Dr Holly Smith,
, is a lecturer at the Institute of Education, London. Previously, she led the PGCLTHE programme at UCL, which took an enquiry based approach to academic staff development.
She has been an external examiner for BSc Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, External Moderator for the ACCESS course at Liverpool Community College and an external evaluator for the Institute of Education Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education, the Open University Designing and Teaching in Higher Education suite of courses and for the University of the Arts Masters in Academic Practice.
Holly has experience of using quantitative and qualitative research methods, including multi-variate statistical analysis, and of teaching these subjects. She conducted an evaluation of Liverpool John Moores University PGCLTHE programme for a Teaching Fellow award, and wrote the chapter 'The impact of staff development programmes and activities' in Kahn & Baume (2004) which sets out a model for evaluation. She obtained a HESDA grant for ‘Evaluating the impact of professional development courses in teaching and learning for associate teachers in UK universities’, a collaborative project with 5 HEIs. She also worked on an ‘Evaluation of Personal Accounts of External Examining’ for the LTSN Generic Centre and co-wrote the project report.