Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Who to contact - learning & teaching

Here is a brief overview of the best points of contact for various questions that you might have about IAD's support for learning and teaching.

If you are a new lecturer and you are wondering where to get started with learning and teaching:

CPD Framework contact email

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If you want advice about assessment and feedback:

Dr Neil Lent

Lecturer (University Learning and Teaching)

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If you want advice about tutoring and demonstrating, or you support tutors and demonstrators:

Tutors and demonstrators: further queries and contact details

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If you have a question about supporting doctoral students:  

Research student training and development

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If you want advice about digital education:

Celeste McLaughlin

Head of Academic Development for Digital Education

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If you would like to get a qualification relating to teaching in higher education:

CPD Framework contact email

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If you know that the qualification you want is the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice:

Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice

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If you have are looking for support for postgraduate programme directors, course organisers and administrators:

Support for masters students

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If you want advice about supporting undergraduate or postgraduate students’ to learn effectively:

iad.sd@ed.ac.uk

If you are looking for support for undergraduate programme directors or course organisers:

Dr Hazel Christie

Lecturer (University Learning and Teaching)

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If you want guidance about supporting students through transitions:

Abby Shovlin

Academic Developer (Student Transitions)

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If you want to know about available support for personal tutors:

Dr Daphne Loads

Academic Developer

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If you would like some guidance about innovative curriculum development such as work based learning:

Dr Frances Parry

Deputy Head of Masters provision / Academic Developer

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If you have a query or want to contribute to the Teaching Matters blog:

teachingmatters@ed.ac.uk

If you want to know about the Principals’ Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS)

Emily Salvesen

CPD Programme Manager

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If you have a question that isn’t in the list above or want to get in touch with the Head of the Learning and Teaching Team:

Dr Velda McCune

IAD Deputy Director / Head of Learning and Teaching

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You can also search for contact details for specific IAD staff in our A-Z listing:

IAD staff A-Z