Personal profile


Liz Bennett is the Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Education and Professional Development. Liz joined the University in 2005 as a Senior Lecturer and became a University Teaching Fellow in 2014. She has been Course Leader for a range of courses including MSc Technology Enhanced Learning and the masters courses in Education.  Prior to working at University of Huddersfield she worked at the Open University and University of Central Lancashire

Liz is an active member of the Association for Learning Technology, ALT. She has served as Trustee, one of the Editors of ALT’s Newsletter, and as reviewer for the annual conference. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Society for Research in Higher Education, SRHE.

She was awarded a Scoping Award from the SRHE to investigate students' responses to learner dashboards in 2017.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Critical understanding of technology within higher education teaching and learning
  • Critical understanding of learner analytical dashboards in higher education


  • Higher Education

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Research Output 2014 2017

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Social media, academics' identity work and the good teacher

Bennett, L. 31 Mar 2017 In : International Journal for Academic Development. 22, 3, p. 245-256 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Enhancing teaching and learning through dialogue: a student and staff partnership model

Jensen, K. & Bennett, L. 2 Jan 2016 In : International Journal for Academic Development. 21, 1, p. 41-53 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Learning and teaching with technology

Bennett, E., Burton, S., Iredale, A., Reynolds, C. & Youde, A. 2015 Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). 2nd ed. Open University Press, p. 155-170 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

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A tale of two doctoral students: Social media tools and hybridised identities

Bennett, L. & Folley, S. 2014 In : Research in Learning Technology. 22, 23791

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Activities 2009 2016

  • 3 Oral presentation

The Value of 'Soft Skills' for Blended Learning

Wormald, J. (Speaker), Bennett, E. (Speaker), Ian Findlay (Speaker)
6 Sep 2011

Activity: Oral presentation

Learning in a Social Network

Reynolds, C. (Speaker), Bennett, E. (Speaker)

Activity: Oral presentation