The Academic Development and Digital Education Teams work in a bespoke way with postgraduate modules and programmes to support teaching and learning development, innovation and evaluation.

  • The Academic Development Team is a team of Biomedical Scientists, Education Transformation Fellows, and Academic Developers.
  • The Digital Education Team is a team of instructional designers, e-Learning Technologists, and Digital Project Managers.  

The two teams collaborate with programmes in complementary but different ways to each other, approaching the work through different lenses of expertise and experience.


ADT and Digital Education

Academic Development Team

The Academic Development Team act as collaborators, consultants, critical friends, co-designers, sounding boards and facilitators, both on request, or as part of key PGT projects, such as Education Transformation and Coordinated Transformation.

Some of the possibilities are: 

At programme or module level 

For module leads, programme leads and programme teaching teams, we can help when you are:  

  • Developing key aspects of module or programme design or delivery. 
  • Seeking feedback or a sounding board on module or programme design, delivery or documentation. 
  • Designing new modules or programmes for PEB approval. 
  • Reviewing existing modules or programmes for PEB approval. 
  • Making minor or major revisions to existing modules or programmes. 

At Session level 

For Teaching Fellows, Academics, Post-doctoral researchers and Graduate Teaching Assistants, or any staff with teaching responsibilities, we can help when you are: 

  • Designing activities for a seminar, workshop or lecture. 
  • Designing teaching materials for a seminar, workshop or lecture. 
  • Experimenting with new approaches to teaching and learning. 
  • Seeking feedback or a sounding board on session materials, ideas and practices. 
  • Adapting teaching practices to new contexts or cohorts. 

Some of the teaching and learning areas we have particular interest and experience in are:

  • designing aims and learning outcomes for workshops, modules, or programmes 
  • assessment strategies and practices 
  • marking rubrics and criteria 
  • feedback strategies and practices (formative and summative) 
  • materials, platforms and resources development 
  • activities for one to one, small group, or large group sessions 
  • student and community engagement strategies 
  • a sense of cohort and informal learning spaces 
  • core priorities, such as employability, inclusivity, equality, authenticity, welfare, attainment, sustainability 
  • Independent learning and peer learning 
  • student partnership in design and delivery 
  • communication strategies 
  • evaluation and review strategies 

If you are engaged in any of the above activities (or indeed others) and would like to discuss this with the Academic Development Team, please contact the team member members assigned to your department as listed below: 

Brain Sciences

Elaina Maginn, Transformation Fellow

Immunology and Inflammation

Elaina Maginn, Transformation Fellow

Infectious Disease

Elaina Maginn, Transformation Fellow

Surgery and Cancer

Elaina Maginn, Transformation Fellow

Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Anna Maria Jones, Transformation Fellow (
Latha Ramakrishnan, Transformation Fellow (

National Heart and Lung Institute

Anna Maria Jones, Transformation Fellow (
Latha Ramakrishnan, Transformation Fellow (

School of Public Health

Anna Maria Jones, Transformation Fellow (
Latha Ramakrishnan, Transformation Fellow (

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We also welcome new ways of working together which may not be listed here. Please get in touch with the team ( if you have further suggestions or queries.

Digital Education Team

The Digital Education Team designs and delivers postgraduate online digital e-learning courses as part of a growing digital learning portfolio in the Faculty of Medicine.

The key aims of the Digital Education Team are to:

  • Promote and encourage postgraduate digital educational initiatives across the Faculty of Medicine
  • Identify themes in current and proposed online developments taking place across the Faculty’s seven departments
  • Lead on the design, development and delivery of online modules or courses as part of a growing postgraduate digital e-learning programme portfolio across the faculty
  • Develop, implement, support and co-ordinate the delivery of digital e-learning materials, projects and activities across the Faculty of Medicine's postgraduate programmes
  • Manage the design and delivery of interactive postgraduate digital e-learning projects across the whole project lifecycle
  • Advise on best practice for the design and delivery of digital learning that can be shared across all departments and Postgraduate Taught Programmes
  • Enhance and improve current postgraduate digital e-learning across the faculty through evaluation of feedback and implementation of agreed actions.

If you are engaged in any online digital learning projects, or are looking to explore the digital learning option for one of your courses, and would like to discuss this with the Digital Learning Team, please contact us.

The Digital Learning Team members and contact details can be found on the contacts page.