Communications Coordination

Discover more about the people that make up our steering and working groups. If you are a practitioner in the Learning Development community and would like the opportunity to become actively involved in ALDinHE’s work through a variety of new and established Working Groups, please contact admin@aldinhe.ac.uk for more information.

Jacqui Bartram

Jacqui Bartram

Steering Group Member
Co-Chair of the Communications Coordination Group

Jacqui works as an Academic and Library Specialist at the University of Hull and joined the Steering Group in 2019 having previously co-chaired our Communications working group. She is a Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development and is currently writing up her doctorate looking at bridges and barriers to developing visual literacy in Higher Education. She is particularly interested in visual ways to communicate and visual expressions of knowledge. As an NVivo Certified Expert, and with her background in ICT Learning, she has developed expertise in helping students get to grips with technology to aid learning and research.

Carina Buckley

Carina Buckley

ALDinHE Treasurer

Carina joined the Steering Group in 2012 and was Co-Chair 2015 - 2021. She came into learning development almost by accident after gaining a PhD in Archaeology in 2006, and is currently Instructional Design Manager at Solent University, responsible for leading on the development of the VLE as a student-centred learning space. Her research interests focus on collaboration and community in LD, and how these impact and are impacted by our professional identities, particularly in terms of emotion and imposter syndrome. She is an Advance HE Principal Fellow and a Certified Leading Practitioner in Learning Development.

Sonia Hood

Sonia Hood

Co-Chair of the Communications Coordination Group

I manage the Study Advice team at the University of Reading and have been developing students’ academic skills since 2006. I support all students (from foundation to PhD) across all disciplines to develop the academic skills needed to be successful at university. From an institutional perspective, I sit on various University committees and working groups to promote effective skills development, consult on academic guidance for students and design resources to meet students’ needs. I have recently been a student too, having completed my Doctorate in Education in 2019; so, I have recent first-hand knowledge of the challenges of juggling studying and other commitments, alongside battling issues of procrastination and motivation. My thesis investigated the impact of self-efficacy for writing and locus of control on Foundation degree students, and I have a research interest in widening participation, writing and confidence. I have also completed research into group work and supporting students to navigate this increasingly popular form of assessment.

Katie Winter

Katie Winter

I’ve been working as a Learning Development Librarian at the University of Surrey since October 2019, having previously worked as a liaison librarian. Since then, I’ve enjoyed exploring the areas of crossover between librarianship and learning development with the help of ALDinHE and this working group.