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Dr Rachael Carkett

Senior Academic Staff Developer

Email: r.a.j.carkett@bath.ac.uk

Phone: 3746

Room: WH 5.29

Key responsibilities

  • Director of the Bath Scheme for the Professional Recognition of Teaching and Supporting Learning in HE
  • Convenor of Part 2 of the Bath Course in Enhancing Academic Practice
  • Supporting institutional policy and practice in the management and career development of academic staff
  • Developing initiatives and delivering events to support the professional development of academic staff
  • University coach and Strengthscope practioner

Professional background

  • HEA Accreditor of professional development programmes and CPD schemes in HEIs across the UK plus individual fellowship applications
  • Co-Chair of the SEDA PDF committee and member of SEDA executive committee
  • SEDA Recogniser and Mentor of SEDA PDF awards in HEIs across the UK and overseas
  • External examiner, assessor and reviewer of professional development programmes and schemes in several HEIs
  • Reviewer of National Teaching Fellow applications 
  • Principal Lecturer, Learning and Teaching consultant, Teesside University
  • Principal Lecturer, leading and managing professional development programmes, Plymouth University

Professional memberships

  • PFHEA, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Acedemy
  • SFSEDA, Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association

Relevant qualifications

  • ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring Certificate
  • PhD
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods
  • BSc Psychology


  • Carkett, R. A. J. & Matthews, L. (2013) Am I qualified yet? Exploring institutions’ accredited prior experience and learning provision and probationary requirements for HE teaching SEDA Educational Developments, Issue 14.2, p3
  • Carkett, R. A. J.(2009) Developing skills in teaching and learning in Issue 8  Exchange Magazine- Teachers as Learners — the Development of Academic Staff, HEA http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/publications/exchange_8
  • Carkett, R., Burkill, S., Cotton, D., Franklyn-Stokes, A., Hilsdon, J. & Rees, T. (2007). How will they ever learn? SEDA Educational Developments, Issue 8.3, p9-12.
  • Carkett, R. A. J. (2004). He’s Different, He’s Got “Star Trek” Vision: Supporting the Expertise of Conceptual Design Engineers. International Journal of Design Studies. Vol 25 No.5 p459-475.

Conference papers, proceedings, posters and reports

  • Carkett, R. A. J. & Matthews, L. (2012) Small Research grant holders. Final report found at : http://www.seda.ac.uk/research.html?p=7_1_1_6SEDA website 
  • Carkett, R. A. J. & Jones, G.  Poster Developing e-learning practice:  ‘horizontal’ vs ‘vertical’ strategies. Presented at the 16th Annual SEDA Conference, USING Technology to Enhance Learning, November 17-18 2011
  • Rogers, T. & Carkett, R. A. J. (2004). Experience and practice: perceptions of creative professionals of their informal and incidental learning in the workplace. This full paper was presented at the Workplace Learning - from the Learners´ Perspective conference held in Copenhagen, 25-27 November 2004.
  • Carkett R. (2004). The Problems of Conceptual Design: An Engineer’s Perspective, in the proceedings of the workshop Cooperation for Innovation during Early Informal Design Phases of the 6th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative system (COOP), pp. 195-198, French Riviera, 11-14 May 2004.
  • Carkett, R. A. J. (2003). He’s Different, He’s Got “Star Trek” Vision: Supporting the Expertise of Conceptual Design Engineers, Presentation at the Expertise in Design Symposium 6, Sydney, Australia, November 2003.
  • Jagodzinski, A. P., Carkett, R., & Reid, F. J. M. (2003). Effects of organizational change on creativity in the conceptual phase of engineering design. In J. Cha, R. Jardim-Goncalves, & A. Steiger-Garcao (Eds.), Advanced Design, Production, & Management Systems: Proceedings of the 10th ISPE international Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Research & Applications, pp. 955-959, 26-30 July 2003, Madeira, Portugal. Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger B.V.


  • Carkett, R. A. J. & Matthews, L. (2012) Am I Qualified yet? 17th Annual SEDA Conference Excellence in Teaching: recognising, enhancing, evaluating and achieving impact, 15 November 2012 - 16 November 2012
  • Carkett, R. Preparing new academic staff for global students: An insider’s perspective. Workshop for the AISHE Conference, Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education. Maynooth, Eire, August 2007.
  • Carkett, R. & Franklyn-Stokes, A. Teaching in the disciplines: models incorporated into an HE Academy accredited PG Cert. Programme for staff new to lecturing/supporting learners. Workshop for the 11th Annual SEDA Conference, Mapping Educational Development: locations, boundaries and bridges, Birmingham, November 2006.
  • Carkett, R. Creating a regional network of leaders of professional development type programmes, Workshop for the Higher Education Academy South West Forum, Plymouth, January 2005.
  • Carkett, R. & Burkill, S. A bridge between worlds: exploring the generic/disciplinary divide in preparing new lecturers to teach”. Workshop for the 7th Annual SEDA Conference, Forging the Links in Post Compulsory Education, Birmingham, November 2002.