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Dr J Simon Rofe

Simon is Reader in Diplomatic and International Studies in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy. Alongside his research in Diplomacy and global history, with a particular focus upon on the US Embassy in London, and the diplomacy of sport, he has a strong interest in pedagogic matters particularly related to online learning and development of tutors.

Simon has held a number of strategic leadership positions in higher education institutions including being Academic Head of Online Learning at SOAS University of London, as well as being Programme Director for MA Global Diplomacy, and instructor on SOAS's for first MOOC with Universtiy of London Coursera's Understanding Research Methods MOOC. He has chaired BISA's Learning and Teaching Working group for 10 years and co-chairs Universtiy of London MOOC Review Committee while serving on Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Strategy since 2013.