Professional Recognition

The professional recognition group supports formal and professional recognition of learning development achievements. The group supports the professional recognition of those working in learning development by reviewing applications and acting as a critical friend. The group assists in professional recognition activities, such as, writing retreats to develop CeP and CeLP applications.

If you are interested in joing the professional recognition group, please email, an expression of interest (approx 100 words) on your suitability for the role and your reason why you’d like to be involved in this group.

Daisy Abbott

Daisy joined the Professional Recognition Working Group in 2022. She is an interdisciplinary researcher and research developer based in the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art. Daisy’s research is focussed on game-based learning, serious games and novel pedagogies, mostly focussed on postgraduate contexts. Other research interests include digital interaction, documentation, and interpretation in the arts and humanities. Daisy is an Advance HE Senior Fellow and a Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development.

Sheryl Mansfield

Steering Group Member
Chair of the Professional Recognition Working Group

Sheryl has been a member the Steering Group since May 2020. She is Head of Learning Development at the University of Northampton. She is an Advance HE Fellow, a Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development and Qualified Teacher. Her background teaching Sport Science in Further and Higher Education institutions has offered a plethora of experience actively engaging learners. Her research interests include asynchronous resources and inclusive teaching.

Paul Chin

Steering Group Member
Co-Chair of ALDinHE

Paul joined the conference committee in 2017, the Steering Group in 2020 and became ALDinHE Co-Chair in 2021 and is based in the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Bath. Paul is a Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development and a Principle Fellow of the HEA. His main research interest is peer learning, having completed his PhD in online peer learning and assessment. Paul also has an active interest in developing graduate attributes, promoting employability skills and learning technology – as well as occasionally dabbling in other areas of learning development . As an Associate Member of CIPD Paul is also a keen advocate of promoting personal and professional development.

Kate Coulson

Steering Group Member

Kate is Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at the University of Northampton where she leads a team comprising: Academic Practice, Educational Linguistics, Learning Design and Learning Development. Kate is an Advance HE Senior Fellow, a Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development, and a National Teaching Fellow. Kate joined the ALDinHE Steering Group in 2019 as Secretary.

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