CEED Staff Profiles
The following profiles are for all the staff that work within CEED, contact details for each member of staff has been given. For general office enquiries, please contact the General Office: +44 (01334) 46 2141.
Head of Learning Technology & IT Skills Development
Margaret’s role is to lead and support the strategic development of technology enhanced learning across the University by championing pedagogical engagement. This involves the design, development, and delivery of high quality programs of training, covering a range of learning technologies, including centrally supported systems. She also has oversight of the delivery of the IT Training strand of CEED’s activities.
- Working with Schools/Units to develop the use of Moodle to support teaching, learning and assessment for both on- and off-campus learners.
- Designing and delivery learning technology events to encourage collaborative working across the institution.
- Investigating and evaluating new technologies and disseminating good practice across the institution.
- Managing and coordinating IT Skills Training provision.
I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in Scots Law, and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1992, and went on to take a Diploma in Management from the University of Dundee in 1996 whilst working in HR for a local firm in Dundee. My career in learning technology started at the University of Dundee, where I worked on the development of the University’s transferable skills website, Advance@Dundee. I then moved to the University of Aberdeen to a Learning Technologist post, and from there was tempted back to Dundee to the post of Senior Learning Technologist 18 months later. I was in post in Dundee for 13 years, with responsibility for the design, implementation, development and support of the institutional VLE (Blackboard) and associated learning technologies. This was a varied role, involving systems administration, creative project work with academics and a large staff development component (including leading a module - Learning & Teaching Online - on the PGCertTHE programme). I look forward to the challenge of using this experience in a new environment, and to sharing my passion for technology enhanced learning with staff and students at St. Andrews.
Stephanie is responsible for managing the administration team in CEED, and project manages a range of CEED initiatives including STEP, Transition Toolkits, Mentoring schemes and our student Skills Awards.
Stephanie joined CEED (then CAPOD) in 2018, having previously worked at Perth & Kinross Council as a Transformation Graduate, and in Client Services for an Investment Services company. She holds a BA in English and American Literature and an MA in Dickens and Victorian Culture at the University of Kent.
Digital Assessment Developer
Tim is part of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team within CEED. He provides training and support for the institution's portfolio of digital learning and teaching tools.
Dr Lauren Christie
Academic Staff Developer (part time)
Lauren is the Academic Staff Developer working across both OSDS and CEED teams at the University. This role includes helping to establish a regular programme of events, networking with academic colleagues to help support their continued development, and being involved in our induction and training events.
Prior to this post, Lauren worked with an interest in academic and educational development at the University of Dundee and has just completed a PhD in bibliotherapy and children’s literature.
Dr Aisling Crean
Digital Education Developer
Dr. Aisling Crean is a Digital Education Developer at the Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED).
My role involves working with both academic and professional staff from a range of Schools, and from our Libraries and Museums, I.T. and CEED, on a variety of interdisciplinary teams to support the design of creative, engaging and high-quality digital programmes, modules and courses. I also work closely with the VP of Digital Education, Research and Environment, and with academic Schools, on the development of adaptive and immersive learning at St Andrews. I am especially interested in creative approaches to digital education and have won a number of the University’s Entrepreneurial Education awards for my collaborative work with academic colleagues in this area. With Dr. Pauline Souleau from the School of Modern Languages, I have won funding from the University Council of Modern Languages to develop an online platform for learning languages, co-created by our PhD graduate students here at St Andrews, focused on the interests and needs of pupils from disadvantaged schools. I am especially interested in digital inequality in the context of education. I have also created an Open Educational Resource on digital inequality and injustice as part of the work I am doing on digital education for my MSc in Digital Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh. This OER is now embedded as part of the Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice here at St Andrews. I am also preparing for publication both my own work on algorithmic inequality and injustice, and work co-authored with Professor Laura Czerniewicz (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and Dr. Su-Ming Khoo (University College Galway, Ireland) and others on digital inequality. Most recently, I have presented my work in digital education to HERA, AdvanceHE, and the Oxford Internet Institute. As a member of the Association for Learning Technology (‘ALT’), I contributed to the development of a framework for the ethical use of learning technologies in May 2021. I am a member of the European Commission’s Digital Education Hub.
