Staff profiles

The Oxford CAED employs experienced developers with expertise in HE teaching and supporting learning, course design for online and face-to-face delivery, educational scholarship, research, and development.

Dr Jenny Lawrence

Dr Jenny Lawrence

Director of Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development

j.lawrence@brookes.ac.uk

Dr Jenny Lawrence joined the University as the Director of the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement (the Centre) and Development in May 2022.


Nicola Beer

Principal Lecturer, Head of Digital Inclusive Curriculum Enhancement

n.beer@brookes.ac.uk

Nicola Beer joined Brookes in January 2022 as Principal Lecturer, Head of Digital Inclusive Curriculum Enhancement.

Nicola Beer
Dr Pollyanna Magne

Dr Pollyanna Magne

Principal Lecturer, Head of Academic Practice

pmagne@brookes.ac.uk

Polly joined Oxford Brookes in February 2022 as Principal Lecturer, Head of Academic Practice within the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development.

Dr Mary Kitchener

Educational Development Consultant

m.kitchener@brookes.ac.uk
+44 1865 485098

Mary Kitchener (@lecturerkitch) is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development within the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development.

Dr Mary Kitchener
Dr Sue Morón-García

Dr Sue Morón-García

Principal Lecturer, Student Experience

smoron-garcia@brookes.ac.uk

Sue Morón-García joined in October 2020. Sue has over thirty years of work experience in teaching and the support of learning. Since she completed her PhD in Educational Technology (2005) she has worked as a researcher and an educational developer at a variety of UK universities. Before this she was a local government administrator and taught languages in adult and secondary education. 

Ben W. Walker

Senior Lecturer, Educational Development

bwalker@brookes.ac.uk

Ben is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development within the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development and joined Oxford Brookes University in November 2021. In this role he teaches on the EXPLORE programme (supporting colleagues to gain HEA Fellowship), delivers staff development, leads the university’s training for Academic Advising and is the Managing Editor of Teaching Insights, Oxford Brookes University’s teaching and learning publication. He is also the PSF Pathway Coordinator overseeing Senior and Principal Fellowship applications.

Ben Walker
Dr Adrian Wallbank

Dr Adrian J. Wallbank

Lecturer, Educational Development

awallbank@brookes.ac.uk

Adrian joined Brookes in October 2021 as a Lecturer in Educational Development.  

Lecturer, Educational Development

lrickard@brookes.ac.uk  

I work as a lecturer in Educational Development and teach on the Explore programme at Oxford Brookes Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development.  

Dr Louise Rickard

Dr Louise Rickard
Sam Folley

Sam Folley

Digital Learning Developer

sfolley@brookes.ac.uk

I graduated from the University of Huddersfield studying Primary Education, I then did a masters in Technology Enhanced Learning. I am interested in content development focusing on engaging and interactive educational design.

I am also a keen Ultimate Frisbee player. I travel the country and often Europe playing in competitions with the team I captain.

Kat Kwok

Educational Researcher

kkwok@brookes.ac.uk
+44 1865 485880

Kat joined in January 2019 as an educational researcher - her background is in theoretical and applied linguistics. In recent research, Kat explored the sociocultural and pedagogical benefits of an inclusive method of language instruction. Her current research projects are aimed at supporting HE teaching and learning practices for a diverse student population. In her spare time, Kat enjoys photography, miniature clay modelling, and short walks on the beach.

Kat Kwok
Kike Ladipo

Kike Ladipo

Educational Researcher

kladipo@brookes.ac.uk

Kike began her journey at Oxford Brookes University on Tuesday 6 March 2023 as Educational Researcher in the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development (OCAED). The overall purpose of her role is to assist in conducting a range of pedagogic and evaluative educational research on the reach, value and impact of Projects for Enhancing the Student Experience.

She has worked with the National Universities Commission (NUC), the regulatory agency for university education in Nigeria since December 2009 across the Student Support, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Academic Planning directorates. She has also volunteered at the Internally Displaced Person’s camp in Abuja, Nigeria as a teacher and coordinator.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Lagos and a Master’s Degree in International Education from the University of Leicester. Kike is currently a PhD Researcher in the School of Education, University of Leicester where she is researching the impact of student voice on quality in higher education.

She is on the Student Advisory Committee of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE), a PGR representative at the University of Leicester and a Student Reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Élise Tanner

Student-Staff Partnership Officer

Currently on maternity leave.

etanner@brookes.ac.uk

Élise joined Brookes in March 2022 as Student-Staff Partnership Officer within the OCAED. She joins the team having worked in various start-ups, managing their partnerships with academic institutions. Prior to this, Élise was in healthcare research focused on enabling healthcare providers to make service improvements. 

A keen linguist, Élise holds a degree in Arabic and speaks fluent French. She loves to travel, although in recent years her focus has been on exploring Oxfordshire's countryside with her family and dog.

Elise Tanner
Elizabeth Mullenger

Elizabeth Mullenger

Student-Staff Partnership Officer

emullenger@brookes.ac.uk

Elizabeth is our Student-Staff Partnership Officer, working to support a team of Curriculum Consultants to contribute to educational enhancement work and the development of teaching and learning, whilst ensuring a reciprocal collaborative relationship for all involved. 

She is currently completing a Public Health and Community Studies degree at Coventry University and will be starting a Mental Health MSc at Birmingham in September. Her enthusiasm for mental health advocacy, particularly within higher education, has seen her present at multiple HEI conferences for Advance HE and Universities across the country; examining the neurodiverse student experience. In her spare time, Elizabeth volunteers with Student Minds and Papyrus, and is an avid reader, runner and dog lover!

James Bonner

Student Partner: Curriculum Consultant

jbonner@brookes.ac.uk

James is a first-year BSc Occupational Therapy student and one of the new curriculum consultants at Oxford Brookes. James came to university after a break from education and an Access to HE course, having faced difficulties studying. James has found Oxford Brookes to be welcoming and inclusive but he feels that there is always more to be done. James is looking forward to working within Oxford Brookes to help increase educational equity and ensure that barriers don’t shape people’s experiences. Outside of his course and work you will usually find him attempting to train his two pet rats, Fred and George.

James Bonner
Ella Mathews

 Ella Matthews

Student Partner: Curriculum Consultant

Ella is a first-year zoology student at Oxford Brookes. As a queer, disabled student, Ella chose Oxford Brookes because Ella felt welcomed and supported. Ella hopes their role as one of the curriculum consultants can have some positive impacts or changes so other students as well as Ella can feel as represented as they deserve to be.

Professor Jackie Potter, Visiting Professor

Jackie Potter led the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) between 2018 - 2022. She continues to work with OCAED staff on a small number of research projects and with colleagues in the School of Education co-supervising PhD and Ed.D students.

Beyond Brookes, Jackie is Dean of Academic Innovation at the University of Chester, UK, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association. She is Chair of the UK’s Heads of Educational Development Group.

Professor Jackie Potter