Simon Gibbon – Interim Head of Service
Simon Gibbon is responsible for the strategic and operational development of 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)
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 Teaching in Higher Education. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute.
Phone: 01792 513473 (external calls) or Ex.3473 (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)
With over 11 years’ of teaching experience in Europe and Asia with non-native speakers of English, Steve has worked with students in a wide variety of contexts in 4 different countries and is a skilled intercultural communicator. He also has a keen interest in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), language learning, and physical activity as a means to promote healthy lifestyles and wellbeing.
Fred has delivered on various technology and process-change projects, conducted end-user training and supported student and alumni engagement initiatives at Swansea and Aarhus University. Having a systems implementation background, he is enthusiastic about the benefits that well-employed VLE technologies can bring to Swansea, supporting teaching and helping deliver outstanding student experiences.
With over 20 years of teaching and training experience, Helen has been heavily involved in both curriculum design and the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment in FE, HE, Local Government and the private sector.
Helen has particular skills in assistive technology, mind mapping and storyboarding , Flipped Learning and online learning using the virtual classroom. Her interests lie within TEL based CPD, instructional design and micro or bite sized learning.
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’ educational experience spanning a wide range of levels, her teaching specialisms being in Sociology, Psychology and Adult Education. Rhian has participated in qualification development and has led quality assurance processes at Colleges throughout Wales, including the effectiveness of assessment and feedback.
She is an experienced mentor to trainee teachers and lecturers and a senior Sociology Examiner. Rhian therefore brings a deep understanding of teaching, learning and assessment methodologies to the SALT team. She is a Certified Online Learning Facilitator and currently supports Swansea University staff’s pedagogical continual professional development, including the enhancement of their online teaching skills.
Phone: 01792 604302 (external calls) or Ex.4302 (internal)
Melanie has worked at Swansea University since 2016, gaining experience in Professional Services roles, the School of Medicine and the College of Engineering. In this time, she has gained extensive experience in the application of Technology Enhanced Learning, most notably via the Blended Learning Pilot and the creation of active learning classrooms. Melanie joined SALT in September 2019 as a Senior Academic Developer for the Canvas project, with responsibility for the training programme for university staff.
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)
Prior to joining Swansea University Julia worked for fifteen years in various IT roles including software development, system administration, IT security and digital forensics. In 2012 she returned to Wales to study Fine Art, recently completing an MA in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art followed by a PGCE for post-compulsory education.
Carys completed her doctorate within the Department of History and Medieval Studies in 2015. She has since held a number of positions at the University of Warwick including Teaching Fellow in Modern History and Acting Director of Student Experience.
Mandy joined the SALT team in July 2015 after 14 years as an academic. She taught on a range of programmes, at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including initial teacher training. She has a special interest in learning technologies and how these might engage learners. She offers support in developing inclusive pedagogic approaches 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 in September 2017, 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. He has an interest in radical and critical pedagogies, particularly the work of Paulo Freire.
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)
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 2017 to provide frontline support and training for Technology Enhanced Learning Development, most recently as Academic Developer on the Canvas Project Team. She has over 25 years’ experience supporting diverse learners, and their teachers, in a variety of roles – with a focus on facilitating lifelong learning through the promotion of digital and information literacies.
Liza also has a passion for creative communication in research and teaching. She is particularly interested in the benefits of play(fulness) and creative expression in H.E. learning environments.
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 worked at Swansea University since 2000, initially in the area of quality assurance/enhancement. During this time she oversaw the QA functions for taught programmes and coordinated the Institutional Review Preparations and Response and Degree Awarding Powers application for Swansea University. Additionally, she supported a number of Working groups and sub-committee and the main Learning and Teaching Committee.
Since 2015, Louise has worked in SALT teaching the final module on the PG Cert HE for teaching in Higher Education regarding professional identity for HE educators aswell as coordinating the internal HEA Fellowship application and review process. Initially a self-confessed technophobe, Louise has (largely) embraced technology enhanced learning solutions for students and her own professional learning whilst still valuing more traditional CPD forms, e.g. reading groups and use of POSTits! She is a Fellow of the HEA and Certified Online Learning Facilitator supporting a range of training on online delivery.
Phone: 01792 606075 (external calls) or Ex.6075 (internal)
Jenny joined the SALT team in September 2019 working for the SALT Canvas project team and is now part of the SALT Technology Enhanced Learning Team.
She worked as a chartered process engineer for the oil, gas and insurance industries in her early career. She later worked in a number of areas including: project and safety learning development, project consultancy, plus learning and teaching in both industry and in secondary school education. She holds a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics education. She brings an understanding of learning design and delivery with the use of technology in both public and private sector settings.
Suzanne joined the CPD team in SALT in January 2020 and has a main responsibility to deliver the annual SALT Learning and Teaching Conference. Prior to joining SALT, Suzanne worked as a lecturer for 16 years, developing and delivering programmes primarily in Event Management. She has experience and interests in quality assurance, curriculum design and development, work-based learning, authentic assessment and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.