Esther leads the team responsible for learning design and academic delivery support. She has more than 20 years’ experience working within the higher education sector in academic and professional service roles ( Universities of Durham, Liverpool John Moores, Sheffield, Derby & Cumbria) and undertaking consultancy internationally in the US, Australia, South Africa, and Central America. Her core expertise is in the areas of curriculum design and development, online programme design and delivery, academic development and technology enhanced learning. She has developed pedagogical frameworks and delivery approaches for fully online and blended programmes and designed, validated and developed postgraduate, undergraduate and degree apprenticeship programmes for fully online delivery in a range of disciplines. Esther holds a PhD from Durham University, and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.