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Manchester Institute of Education

Meet the team

The PGCert in Higher Education programme is coordinated through Manchester Institute of Education and delivered by colleagues from around the University.

Dr Michael O'Donoghue

Mike O'Donoghue is the Programme Director for the programme and is also currently a Humanities New Academics Programme (HNAP) coordinator. Mike is a lecturer in the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) with experience of staff development and higher education research in the UK and overseas. He has experience and research interests in teaching and learning in the HE context and in educational video and its use and production. 

Dr Steven Jones

Steven Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE).

Professor Judith Williams

Judy Williams lectures in Manchester Medical School. Her passion is in supporting the continuing professional development of postgraduate students, research staff and academics. She works across the UK and in low and middle income countries supporting the development of research skills and teaching and learning. 

Dr Gary Motteram

Gary Motteram has a background in English Language Teaching and has worked both overseas and in the UK. His research focuses on the uses of technology in education both for language learning and language teacher development. His teaching explores the digital in education and takes a reflective practice approach.

Samantha Aston

Sam Aston is a Teaching and Learning Librarian. Sam graduated with the first cohort of PGCert in HE participants and was recently awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Passionate about improving learning experiences for staff and students she works on the development and the delivery of My Learning Essentials.

Chris Millson

Chris Millson is eLearning Manager for the Library. He is interested in how technology and the internet can support and enhance learning and higher education practice.

Jane Mortimer

Administrative support for the programme is provided by Jane. She was previously the Administrative Officer for the Centre for Higher Education Research, Innovation and Learning (CHERIL) at the university.