Dr Rebecca Hill

Dr Rebecca Hill FHEA

Director of the ASPIRE Professional Recognition Pathway Academic Developer

I am the Director of the HEA-accredited ASPIRE Professional Recognition Pathway which provides experienced educators the opportunity to apply for recognition and reward of their HE teaching practice. I am currently supporting University-wide work on the Teaching Excellence Framework and academic teaching qualifications. I also contribute to the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) programme, designed for Postgraduate Research students with teaching responsibilities. I am based at the Penryn Campus where I facilitate education development events in Cornwall.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My doctorate is from the University of Birmingham and I was a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology before joining the Academic Development team in 2013.

Areas of expertise: Applying for ASPIRE/HEA Fellowships, the LTHE programme, academic development at the Cornwall Campuses

Email: r.hill@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)1326 255731

Dr Caitlin Kight

Academic Developer

I am the STEMM tutor for the LTHE programme and lead on developmental opportunities for postgraduate supervisors. I have developed a range of communication-focused training workshops for both students and staff, and provide specialised support for staff looking to develop authentic assessments with communication-related outputs. I am also the lead organizer of the University’s annual Education Conference.

Areas of expertise – science communication, digital narratives, writing, editing, publishing, postgraduate development, ‘alt-academic’ careers


Email: C.R.Kight@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)1392) 724104 (internal 4104)

Dr Tamsin Kilner AFHEA

Academic Developer

Working as an academic developer, I lead on the day-to-day management of the ASPIRE Framework on the Streatham campus, as well as teaching the Humanities LTHE stream and providing online support for all streams of LTHE via ELE. I also develop online projects as I have a background in educational technology; my particular areas of interest are digital and social media in an academic context and the pedagogical implications of blended learning and online interaction in general.
I have a BA in Medieval Studies, an MA in Victorian Studies and a PhD in Victorian Literature, all from Exeter, and am also an Associate Fellow of the HEA.

Areas of expertise – ASPIRE framework, LTHE, e-Learning, social networking, lecture technologies, flipping the classroom, ELE.

Email: T.Kilner@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)1392 723669 (internal 3669)

Dr Shaun Mudd

Academic Developer

I am the HASS lead tutor of the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) programme, and co-ordinate Exeter's Academic Practice Network (APN).  I have reasonability for a breadth of activities across the Academic Development team’s remit and the ASPIRE Framework, and manage the Academic Development Administrative Team.  I am also an Honorary Research Fellow of the Department of Classics and Ancient History, specialising in alcohol consumption in ancient Greco-Roman society. I have previously taught at the Universities of Exeter and Bristol, and have worked on research projects for Exeter, Harvard, and the IEHCA. I hold a PhD in Classics from Exeter and am an Associate Fellow of the HEA.

Areas of expertise: postgraduate teachers and those new to HE teaching; HEA fellowships; the teaching-research nexus; research data management; academic copy-editing; academic administration

Email: S.Mudd@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)1392 725059 (internal 5059)

Michelle Trottier

Academic Developer

I lead the Academic Tutoring Framework providing resources and support for academic personal tutors and senior tutors across our six colleges. My support focuses on providing strategies to enrich the students' academic, personal and professional progress during their time at Exeter. I hold a Master’s of Education, and have previously taught and developed courses centred around student employability and experiential leaning at both the University of Bristol and McMaster University in Canada.

Areas of expertise: Academic personal tutoring, student employability, student wellness, coaching, innovative teaching techniques, networked learning, widening participation

Email: m.trottier@exeter.ac.uk

Anne Wilkinson

Academic Development Administrative Assistant

I provide the administrative support for the ASPIRE PRP. My background is mainly in public service with experience of committee work, corporate and business planning, project management and policy development. My previous job was in Bristol, managing a busy office for an older peoples' charity, helping to plan events, dealing with finance, reviewing policies and procedures, and supporting Board meetings. I have also managed a partnership project (with Macmillan Cancer Support) encouraging older people affected by cancer to take part in community based activities.

Areas of expertise: policy development, process mapping and improvement, project management, committees / board meetings, HR processes, writing and editing corporate documents, running events.


Email:  A.Wilkinson@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)1392 725717 (internal 5717)