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Dr Clare Power PFHEA, FSEDA Academic Staff Developer

Clare is leading on initiatives to support the professional development of academic and research staff.


Clare’s main responsibilities are:

  • Director of University of Bath Pathways to HEA Fellowship Scheme (PHEAF) and scheme reviewer
  • Developer, tutor, contributor and facilitator for Academic Professional Development for All Staff Programme sessions
  • Deputy Institutional Contact for Advance HE
  • Institutional contact for Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA)
  • Member to Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) and advisory to University Climate Action Framework (CAF) activity and curriculum development in climate change and sustainability
  • Developing initiatives and delivering events to support the professional development of academic and research staff
  • Supporting staff on a 1-2-1 basis in enhancing their teaching and learning practice

Related posts

  • Member of Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) since 2007 and is a member of the Executive Committee since May 2013
  • External Examiner for the PG certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of South Wales
  • External Reviewer for the University of the Highlands and Islands Accredited Learning, Professional development and Innovation in Education (ALPINE) professional recognition scheme awarding HEA Fellowship.
  • Innovations in Education and Teaching International Journal (IETI) Peer reviewer
  • Advance HE NTF and CATE Reviewer Research


Clare has research interests in evidencing teaching and learning in HE, assessment, e-portfolios, using smart pens to assist dyslexic and ESL students in their study and mentoring in HE. Staff and student development in climate change awareness, climate warming mitigation and carbon zero futures


  • 20 years’ experience as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader teaching and supporting learning in Geography, in different higher education institutions at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Since 2005 she has worked in academic staff development, collaborating with other HE professionals to development and use the UK Professional Standards Framework, and teaching and mentoring on the Certificate in Teaching and Learning.
  • From 2007 she led the PG Certificate in Professional Learning in HE (PCPLHE) at Bath Spa University, developed a MA in Professional Practice in HE, and was awarded a Bath Spa University Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her work in 2010.
  • accredited the PCPLHE to award FHEA in 2009 and successfully re-accredited it with the development and accreditation of the BSU Continuing Professional Development Scheme awarding HEA Fellowship in 2014.


  • BSc (Hons) in Geography, University of Reading
  • PhD in Remote Sensing and Climatology, University of Bristol
  • Professional Certificate in e-Learning, Teaching and Training, University of Greenwich
  • Principal Fellow of the HEA (PFHEA)
  • Senior Fellow of the Staff Educational Development Association (SFSEDA)
  • Advance HE External Examiners certificate
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society