Meet the team
Head of Department and Operations
Geraldine Harrison PhD MBA MA(Hons) Licence ès Lettres
Head of Organisational Development
How I can help: As Head of Organisational Development, my goal is to support and develop partnerships with you in the spirit of close collaboration, so that together we can align ourselves to NTU organisation development strategy.
Our service offering includes consultancy, tailoring bespoke events and the delivery of qualifications and development programmes. Organisational Development is committed to supporting you in your role here at NTU, I would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.
About me: I have 30 years’ experience as a leadership and organisational development specialist, predominantly in the corporate sector. Early in my career, I worked as a Consultant determining market development opportunities for blue chip companies. Following consultancy, I spent 17 years with Rolls-Royce in a wide variety of roles, leaving the company in 2015 as Head of Executive Development.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8788
How I can help: I have a diverse role to match the ever-changing requirements of our department and ultimately the requirements of our customers. I support the Head of Organisational Development and the Management Team. You can contact me to find out about our current streams of work and activity in development.
I am happy to assist you in arranging a meeting with the Head of Organisational Development and in following up on actions agreed.
About me: I am an experienced Business Manager/Executive Assistant, working predominately at board level for large corporate organisations. I have previously managed teams and been a member of key organisational projects. I actively look for ways to improve process and implement best practice.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4059
How I can help: I work part-time, providing administrative support to the Organisational Development department, making efficient logistical arrangements for our events. You can contact me for advice on our events, information on booking and any other general enquiries about our service.
I provide the equivalent support on a part-time basis to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.
If you have a question about the scheduled events for either Organisational Development or Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, or any other aspect of our service, please give me a call or drop me an email.
About me: I have worked most of my career in an administrative capacity in a variety of organisations, both in the private and public sector. I came to NTU from E.ON UK, where I held a Personal Assistant role.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4506
Lizzy Ely BSc(Hons)
How I can help: I am a part-time administrator in Organisational Development, responsible for supporting the provision of our events, from booking through to evaluation. You can contact me for advice on our events, information on booking and any other general enquiries about our service.
If you have a question about our website, scheduled events or online resources for Organisational Development please give me a call or send me an email.
About me: My educational background is in Hospitality Management and Human Resources. I have worked in both the public and private sector in administrative roles for large organisations, including Rolls Royce and The University of Nottingham. In addition to my role at NTU, I work as a swimming teacher.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2858
Operational Team Leader
How I can help: Organisational Development are dedicated to supporting the development needs of staff at NTU, as Team Leader for the Organisational Development Operations Team, I can advise, assist and signpost you to find the right people and solutions to meet your professional development needs.
The Operational Team has a wealth of experience in supporting projects and logistics in learning and development and I am always happy to discuss your needs in conjunction with other Organisational Development colleagues.
If you have a question regarding your development, our service or a general enquiry, please give me a call or send me an email.
About me: I have over 17 years’ experience in administration, personal assistance, and office and event management. I began my career in the voluntary sector before coming to NTU, which I have enjoyed for over 8 years. I am currently study towards an MSc in Administration, Management and Leadership in Higher Education and have remained actively involved in the voluntary sector in a voluntary capacity. I am an active member of the NTU REACH network.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6552
Sonya Mbende BSc(Hons) MSc
How I can help: As a member of the Organisational Development Operations Team and experienced administrator, I can advise you on our events and the online resources we create for learning and reference.
Organisational Development are committed to supporting you in your role here at NTU, please contact me to discuss your requirements and I will direct you to members of the team who can work with you on focussed development solutions.
If you have a question about our website, booking events or using our service, please contact me.
About me: I have over 15 years’ experience in business and project support roles in both the private and public sector, including HE, previously working at the University of Nottingham. I hold an undergraduate degree in Business Law with Human Resource Studies and a Masters degree in International Business. I have also undertaken and successfully completed PRINCE 2 training.
Sandy Cope BA(Hons) PGLTHE EdD AFSEDA SFHEA
Academic Practice Development Manager
How I can help: I lead the Academic Practice team, providing consultancy services to enhance learning, teaching, assessment and practice for your course teams.
My team leads and co-delivers the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), the Introduction to Learning, Teaching and Assessment for Associate Lecturers, Technicians and PGR students, and the Success for Tutoring and Mentoring Programme. Alongside this, we lead and support the Professional Recognition Scheme supporting applicants to achieve membership of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Please contact me to discuss your requirements, I would like to work with you to enable academic practice development through an evidence based and scholarly approach.
