Meet the team

Professor Jane Thomas – SALT Director

Jane Thomas

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.

Email: jane.thomas@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: Ex.8533 (internal)

Chris Hall – SALT Manager

Chris Hall

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.

Email: c.m.hall@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 513473 (external calls) or Ex.3473 (internal)

Jenny Alders

Jenny Alders

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.

Email: j.alders@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 518595 (external calls) or Ex.8595 (internal)

Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

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.

Email: m.allen@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 602453 (external calls) or Ex.2453 (internal)

Debbie Baff

Debbie Baff

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.

Email: deborah.baff@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 513166 (external calls) or Ex.3166 (internal)
About.me : https://about.me/debbaff

Helen Davies

Helen Davies

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

Email: helen.m.davies@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 602834 (external calls) or Ex.2834 (internal)

Rhian Ellis

Rhian Ellis

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.

Email: r.e.ellis@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 604302 (external calls) or Ex.4302 (internal)

Simon Gibbon

Simon Gibbon

Simon 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 responsible for developing, supporting and embedding best practice in learning and teaching across the university within the SALT team.

Email: s.gibbon@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 606074(external calls) or Ex.6074 (internal)

Stuart Henderson

Stuart Henderson

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.

Email: s.d.r.henderson@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 513317 (external calls) or Ex.3317 (internal)

Mandy Jack

Mandy Jack

Mandy joined the SALT team in July 2015 after 14 years as an academic. She taught learning and teaching modules, at under graduate and post graduate 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

Email: m.j.jack@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 513282 (external calls) or Ex.3282 (internal)

Darren Minister

Darren Minister

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.

Email: d.g.minister@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 604307 (external calls) or Ex.4307 (internal)

Natalie Morgan

Natalie Morgan

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.

Email: natalie.morgan@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 604684 (external calls) or Ex.4685 (internal)

Jacqui Neale

Jacqui Neale

Jacqui joined the SALT team in September 2017 and provides advice and support to academics on the integration of technology within their teaching practice. She has worked in the education sector for the majority of her career including teaching in Further Education and providing training and consultancy to both public and private sector organisations.

Prior to coming to Swansea, Jacqui worked the past 15 years as an Instructional Designer and Learning Technologist at the University of South Wales. She has a particular interest in the development of blended, flipped and fully online distant learning and can effectively project manage and provide instructional design input into the development of pedagogically informed learning environments at all academic levels. Jacqui is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Email: j.g.neale@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 604305 (external calls) or Ex.4305 (internal)

Louise Rees

Louise Rees

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.

Email: l.j.rees@swansea.ac.uk
Phone: 01792 606075 (external calls) or Ex.6075 (internal)

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