The Staffordshire Centre of Learning and Pedagogic Practice is a multidisciplinary group, with colleagues from across our university.

You can contact team members individually about their research, or reach out to the wider team by emailing

SCoLPP researchers

SCoLPP researchers bring with them passion and a sustained record in researching, evidencing and enhancing student outcomes across the student lifecycle.

Alongside a core research team, SCoLPP benefits from an associate model where expertise within the institution is coalesced based on need. This integrated approach enables not only flexibility and responsiveness but also represents our inclusive ethos to pedagogic evaluation. 

Stella Jones-Devitt

Professor Of Critical Pedagogy

Stella is director of the SCoLPP pedagogic research centre. Prior to this, she was Director of Learning and Teaching at Staffordshire. Stella has significant experience and expertise in leading, designing and implementing evaluation research.

Stella's profile

Dr Sally Andrews

Pedagogic Projects Dev Manager

Sally’s passion is in developing an evidence-base of what works (and doesn’t work) in Higher Education. Her main interest is developing university systems and pedagogies to support students from diverse, non-traditional, and minoritised backgrounds.

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Dr Kate Cuthbert

Pedagogic Proj Dev Man Ass Prof

I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with significant experience in curriculum design and innovative pedagogies. I am passionate about sharing knowledge in learning and teaching and contributing to the National Teaching Repository.

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Sue Lee

Senior Research Fellow

Leading a team of learning technologists for 10 years, Sue has considerable experience running pedagogic workshops, in addition to formal accredited courses, short courses.

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Kierra Bunting

Education Research & Evaluation Manager

Kierra is an Education Research and Evaluation Manager and Associate Fellow of the HEA. She is the research lead for Staffordshire University’s Access and Participation Plan’s intervention and evaluation plan.

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Vanessa Dodd

Head Of Education Research & Evaluation

Vanessa is the Head of Education Research and Evaluation. She responsible for the evaluation strategy for the University's access and participation plan and supports the University through research and policy expertise.

Vanessa's profile

Dr Jill Hanson

Head Of Academic Projects

Dr Jill Hanson is Head of Academic Projects. She is an experienced HE professional with a background in teaching, research, student enrichment and inclusion.

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Juan Raman Mullor

Evaluation Officer

Juan is a professional researcher and evaluator at Staffordshire University who holds an International Relations MA and a background in the education and international development sectors.

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Heather Withington

Academic Developer

Heather has worked within the education sector for the past 10 years, providing key insights through horizon scanning policy and its impacts on the wider sector and institutions.

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The Teaching Innovation and Learning Enhancement (TILE) Hub sits directly under SCoLPP providing learning enhancement activities in pedagogy, digital innovation, training, and development.  We work across the university with staff and students.

John Hendy

Head Of Digital Pedagogies

John is a specialist in digital and online learning. His current research areas are around systems, digital transformation, distance learning and digital pedagogies.

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Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021