Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper

Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper

Linda's academic and professional career has spanned Higher Education, teaching, and Museum Education. Recent experiences include being Dean and Head of Glasgow Caledonian University’s London campus and Dean of the Royal Docks Business School at the University of East London. She has benefitted from the opportunity to work across the UK HE sector in a wide range of Universities and teach at all levels.

Dr Davie Baume

Dr David Baume PhD SFSEDA SFHEA

David has since 2001 been an independent international higher education researcher, evaluator, consultant, staff and educational developer and writer. He has been a CDE Visiting Fellow since 2010. He is currently writing an online PGCertHE for a private UK University; with CDE contributing to a PGCertHE for the University of London; and co-writing a course on blended learning in higher education course for the Association if Commonwealth Universities in East Africa.   

Professor Stephen Brown

Professor Stephen Brown FRSA, MCIPD, CMALT

Stephen Brown is Emeritus Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of the learning media design consultancy Hyperworks Ltd. He is currently a member of the CDE Executive team as Editor in Chief and lead on Communications.

Peter Cannell

Dr Pete Cannell

Pete is an educational researcher and Associate Lecturer in Mathematics with the Open University. From 2014-2017 he was co-director of the Scottish Funding Council’s Scotland wide Opening Educational Practice in Scotland project and he’s currently the chair of SCAPP (Scotland’s Community of Access and Participation Practitioners).

Professor Benedetta Cappellini

Professor Benedetta Cappollini PhD, SFHEA

Benedetta is a professor of Marketing at the University of Durham. She has been the director of the distance learning programme BSc in Business Administration, University of London Worldwide.

Lynsie Chew

Lynsie Chew

Lynsie is an Associate Professor (Accounting Education) at UCL School of Management, and the Programme Director of the global online MSc Professional Accountancy, a venture between UCL, the University of London, and the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) aimed at qualified accountancy/finance professionals.

Dr Marco Gillies

Dr Marco Gillies

Marco Gillies is a Reader in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was one of the founders of the BSc Creative Computing programme which pioneered a new view of computing as a creative discipline aligned with the arts. Marco was one of the instructors for Creative Programming, one of the first batch of MOOCs created by the University of London.

Jon Gregson

Jon Gregson

Jon is Director of Development Dreamers Ltd and is currently based in UK. Jon was one of the founding fellows of the University of London Centre for Distance Education, and has a keen interest in mobile learning, MOOCs, OERs and capacity development for distance education in developing countries.

Professor Stylianos Hatzipanagos

Professor Stylianos Hatzipanagos

Professor Stylianos Hatzipanagos is the head of the Graduate School at the University of West London. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of London. He has been the recipient of three CDE Teaching and Research awards.

Dr Gwyneth Hughes

Dr Gwyneth Hughes

Gwyneth Hughes is Reader in Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education, where she leads and teachers on Masters programmes in higher education and supervises doctoral students. As a CDE fellow, she is part of the development team for the online Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for University of London.

Dr Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos

Dr Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos BSc, MBA, PhD, FCIM, FIC, AIIA

Dimitrios is a Visiting Professor in the School of Law, Centre for Commercial Studies and Commerce, at Queen Mary University and Director of the Online MBA Programmes at University of London. He has an extensive experience directly with course design and the delivery of a number of distance learning management programmes.

Patricia McKellar

Patricia McKellar

Patricia is currently the Associate Director (Learning & Teaching) in the Undergraduate Laws Programme for the University of London having joined in 2009. Patrica's work involves the development and implementation of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy for the programme specifically in relation to the embedding of e-learning technologies and the development of an interactive learning environment. 

Dr Alan Parkinson

Dr Alan Parkinson

Alan is Professor of Financial Education and School Deputy Director in UCL School of Management. In the context of education, he has a Doctorate in Education and Co-chaired the development of UoL's global online MSc Professional Accountancy (MPAcc). He is currently development co-chair of UOL's MPAcc version 2, and UOL's new MSc Accounting and Financial Management. He is module leader for online Management Accounting Frameworks, and Financial Management modules.

