New (ish) Educational Developers join OCSLD

Further to the message about OCSLD recruiting we are delighted to say we will soon be joined by three new (ish) members of the Ed Dev Team:

Neil Currant returns from a year somewhere else to rejoin OCSLD as Principal Lecturer in Educational Development. We are delighted to have Neil back. You can read about Neil’s Learning Journey here (

Liz Lovegrove, who has long been a member of the team as a web developer, learning technologist and digitalmedia elearning developer joins us as a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development for 18 months for two and a half days a week. Liz’s staff page is here (

And if that wasn’t exciting enough we will be joined for at least 18 months by Mark Childs as Senior Lecturer – Technology Enhanced Learning for three days a week. You can read about Mark’s Body Electric here (

After nearly a year being two members of staff down – and a hard year it was! We are looking forward to the year ahead.


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George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships.

He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies.

He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching.

George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University.

He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

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