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Dr Christopher Bonfield BA, PGCERT, Ad. Dip. Ed, MA, PhD, FHEA Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Manager, Centre for Learning and Teaching

Christopher manages the TEL team, which is responsible for providing pedagogic and technical TEL support, and enabling staff to embed the use of TEL.


Christopher is responsible for leading the TEL Team, championing new TEL approaches at the University of Bath, and working with academic and professional staff to embed the use of TEL. Along with colleagues in the TEL Team, he provides high-quality pedagogic support to staff, ensuring that the use of learning technologies and systems contribute towards an excellent staff and student experience.

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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


  • Over six 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 TEL 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