Philippa Levy

Professor Philippa Levy, BA (Hons), MA, MA (Lib), PhD, FHEA, FRSA, joined the HEA in 2013 as Deputy Chief Executive (Academic Practice). She leads strategy and services for learning and teaching development and innovation in and across the disciplines.

An advocate of research-led learning and teaching, and academic and professional services staff collaboration, Philippa is responsible for: consultancy services relating to academic practice the HEA’s Resource Centre research underpinning the development of learning and teaching.

Previously, Philippa was Professor of Higher Education Development and Head of the Information School at the University of Sheffield. Between 2005 and 2010, she was Director of a national Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) where she led a £4.5m programme to investigate learning and teaching approaches based on student inquiry and research.

Philippa has held a range of institutional leadership roles, nationally and internationally, on editorial boards, conference programme committees, project steering and advisory groups and in programme examining and validation, and PhD examining.

She has a MA French Literature and Society from the University of Warwick and a MA Librarianship from the University of Sheffield.