Centre for Learning and Teaching

Staff Profile

Dr Christopher Bonfield

TEL Manager


Phone: 4392
Room: WH 5.42

Key responsibilities

Christopher is responsible for championing new technology-enhanced learning approaches at the University of Bath, and working with academic and professional staff to embed the use of new technologies.  He also drives the implementation of innovative teaching methods across the University.  Along with colleagues in the e-Learning Team, he provides also high-quality pedagogic support to staff, ensuring that the use of learning technologies and systems contribute towards an excellent student experience.

Professional memberships

  • Over five years’ experience of planning, leading and supporting projects for Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Over 10 years’ experience of planning and delivering Undergraduate and Master modules
  • Expertise in designing and delivering cross-institutional training for staff and student digital fluencies
  • Planning and leading professional development for academics, focusing on mobile learning, virtual learning and embedding new technologies into teaching and learning
  • His research interests include the use of iPads and BYOD in the classroom, virtual 3D reconstructions as teaching tools and digital fluencies.

Relevant Qualifications 

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney
  • MEd in e-Learning, University of Hull
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Educational Practice, University of East Anglia
  • Early Medicine Blog Advisory Committee member for the Wellcome Trust

Publications and Presentations

  • ‘Learning Design for Digital Pedagogy’, to be published in Journal of Research and Scholarship in November 2016
  • ‘Pasado Virtual: El Caso De La Reconstrucción en 3D Y La Guía En Línea Del Gran Hospital De Norwich’, in T. Huguet-Termes and P. Verés (eds), Hospital y Ciudad en el Occiedente Europeo, 1300-1700 (Lleida, December 2014)
  • I am currently preparing a journal article entitled, ‘The Affordances and Limitations of Recreating the Past in 3D’, to be submitted to the Journal of Digital Humanities in January  2016
  • 2015: Digital Pedagogies Conference, Doncaster, ‘Learning Design for Digital Pedagogy’
  • 2014: Learning and Teaching Conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, ‘Embedding Digitaliteracies in the Curriculum’
  • 2012: Ascilite Conference, Wellington (NZ), ‘Using Scenario Planning to Inform Pedagogical Practice in Virtual Worlds in Schools: Collaboration and Structure’
  • 2011: Second Life Conference, Coventry, 'Virtual Worlds and Pedagogy’
  • 2011: iED European Summit, Madrid, ‘User-Authored Virtual Worlds Learning Tool’
  • 2009: International Network for the History of Hospitals and the Wellcome Trust, Barcelona, ‘The Great Hospital Online: Reconstructing a Medieval Hospital and its uses for Teaching and Learning