Philip Winn

Position: Professor of Neuroscience and Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences.

pWinnPhilip Winn is Professor of Neuroscience and Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. He is a psychology graduate of the University of Hull and spent much of his career at the University of St Andrews, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2005 to 2007 and Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) from 2007 to 2009. In these roles he was a member of the Universities Scotland Learning and Teaching Committee and SHEEC, and has experience as an ELIR reviewer. In 2010 he moved to the University of Strathclyde, first as Deputy Principal (Strategy) with responsibility for developing the University Strategic Plan through to 2015. Having completed this, he took over as Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences in April 2011. He has recently joined the QAA board in the UK and is chair of QAA Scotland.


Martin Oliver

Position: Professor of Education and Technology at the ULC Institute of Education

Martin_OliverMartin Oliver is Professor of Education and Technology at the ULC Institute of Education. His work focuses on the relationships between technology, student experience, staff roles and the design of the curriculum. He is a past president of the Association for Learning Technology, and has been an editor for the journals, Research in Learning Technology, and Learning, Media and Technology.

Caitriona (Cat) O’Driscoll

Position: Executive Committee Member, European Students’ Union

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Board Member QQI July 2013‚ June 2014(1 year)

Member of the Board National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education April 2013 – June 2014(1 year 3 months)

VP Academic Affairs and Quality Assurance Union of Students Ireland (USI) July 2012 – June 2014(2 years)

Board Member – European Students’ Union July 2012 – June 2014(2 years)

VP Academic Affairs – University College Cork Students’ Union July 2011 – June 2012(1 year)

Laura Czerniewicz

Position: Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa

laura-czerniewicz-czernieThe Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Laura Czerniewicz (@Czernie) is an associate professor in the Centre for Higher Education Development. Her research interests include the technologically-mediated practices of students and academics, the nature of the changing higher education environment and the geopolitics of knowledge, underpinned by a commitment to surfacing the expressions of inequality within and across contexts. Laura is involved with policy work, is a contributor to national and global conversations in varied formats and serves on the advisory boards of a variety of international higher education educational and technology publications.

Carol Evans

Position: Professor in Higher Education at the University of Southampton, UK

pictureceCarol Evans is a Professor in higher education at the University of Southampton, UK. She is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and secretary for the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows, UK. She is also the Vice President, UK of the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows.  She is the Editor of Higher Education Pedagogies Journal and an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. She is a HEA associate and member of the HEA Assessment Strategy Group.

Marie Sheedy

marieMarie Sheedy is a graduate of Design (Visual Communications) from WIT. Currently working as Education Officer on WIT Students’ Union. Marie has a keen interest in student engagement and participation and works on a number of areas within her institute to improve and develop this. A key area of focus is policy adjustment to assure student rights are protected. Marie is excited to participate as a member on this panel to ensure student needs are catered for and prominent in each proposal.