UG

UG Team

Dr Agata Sadza

 

Dr Agata Sadza
Head of Digital Education Office
a.sadza@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
My role is to provide leadership and management to the Faculty of Medicine’s Digital Education Office and work collaboratively across the Faculty to deliver the Digital Education Strategy. Please contact me to discuss digital education initiatives and proposals for improving student experience and delivering high quality medical and biomedical education.

Dr Sophie Rutschmann 

Dr Sophie Rutschmann
Academic Lead for Digital Education
s.rutschmann@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I am the Academic Lead for Digital Education in the Faculty of Medicine. In this role, I work closely with the Head of Business Development and the Head of the Digital Educatop Office to ensure we deliver our digital strategy, develop exciting projects and continue, as a team, to support the delivery of all our existing programmes and courses.

Alex Bonczoszek 

Alex Bonczoszek
Head of Business and Educational Development
a.bonczoszek@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities

 

 

Matt Smoker Mulhern
Operations Manager
m.smoker-mulhern@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I work closely with the Head of Digital Education Office, the Academic Lead for Digital Education and the Head of Business Development. Together, we collaborate towards realising the aims of the Faculty's Digital Education Strategy. I am responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and for leading a team of Digital Project Managers to support the DEO's implementation of new online programmes, digital support for on-campus initiatives and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

 

Madalina Miron
Digital Project Manager
m.miron@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
As a project manager I have the responsibility to manage the timelines and the completion of the project. Managing the relationship with the stakeholders is another important aspect of my role.

 

Lipsheon Jhand
Digital Project Manager
l.jhand@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I manage day-to-day activities which form the process of design and development of online programmes.
I create and implement project management processes for the development of digital learning materials.
I identify and manage issues/risks as soon as they arise and provide mitigation solutions where possible.

Dr Argita Zalli

Dr Argita Zalli
Learning Design Lead
a.zalli@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I lead on the design, development, and delivery of digital learning projects for the Faculty of Medicine. I work closely with academic colleagues to create excellent, pedagogically sound learning experiences to enhance student learning. For assistance with blended /active learning, remote teaching, and other innovative approaches in both medical and biological education, please contact me.

Emma Blyth 

Emma Blyth
Senior Learning Designer | AI Futurist in Education for the Faculty of Medicine
e.blyth@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I work closely with academic colleagues to design and develop high quality, pedagogically-sound learning experiences. In my AI Futurist role I explore the impact of generative AI on higher education and foster cross-faculty AI initiatives. I also chair a Faculty-wide AI discussion group. Contact me for advice on AI training and implementation as well as blended learning consultancy.

Luke McGowan

Luke McGowan
Senior Learning Technologist
l.mcgowan@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I work closely with academic and programme support colleagues to support blended learning delivery for the School of Public Health's on-campus postgraduate courses. I also regularly contribute to various projects and groups supporting the review and adoption of new tools and platforms for the Faculty of Medicine and/or the wider institution.

Vaiva Adamonyte

Vaiva Adamonyte
Senior Learning Technologist
v.adamonyte@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I work to design, implement, maintain and support the delivery of blended on-campus programmes. Collaborating closely with programme teams, I provide guidance, expertise and training in the use of digital technologies to enhance the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Reach out to me for assistance in developing and delivering blended learning activities.

Agnieszka Malisz-Virtanen

Agnieszka Malisz-Virtanen
eLearning Technologist
a.malisz@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I work closely with academics and administrators to design, develop and implement interactive online content for their programmes (mostly postgraduate) and help search for innovative solutions for teaching, learning and assessment. I also support and advise on the use of the available e-learning tools and platforms.

Kathy Abbasirad

Kathy Abbasirad
eLearning Technologist
k.abbasirad@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
My role involves the innovative integration of technology into teaching and learning environments to enhance educational experiences. I collaborate closely with academics to design, implement, and assess technology-enhanced learning solutions that meet pedagogical goals and improve student engagement and outcomes. My responsibilities include researching and adopting new educational technologies, providing training and support to faculty and students, and ensuring the accessibility and usability of digital learning resources.

Deepak Barnabas

Deepak Barnabas
Senior Learning Designer
d.barnabas@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I have taught for 5 years in the undergraduate MBBS/BSc programme in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial. Feel free to contact me if you’re curious about the teaching methods we currently employ or for advice on crafting academic content for undergraduate or postgraduate education. 

