Ms Joanna Cheetham BA (Hons) (Manchester), MA (Sussex), MA (Columbia, NY), MPhil (Columbia, NY), PGCLTHE (Winchester), FHEA

Senior Educational Developer Centre For Innovation In Education


    Personal Statement

    My role within the Centre for Innovation in Education is to support programme teams as they enhance their curricula and develop new teaching, learning, assessment and digital education practices. Working in the context of the University’s Education Strategy, CIE can offer help to programmes working through review processes and innovating within their curriculum.

    I am the CIE link with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (excluding the Management School). Within CIE, I am a member of the leadership team and I head our work on the guides and resources that our team produce to support academic staff to innovate.

    I am particularly interested in curriculum design, assessment and feedback and inclusive pedagogies, including decolonising the curriculum and education for mental health amongst others.

    My work includes:

    • Supporting programmes as they design new modules or programmes or revise existing curricula, or prepare for Internal Periodic Review
    • Acting as a critical friend with whom academic staff can bounce ideas and gain constructive feedback on proposed designs based on research-based curriculum design expertise
    • Helping programmes to enhance their alignment with the Liverpool Curriculum Framework
    • Analysing student data from TESTA exercises (Transforming the Experience of Students Through Assessment)
    • Sharing new ideas and research especially with colleagues in HSS
    • Creating, curating and sharing resources and case studies designed to inspire and support educational innovation
    • Acting as a peer reviewer for the Developing Academic Practice journal and as a moderator for UoL education programmes as required
    • Teaching or facilitating sessions on diversity and inclusive teaching, assessment and feedback and other aspects of curriculum design, including creating bespoke sessions for Schools or Departments on request.