Head of Teaching Excellence Framework
Office for Students (Confirmed)
Graeme is the Head of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) at the Office for Students (OfS). He oversees the development and implementation of this new scheme for assessing the quality of teaching in UK higher education. Before transferring to the OfS in 2018, Graeme worked at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), focusing on the evaluation of both teaching and research in UK higher education. He managed the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, including pilot exercises on bibliometrics and the assessment of research impact. Graeme has also been Head of Health Education Policy (2015); and led HEFCE’s teaching quality assessment functions from 2001-06. This included reviewing the QAA audit method, setting up the National Student Survey, and developing new sources of public information about teaching quality. Before joining HEFCE, he undertook a PhD in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.