I grew up in Dublin, Ireland. After completing my undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, I won a series of scholarships to do a M.Litt. in Philosophy the University of St Andrews, a MSc. at the University of Edinburgh, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. I then took up a two-year post as a Teaching Fellow (Associate Lecturer) in the Department of Philosophy here at the University of St Andrews, followed by a one-year post as a Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. After that, I worked at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, on Professor Colin Mayer’s Future of the Corporation programme, as a postdoctoral researcher on two British Academy-funded projects on trust and trustworthiness in corporations: the first focused on trust and corporate governance; the second focused on corporate duties to be trustworthy and the resulting publications shaped, and were cited by, OECD policy in this area. During my time at Oxford, I also taught on the Blavatnik School of Government’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree, and developed an interest in policy-making as a result, especially in the context of educational systems increasingly using digital platforms and tools for teaching. This academic background also feeds into interests I now have in a range of questions about digital inequality and about trust and trustworthiness in the context of Higher Education, including trust between students and teachers, trust and corporate governance in universities, in the trustworthy use of technology and so-called ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘learning analytics’ increasingly used for a range of purposes in the context of education.
Student Developer (part time)
Heather works to support the skills development of students across the university, including academic, professional and digital skills.
Her projects include:
- Supporting outreach and widening access initiatives
- Designing and delivering a range of bespoke academic and professional skills workshops
- Supporting students transitions throughout their university experience
I first graduated from St Andrews in 2016 with an MA(Hons) in Mediaeval History and Classical Studies, before moving on to pursue a career in public relations. After three years developing stakeholder engagement and communication strategies for energy and infrastructure businesses (ask me about concrete or pylons!), I was lured back to ‘The Bubble’ to complete an MLitt in Mediaeval History. Currently a PhD candidate exploring disabilities in the Middle Ages, I have experience as a module tutor and have co-ordinated and delivered both academic and professional skills development sessions for students.
Senior Learning Technologist
Andy is a member of the Teaching Enhanced Learning (TEL) team and provides support and training for digital learning across the University.
Andy graduated from the University of St Andrews in 1994 with a degree in Economic & Social History, followed by an MSc In Information Technology from the University of Abertay in Dundee. After a spell working as a tutor at Abertay, he worked as an IT Trainer with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Dundee, providing IT training to users across the Tayside and Perthshire regions. Andy then moved on to an IT role with St Andrews Links Trust, before returning to the University of St Andrews in 2006 as the IT Officer for the School of History, supporting staff and students across the department.
IT Training Developer
Sonny develops and delivers a programme of IT training workshops and options to build on your IT skills. She utilises a number of different delivery mediums such as instructor-lead courses; online resources; 1:1 training, all of which are on a range of general IT and software specific topics.
- Design, deliver and coordinate a comprehensive IT training programme covering the University’s supported desktop productivity software for all staff and research post-graduate students. This programme is designed to improve the effective use of technology and with that, productivity.
- Offer a bespoke service for delivering customized IT training to cater to specific needs across the University.
- Administer and deliver the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification programme, an industry-standard IT qualification to accredit desktop IT skills.
- Maintain and administer the University’s subscription to the Microsoft IT Academy, an online resource for multimedia e-learning courses.
- Collaborate with IT Services on training projects to address areas of need as identified by Helpdesk audits and the ever-evolving service strategy.
- Contribute to the Technology Enhanced Learning team to support teaching staff.
