julio Gimenez, Principal Lecturer; Katherine Mansfield, Lecturer; Mariangela Spinillo, Lecturer; James Fenton, Lecturer; Alex Rouault, CETI Course Administrator; and Sarah Chan You Fee, CETI Support Officer.
Andy Pitchford, Head of the Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation
As Head of the Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation, Andy has responsibility for leading on the Centre’s strategic approach and co-ordinating the work of its various teams. He works in partnership with all stakeholders at the University to build on the excellent teaching reputations of the Colleges and Schools. He has taught and researched in higher education for the past 30 years and has enjoyed a variety of leadership roles in academic and professional departments.
Tony Burke, Director of Curriculum Development
As Director of Curriculum Development, Tony has worked across the University promoting initiatives relating to learning and teaching, including developing learning communities and embedding employability in the curriculum. Currently he has a particular focus on working with course teams to support them in the development of new courses and in the review and revalidation of existing courses. Tony was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2018.
Jennifer Fraser, Director of Student Partnership
Jennifer is Director of Student Partnership in the Centre for Teaching Innovation, working with students and staff to develop opportunities for learning and working together. She is a 2016 National Teaching Fellow, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy & a founding member of the Critical Pedagogies Group.
Christina Delistathi, Director of Westminster Foundation Pathways
In my capacity as Director of Foundation Pathways, I lead and coordinate the Foundation programmes across the University of Westminster. I work with students and staff to promote an inclusive and inspirational learning environment, which fosters a critical understanding of knowledge.
Jacqueline Lynch, Director of Academic Professional Development
Jackie is leading a strategic initiative to embed academic professional development for colleagues in three main areas – the University of Westminster’s PRESTige scheme, bespoke professional development within the Schools across the University and the development of a new Course Leader Development Programme. She was one of first Teaching Fellows of the University of Westminster and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her pedagogic research interests lie in feedback, creativity and authentic assessment.
Saire Jones, Education Development Partner
Saire has worked in UK further and higher education for over 30 years, she is a qualified teacher and experienced staff developer with practical & consultation experience of team, middle and senior leadership and management roles. She is a Fellow of the HEA & has membership of the CIPD.
Terry Lamb, Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy
In his role in CETI, Terry provides opportunities for colleagues across the university to collaborate and nurture innovative and transformative learning and teaching. He brings to this role a deep commitment to learning and teaching, which dates back to the beginning of his career as a secondary school languages teacher in London. His teaching and research embodies a series of key values and principles: inclusion and social justice, voice and influence, internationalism, collaboration and innovation.
Julio Gimenez, Principal Lecturer
I teach and research on the role of languages and literacies in academic and professional contexts. I have conducted research and published in this area in several national and international journals and edited collections. I have a particular interest in languages and multilingual repertoires as mediating resources for social participation.
Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer
Dr Paul Breen is a Senior Lecturer working in the areas of teacher education, academic practice and English for Academic Purposes. Aside from these specialist areas, Paul is also involved in curriculum design and the teaching of various courses relating to pedagogy, technology and materials design. His research interests are closely tied into his areas of work and he is widely published in both the academic and media domains. He is the author of several books including Developing Educators for the Digital Age published by University of Westminster Press.
Martin Percy, Lecturer
Martin has been working at the University for 19 years and currently lectures on Academic Languages for Disciplinary Research modules, the Critical Thinking for Academic and Professional Purposes modules. He is also MA TESOL supervisor, Co-ordinator of the ICC language programme and Pre-sessional courses. He assists on the University’s HEA Fellowship Scheme. His current research is exploring whether critical pedagogy is being used to facilitate the acquisition of critical writing practices.
Richard Paterson, Lecturer
Richard has over 25 years of experience in education, including teaching in Egypt, Italy and Argentina. His main research interest is in the area of pedagogy and employability in transnational education, where he has published in international journals. Richard is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.