Academic Staff Development

The Academic Staff Development team aim to enhance excellence across the range of academic practice by developing individuals and championing development provision across the University. We support academic staff on all three pathways. Find out more about the Academic Staff Development team.

  • Alison Leggett

    Dr Alison Leggett (Currently on leave)

    Head of Academic Staff Development

    Alison leads on the strategic design and delivery of an integrated development programme for all academics at the University, including training, mentoring, resources and corporate development initiatives.

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    Dr Simon Swales

    Acting Head of Academic Staff Development

    Tel: (0117) 33 18077

    Simon.Swales@bristol.ac.uk

  • Jane Pritchard

    Dr Jane Pritchard

    Educational Development Manager

    Jane is the Educational Development Manager leading on and developing Bristol's CREATE CPD scheme (accredited by the HEA) and an array of learning and teaching developments across the University.

    Tel: (0117) 92 87776

    Jane.Pritchard@bristol.ac.uk

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    Claire Wrixon

    Academic Staff Development Officer (Research)

    Claire is the Academic Staff Development Officer (Research) supporting research staff with their professional and career development, helping to give them capacity and focus to develop and deliver world-class research at Bristol as well as to think about their future careers at Bristol and beyond. 

    Tel: (0117) 95 45910

    Claire.Wrixon@bristol.ac.uk

  • louise-fisher

    Louise Fisher

    Educational Developer

    Louise joined the team as the new Staff Development Officer focusing on learning and teaching. Her role involves delivering Starting to Teach for PGRs and Research Staff and supporting elements of CREATE.

    Tel: (0117) 92 17021

    Louise.Fisher@bristol.ac.uk

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    Julian Kendell

    Educational Developer (PDP)

    Tel: (0117) 33 17021

    julian.kendell@bristol.ac.uk

  • Pam Lock

    Pam Lock

    GW4 Developing People Officer

    Pam's role is to act as project coordinator for the development activities, programmes and events arising from the GW4 ‘Building Capacity and Developing People’ (BCDP) work-stream.

    Tel: (0117) 33 17815

    Pam.Lock@bristol.ac.uk


  • Mike Gulliver

    GW4 Developing People Officer

    Mike's main responsibilities include support research staff, overseeing the mentoring scheme and coordinating the South West Crucible programme.

    Tel: (0117) 33 17815

    Mike.Gulliver@bristol.ac.uk

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    Will Gawned

    CREATE Co-Ordinator

    Will is responsible for the co-ordination and administration of the CREATE (Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence) CPD scheme for academic staff, research staff and postgraduates who teach, and the Starting to Teach Programmes for PGRs and research staff.

    Tel: (0117) 92 88252

    Will.Gawned@bristol.ac.uk 

  • Katie Manktelow

    Administrative Assistant

    Katie is an Administrative Assistant in the Academic Staff Development team and also provides PA support to Simon Swales.

    Tel: (0117) 33 18024

    Katie.Manktelow@bristol.ac.uk

  • Gonzalo Velasco Berenguer

    Gonzalo Velasco Berenguer

    Administrative Assistant (GW4 Developing People)

    Gonzalo is an Administrative Assistant for the GW4 Developing People workstream. His responsibilities include the organisation and logistics of events, the updating of websites and databases, as well as a general involvement in all sorts of GW4 Developing People administrative tasks.

    Tel: (0117) 33 17815

    Gonzalo.VelascoBerenguer@bristol.ac.uk


  • Emily Derbyshire

    Administrative Assistant (GW4 Developing People)

    Emily is an Administrative Assistant for the GW4 Developing People workstream. Her responsibilities include the organisation and logistics of events, the updating of websites and databases, as well as a general involvement in all sorts of GW4 Developing People administrative tasks.

    Tel: (0117) 33 17815

    Emily.Derbyshire@bristol.ac.uk