Andrew Pritchard

Andrew Pritchard
Photographer and Video Producer
a.pritchard@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I provide a full range of video production and photographic services for the entire Faculty of Medicine. These include producing videos and photographs for teaching and learning, promotion, recruitment, events, conferences, administrative, visual information and public-relations usage. Based in the studio at St Mary's, I provide the full range of services at all campuses and on location, wherever it is required.

 

 

Nick Johnston
Digital Education Lead
n.johnston@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I am Learning Design Lead for open content and online degrees within the DEO. I line manage a team of Learning Designers and Learning Technologists and work alongside project managers to design and develop our online learning to deliver the highest standard product. 

 

Daniel Cramp
Learning Technologist
d.cramp@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
My role is to develop and implement interactive digital learning materials as part of the Faculty's growing digital learning portfolio, including consultation, support and co-ordinating the delivery of projects and activities.
I currently support the development of open content online courses including video/audio capture and editing, developing content, maintenance and administration of our online platform.

 

Sharan Dhaliwal
Learning Technologist
s.dhaliwal@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I am responsible for providing support to academics in the realm of online learning.
I develop and implement interactive digital learning materials as part of the Faculty of Medicine's growing digital learning portfolio.
In addition to this, I consult, support and coordinate the delivery of projects and activities across the Faculty's online programmes.

 

Jon-Luc Holmes
Learning Technologist
jon-luc.holmes@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I develop and implement digital learning materials for online degrees and open content courses as part of delivering projects to support the Faculty’s postgraduate programmes.
My primary focus has been working with academics in the recording studio to record video content for these online courses and degrees.

 

Naomi Whitmore
Learning Technologist
n.whitmore@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I develop and implement digital learning materials for the Applied Paediatrics online degree.

 

Marium Gabol
Senior Learning Designer
m.gabol@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I am the senior learning designer within the open content and online programmes team. I am responsible for the design of a range courses from across the faculty. I also work on disseminating best practice.

 

 

Rosie Smith
Learning Designer
r.smith@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I design online learning for new digital learning initiatives within the open content and online programmes team. 
I work closely with stakeholders to support and embed best practice in digital learning design within the faculty. 


 

 

 

 

Dr Alex Furr 

Dr Alex Furr
Learning Technology Lead
a.furr@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I line manage the Learning Technology team and am also responsible for ongoing MedLearn development.

Come speak to me about peer evaluation, tutor dashboards, how to improve the student /staff experience and any bespoke development projects you may have!

Ashish Hemani 

Ashish Hemani
Digital Learning Programme Manager
a.hemani@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
My role is to ensure that all learning solutions within project team meet the business needs, are feasible and achievable within budgets and time scales, and are successfully implemented.

I am also responsible for selecting and implementing new systems including vendor management.

Stefan Staykov 

Stefan Staykov
Senior Developer
s.staykov@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I am a full-stack web developer and my main responsibilities involve MedLearn development and DevOps.

Feel free to speak to me about the technical aspects of developing, integrating, and deploying websites and apps.

Akram Ameen 

Akram Ameen
Senior Learning Technologist
a.ameen@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I am responsible for system level administration, testing and maintenance for our various supported tools. I provide technical advice, support and training. I have a keen eye for detail and enjoy problem solving with a focus on end user experience and frequently work on deploying and integrating new systems.

Rebekah Smith

Rebekah Smith
Learning Technologist
rebekah.smith@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
In my role, I oversee system-level administration, testing, and maintenance for our supported tools, providing technical advice, support, and training. Additionally, I collaborate on projects ensuring consistency in staff guidance and contribute to digital exam and assessment production, all while prioritising end-user experience and frequently tackling new system deployments.

Parth Umeshkumar Shah

Parth Umeshkumar Shah
Data Analyst
parth-umeshkumar.shah@imperial.ac.uk

Responsibilities
I lead the development of learning analytics to improve educational programmes and student experiences. I analyse and organise data from various systems, create integrated data models, develop analytics and visualisations, and collaborate with researchers on predictive models. My responsibilities include data validation, scripting, managing access, creating workflows, developing dashboards, defining metrics, exploring AI and ML, predictive modelling, ensuring ethical data practices, and providing training.

 

 

 

Adrian Cowell
Innovation Lead
a.cowell@imperial.ac.uk 

Responsibilities
I research, develop and pilot the use of emerging technologies for teaching and learning in Medicine and across the college through the Immersive Technology Initiative.