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Jess Humphreys

Senior Academic Developer

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 Extended Classroom TEL Forum and Technology Enhanced Active Learning Festival (TEALFest) working 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. Jess is a WIHEA fellow.

Outside of Warwick Jess is secretary to 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 the role 'play' can have within teaching and learning. She is also interested in exploring the role of the tutor in the online space.

Conference Papers

Humphreys, J. 'TEALFest 2020 - experiences of an online conference on Teams', ALT West Midlands regional meeting, Online, May 2020.

Humphreys, J. 'Teaching online discussion', TEALFest, Warwick, May 2020.

Humphreys, J. 'A pathway of discovery - TEL staff development', Assocaition for Learning Technology Conference, University of Manchester, September 2018.

Mills, J., Hattersley, S., Humphreys, J., and Rupp, W. ‘Pathways to Fellowship: Roads less travelled’, AdvanceHE, Birmingham, July 2018.

Funded Projects

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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