Imperial College London

Mrs Kate Ippolito

Central FacultyCentre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship

Principal Teaching Fellow in Educational Development



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Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Kate is Principal Teaching Fellow in Educational Development in the EDU at Imperial College. She is the Programme Director of the College's Masters in University Learning and Teaching (ULT).  This involves teaching on the PGCert in ULT (as Educational Design and Student Transition and Progression module lead) and the PG Diploma in ULT, as well as teaching research methods and supervising projects on the MEd.  Kate also runs the following workshops:

Introduction to Personal Tutoring at Imperial 
Introduction to Making Teaching More Inclusive
Introduction to Team-based Learning (TBL)
Focus on Programme-level Assessment Design

Prior to joining Imperial College in 2013 Kate spent 6 years as an Educationalist at the Royal College of Physicians, leading the UCL/RCP PG Medical Education programmes and running Doctors as Educators courses.  Previously Kate was a lecturer on the PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at Brunel University.

Kate completed a Masters in Higher and Professional Education at the Institute of Education in 2005 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Kate has a particular interest in how students learn from role models and making university teaching and learning inclusive of all students, including around assessment, team-based learning and personal tutoring.  



Ippolito K, Pazio M, 2019, Suck it and see – transforming STEMM university teachers’ assessment perspectives and practices through disorientating experiential learning, Higher Education Pedagogies, Vol:4, ISSN:2375-2696, Pages:331-346

Horsburgh JL, Ippolito K, 2018, A skill to be worked at: Using social learning theory to explore the process of learning from role models in clinical settings, Bmc Medical Education, Vol:18, ISSN:1472-6920

Shalhoub J, Marshall DC, Ippolito K, 2017, Perspectives on procedure-based assessments: a thematic analysis of semistructured interviews with 10 UK surgical trainees, Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055

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