Sonny comes from a science background, taking a degree in Marine Biology and spending 10 years in bio-medical research. A PG Certificate in IT heralded a move into teaching and as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Computer Science, had been developing courses and lecturing on Information Technology and the social and ethical impact of computer technology for 11 years prior to joining CEED's precursor, CAPOD, in Sept 2011. In addition to her degrees and post-graduate qualification, Sonny holds a Microsoft Office Specialist Master qualification.
CEED Administrator (Finance)
Nathalie is responsible for administration relating to CEED’s finances and is the departmental Health and Safety Officer.
Nathalie's working hours are Mondays and Tuesdays (08.00 to 15.45).
- Financial administration to support the CEED team. This includes: acting as Departmental Designated Person authorising Purchase Orders and processing invoices; assisting in production of annual budget and carrying out budget monitoring; producing reports for financial and other activity metrics; setting up external suppliers used by CEED on the University systems; non-staff expenses; and staff travel.
- General administrative support to the Co-Directors and other members of CEED staff
- Departmental health and safety officer
- Reviewing department policies and processes
Dr Lucy Hall
Student Developer (Postgraduate) (part time)
Lucy is responsible for coordinating and developing the GRADskills development programme for research postgraduate students. She also oversees the recruitment and training of the School Coordinators for the Academic Skills Project.
- Managing the GRADskills Programme of transferable skills workshops and networking events.
- Working alongside the postgraduate community and academic staff to identify development needs and address these within the GRADskills provision.
- Working to implement and embed the Vitae Researcher Development Framework as a basis for researcher development within the University.
- Designing and facilitating the annual Postgraduate Researcher Induction events.
- Representing CEED on the Postgraduate Research Committee, Research Integrity Committee, HR Excellence in Research working group.
- Representing the University on the Universities Scotland Researcher Development and Training Committee and ScotHERD practitioner network.
- Managing the Academic Skills Project including recruiting and training School Coordinators.
- Managing the Research Student Skills Development Fund.
I received my PhD in1940s British Literature from the University of St Andrews in 2019. Throughout my PhD, I taught on undergraduate and evening degree modules in the School of English.
Before moving to CEED, I worked in the Applicant Experience department at University of Dundee where I redeveloped the recruitment and training programme for Student Ambassadors and worked extensively on implementing remote methods of conducting applicant interviews, including process development and staff training.
I also work as a proof-reader and Specialist Student Mentor and am studying for a PgC in Online and Distance Education.
Dr Eilidh Harris
Educational and Student Developer (part time)
Eilidh works alongside the Head of Educational Development, as well as contributing to CEED's student development service for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, primarily in relation to academic skills.
Please note that Eilidh works part-time; her working days are Monday-Wednesday.
- Contributing to teaching on Introduction to University Teaching modules (ID5101&2).
- Working on other Educational Development related activities.
- Managing CEED’s pool of Maths/Stats and Academic Skills tutors.
- Delivering 1:1 academic skills sessions.
- Design and delivery of bespoke academic skills projects or workshops for a variety of cohorts.
I came to St Andrews in 2010 to undertake a PhD in Mediaeval History. During my PhD I tutored in the School of History and helped co-establish a programme of academic skills workshops, which helped fuel my interest in teaching and skills development. I have previously worked for CAPOD as a Study Skills tutor- a role I also fulfilled at Heriot-Watt University- and have experience of working with secondary school pupils and adult learners. In another guise, I worked part time for an Edinburgh based charity focussed on young people's wellbeing.
I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2016 and am currently working towards Senior Fellowship.
CEED Administrator (Laidlaw)
Maddy administrators the Laidlaw Scholarship program, focusing primarily on the scholarship’s finance and records. In addition, she provides administration support for CEED two day a week - including assisting with the administration of StARIS and STEP.
Maddy received a Master's degrees in Ecology and Evolution from the University of St Andrews in 2020. From there, she spent a couple of years overseeing and administering the Kids and Youth Ministries for the Kingdom Vineyard of Northeast Fife. Maddy joined CEED in April 2023 as the Laidlaw administrator.