About me: I have developed and delivered on PGCAP programmes and lead and implemented CPD schemes at the universities of Derby, Aston and Hull. At Hull, working with Directorate, I actively lead on ‘Curriculum 2016’. The project, designed to rethink curriculum strategy, involved holding workshops with disciplinary areas to design the curriculum ‘big ideas’. I have previously held external examining positions at the Universities of Glamorgan and Southampton Solent.Publications, Conferences, and Invited Seminars
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2948
Charlie Davis BA(Hons) MA Delta FHEA
Academic Practice Consultant
How I can help: As a member of the Academic Practice Team, I can support your development as an academic practitioner in your disciplinary field. I can consult with you to identify specific ways in which Organisation Development can support your CPD. This includes working towards HEA Fellowships, attaining the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) or progression on the Essential Teaching Toolkit in Higher Education (ETTiHE).
If you have any queries regarding any aspect of your academic practices, please do not hesitate to contact me. Where I cannot help you, I will endeavour to find a member of Organisational Development who can.
About me: I have over 8 years’ HE experience as an academic developer, learning technologist and academic practitioner. Prior to working in HE, I spent eight years teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I am currently writing up my Doctoral thesis exploring the pedagogic value of storytelling for social justice purposes.Publications, Conferences, and Invited Seminars
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2338
Liam Duffy BSc(Hons) PhD PGCE
Academic Practice Development Consultant
How I can help: I am keen to collaborate with you on the continuous development of your academic practice, with particular focus on pedagogy. I can provide advice on aspects of your teaching practice, and assist your efforts on the Essential Teaching Toolkit in Higher Education (ETTiHE) programme. I am taking a lead on supporting staff via the Success for Tutoring and Mentoring programme at NTU and look forward to cultivating partnerships that deliver positive outcomes for both tutors and tutees.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries you may have.
About me: I have previously supported teaching and learning in chemical sciences at both Loughborough and Keele Universities, and most recently as a lecturer of organic chemistry here at NTU. Between academic positions I qualified as a secondary science teacher and embraced the opportunity to further my practice by working with schools and FE colleges.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4799
Udaramati Pope BA(Hons) MPhil Phd PGDHE SFHEA AFSEDA
Academic Practice Development Consultant
Academic Practice Consultant/PGCAP Course Leader
How I can help: I offer academic practice support across the curriculum to colleagues in both academic-facing and professional services roles. This can be through tailored interventions and initiatives, and through the programmes and workshops offered by the Academic Practice team. If you are an early-career lecturer, I can provide professional development support and answer all queries about the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). If you are an established colleague, I can offer advice on how to achieve HEA professional recognition
I would like to work in partnership with you to identify and deliver School and team-specific solutions to your academic development needs.
About me: Having taught in secondary, further and higher education for 23 years, including initial teacher education, I bring a wide range of pedagogic expertise and practice to my role in Organisational Development. I have experience in course design, delivery and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.Publications, Conferences, and Invited Seminars
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3768
Alison Stewart BSc(Hons) PGCHE DHSM SFHEA
Academic Practice Development Consultant/ HEA Scheme Lead
How I can help: As an experienced member of the Organisational Development Academic Practice Development Team, I would like to work in partnership with you to help ensure that academic practice development needs to support teaching excellence are identified and met. I lead and support the institution’s professional recognition scheme, providing support and opportunity for all colleagues who teach and support learning at NTU to gain portable recognition for their practice.
If you have a question about academic practice development, or applying for HEA professional recognition, please give me a call or drop me an email.
About me: I have 35 years’ experience of supporting learning in HE, initially as a Science demonstrator. I began my NTU career as a Public Services Management lecturer, having previously been an NHS manager, in 1990. Following a career break, to pursue creative development opportunities, I returned to the university in my current role in 2008.
Fiona McKerlie DipM MBA
Researcher Development Manager
How I can help: In close collaboration with colleagues across the University, I support NTU’s research ambitions through the design and delivery of NTU’s Researcher Development Framework aligned to the ‘Valuing Ideas’ theme of NTU’s strategy. I am responsible for identifying and responding to university and local researcher development needs from Postgraduate Research Students through to Distinguished Professors, and for brokering, delivering, supporting and evaluating researcher learning and development activity across the organisation. I chair the Concordat for the Career Development of Researchers Management Group at NTU and work closely with Academic Schools and NTU’s Doctoral School to develop core and bespoke Researcher Development provision. I am happy to speak with you about our Researcher Development activity and how we can support your career as a research professional.
