Curriculum Vitae

Name Katherine Ann EXLEY
Date of Birth 19th March 1964

Contact Address
Pear Tree Farm
46 Moorgreen
NG16 2FB

Telephone : (01773) 789209

Email :
Web Page :


1982 - 1988 Liverpool University
1985 B.Sc. 1st Class Hons. Genetics
1989 Ph.D. Genetics
1995 Staff and Educational Development Association Fellowship

Previous Work Experience
2007 - Present Director of "Higher Education Assessment & Development Ltd"
2004 - Present Senior Staff Development officer, University of Leeds
2003 - 2007 Director of "Kate Exley Ltd."
Staff Development and Educational Development Consultancy
1999 - 2002 Career break from The University of Nottingham

Educational consultancy
1997 - 1999 Lecturer in Department of Continuing Education (Part time)
1996 - 1999 Staff Development Officer (Part-time)
1991 - 1996 Academic Staff Development Officer (Enterprise)
1988 - 1991 Lectureship in the Department of Genetics, University of Nottingham

Independent Consultancy Work
2008 – 2009 Leadership Foundation Project, Leading Learning and Teaching – Case study author
2007 – 2009 Teaching Consultant, NTF International Staff Project, Leeds
Authorship of web-site materials on T&L ,
2007 – 2009 Advisor and Developer, Study skills For Transition Project, Nottingham
2007 – 2008 Development Consultant, Peer Review Scheme re-launch, Bath
2006 – present Course Team and Tutor, PGCAP, Newcastle University
2006 – present Course Team and Assessor, PGCILT, London School of Tropical Med.
2005 - 2010 External Evaluator for the Integrative Learning CETL, Nottingham
2005 – 2007 Independent Evaluator FDLT 5 Teaching Citizenship, Southampton
2004 – present Consultant, Engineering Subject Centre, DFEE Entrepreneurship
2004 – 2007 Diversity Taskforce Consultant, Nottingham
2004 – 2006 Project evaluator FDTL 4 STARS, De Montfort University
2003 – present Promoting and Enhancing Student Learning Task Force, Nottingham.
2002 – present Visiting Consultant for Teaching & Learning Centre, LSE
2002 – 2004 Peer Observation of Teaching Project Consultant, University of Hull
2002 – 2004 External Evaluator of Directed Learning, Royal Veterinary College
2002 – 2003 Subject Centre Engineering FE Scoping study consultant
2000 – present Learning Set Advisor & Course Team, PGCHE, Nottingham
2000 – present Core Tutor, PGCAP, Queen Mary College, London
2000 – 2004 Subject Centre ESCalate ‘Learning Exchange’ Development Facilitator
1999 – present Consultant, Oxford Centre For Staff & Educational Development

Staff Development Experience
I have particular experience and interest in issues of teaching, learning and assessment and accreditation, supervising research students and career development for early career researchers, resource based learning and curriculum development.
Key responsibilities have included :-
• supervising Route 2, experienced Lecturers at The University of Leeds
• Programme designer and Director, University of Nottingham PGCHE.
• designing, facilitating and evaluating teaching sessions
• tailoring staff development for individual Schools and Departments
• successful tendering for national consultancies e.g.Career review for the MRC
• involvement in HEFCE project, e.g. Resource based learning, Graham Gibbs,
• presenting at conferences (11) and publishing articles and reviews (27)
• mentoring for the SEDA Fellowship in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong
• consultancy at more than fifty universities and colleges
• external examining (6) for Post Graduate Programmes
• acting as external validator for new courses
• acting as a Cyber Prof. and on-line tutor e.g. for the University of Northumbria
• writing reports to contribute to policy development, e.g. Inclusive Teaching
• instigating, authoring and Series Editing
Key Guides for Effective Teaching, Routledge

Membership of External Bodies/Groups
National Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2008)
Fellow of the Staff & Educational Development Association (SEDA), awarded 1995
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
Advisory Board member, Engineering Subject Centre, HEA (2000 – on-going)
New Academic Editorial Committee (Invited membership)
CVCP/UCoSDA Research Development Task Force (Invited membership)
SEDA Fellowship Committee (Invited membership)
SRHE (Society for Research in Higher Education)
BBSRC/SEDA Supervision Accreditation Working Group (1997/8)

External Examiner and Course Validation/Accreditation Activities
External Evaluator 1995 University of Ulster
External Validator 1997 Nene college, Northampton
External Examiner 1997 - 2001 University of Northumbria
External Examiner 1999 - 2003 University of Liverpool
External Advisor/Examiner 2001- 2006 De Montfort University
External Evaluator/Examiner 2001 - 2005 University of Bath
External Reviewer 2006 University of Liverpool
External Examiner 2008 - present Liverpool John Moores
External Examiner 2008 – present Queen’s University, Belfast
External Examiner 2009 University of Southampton, Taught doctorate Student

Examples of Recent Publications
K. Exley (2008), Teaching as part of your Professional Development
Chap. 18 in The Research Postgraduates Handbook, Eds Hall & Longman, Sage : London

Wisker, Exley & Antoniou (2008), One-to-one Teaching: Supervising, Mentoring & Coaching. Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education, London: Routledge

K.Exley and L. Barnett (2006) The Handbook for Economics Teaching Assistants,
The HEA Economics Network

K. Exley and R. Dennick (2004), Small Group Teaching: Tutorials, Seminars and Beyond
Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher education, London: Routledge/Falmer

K. Exley and R. Dennick (2004), Giving a Lecture: From Presenting to Teaching
Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher education, London: Routledge/Falmer

Updated December 2009



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