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Dr Christopher Bonfield BA, PGCERT, Ad. Dip. Ed, MA, PhD, FHEA Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching

Christopher is responsible for strategic planning of the Centre for Learning & Teaching.


Chris was appointed as the second Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching in January 2021. He oversees strategic direction and is responsible for developing initiatives to support delivery of high quality learning and teaching across the University.

Chris's team offer a range of support to academic teaching staff and all those involved in supporting learning and teaching. This includes:

  • Working with academic departments and The SU Bath to encourage high levels of student engagement

  • Providing advice on good practice in curriculum and assessment development and acting as facilitators to support changes to programme design and delivery

  • Organising training to support University staff develop their teaching skills and gain recognition and accreditation for excellent teaching practice

  • Championing the use of new technologies to broaden and enhance approaches to learning and teaching.

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  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney

  • Early Medicine Blog Advisory Committee member for the Wellcome Trust


  • Christopher is a medieval historian by training, and his research interests includes medieval hospitals, medieval diet and medieval music as a therapeutic for body and soul

  • Christopher also has a keen research interest in digital pedagogies, and is interested in the use of iPads and BYOD in the classroom, and virtual reconstructions as teaching tools


  • Christopher is leading a cross-institutional project on Digital Exams using a BYOD approach


View a list of books and publications by Christopher Bonfield


  • Over 10 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 support and training for staff and students

  • Planning and leading professional development for academics, focusing on virtual learning enivornments and embedding new technologies into teaching and learning


  • PhD in Medieval Medicine, University of East Anglia

  • MEd in e-Learning, University of Hull

  • MA in Medieval History, University of East Anglia

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Educational Practice, University of East Anglia

  • BA in History, University of East Anglia