About me: I have worked in a number of professional roles within HE, predominantly managing strategic research and enterprise projects that involve public engagement with research. Previously, I held a number of senior management training, development and business advisory roles at Scottish Enterprise, Business Link and The Chamber of Commerce.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6804
June Kay BA PGDip
Researcher Development Consultant
How I can help: Within the Organisational Development team I work closely with the Doctoral School to deliver essential skills workshops for researchers at different stages of their career. I plan and facilitate networking opportunities and develop resources on career pathways within and outside of academia. My work helps the university to meet the strategic priorities identified in the CROS, PIRLS and PRES surveys, as well requirements of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and the Athena Swan Charter.
Please do not hesitate to give me a call, or send me an email to discuss researcher development priorities.
About me: I have 20 years’ experience in personal and professional development, over 15 of which have been in HE. For 10 years I have specialised in Researcher Development with a particular strength in career planning and development of transferable and employability skills.
Elaine Swift BSc(Hons) PhD FHEA
Digital Practice Manager
How I can help: I lead the Digital Practice team in providing support through a range of professional development activities that enable the use of technologies in appropriate work contexts at NTU. I also took an active lead on developing the NTU Digital Framework and overseeing its implementation going forward.
You can contact me to find out more about our digital framework and how it can support development. I also welcome the opportunity to discuss your specific development needs with you and work with you to co-create an efficient solution.
About me: I have undertaken a variety of roles supporting the adoption of learning technologies. As a member of the project team developing NOW, I worked with Schools and Professional Services on successful implementation. Before joining NTU, I worked in eLearning at the University of Bath researching and developing new learning technologies.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4447
Rachel Evans BA(Hons) FHEA
Digital Practice Adviser
How I can help: As a Digital Practice Adviser, I can offer support to help you get the most out of digital technologies at NTU. This may include using Office 365 for sharing, planning and creating exciting resources, Office Mix, advice on lecture capture (My Media Files) or support with NOW.
If you’d like to discuss a bespoke digital practice solution for your department or team, please get in touch with me by phone or by email.
About me: I have 20 years’ experience in education, joining NTU in 2005. Before that, I qualified as an assessor and verifier working with Apprentices in IT, administration and management, while at the Chamber of Commerce. A fellow of the Higher Education Academy I am currently working towards the CMALT professional accreditation.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6525
Digital Practice Adviser
How I can help: As Digital Practice Adviser, I support the effective use of digital technologies at NTU. I was involved in the process of mapping the NTU Digital Framework to development solutions and creating a digital framework Learning Room in NOW.
I can help you explore and use the NTU Digital Framework as a tool for identifying development needs. I am also happy to discuss any other Digital Practice enquiries and any specific requirements you may have relating to your digital development.
About me: Prior to joining NTU, I worked for the British Council supporting bidding for and implementation of international development and scholarship management projects and programmes. I have over five years’ experience as a Learning and Development Consultant, specialising in SAP, business process analysis and managing personal and professional development schemes.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2547
Digital Development Adviser
How I can help: As a key member of the Digital Practice team I provide leadership, subject expertise, advice and guidance on the procurement, production and deployment of online learning and digital learning solutions for staff and organisational development.
I am happy to talk to you about our current digital learning solutions and offer advice on potential solutions for you and your team’s online learning needs.
About me: I have over 25 years’ experience in a wide variety of learning and development roles for large organisations, including Nottinghamshire County Council and Caterpillar. A key element of these roles has been the creation of strategies and learning programs that support business needs particularly during times of change and uncertainty.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2338
Sue Pears BSc(Hons) MSc
Digital Practice Adviser
How I can help: I can offer help and support for the digital technologies you encounter in your role at NTU. I deliver on our open Digital Practice events and develop, deliver and support tailored bespoke digital development solutions for teams and departments across the university.
Please give me a call or send me an email to discuss any of your Digital Practice enquiries and find out how we can work in partnership to implement the right solution for your needs.
About me: Prior to joining NTU in May 2012, I had spent over 20 years working as an Information Scientist for a variety of multinational companies. During this time, I delivered information services to research staff and provided end-user support and training for a variety of library and information resources.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4207
Daniel Scott MSc(TEL) CMALT
Digital Practice Adviser
How I can help: I can support you with implementing learning technology solutions and develop your digital capabilities in all elements of the NTU Digital Framework, by sourcing, designing and getting the best out of a wide range of digital tools and systems. Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I can assist you with the development of digital practices in all aspects of university business including learning and teaching, research, leadership and management and administration.
