Professor Jane Thomas – SALT Director
Jane Thomas is the Director of SALT. She is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the HEA. Jane began her teaching career in the health professions and has a particular interest in authentic assessment and innovative teaching. She is committed to teaching which is theory led and practice driven and demonstrates this in her role as a National Assessor for the United Kingdom Public Health Register. She became the first female teaching professor at Swansea, appointed via the teaching route in 2014. She publishes, contributes to national and institutional policy and strategy and Chairs the institutional Learning and Teaching Committee. Jane was appointed a TEF Assessor in 2016.
Phone: Ex.8533 (internal)
Chris Hall – SALT Manager
Chris Hall has been involved in learning and teaching for a number of years both in the UK and overseas and is programme lead for the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute.
Phone: 01792 513473 (external calls) or Ex.3473 (internal)
Simon Gibbon – SALT Development Manager
Simon Gibbon is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Development teams within SALT. He has over 10 years experience working within learning and teaching. Early in his career he taught Science and Biology within Secondary school Education before moving into technology enhanced learning in the Higher Education sector. Simon is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Phone: 01792 606074(external calls) or Ex.6074 (internal)
Jenny Alders is PA to the Director of SALT and is the administrator for the institutional Postgraduate Certificate Higher Education. She has an extensive background in higher and further education, and has been employed by Swansea University since 2004.
Phone: 01792 518595 (external calls) or Ex.8595 (internal)
Matthew Allen has been in teaching and education for many years and has been heavily involved in using technology in the learning process – administration, development, support and application, on a variety of different platforms. He works across the University on an assortment of different projects and applications of technology to enhance learning and teaching.
Phone: 01792 602453 (external calls) or Ex.2453 (internal)
Debbie joined the SALT team in January 2016. She has 18 years experience in HE with the Open University and University of South Wales. Previously project manager for the Wales HE Sector Open Educational Resource Initiative (http://oerwales.ac.uk/) , Debbie’s role is to develop, support and embed best practice in Learning and Teaching across the university within the SALT team. She has responsibility for the organisation of the annual SALT Learning and Teaching Conference and various learning and teaching projects.
Debbie is a keen open educational resource and Open Digital Badges advocate and is Co-Chair and Secretary of the ALT Special Interest Group for Open Education. Debbie is also a member of the organising team for the weekly Learning and Teaching in HE Tweetchat #LTHEchat. Debbie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a part time PhD student in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University.
Phone: 01792 513166 (external calls) or Ex.3166 (internal)
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With over 17 years of teaching and training experience, Helen has been heavily involved in both curriculum design and the use of technology in the teaching and learning process in FE HE, Local Government and the private sector.
Helen has particular interests in inclusivity, assistive technology and instructional design and is very much focussed on support and accessibility for all – making your teaching inclusive, immaterial of technology or ability.
Helen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Certified Online Learning Facilitator
Phone: 01792 602834 (external calls) or Ex.2834 (internal)
Rhian joined the SALT team in 2017 with twenty five years’ diverse experience in a variety of educational roles. Her involvement spans a wide range of levels, courses and subject areas, with her academic specialisms being Sociology and Psychology. Rhian has extensive experience as a Lecturer and Tutor in the field of adult education, and has also led external quality assurance processes of adult learning throughout Wales.
Rhian has participated in qualification development, is an experienced Sociology examiner and mentor to trainee teachers and lecturers. Rhian therefore brings a deep understanding of teaching, learning and assessment methodologies to the SALT team, where she will be assisting academics in their continuing professional development.
Phone: 01792 604302 (external calls) or Ex.4302 (internal)
Stuart Henderson provides targeted support for online assessment and feedback across the institution. Previously Stuart worked for the Welsh Video Network and Media Services and started out as a primary school teacher.
Phone: 01792 513317 (external calls) or Ex.3317 (internal)
Mandy joined the SALT team in July 2015 after 14 years as an academic. She taught learning and teaching modules, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, on a range of programmes including initial teacher training. She has a special interest in learning technologies and enjoys exploring and sharing new and innovative practices in teaching and learning. As part of the SALT team, Mandy will be helping deliver enhancement, innovation and other relevant support and services. Mandy is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Phone: 01792 513282 (external calls) or Ex.3282 (internal)
Before joining SALT’s recognition team, Darren worked for 10 years in Further Education teaching A level History and Government and Politics and also fulfilling the role of UCAS officer for 2 years.
Darren will be involved in supporting and guiding both applicants and assessors on their experience with relation to the UKPSF and HEA Fellowship along with the administrative tasks in terms of supporting the assessor panels.
Phone: 01792 604307 (external calls) or Ex.4307 (internal)
Natalie joined the SALT Team in June 2017 as an administrative assistant. While she supports the SALT Team, she has a particular remit for the organisation of SALT events, and supporting the internal HEA Fellowship Programme.
Natalie is a fluent welsh speaker and welcomes correspondence in both English and Welsh.
Phone: 01792 604684 (external calls) or Ex.4685 (internal)
Luke joined the Technology Enhanced Learning Team in SALT in May 2018 and has 20 years of experience procuring and developing systems and services for public and academic libraries. Having worked at the University for 10 years as a software developer and completed a PGCE in Primary Education, Luke is excited to have the opportunity to combine his enthusiasm for education and technology to explore and share best practices in teaching and learning.
Phone: 01792 602772 (external calls) or Ex.2772 (internal)
Liza joined SALT in June 2018 and provides frontline support for Technology Enhanced Learning. She has worked in Swansea University since 2009 but has over 25 years’ experience supporting diverse learners, and their teachers, in a variety of Library and Information roles in community, further, and higher education.
Liza also has a passion for creative communication in research and teaching. She is particularly interested in the benefits of play, reading for pleasure, and creative expression in H.E. learning environments.
Phone: 01792 604305 (external calls) or Ex.4305 (internal)
Suzie has enjoyed a career working in education in a number of teaching and consultancy roles. Before joining SALT in November 2017 she worked as an academic for ten years, focusing on work-based professional development. As part of the SALT team she will be working for the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.
Suzie is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Phone: 01792 604309 (external calls) or Ex.4309 (internal)
Louise has been working in SALT since March 2015 supporting the implementation of the University’s internal route to HEA Fellowship. An exciting initiative, this formal recognition of staff expertise in learning, teaching and assessment is embedded within the SALT Strategy and University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy. Prior to joining SALT, Louise spent 15 years at Swansea University heading up the Quality Office, supporting both quality assurance and enhancement initiatives and supporting the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee, advising on policy and strategy development. As part of the Recognition Team, Louise will be involved in supporting and guiding both applicants and assessors on their experience with relation to the UKPSF along with the administrative tasks in terms of supporting the assessor panels.
Phone: 01792 606075 (external calls) or Ex.6075 (internal)