UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching

About Us

The UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) comprises a vibrant group of staff who are committed to:

  • ensuring that UCL offers the best possible quality of education for its students, by forging creative connections between its world-leading research and its teaching and learning at all levels of the curriculum, and by enabling students to learn through participating in research;
  • providing rich opportunities for all staff who teach, support students’ learning and/or are leaders of education to develop their academic, professional and leadership practices, and to gain appropriate qualifications and opportunities in so doing;
  • influencing and contributing to the higher education sector nationally and internationally in relation to the development of research-based higher education, academic practice and academic leadership.

Meet the team

Dilly Fung

Dr Dilly Fung

Email: d.fung@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone: 0207 679 5939 or extn 45939

Dilly joined CALT in October 2013; she was previously Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice and Head of Academic Development at the University of Exeter. Dilly is excited to be leading CALT into a new phase of UCL’s development, one in which education is becoming as highly valued as research. She aims to establish distinctive new ways of collaborating creatively with academic and professional colleagues across UCL, in order to raise the quality of students’ learning to even higher levels. Her focus encompasses not only teaching, learning and assessment, but also wider dimensions of academic practice and academic leadership: these themes are the subjects of her own research.


Amanda Greenslade

Centre Administrator

Email: a.greenslade@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 1610; Ext: 41610

Amanda has worked for UCL for many years. Her role within CALT is to provide effective and high-level support to the Director with a particular emphasis on Finance, Estates and Facilities and Human Resources.

Please note that Amanda is in the office from Monday-Wednesday, works from home on Thursdays and does not work on Fridays.


Sonale Karadia

Deputy Centre Administrator & PA to Director

Email: s.karadia@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 1611; Ext: 41611

My role is to facilitate the smooth operation of the CALT Administration office and maintain and implement office strategies in line with UCL’s policies. I co-ordinate the financial transactions of the CALT office and have oversight of the budget at an operational level. My HR duties involve maintaining sick records, processing payments, conducting risk assessments, advertising new posts and arranging interview logistics and induction of new staff. I also deal with maintenance and facilities issues on behalf of the department. I deputise for the Centre Administrator in all aspects and manage the Directors electronic diary.

Fiona Wilkie

Fiona Wilkie

Assistant Administrator

Email: f.wilkie@ucl.ac.uk

Fiona has been working at UCL for several years before transferring to CALT in November 2014. Her role has a special emphasis on the Connected Curriculum.


Dr Jason Davies

Senior Teaching Fellow

Email: j.p.davies@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 1991; Ext: 41991

Like most interdisciplinarians, I've moved across the academic spectrum publishing on history, language, literature and interdisciplinarity: teaching has also taken me to most UCL faculties. My abiding interest is in how people create and live with knowledge systems like academic disciplines.


Dr Jenny Marie

Senior Teaching Fellow

Email: j.marie@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 8334; Ext: 48334

Jenny is Senior Teaching Fellow in CALT working with the Bartlett, Engineering Sciences and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. She joined CALT in 2005, focusing on the professional development of students. She has wide-ranging interests, including learning environments and reflective and experiential learning.


Dr Paul Walker

Principal Teaching Fellow and Associate Director (Student Engagement)

Email: paul.walker@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 1666; Ext: 41666

As a highly experienced university teacher across a range of disciplines, he has particular interest and expertise in enabling learners to be more self-directed in furthering the development of their personal and professional knowledge, skills and attributes.


Andrew Bishop

Communications and School Support Officer (BEAMS)

Email: a.bishop@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 8325; Ext: 48325

Having previously worked in front-facing student offices, both undergraduate and postgraduate and across a range of disciplines, Andrew is particularly interested in the student experience and has recently been involved in research looking at student reflections on teaching and learning approaches across BEAMS.


Dr Nick Grindle

Senior Teaching Fellow

Email: n.grindle@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 8282; ext: 48282

Nick is Senior Teaching Fellow in CALT working with the Faculties of Laws, Arts & Humanities, Social & Historical Sciences, and SSEES. Nick joined CALT in September 2011 from the History of Art department. He has also taught and been a consultant at the Open University and lectured at Oxford Brookes University, Imperial College and Birkbeck.

