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Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper

Linda's academic and professional career has spanned Higher Education, teaching, and Museum Education. Linda is head of our Centre for Distance Education and Director of Strategic Projects.

In addition, building on her 20 years’ experience of supporting high quality learning and teaching in Higher Education experience, Linda also leads our PG Learning and Teaching in HE programme. Prior to joining the University of London, Linda was  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 moved into the Business discipline after a long career in Education and Social Science, where roles included Associate Dean of Education and International Lead, and Head of Initial Teacher Training. She has benefited from the opportunity to work across the UK HE sector in a wide range of Universities and teach at all levels, both face to face and online. Linda has taken an active role supporting the professional development of HE staff as an education developer, mentor and coach.

Linda's research interests have focused on the Nature of Science and Confidence and Competency in Mathematics, although her original area of research was in Theoretical Chemical Physics. With a DPhil in Quantum Mechanics her passion for Science and communication was put to good use when she became the first Science Education Officer at the British Museum.

Linda’s competencies and skills are currently focussed on issues that include health related programme development in distance education, governance, statutory data returns, and the Teaching Excellence Framework. As Programme Director for the University of London’s PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Linda works with students across the globe.
Linda was a secondary and primary teacher for over 8 years, working in the UK and Canada. And has had the opportunity to hold a range of International roles in Higher Education - where she has enjoyed working with students, colleagues and Institutions across the Globe. Working at a distance and face to face with learners has kept her focussed on the excitement of facilitating that moment when the complex is grasped and the learner buzzes with their achievement.