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Kate Coulson

Kate Coulson




BPP University

Job Title

Associate Dean for Assessment, Associate Professor of Educational Practice


  • CeLP - Awarded: 2019

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Areas of Expertise

Academic Writing | Assessment, Feedback and Course Design | Digital Education | Digital Literacies | Induction, Transition and First Year Experience | Information Literacy | Leadership and Management | Learning Spaces & Learning Communities | Professional Identity | Research Methodologies and Data Collection | Widening Participation


Kate is Associate Dean for Assessment at BPP University. She is an Advance HE Senior Fellow, a Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development, a National Teaching Fellow and an Associate Professor in Educational Practice. Kate joined the ALDinHE Steering Group in 2019 as Secretary and became Co-Chair in 2023. Kate’s background includes working for City of London Law Firms and Investment Banks. She moved into higher education nearly 20 years ago; in her current role she is able to utilise her corporate experience alongside her academic credentials which she really enjoys. Kate undertakes research upon a wide variety of areas: resilience, student attainment, progression and retention, CPD, the award gap as well as the impact of Learning Development. She is a keen mentor , mainly because she is nosey and likes talking, Kate is currently mentoring candidates for Senior Fellow of Advance HE, National Teaching Fellowships, Associate Professor and new to HE colleagues. Kate is a very proud advocate of the impact of Learning Development.

How can I help learning developers?

Through listening to issues or challenges and sharing my varied experiences to help solve the problem.

Last modified: 10/04/2024

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