Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Lara Isbel

Lara Isbel. Head of Operations & Projects team. IAD Assistant Director.

Lara Isbel

Head of Operations & Projects Team | IAD Assistant Director

Role in the IAD

I manage the Strategic Projects Team within IAD. We contribute to or run major strategic University projects which fall within IAD’s remit to support research development and learning and teaching, and managing the transition of projects to the core IAD programmes where appropriate. We support communities of practice across the University to support academic and professional services staff to build their networks, develop ideas and share practice around working across different disciplines and curriculum innovation. We also apply for external project funding and provide consultancy and CPD programmes to other universities.

Professional interests

I am interested in the interpersonal aspects of development. This includes thinking about cohorts, mentoring, coaching, peer-peer learning, collaboration and building effective networks, particularly across different academic disciplines and/or involving people from outside the higher education / research sector.