Course team

Photograph of LizElizabeth Lovegrove (course tutor)

Liz is OCSLD's learning technologist, which means that she spends her time designing, developing, supporting and teaching our online courses. She also teaches in Oxford Brookes' International Centre for Publishing Studies, and is working on a PhD on girls' magazines.

Outside of work, she reads (mostly science fiction and crime/mystery/detective fiction), swims (in rivers for preference), knits (and dabbles in most other fibre/yarn/fabric crafts), and spends far too much time on the internet - you can find her on Twitter at @ejlovegrove.


Photograph of MarionMarion Waite (course tutor)

Marion is from a healthcare background with a 17 year career in the UK NHS as a nurse, midwife and health visitor prior to moving into a career in higher education.

Marion has pioneered the development of online distance learning programmes in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences including the MSc Nursing Studies which bring together a global network of experienced nurse practitioners to collaborate using the latest teaching and learning technologies. She is also currently researching with colleagues in the Faculty of Technology, Design & Environment on developing mobile applications to support decision-making for people with diabetes.

Marion is seconded to OCSLD as a tutor on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education and has been part of a team who have recently ran one of the UK’s very first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS), #FSLT12. Marion also teaches on the online tutoring course for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Marion was awarded a Brookes Teaching Fellowship in 2012 in order to lead a project aimed at supporting lecturers and students to collaboratively write for publication.


Photo of Abi BallAbi Ball (course tutor)

Abi is a Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Advisor at Oxford Brookes University (OBU). Her role is primarily to teach TEL across the University to both academic and academic support staff. This process maps and disseminates 'best practice', from both a pedagogic and a TEL perspective.  She has a Masters degree in Management and is a Brookes Teaching Fellow.  She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

From 2009 - 2013 Abi was also the Lead Tutor on the Postgraduate Online Certificate in Management Programme in the Faculty of Business at OBU where she led both the Induction module and the Academic Study Methods module.

Her work also enhances and informs her PhD thesis which is investigating how learning technologies are being used on online distance learning programmes, the learning theories that they support and the impact that these have on the student experience.  You can find her on Twitter @abigailball15


Fiona Smith (course administrator)

Fiona has been with OCSLD since February 1999 and administers our external courses, both online and face to face; workshops located at various venues nationally and internationally; and consultancy work. Fiona is also course administrator for the the new lecturers' programme at Oxford Brookes, of which TOOC15 forms part.


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Last modified: Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:13 AM