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Prof. Chris Rust - Deputy Director

Photo of Dr Chris RustChris Rust is Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Deputy Director of the Human Resource Directorate at Oxford Brookes University, and a Deputy Director of a newly formed, HEFCE-funded, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning known as ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge Exchange). He was Course Leader for the University’s initial training course for new teaching staff for six years, and with nine colleagues he helps to provide both staff and educational development support to the University’s academic Schools and support Directorates. He has researched and published on a range of issues including: the experiences of new teachers in HE, the positive effects of supplemental instruction, ways of diversifying assessment, improving student performance through engagement in the assessment process, and the effectiveness of workshops as a method of staff development. He is a Fellow of SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association), and a registered practitioner and accreditor for the UK Higher Education Academy.