New Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning and Teaching

Dr Abigail Moriarty will join the University in August as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning and Teaching.

She will lead a wide-ranging strategic enhancement programme that promotes student success. This will include a leading role in TEF assessment preparations and delivery of our Access and Participation Plan. The key areas will include student engagement and partnership, achievement and progression, digital and distance learning, problem and simulation-based learning and employability. The role also includes oversight of the University’s Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) to support academic staff development and drive pedagogical innovation.

Professor Michael Young, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), commented: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Moriarty to the University at such a key time, as we take forward an ambitious programme for enhancing learning and improving student outcomes."

In commenting on her appointment, Dr Moriarty said: “'I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the University of Sunderland as the PVC for Learning and Teaching. This is a great opportunity for me to work with current students, colleagues and alumni from across the University to further develop the excellent student experience."

Dr Moriarty is currently interim PVC Teaching and Learning at De Montfort University where she is responsible for strategic project management, TEF Gold and major pedagogical enhancements.

Dr Moriarty’s previous roles include Associate Director of Learning and Teaching, Principal Lecturer and Director of Nursing Developments, along with holding the post of Senior Staff Nurse, Senior Sister in Gynaecology at the Northern General Hospital Trust. 

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