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Dr Kate Evans BA Hons, Ph. D, PG Cert ODE (Open).

Educational Developer Centre For Innovation In Education


Personal Statement

As an educational developer, my work centres around curriculum enhancement, with an increasing focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the curriculum. I sit on the University's Culture and Student Experience Subgroup, working towards achieving the Race Equality Charter. I support processes such as Periodic Review, new module/programme development, and TESTA, both via active involvement in existing processes and through developmental work on the curriculum processes themselves. I support educational innovation and best practice through research and dissemination via: events, communities of practice, case studies, workshops, and guidance material, and, together with Professor Gita Sedghi, Dr Zainab Hussain and Dr Monica Chavez, with input from UoL staff and students, co-created the University's Inclusive Curriculum Tool. I recently ran an Inclusive Curriculum workshop at AdvanceHE's EDI 2023 Conference with colleagues Laura Blundell, David Watson, and Student Presenter Duong Tran. I contribute to UoL committees, working groups, and task and finish groups as requested.

I have a PGCert in Online and Distance Education (Open), and over 17 years experience of working in HE in a variety of teaching and learning posts (academic, student development, curriculum development, employability, eLearning). I am passionate about how we teach and how we learn, and always looking for new ways to improve the teaching and learning experience for staff and students. I previously worked for: the University of Manchester, Cardiff University, Bangor University, the University of the West of England, and Edge Hill University.

Areas of Expertise:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (CIE EDI Lead)
Inclusive Pedagogies (Inclusive Curriculum/Inclusive Assessment)
Programme Development (Learning Design)
Online and Distance Education
Communities of Practice
Digital Accessibility.

AdvanceHE EDI Conference 2023 credential