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Phil Richards

Chief Innovation Officer,

Phil studied physics at University of Oxford. His early career was in e-learning, as a courseware developer at Cardiff University, an e-learning advisor at University of Hull and head of e-learning-equivalent at King’s College London. He then transitioned into senior management, as Assistant Director of Information Services at Aberystwyth University, Head of ICT at Plymouth University, and most recently as Director of IT at Loughborough University. Phil has lead responsibility for developing new national Jisc services including learning analytics, research data management, digital capabilities and next-generation digital learning platforms.

  • Outlining the principles of Jisc’s new sector-wide learning analytics model designed to improve the learning experience for students
  • Assessing how predictive modelling can be utilised to deliver targeted interventions for students at risk to improve student outcomes and support retention
  • Sharing lessons in utilising learning analytics findings to redesign and develop teaching and assessment practices across a course
  • Exploring the impact of GDPR on learning analytics and assessing when consent is required when using a predictive data model