Dr Helen Webster

Helen is the Head of the Writing Development Centre. She joined the team in October 2014, having held similar roles at Cambridge University, the University of East Anglia and Anglia Ruskin University. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), member of the Association of Learning Developers in Higher Education (ALDinHE) and Arcadia Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. She holds a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education from Cardiff University, as well as her DPhil (Oxon), MA (Bristol) and BA Hons (Newcastle) in Modern and Medieval Languages. She also holds an OCN Level 3 Qualification in supporting the Dyslexic Learner, and is a Mental Health First Aider.

She has taught German at Oxford University, Cambridge University and University College London, as well as Newcastle University, and has experience of pastoral care, as a Director of Studies and Tutor at Somerville and Oriel Colleges, Oxford.

Her research interests include the pedagogy of academic and digital literacies, and the interprofessional intersection of these with information literacies and employability.


Recent publications:

In progress: co-editor of a book on interprofessional collaboration in Higher Education, for Library Innovations, with Michelle Schneider (Librarian, University of Leeds) and Jade Kelsall (Learning Technologist, University of Manchester).

Webster, H. (2015). (How) Should Smart Technologies for Learning be Taught? In: Middleton, A., Ed. (2015). Smart learning: Teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education. Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group and Sheffield Hallam University.

Webster, H. (2014) '#10DoT - Ten Days of Twitter'. Educational Developments, 15(4), 17-20.

Webster, H. (2014). ‘Social Media Strategy’, ʻBloggingʼ and ʻCrowdsourcingʼ in: 53 interesting ways to communicate your research, ed. I. Daly and A. Brophy Haney (Newmarket: The Professional and Higher Partnership).

Webster, H. (2012). Strand 10: The Social Dimension of Information Literacy. In: Rethinking Information Literacy ed. J. Secker and E. Coonan (London: Facet)

Coonan, E., Secker, J., Wrathall, K., Webster, H. (2012). ANCIL in action: progress updates on A New Curriculum for Information Literacy. SCONUL Focus 55, 4-8.