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Panel members and assessors

The TEF panel, comprised of students, academics, widening participation experts and employers, will be responsible for deciding the assessment outcomes. Decisions will be based on recommendations and advice from a wider pool of academic and student assessors. (See the list of assessors.)

The panel has been appointed for their standing with higher education providers and students, and significant commitment to excellence in learning and teaching.


Professor Chris Husbands

Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University

Panel members 

Professor Patrick Bailey

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, London South Bank University

Professor Jeff Bale

(Former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education) Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham

Professor Paul Bartholomew

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ulster University

Professor Joy Carter

Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester

Amie Chapman

Students’ Union Deputy President (Education) and Interim President (2015-16), De Montfort University

Professor Jacqui Hare

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director of Student Experience, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Professor Helen Higson

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University

Professor Janice Kay

Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter (TEF Panel Deputy Chair)

Sala Kamkosi Khulumula

Former student representative, Empire College London (2014-15); QAA Reviewer

Jonathan Kohn

Vice-President Human Resources (UK, Ireland, Nordics and South Africa), Shell International

Nona McDuff

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Kingston University

Leonie Milliner

Chief Executive, Association for Nutrition

Professor Gillian Nicholls

(Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor) Emeritus Professor, University of Surrey

Professor Karen O'Brien

Head of the Humanities Division, University of Oxford

Ali Orr

Registrar, Science Council

Professor Susan Orr

Dean of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Professor in Creative Practice Pedagogy, University of the Arts London

Professor Susan Rigby

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Lincoln

Chun-Yin San

Students’ Union Deputy President (Education) (2015-16), Imperial College London

Professor John Sawkins

Deputy Principal (Learning and Teaching), Heriot-Watt University

Professor Jonathan Scott

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), University of Leicester

John Simpson

Students’ Union Sabbatical Officer (2015-16), Blackpool and the Fylde College

Dr Vikki Smith

Vice-President Business Development, Kaplan International Higher Education

Maureen Sydney

Director of Higher Education, Doncaster College

Barbara Tarling

Student, Open University; QAA Reviewer

Professor Liz Thomas

Professor of Higher Education, Edge Hill University

Professor Michael Young

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Sunderland

Page last updated 15 December 2016