Professor Jackie Potter

  • Jackie Potter joined Brookes in May 2018 to lead the OCSLD. Jackie started her academic career as an environmental biologist working in the Arctic. She taught the theory and practice of conservation and research skills to undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate research students for more than 10 years. Throughout that period she was involved in designing and delivering training to develop academic staff’ research and teaching capabilities; her work fostered a deep interest in supporting the development of academic practice among staff as well as among students. In 2006 she moved to Trinity College Dublin to establish their centre for academic practice and student learning and has led successful staff and organisational development services since that time at the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE) and at Keele University in the UK.

    Jackie is an experienced educational and organisational developer, a qualified coach and works with a range of people to develop their individual capabilities and talent. She develops people, practices and policies that improve student learning and engagement as well as the staff experience of higher education.

    Beyond Brookes, Jackie is an Associate of Advance HE, supporting the design and delivery of training for leaders of learning and teaching in higher education. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association. She is on the planning group of the UK’s Heads of Educational Development Group. 

    Jackie is an experienced practitioner and researcher and contributes to the consultancy and research activity for which the OCSLD has a long-held, worldwide reputation. 

  • Devecchi, C., Mansour, H., Potter, J.A. and N. Allen (2018) Managing Change Together: leading cultural change across the HE workforce. Final Project Report. Leadership Foundation for Higher Education/ Advance HE.

    Potter, J.A. (2018). Students’ experiences of exemplary teaching: what can we learn about effective assessment and feedback practices? Hong Kong University. March 2018.

    Potter, J. A. (2017). What role for educational developers in sharing learning about exemplary educational practices from teaching award schemes? Educational Developments 18 (4): 25-27.

    Pringle, J., Bracegirdle, L and Potter, J.A. (2017). Effective Learning of Forensic Geoscience with e-games. In, New Approaches to Forensic Science Education. Eds. Williams, A., Cassella, P. and Muller, A. New Jersey, Wiley & Sons.

    Potter, J.A. and Edwards, C. (2017).  Eliciting and responding to Schools’ needs: supporting teams using academic development needs analysis. Developing Teaching Excellence: Supporting and Developing the Work of Groups and Teams. November 2017. SEDA, Cardiff, UK.

    Wisker, G and Potter, J.A. (2017) SoTL: Gaining ‘senior’ recognition for your teaching and building a learning community. Developing Teaching Excellence: Supporting and Developing the Work of Groups and Teams. November 2017. SEDA, Cardiff, UK.

    Potter, J. A, (2017). Students’ conceptions of teaching excellence – practical advice for teaching staff based on impactful assessment and feedback. Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. September 2017. Harper Adams University, UK.

    Potter, J.A., Devecchi, C., Mansour, H. and N. Allen (2017). Working together in UK Universities: an exploration of matrix leadership. The dynamic interrelationship between leadership development and change. Proceedings of the 9th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference. July 2017. Brighton, UK.

    Potter, J.A. (2017). Effective mentoring for staff engaging with the UKPSF. Beyond Fellowship Conference. March 2017. Higher Education Academy, Birmingham, UK.

    Denning, T., Potter, J., Spencer, G. and Stannard, R. (2016). Exploring and extending flexibility: a reflective framework. York, Higher Education Academy.

    Potter, J. A. (2016). Students’ positive experiences of assessment and feedback: what do we know about exemplary practice from student nominations for excellence awards? 6th International Assessment in Higher Education Conference. June 2016. University of Cumbria, Manchester, UK.

    Potter, J. A. (2016). Working with students’ positive experiences of assessment and feedback to improve academic practice. Scholarship and Educational Development: The Importance of Using an Evidence-Base for Teaching and Learning. November 2016. SEDA, Edinburgh, UK. Presenter.

    Potter, J. Pritchard, J., Wisker, G. and Fanghanel, J. (2015). Exploring the edges of practice in SOTL in the UK. Bridging boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. EURO-SOTL June 2015. Cork, Ireland. Presenter.

    Fanghanel, J., Potter, J. Pritchard, J. and Wisker G. (2015). Defining and supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): a sector-wide study. Executive Summary. York, Higher Education Academy.

    Fanghanel, J., Pritchard, J., Potter, J. and Wisker, G. (2015). Defining and supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): a sector wide study. Literature Review. York: Higher Education Academy.

    Fanghanel J., Pritchard, J., Potter, J. and Wisker, G. (2015). Defining and supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): a sector wide study. SoTL Audit and Capacity Building Tool. York: Higher Education Academy.