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Jess Humphreys

Associate Professor

BA Hons (Leicester); MA Russian and East European Studies (Birmingham); PGDip Museum Studies (Leicester), MSc Information Management (Brighton); PGA E-learning and Academic Professional Practice (Warwick); SCMALT; SFHEA.


Jess has over 18 years experience of education in various guises. She joined the University of Warwick in 2006 and the Academic Development Centre in 2011. During her time in ADC she has held various portfolios including supporting PhD students, developing a new pathway for experienced staff and leading on the Technology Enhanced Learning pathway. Jess is the course lead for the Postgraduate Award in Technology Enhanced Learning (D1 an D2) which also leads to Associate Fellowship or Fellowship of the HEA. She supports other programmes within ADC including mentoring for APP EXP and as an assessor for the different pathways.

Jess leads and coordinates the Technology Enhanced Learning Forum and Technology Enhanced Active Learning Festival (TEALFest) in collaboration with colleagues from Academic Technology and across the institution. More recently Jess has taken on the leadership of a new Learning Design Consultancy Unit - collaborating with colleagues from across the institution to support the move to blended and online teaching and learning. The impact of the LDCU work has been recognised nationally with an Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Exellence (CATE) in 2022. Jess is a WIHEA allumni fellow.

Outside of Warwick Jess is vice-chair of the ALT-ELESIG (formerly the Evaluating Learner Experiences of E-learning Special Interest Group). Jess is a reviewer for several journals including 'Innovations in Education and Teaching International Journal' and the 'Association for Learning Technology Review Journal'.


Jess has a particular interest in digital education - both the challenges and opportunities that technology affords in the physical and online space. She is also interested in how we design learning with a specific interest in design thinking techniques for the development of education. Jess has been involved in adapting the ABC learning design framework for Warwick. Other areas of interest include the development and fostering of communities of practice online and creating accessible and inclusive learning experiences online.

Conference Papers

Humphreys, J., Sweeney, D., Bligh, B., Turner, J. and Varga-Atkins, T. (September 2023) ‘Navigating the TEL SoTL landscape: identities, advice and inspiration.’ Association for Learning Technology Conference ALTC, Manchester.

Humphreys, J. (June 2022) ‘The student voice in designing inclusive practice online’ Echo360 Echo Experience Conference, International. Online.

Humphreys, J. and Pinny, K. (December 2021) ‘Developing inclusive educational practices with video based learning’ Echo360 Webinar series

Humphreys, J. and Pinny, K. (September 2021) ‘Accessible and inclusive learning online: challenges and opportunities’ Association for Learning Technology Conference, Online

Sweeney, D., Humphreys, J., Turner, J., Bligh, B., Varga-Atkins, T., Tasler, N. and Datt, A. ‘Are we there yet? Becoming a TEL scholar: code switching and building identity through the ALT ELESIG Scholar Scheme’ (September 2021), Association for Learning Technology Conference, Online

Humphreys, J. Association for Learning Technology West Midlands (May 2020) ‘Reflections upon organising an online conference’ Association for Learning Technology, West Midlands. Online.

Humphreys, J. (September 2018) ‘A pathway of discovery – TEL for staff development’ Presentation, Association for Learning Technology Conference, University of Manchester ‘

Mills, J., Hattersley, S., Humphreys J. and Rupp, W. (July 2018) ’Pathways to Fellowship: Roads less travelled.’ interactive breakout session. Advance HE Conference Aston University

Brewerton, A. and Humphreys J.Making space for creativity’ (April 2011) Presentation, LILAC Conference, British Library

Funded Projects

WIHEA Funded Project (2021) Digital Pedagogy Library Phase 2

WIHEA Funded Project (2020) Digital Pedagogy Library Phase 1

IATL Funded Project (2013) 'Introduction to Teaching and Learning for Administrative Staff: Higher Education CPD Framework'.Link opens in a new window

Jess Humphreys

Contact details

Email: jessica.humphreys@warwick

Twitter: jess_humphreys

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