The Learning and Teaching Academy was established in 2019 to support the University’s ambition to be Pioneering in Education and to realise the Inspiring Learning vision of the Learning and Teaching Strategy 2019-2025.

Our work is framed by a commitment to building a global community in which excellence in teaching and inspiring learning is recognised, celebrated, shared and applied.

The Learning and Teaching Academy supports this by:

  • Delivering a portfolio of development opportunities for colleagues engaged in learning and teaching
  • Opening creative space for exploring and developing innovative approaches to learning and teaching
  • Providing a focal point for celebrating the inspiring teaching that flourishes across the Heriot-Watt community
  • Offering specialist input to learning and teaching developments across the University
  • Facilitating strategically-aligned pedagogic research, scholarship and evaluation

Meet the team

The Learning and Teaching academy network and programme of activity is facilitated by a small core team, comprising of a Professorial Director, staff with specialist interests in learning and teaching, and programme and project support.

<b>Prof Martha Caddell</b>
Prof Martha CaddellDirector, Learning and Teaching Academy
<b>Rosemarie McIlwhan</b>
Rosemarie McIlwhanAssociate Professor, Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<b>Dr Rob Daley</b>
Dr Rob DaleyAssistant Professor, Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<b>Dr Anne Tierney</b>
Dr Anne TierneyAssistant Professor,
Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<b>Dr Alex Buckley</b>
Dr Alex BuckleyAssistant Professor,
Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<b>Dr James Wilson</b>
Dr James WilsonAcademic Development Coordinator
<b>Sheila Williams</b>
Sheila WilliamsHead of Learner and Academic Services
PGCILT Programme Team
<b>Stella Galimpin</b>
Stella GalimpinEffective Learning Advisor
LTA contact
<b>Alia Nazor</b>
Alia NazorAssistant Professor
LTA contact
<b>Lynn Gilding </b>
Lynn Gilding Senior Admin Assistant
<strong>Yuka Scott</strong>
Yuka ScottSenior Admin Assistant
<strong>Paola Ruffo</strong>
Paola RuffoAdmin Assistant

Learning and Teaching Strategy

The priorities of the Learning and Teaching Academy are aligned to the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy: Inspiring Learning, which sets out the strategic ambitions of Heriot-Watt University for the period to 2025.

This in turn links to the Pioneering in Education strategic themes within the University’s Strategy 2025.

Read and Download the Learning and Teaching Strategy here
HWU Learning+Teaching Strategy

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