Digital Education Developer
In my role as Digital Education Developer, I work alongside the rest of the CEED team, as well as academic and professional staff from different schools, to develop a series of new postgraduate courses on the Moodle platform. I am responsible for:
- liaising with academic staff to structure assignments, activities, discussions and learning content
- partnering with professional staff to develop media and other digital learning resources
- building learning materials on the Moodle platform.
In 2021, I graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MA in French and Italian. During my studies, I spent time living and working abroad in various places to improve my linguistic skills: Ceillac (Hautes-Alpes, France), Bordeaux (Gironde, France), and Biella (Piemonte, Italy).
After graduating, I moved to Edinburgh and worked as a Learning Designer for the Australia-based digital education provider, Online Education Services. In this role, I created courses for Swinburne Online and Federation University Online in a range of subjects, such as Law, Nursing, Food & Nutrition, Psychology, and Education.
I joined the team at CEED as a Digital Education Developer in February 2023. I am now working on creating new online postgraduate courses for the University of St Andrews, combining my experience of the Moodle platform with my pedagogical expertise.
I continue to exercise my language skills by privately tutoring French and Italian online.
Lecture Capture Coordinator
Daryl's main role as the University's Lecture Capture Coordinator is to provide one-to-one and drop in support for users. His areas of responsibility for lecture capture are staff development and training; systems administration; communication and marketing, and promotion of lecture capture. Daryl also plays a role in other technology enhanced learning activities.
Lecture capture responsibilities continued:
Staff development and training
- Managing requests from users.
- Providing one-to-one support for first time recorders.
- Managing the email@example.com email account.
- Providing drop-in support.
- Creating and updating documentation.
- Creating self-help videos.
- Running workshops.
- Provisioning modules and assigning rights.
- Monitoring recordings in progress.
- Monitoring and recovering unprocessed recordings from teaching PCs.
- Recovering recordings within Panopto.
- Documenting Sys Admin procedures.
- Supporting the School of Medicine with transition from Echo360.
- Creating and managing support tickets with Panopto.
Communications and marketing
- Ensuring signage is present in teaching venues.
- Reporting on uptake (monthly).
- Updating blog (including interviewing staff).
- Liaising with Media Services.
Other TEL activities
- Testing new systems/apps.
- Testing of Clickers.
- Creating additional user stories.
- Moodle conversions.
- Interactive whiteboards.
- Undertaking an individual project.
I graduated from the University of Dundee in 2009 with a BSc in Interactive media Design. During university there was a strong focus on taking a design from initial conception to finished product. Having gone through this process many times I have an understanding of common problems that can arise throughout the design process and how to mitigate or solve them. I have a strong focus on user centred design. I have experience working with companies to develop requirements and using these requirements to develop the best solution possible.
After Graduating I worked For Dundee United FC as a media tech and maintaining their website. From there I started my own web design and graphics company that I ran for about 2 years. After this I started as a Media technician at the University of St Andrews. Working at the University has allowed me to grow and expand my knowledge of AV equipment and gain good understanding of how it can be used to enhance both teaching and learning.
With the ever increasing rate at which technology is evolving I have found that it is beginning to drive and shape new teaching methods and learning strategies focusing heavily on AV technologies and Online learning resources. This experience is now being put to use in my role as the university’s lecture capture coordinator. Having had a big interest in technology enhanced learning due to being a dyslexic student at university, my current roll gives me the chance to push these technologies to give our students the best learning experience possible.
Dr Heather McKiggan-Fee (SFHEA)
Head of Educational Development
Heather is responsible for facilitating effective teaching and academic practice across the University, including developing and supporting research postgraduates who teach, leading the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) for all staff who teach, and supporting all staff who wish to apply for a category of HEA Fellowship. She is a member of the Enhancement Theme institutional team. Heather also line manages the Academic Staff Developer.
