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University of Bath

Dr Andy Pitchford Head of Learning and Teaching, Centre for Learning & Teaching

Andy is responsible for overseeing operational planning for the Centre for Learning & Teaching


Andy is the operational lead for the Centre for Learning & Teaching. He manages the Academic Staff Development Team, Curriculum Development Team, Student Engagement Team and the Technology Enhanced Learning Team.

Andy's teams are responsible for:

  • developing and implementing the University Strategy to ensure excellence in learning and teaching
  • championing excellence in learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum design
  • working closely with The SU Bath to further develop student engagement
  • working collaboratively with other Professional Services, the Faculties and School in order to maintain excellence


Andy has held a variety of leadership roles in higher education, most recently as the Director of Sport at the University of Gloucestershire.

  • HEA National Teaching Fellow 2015
  • University of Gloucestershire Research Excellence Award 2015
  • Secured over £2million in grants for community engagement and enterprise projects, 2012-2015
  • Reviewer of HEA Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence
  • External Examiner at wide range of institutions
  • Course Leader, Principal and Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Contract research manager
  • Contract researcher


  • PhD
  • MA in Leisure Management, University of Sheffield
  • BSc Politics, University of Southampton