About me: I began my learning technology career in further education (FE), where I was proactive in the planning and implementation of effective use of learning technology and designing digital activities and resources. This work spanned all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment. I have been a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) since 2013 and won the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year award in 2016. I hold an MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning and am a qualified teacher, assessor and lead internal verifier.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2011
Gemma Stafford BSc(Hons) Award DC
Digital Practice Officer
How I can help: As an experienced member of the Organisational Development Team, I am able to signpost you to the right solution for your development needs. I can advise you on our events and the online resources we curate for learning and reference. Organisational Development is committed to supporting you in your role here at NTU, I am happy to have a chat with you about your Digital Practice and help put you in touch with members of the team who can work with you on focussed development solutions. If you have a question about Digital Practice events, online resources or our consultancy service please give me a call or drop me an email.
About me: I have over 15 years’ experience in HE and have undertaken roles in academic schools and professional services at NTU. I began my NTU career in systems roles before moving into Organisational Development. I am a qualified digital copywriter and currently studying for an MA in Learning, Technology and Education. I am an NTU Stonewall Ally.
Leadership and Professional Practice
Andrew Beech BA(Hons)
Leadership Development Consultant
How I can help: I specialise in people development with particular expertise in the areas of management, leadership, and team development. As a consultant I work in partnership with you to fully understand the issues, clarify ‘what’ it is that you are trying to achieve and then work collaboratively in delivering learning solutions that focus on ‘how’ to go about getting the results you seek in the best possible way.
About me: I have almost 20 years’ global experience as a Learning & Development consultant, gleaned from a variety of sectors including retail, information services, software development, financial services and public sector. I have worked with leaders, teams and individuals at all levels within an organisation.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2323
Jane Holt FHEA
Learning and Development Advisor
How I can help: I will help to identify the ongoing and long-term improvement of individual and team skills, enabling team members to fulfil their potential within the organisation, assessing the skills and knowledge within your department and determining the development solutions required to grow and retain these skills.
I will support you to equip your team with the knowledge, practical skills and motivation to carry out work-related tasks.
I am a committed lifelong learner, recently achieving the TAQA external auditor qualification, and enthusiastically challenge others to take a positive ‘can do’ attitude to embracing change and improvement.
About me: I have over 15 years’ experience in learning and development within the HE sector. Previously I worked within the hotel and catering sector, managing from the front, motivating teams and instilling a positive and fun working environment.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6553
Rebecca Peat BA(Hons)
Learning and Development Advisor
How I can help: I will work with you in addressing your management and leadership development goals. I specialise in learning and development solutions to support you in achievement of strategic objectives and organisational development priorities. I will consult with you to determine your needs in order to provide solutions to address these.
As an experienced and qualified coach, I can work with you to achieve goals that go beyond what you can comfortably achieve.
I am a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and also qualified in providing psychometric feedback.
About me: I have over 10 years’ experience in learning and development in HE. Prior to that, I worked in learning and development and management roles in Japan and as a manager in other sectors in the UK.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6546
Amanda Stanford MA Assoc CIPD
Leadership Development Consultant
How I can help: As a Leadership Development Consultant within Organisational Development I deliver, manage and consult on leadership, academic leadership and professional development services for staff at NTU. I work in close collaboration with managers, Heads of Departments and HR colleagues to support NTU in achieving its strategic ambitions.
As a consultant, I will work with you to develop and deliver generic and bespoke learning and development initiatives to meet University and local needs. In particular, to support leadership and team development arising from organisational change and tailoring provision to bespoke solutions.
About me: My career has always been in HE, working in a variety of roles, from student support and advice, to regional and national consultancy roles in learning and organisational development. I worked for universities, students’ unions and the National Union of Students; and most recently the Open University before joining the NTU.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4053
Leadership Development Consultant
How I can help: My role here at NTU within Organisational Development, is to help build collaborative and responsive leadership across the University. I will work in partnership with you to deliver a complete solution for you and your team’s development and learning needs.
My passion is working with leadership teams, supporting teams & individuals, through a variety of coaching and workshops, to transition individuals from operational managers through to true leadership. My specialty lies within coaching, and collaborative workshop delivery, inspiring others towards effective change management, stakeholder engagement, growth & personal development.
Please give me a call or drop me an email to discuss to discuss your leadership development needs.
About me: I am an accomplished Organisational Development professional with 15 years expertise in the financial & retail sector. I have a real passion for leadership development, coaching, partnering with the organisation, cultural integration and the human side of Change Management.