Specific areas of work include:
- Designing and delivering the bi-annual mandatory training workshops for all new postgraduate tutors and demonstrators.
- Programme lead for the University's new Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), which is open to all staff who teach at the University.
- Module lead for the PGCAP core module Curriculum Design and Assessment.
- Supporting staff preparing individual route applications for HEA Fellowship.
- Facilitating learning communities and networks across the University.
- Line managing the Student Developer (Postgraduate) in CEED.
I represent the University on the following external committees/organisations:
- AdvanceHE Teaching Excellence Awards Lead (TEAL)
- Institutional Management Group of Scottish Higher Educational Developers (SHED - practitioner network)
- Heads of Educational Development Group
I hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. I came to St Andrews in 1991 to do my Doctorate in Psychology, which I completed in 1995. There followed a series of fixed-term contracts in the School of Psychology, as Demonstrator, Research Fellow on a project to assess safety awareness training in the nuclear industry, and Teaching Fellow.
Following my contracts in the School of Psychology (Oct 1996 - May 2000) I worked with Dr Colin Mason as Research Fellow in Learning & Teaching on a SHEFC-funded project (May 2000 - Jan 2002). The MAPPING project developed a set of resources to help staff developers and lecturers create reflective portfolios to demonstrate their skills in and approach to teaching/training, research, administration and management in a variety of contexts. After that, I worked six months half-time at the University of Paisley as a Lecturer in Psychology, and concurrently half-time at SALTIRE as Web Development Consultant. I started full-time as a Web and Educational Development Consultant in SALTIRE in Sept 2002.
My role evolved over the years till my focus was entirely Educational Development. After CAPOD was formed in 2011 by the merger of SALTIRE, GRADskills and Staff Development units, I took on the coordination of GRADskills and became Educational and Postgraduate Researcher Developer. In spring 2020 CAPOD split into two new units, the Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED) and Organisation and Staff Development Services (OSDS). In spring 2021 I became Head of Educational Development, line managing the new Student Developer (Postgraduate) who took over responsibility for managing the GRADskills Programme and the Academic Skills Project.
- McKiggan-Fee, H., Walsh, L., Hacking, B., & Ballantyne, G. 2013 Sep 30. Postgraduates who teach: a forgotten tribe? Not here!. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education [Online] 8:2.
- Mason, C., McKiggan-Fee, H. & Moir, R. (2006). Piloting a new survey instrument to compare first and final-year students' course experiences. Universities Scotland Higher Educational Developers Conference, Stirling
- McKiggan-Fee, H., and Mason, C. (2001). Evaluation of prototype resources for the MAPPING project. Workshop given at the 6th annual SEDA Conference for Staff and Educational Developers (Nov. 20-21), Manchester.
- McKiggan-Fee, H. and Mason, C. (2001). From "Pride and Prejudice" to "Warts and All" - the Uses of Portfolios in Higher Education. Informal discussion group at the 13th annual HESDA conference (Nov. 7-9), Manchester.
- McKiggan-Fee, H. Mason, C. and Matthew, B. (2001). MAPPING - Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Two workshops given at the NetCulture Showcase Event for ScotCIT Staff Development Projects (Nov. 5-6), St Andrews.
- McKiggan-Fee, H., and Mason, C. (2001). Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Two workshops on portfolio development given at North Highland College (Nov. 1), Thurso.
- Matthew, B. and McKiggan-Fee, H. (2001). Portfolio Development - "Never mind the weight, feel the quality". Keynote address at the ILT/LTSN Conference on Enhancing Continuing Professional Development (May 15), Glasgow.
- McKiggan-Fee, H., Mason, C. and Matthew, B. (2001). MAPPING - Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Workshop given at the SEDA and SEDA Scotland Spring 2001 Conference (Apr. 2-3), Glasgow.