Dr Daksha Patel

Dr Daksha Patel MD, MMed (Ophth), MSc (CEH), FHEA

Daksha is a medical Doctor and an Ophthalmologist by training and has worked across a range of clinical settings in East Africa. Daksha is the e-learning director for the Disability and Eye Group (DEG) at LSHTM, and am involved in developing open educational practice and massive open online courses (MOOCs) in eye care.

Matthew Phillpott

Dr Matthew Phillpott

Matthew is a writer, educator, and historian with expertise in online, face-to-face, and hybrid training solutions and digital teaching practices. Matthew worked for the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London for over a decade and is now pursuing a freelance career.

Professor Philip Powell

Professor Philip Powell

Philip Powell is Director, Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts.

Dr Simon J Rofe

Dr J Simon Rofe

Simon is Reader in Diplomatic and International Studies in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy. Alongside his research and practice in Diplomacy and global history, with a particular focus upon the diplomacy of international sport, he has a strong interest in digital education related to online learning and the professional development of those working with online students.

Jonathan P. San Diego

Jonathan P. San Diego BSEd MSc PhD FHEA

Jonathan P. San Diego BSEd MSc PhD FHEA is a Lecturer in Educational Technology and Healthcare Informatics at the Dental Institute and Director of the iTEL Hub (Informatics and Technology Enhanced Learning Hub) for both the Dental Institute and the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King’s College London.

Dr Clare Sansom

Dr Clare Sansom

Clare Sansom combines teaching postgraduate biomedical science, with a particular emphasis on distance education, with science writing and editing. She is one of the initial group of CDE fellows and has served in that capacity since 2005. She is involved in organising conferences and workshops for the CDE, particularly the annual RIDE conference, and she regularly blogs these events for the centre website.

Sarah Sherman

Sarah Sherman Bsc PGCE MBPsS CMALT

Sarah has worked in the field of e-learning for over 17 years and currently manages the Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE) – a shared e-learning service for six London-based Higher Education institutions. Sarah is responsible for managing the coordination, implementation and development of Technology Enhanced Learning across the BLE partners, helping to support the use of the Virtual Learning Environment and associated technologies, such as lecture capture and web conferencing software.

Professor Ayona Silva-Fletcher BVSc, PhD, MA (MedEd) NTF, PFHEA

Ayona is a veterinarian with a PhD in ruminant nutrition, an MA in Medical Education and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. Ayona has been a member of the Centre for Distance Education  (CDE) since 2008 and in 2014 was invited to Chair the Fellows group.

Professor Alan Tait

Professor Alan Tait

Alan Tait is Emeritus Professor of Distance Education and Development at the Open University UK. From 2013-2015 Alan was Director of International Development and Teacher Education, and before that was Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the Open University UK 2007-2012, and from 2004-2007 Dean of the Faculty of Education and Language Studies.

Dr Christine Thuranira-McKeever

Dr Christine Thuranira-McKeever

Christine is the Director for Distance Learning Programmes at the Royal Veterinary College and is responsible for academic and strategic leadership of the Programmes. Christine is the recipient of a teaching research award from the CDE, investigating factors impacting scholarship students’ learning experience, and has been undertaking a study that is exploring the impact of the University of London’s teaching, learning and assessment framework – ‘Track C”.     

Julie Voce

Dr Julie Voce

Julie is Head of Digital Education and a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. Julie has been a CDE Fellow since 2017.

Endrit Kromidha portrait

Dr Endrit Kromidha

Endrit is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Birmingham. His interest is in distance and online education for entrepreneurship and vocational skill, the transition from university to work, virtual collaboration teams, augmented and mixed reality training at work.

Former CDE Fellows

  • Michael Ashby
  • Meghan Crawford
  • John Dickens
  • Jenny Hamilton
  • Magdelena Jara
  • Roger Mills
  • Gwyneth Price
  • Jill Russell
  • Brian Sayer
  • Jane Secker
  • Tony Sheenan
  • Ormond Simpson
  • Paul Smith
  • Hugh Starkey
  • Steve Warburton
  • Ann Wilkinson