Committee Members

In 2024, the ANTF Committee Members are:

Chair: Angela O’Sullivan, De Montfort University

Angela O’Sullivan, BSc(Hons), PhD. PFHEA, NTF, IFNTF, CATE is Emerita Professor of Inclusive Practice in Teaching & Learning, De Montfort University, Leicester. Angela has a clear scholarly humanist pedagogy focused around motivation, support and widening access. As an NTF and CATE winner, and co-chair of the Association for Academic Outreach, Angela is also joint CATE liaison officer for the Committee.

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Deputy Chair: Julie Hulme, Nottingham Trent University

Julie Hulme is Professor of Psychology Education at Nottingham Trent University. She has won multiple awards for her work in teaching, scholarship, and educational leadership, including a National Teaching Fellowship in 2016, and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A Chartered Psychologist, Julie researches the psychology of university education, applying psychological theories and research methods to better supporting students through the transition to university, and to improve inclusive education for students from minoritized or disadvantaged groups (including disabled students, students from different ethnic groups, and first in family students, among others). She is also engaged in work on factors that influence innovation in teaching and is a world-leading expert on psychology education. Julie is committed to inclusion for staff as well as students and has led numerous initiatives to enhance reward and recognition among education-focused staff. You can read more about Julie’s work on her blog, HigherPsychEd, and follow her on Twitter @JulieH_Psyc.

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Secretary: Juliette Morgan, Advance HE

Juliette Morgan is a Senior Consultant with Advance HE (AHE), leading work for the sector exploring student success and mental health and wellbeing. She has worked on a range of consultancy projects including student enablement, leadership in Higher Education, Mental health and wellbeing, belonging and student success strategy. Juliette previously occupied a role as Dean for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience with an independent University in the UK. Juliette was awarded a Collaborative Excellence award in 2018, and her National Teaching Fellowship in 2021 for her work in learner enablement through enhanced focus on belonging, mattering and becoming via a range of localised initiatives.

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Treasurer: Neil Gordon, University of Hull

Neil Gordon is a Reader in Computer Science at the University of Hull in England. Neil is a National Teaching Fellow, and a Principal Fellow of Advance HE. Neil has produced several reports for Advance HE, with significant ones on the way that technology enhanced learning can enable flexible pedagogy, on the role of assessment in education, and on ways to address issues in retention and attainment in computing. His awards include University Teaching Fellowships and awards for scholarship in teaching and learning. His research interests include applications of computer science to enable true technology enhanced learning, issues around sustainable development, as well as more discipline specific work on applications of computer algebra and formal methods. He has published over 50 journal articles, a similar number of refereed conference proceedings, along with a variety of book chapters, reports and other publications.

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Events Coordinator: Debbie Holley, Bournemouth University

Debbie Holley is Professor of Learning Innovation at Bournemouth University. A National Teaching Fellow and a passionate educator, she blends learning to motivate and engage a diverse student body. Her research interests in digital, augmented and immersive worlds influence national policy through her published work, keynote addresses and policy articles.

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Deputy Events Coordinator: Wendy Garnham, University of Sussex

Wendy Garnham is a Reader in Psychology and the Director of Student Experience for the Central Foundation Years at University of Sussex. She is both an NTF and a CATE award winner, a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and a Fellow of SEDA. As co-founder of the international Active Learning Network, Wendy’s scholarly interests are dominated by active learning pedagogy. She is currently working with colleagues to establish a Community of Practice for Outdoor Learning in HE and jointly host a regular Community of Practice for academics interested in Transition into, through and out of Higher Education.

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Communications Officer: Zoë Allman, De Montfort University

Zoë Allman is an academic leader passionate about enhancing opportunities for all and developing sector approaches to embedding mental wellbeing. Zoë is an Associate Dean (Academic) at De Montfort University, and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA 2018), National Teaching Fellow (NTF 2020), and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence winner (CATE 2022). As a member of the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows, Zoë brings her background in media production and creative technologies to the role of Deputy Communications Officer.

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Deputy Communications Officer: Sue Beckingham, Sheffield Hallam University

Sue Beckingham is an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, National Teaching Fellow, and Learning and Teaching Lead in Computing at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a SEDA Fellow, a Certified Management and Business Educator, a Senior Fellow of the HEA, and a Visiting Fellow at Edge Hill University. Her research interests include social media for learning and the use of technology to enhance active learning and teaching; and has published and presented this work nationally and internationally as an invited keynote speaker. She is a co-founder of the international #LTHEchat ‘Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Twitter Chat‘.

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Pedagogic Research Officer: Sam Elkington, Teeside University

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Deputy Pedagogic Research Officer: Haleh Moravej, Manchester Metropolitan University

@halehmoravej is a multi-award-winning senior lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University, a creative social entrepreneur and founder of MetMUnch and GROW wellness and sustainability café. Haleh is the recipient of the Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship (2018) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (2020) for MetMUnch social enterprise. Haleh received an Honorary Fellowship from the British Science Association (2021) for outstanding contribution to engagement and communication on climate science, sustainability and for challenging the stereotype of what a scientist should look like, furthering the inclusion and diversity of science in society.

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Equality and Diversity Officer: Sally Everett, King’s College London

Sally Everett is Professor of Business Education and Vice Dean (Education) at King’s Business School, King’s College London. Sally is also the Academic Lead for Inclusive Education for King’s College London and runs the business school’s gender network (Women@KBS). Sally became a National Teaching Fellow 2017. She is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013), Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) award holder (as team lead) (2016) and is the Equality Officer for the Association of National Teaching Fellows. Sally is a member of the Chartered Association of Business School’s Race Equality Working Group and their Equality and Diversity Committee. Sally has also been the Deputy Dean (Education) for the business school at Anglia Ruskin University, and previously the Head of Department for tourism, events and marketing at the University of Bedfordshire. Sally has published widely on inclusive education, student employability, diversity, and on the impacts of tourism.

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Equality and Diversity Officer: Steve Briggs, University of Bedfordshire

Dr Steve Briggs leads the Academy for Learning and Teaching Excellence at the University of Bedfordshire. He works with colleagues from across the University on strategic and enhancement initiatives related to all areas of Academy work (including teaching and learning, academic development, learning development, digital learning, and students as partners). Steve is also the Chair of the University’s EDI and Student Success Working Group.
Steve was previously the Co-Chair of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education where he led national work related to professional recognition and networking events. He is currently a committee member of the Association for National Teaching Fellows and contributing to the ‘In it Together’ project.

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Friends of CANTF

We are delighted to have an additional role as FRIEND of CANTF who generously offer their support and help at our busiest times.

  • Sally Brown, independent consultant,
  • Charles Buckley, Liverpool University
  • Leisa Nicholls- Drew, De Montfort University