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Professor Trudie E Roberts, Professor of Medical Education and lead for Technology in Medical Education

Trudie has been involved in technology and learning at the School of Medicine at Leeds since 2007 and the ALPS CETL project. She is particularly interested in the personalisation of education and the use of student learning analytics to support this. In 2018/19 she was part of the Topol review on the educational implications of the increasing influence of digital technologies on healthcare delivery.


Dr Suzanne Bickerdike, Learning Technologist and Interim TEL Manager

Dr Suzanne Bickerdike has worked at University of Leeds since 2005, firstly in the Faculty of Biological Sciences and latterly within the Leeds Institute of Medical Education. Following a period of post-doctoral research she moved into e-learning developing a series of on-line laboratory practicals to support Undergraduate teaching in FBS. Currently she is working to develop e-learning resources to support the MBChB curriculum including careers-based resources and student orientation materials.


Richard Gatrell, Information Systems Manager and Interim TEL Manager

Richard joined LIME as Information Systems Manager in January 2014, having previously worked at Lancaster University as a Database Systems Administrator. Richard’s responsibilities in LIME are to manage the large amount of information used within the Institute and to develop new systems to support the MBChB programme.


Gareth Frith, Technology Enhanced Learning Project Manager

Gareth is the Technology Enhanced Learning Project Manager for the School of Medicine at Leeds. He is part of a team of learning technologists implementing technology enhanced learning for the teaching of undergraduate and taught postgraduate medical students, in both the University and workplace settings. Gareth has presented at International and National conferences on Technology Enhanced Learning including Online Educa, m-learn, Handheld Learning and ALT-C. He also presents on Mobile Learning and Assessment for Apple. Gareth is currently working on the use of Augmented and Virtual Reality in medical education. Gareth was the Mobile Technologies Project Manager for the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning until April 2008 and has had a career in IT and telecommunications prior to that.


Nancy Davies, Learning Technologist

Nancy works for the School of Medicine as a learning technologist supporting staff and students in their use of technology for learning. She provides training on the use of ePortfolios and iPhones for work-based learning and professional development. Nancy has over ten years experience in the development and support of innovative technology within higher education with research interests in technology enhanced learning and teaching.


Dr Humera Tariq, Project Assistant

Dr Humera Tariq joined the Technology Enhanced Learning team at LIME in November 2014 and is responsible for creating and developing the Leeds MedEx project. Since 2012 and to-date she has also been tutoring students in A-level Chemistry and Biology, and GSCE sciences. Prior to this, Humera has four years of post-doctoral research experience in Biochemistry and Biophysics, from the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, where she also obtained a PhD in Structural Biology (2008). She has a Research Masters degree in Bioinformatics, from the University of York (2002). Humera graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences.


Charlotte Pettersen, Development Support Specialist

Charlotte joined the Technology Enhanced Learning team as Development Support Specialist in June 2016, and is responsible for developing and maintaining e-learning resources. Prior to this she worked at Leeds City College as a Learning Technology Technician, and before that a Photographer at Overview Commercial Studio. Charlotte graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University 2011 with a BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practices, where she specialized in fine art film photography.


Dr Alicja Piotrkowicz, Research Assistant

Alicja is a Research Assistant working on the myPAL project. Her role involves carrying out text analytics of the feedback and comments relating to students’ work placements (myPAL@work), in order to develop innovative learning analytics approaches. This includes applying methods from a variety of domains, including natural language processing and machine learning. She is also currently involved in a project that uses learning analytics to understand engagement in active video watching for soft skill learning. More broadly, she is interested in developing approaches to operationalising high-level concepts from humanities and social studies for large-scale computational processing.


Dr. Vania Dimitrova, Associate Professor, School of Computing and Leeds Institute of Medical Education. Co-director of the Leeds Research Centre in Digital Learning

Vania leads a cross-university research activity on using intelligent technologies to augment human intelligence – building intelligent systems that help people expand their knowledge, learn from their experience, make decisions in complex situations, develop confidence and self-esteem, and realise their full potential. Her research focuses on learner modelling, meta-cognitive skills, community adaptation, knowledge-enriched interaction. She has a strong theoretical and practical background and extensive experience of design, development, and evaluation of interactive learning environments which promote novel ways of learning and teaching. Her research has been funded by EU, EPSRC, the UK Technology Strategy Board, JISC, British Council. She has co-authored more than 100 papers, was Program chair of of premier conferences on personalisation and intelligent learning environments (UMAP2014, AIED 2009, ECTEL2009/ ECTEL2010), sits on the editorial board of the personalisation journal (UMUAI) and of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence in Education (JAIED); was founding board member of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (IEEE TLT). She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International AI in Education society, program committees member of the premier international conferences on adaptive systems. She is an expert reviewer for the EU Horizon 2020 ICT; and was member of the UK advisory board on the EPSRC/ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme.

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University of Leeds,
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