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 Chris John

Chris John

E-learning Team Leader

School of Social Sciences

+44(0) 29 2087 0969
0.21, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA

I am currently the School of Social Sciences eLearning Team Leader responsible for:

  • Team management, including:
    • Strategy building and stakeholder engagement
    • Staff welfare and wellbeing
    • Objective setting and performance review
    • Coaching and mentoring
  • Education development, including:
    • Learning and instructional design
    • Technology-enhancement and blended design
    • Accessibility and inclusion strategies
    • Learning and development
    • Educational content design and technology management
  • Management of projects in support of teaching and learning, including:
    • Bid writing
    • Requirements gathering
    • Prioritisation
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Planning, monitoring and control
    • Budgetary control

Employment History

  • Feb 2014 - Present: eLearning Team Leader, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • July 2013 - Feb 2014: Career break
  • Sep 2006 - July 2013: Learning Technology and Web Manager, School of Applied Community and Health Studies, University of Bristol
  • Oct 2004 - Sep 2006: Web Developer, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol
  • Oct 2001 - Sep 2004: eLearning Developer, Computeach Group
  • Aug 2000 - Sep 2001: Research Assistant and Multimedia Designer, School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Higher Education

  • PgCert Learning Technologies
  • BSc Media Technology

Professional development

Learning and Development

  • CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Learning and Development (Expected, 2020)

Teaching and Learning

  • Cardiff University Academic Practice Programme

Project Management

  • MSP: Certified Programme Management Practitioner
  • PRINCE2: Certified Project Management Practitioner
  • AgilePM (DSDM): Certified Project Management Practitioner

Leadership and Management

  • CMI Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • SCRUM: Certified ScrumMaster

Non-English languages

  • Welsh: WJEC Entry Level Certificate in Welsh Second Language: The Use of Welsh
  • British Sign Language (BSL): Intermediate, Signature level 1

Recent blog articles and open educational resources


  • QA level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid At Work (RQF)

Honours and awards

  • 2018: Outstanding contribution award, Cardiff University
  • 2017: Excellence in Support of Teaching and Research award, Cardiff University
  • 2015: Outstanding contribution award, Cardiff University
  • 2008: Outstanding achievement in eLearning award, University of Bristol

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) - AdvanceHE 
  • Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) - Chartered Management Institute
  • Associate (Senior Certified Membership submitted) - Association for Learning Technology
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - Scrum Alliance

Committees and reviewing

  • SOCSI Teaching and Learning Committee
  • SOCSI Student Engagement and Inclusion Committee

Areas of expertise


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