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

What the LTA can do for you

Find out about the Support the LTA provides for Schools within the University.

Read or download the guide on ‘What the LTA can do for you.

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>
<b>Prof Martha Caddell</b>Director, Learning and Teaching Academy
<b>Rosemarie McIlwhan</b>
Rosemarie McIlwhanAssociate Professor, Digital Pedagogies & Practice
<strong>Dr Stella Howden</strong>
Dr Stella HowdenAssociate Professor, Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<b>Dr Anne Tierney</b>
Dr Anne TierneyAssociate Professor, Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<b>Dr Joy Perkins</b>
Dr Joy PerkinsAssociate Professor, Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<strong>Clare Thomson</strong>
Clare ThomsonAssistant Professor, Digital Pedagogies & Course Design
<b>Alia Nazor</b>
Alia NazorAssistant Professor
LTA contact
<b>Dr Rob Daley</b>
Dr Rob DaleyAssistant Professor, Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<b>Dr Alex Buckley</b>
Dr Alex BuckleyAssistant Professor,
Learning and Teaching Enhancement
<b>Stella Galimpin</b>
Stella GalimpinEffective Learning Advisor, LTA contact Malaysia
<b>Lynn Gilding </b>
Lynn Gilding Senior Admin Assistant
<strong>Yuka Scott</strong>
Yuka ScottSenior Admin Assistant
<strong>Alannah Birch</strong>
Alannah BirchAdmin 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.

HWU Learning+Teaching Strategy

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