Helen Brookman

Dr Helen Brookman

Senior Teaching Fellow

Email: h.brookman@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 1667; Ext: 41667

Helen Brookman is a Senior Teaching Fellow in CALT and leads UCL Arena One, a development pathway for Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs). She completed her PhD in English literature at Cambridge in 2010 and was a lecturer at Oxford, teaching mostly tutorials and small classes, before moving to UCL in October 2013. She was the recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award from Oxford's Humanities Division in November 2013. Helen is currently working on a research project with Dr Liv Robinson (Brasenose College, Oxford) exploring the use of creative writing activities for learning related to the translation and interpretation of medieval English literature, thinking particularly about student disciplinary identity and the relationship between translation and critical and creative writing practices.

Abbie King

Abbie King

Student Engagement and School Support Officer (SLASH)

Email: abbie.king@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 1904; ext: 41904

Abbie looks after Arena One and UCL ChangeMaker Projects, which offer an opportunity for students to carry out research projects with the aim of improving or enhancing their educational experience at UCL.


Dr Rosalind Duhs

Principal Teaching Fellow and Associate Director (Staff Development)

Email: r.duhs@ucl.ac.uk
External: 020 7679 1673; Ext: 41673

Rosalind works as a Senior Teaching Fellow in CALT with the School of Life and Medical Sciences.

In addition to her SLMS work, Rosalind leads UCL Arena, see www.ucl.ac.uk/arena for more information.


Dr Teresa McConlogue

Senior Teaching Fellow

Email: t.mcconlogue@ucl.ac.uk
External: 020 7679 5941; Ext: 45941

Teresa is a Senior Teaching Fellow in CALT, supporting the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS). She joined CALT in October 2012, coming from Queen Mary, University of London where she collaborated with academics in biomedical engineering to introduce peer assessment. She is interested in improving students’ understandings of assessment and feedback processes and developing collaborative learning.


Peter Phillips

Evaluation and School Support Officer

Email: peter.phillips@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 1792; Ext: 41792

Peter has been proud to work in CALT for the past ten years and is keen to work with the SLMS departments on developing their teaching and learning. Peter had previously been involved with the MA Education and the Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education (PCTLHPE) and now provides administrative support for UCL Arena Two.

Vincent Tong

Dr Vincent Tong

Principal Teaching Fellow (Connected Curriculum)

Email: vincent.tong@ucl.ac.uk

Vincent is currently Senior Lecturer in Geophysics at Birkbeck and affiliated to the UCL-Birkbeck Research School of Earth Sciences. He is also Programme Director of Certificate of Higher Education in Physics and Mathematics and in Mathematical Studies. He will be based in CALT from June 2015.

More information on Vincent and his research and teaching is available here

Brent Pilkey

Dr Brent Pilkey

Senior Teaching Fellow (Connected Curriculum)

Email: b.pilkey@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 1937; Ext: 41937

Prior to joining CALT in February 2015, Brent was a Research Associate at The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of The Built Environment, leading an initiative to understand and improve both the student experience and future pedagogies. He brings both a keen interest in the student experience and the motivation to support improved learning opportunities.

Mina Sotiriou

Dr Mina Sotiriou

Senior Teaching Fellow

Email: a.sotiriou@ucl.ac.uk

Mina works across CALT and Life Learning on quality assurance for all Life Learning courses such as CPDs, short courses, personal development and executive education. Mina has particular interest in the pedagogies of e-learning. For the last two years she has been working with UCL academics to develop short courses and programmes, across a range of disciplines, both in UCLeXtend, the online public platform, and UCL Moodle.

Mick Healey

Prof Mick Healey

Email: mhealey@glos.ac.uk

Website: www.mickhealey.co.uk

Mick is Visiting Professor in research-based learning in CALT, as well as an HE Consultant and Researcher. Until 2010 he was Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for Active Learning, a nationally funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, at the University of Gloucestershire. He also holds an Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire and is an adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, Australia and an International Teaching Fellow at University College Cork. He was one of the first people in the UK to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship and to be made a Principal Fellow of the HE Academy. In 2013 he won a SEDA@20 Legacy Award for disciplinary development.

Mick is an experienced presenter. Since 1995 he has given over 500 educational workshops, seminars and conference presentations in 18 countries. He has written and edited more than 150 papers, chapters, books and guides on various aspects of teaching and learning in HE. He was co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development (2010-13) and is currently co-editor to the International section of the US based Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly. During his career he has successfully attracted over £7m of grant funding for learning and teaching projects. He is often asked to act as an advisor to projects, universities and national governments on aspects of teaching and learning in HE, including the Canadian Federal Government, Higher Education Funding Council for England, HE Academy, Irish National Academy for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning, League of European Research Universities, and QAA Scotland. He is currently also advising on the development of research-based education at McMaster University, Canada and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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