- McKiggan-Fee, H. and Mason, C. (2001). MAPPING - Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Workshop given at the NetCulture Showcase Event for ScotCIT Staff Development Projects (Feb. 26-27), Edinburgh.
- McKiggan-Fee, H., Mason, C. and Matthew, B. (2000). MAPPING - Multimedia Approach to Profiles and Portfolios: Interactive Guidance. Seminar given at the 5th annual SEDA Conference for Staff and Educational Developers (Nov. 20-22), Manchester.
CEED Administrator (part time)
Michael provides administrative support for the Saints Skills Builder Award, tutoring appointments and various email inboxes.
Dr Shruti Narayanswamy
Entrepreneurial Education Developer
I develop, coordinate and promote a range of Entrepreneurial Education activities and initiatives for our staff and students. This includes working with the Entrepreneurial Education Working Group, coordinating the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) programme, managing the Summer Teams Enterprise Programme and the St Andrews Tesearch Internship Scheme, and the EE Staff Funding Scheme.
I am also the convenor and lecturer for the sub-honours module 'ID2007: Enterprise and Creativity'.
I am originally from Mumbai, India and I moved to St Andrews in 2015 to undertake my doctoral studies. I have a Masters in Advertising and Marketing Communications from Bournemouth University and an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Mumbai University. I received my PhD in Film Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2020. Prior to my current role, I have worked as a Study Skills tutor, PGR Project officer and Administrator for CEED during my PhD studies.
Student Developer (Leadership)
Celina is responsible for the Leadership component of the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme. Amongst other things, this includes organising, facilitating, and delivering the programme’s leadership development aspects.
Celina is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Prior to moving to Scotland in 2020, she worked as a communications specialist for a variety of educational, non-profit, social service, and government agencies. Her previous roles have included managing the communication portfolios of a First Nations-led non-profit organization and of a municipal public library, serving as a policy analyst for the environmental health protection branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Health, and working as a freelance editor (spanning academic manuscripts to poetry, and everything in between).
Celina has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from McGill University, a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University, and a diploma in print/digital publishing from Langara College.
CEED Postgraduate Administrator
Trish provides administrative support for CEED Student Development, assisting Developers and monitoring inboxes.
CEED Director (part time)
Cat has responsibility for directing the activities of CEED, and delivering on the relevant elements of the University's Education, People and Digital strategies.
CEED's remit is to enhance and develop education in terms of the following:
- Student Development: Support for our students to develop University graduate attributes, and a range of professional and academic skills.
- Educational Development: Support for our staff who teach.
- Technology Enhanced Learning and IT Skills: Support for our staff and students to develop their TEL and IT skills.
I am a graduate of the University of St Andrews (BSc (Hons.) Psychology) and have a Masters’ Degree in Organisational Psychology, and a postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a qualified Belbin and DiSC practitioner and have British Psychological Society level A and B certificates in Psychometric testing.
Prior to working at the University, I worked with Ford Motor Company in Employee Relations, and Training and Development roles. I joined the University in 2003 as a Staff Development Officer, before holding the roles of Head of Organisational Development, Head of Student Development, Deputy Director of CAPOD and Co-Director of CAPOD.
Dr Rebecca Wilson
Student Developer (part time)
Rebecca works with the Student Development team to deliver CEED’s development service for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, which includes academic, professional and IT Skills.
- Delivering 1:1 Academic Skills sessions.
- Design and delivery of bespoke academic skills workshops to a variety of cohorts.
- Assisting with the design and delivery of professional skills workshops.
- Overseeing student mentoring programmes.
- Coordinating the Transitions Toolkit.
I recently finished my PhD in International Relations, previously, I gained my MLitt in International Political Theory, both at the University of St Andrews. During my studies, I have worked as a tutor in the School of International Relations as well as assisting CAPOD with various projects and as a Study Skills tutor. Before moving to Scotland, I worked as a skills coordinator in Uganda, aiding both school and university students in a range of skills with a focus on critical thinking.