Academic Projects and Development Adviser
James joined the Centre for Academic Practice in January 2017 as an Academic Practice Development Adviser. Prior to joining Loughborough University, James worked as a Teaching Fellow within the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice at Aston University. He contributed to their HEA accredited courses as well as focusing on institutional retention and progression strategies; project management of academic innovations; and development of a learner analytics system.
James is a Fellow of the HEA and has an undertaken a range of other roles within Higher Education at a number of other institutions including managing a central advice team within student services; working as a specialist in Immigration Law and International Student Advice; and as a Careers Adviser.
James has a diverse academic background including an undergraduate degree in History with Contemporary Chinese Studies from the University of Nottingham; an MSc in Chinese Language, Business and International Relations from the University of Sheffield and additional post graduate qualifications in Careers Guidance from Coventry University and in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Aston University.
James will be teaching on the PGCAP at Loughborough University and working with colleagues on the delivery of quality enhancement projects which support institutional learning and teaching priorities.