Kate Exley

Kate is a Senior Staff Development Officer at the University of Leeds and an independent consultant. She is a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Working as an educational consultant she has visited more than 60 UK institutions to lead development projects and facilitate staff and student workshops on a wide range of teaching, assessment and research supervision topics. She has published widely and is editor of the Routledge Press series “Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education” which includes her co-authored books:

  • Giving a Lecture: From Presenting to Teaching, 2nd edition (2009) (With Dennick)
  • Working One-to-One with Students: Supervising, Coaching, Mentoring and Personal Tutoring (2008) (With Wisker et al)
  • Small Group Teaching: Seminars, Tutorials and Beyond (2004) (With Dennick)

Kate contributes to HEA accredited Post-graduate Certificates in Teaching and Learning in several institutions and has acted as external examiner for such programmes (e.g. at Queens’ Belfast, Liverpool and Bath ). She is the external evaluator for two FDLT projects and the “Integrated Learning” Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at The University of Nottingham and sits on the HEA Engineering Subject Centre Advisory Board. Kate was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008.

Kate has a PhD in genetics and worked as a lecturer in genetics at the University of Nottingham before becoming Academic Staff Development Officer at that university.



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