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Mrs Catherine Lillie


Catherine Lillie

Teaching Enhancement Advisor (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)

Post Nominals MA, SFHEA
Biography Catherine joined the University of Hull in 2016 a Teaching Enhancement Advisor focussing on Postgraduate teaching development. Her primary role is developing and delivering teaching and learning support for GTAs and those new to teaching. She designed and is Module Lead for the Professional Practice in T&L in HE module which forms part of the Postgraduate Training Scheme and also leads Passport to University Teaching. She provides support for early career academics through contributions to PCAP and DARTE. She is lead for the Learning and Teaching Essentials site, is on the organising group for the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference and contributes to other projects and programmes within the Academy.

Catherine has many years’ experience in higher education, specialising in development for researchers, early-career academics and professional services staff. Prior to joining the University of Hull she worked in Researcher Development in the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, designing and running programmes for Research Staff and PGRs. She spent seven years as Executive Officer (Professional Development) at the AUA, where she ran the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Higher Education Administration and Management), worked on the national CPD Framework project and designed, delivered and coordinated national professional development initiatives and events. Former roles at the University of Manchester focussed on postgraduate studies and research, in both academic departments and at a cross-institution research centre.

Catherine is currently a doctoral candidate at Lancaster University under the supervision of Professor Paul Trowler. In 2016 she became a Senior Fellow of the HEA. She holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Leicester and an MA in Online and Distance Education from the Open University. She is a trained coach and mentor, and has diplomas in both NLP and Student Support and Guidance.
Research Interests Teaching self-efficacy

Role and identity of postgraduate researchers who teach

Enhancing teaching practice through reflection and observation
Teaching and Learning Module Leader: Professional Practice in Teaching and Learning in HE

Module Co-Lead: Quality Learning Experiences in the Disciplines (PCAP)

Lead: Passport to University Teaching (an introduction to T&L at the University of Hull)

Supervisor of PCAP SoTL projects

DARTE facilitator and panel member