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Dr Gwyneth Hughes

Reader in Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education

Gwyneth Hughes is Reader in Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education, where she leads and teachers on Masters programmes in higher education and supervises doctoral students. As a CODE fellow, she is part of the development team for the online Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for University of London.

Her teaching has included facilitating and designing several online modules at UCL and previously at the University of East London, Thames Valley University and the University of Surrey where she held e-learning leadership and development roles.

At UCL she led a three-year JISC funded research project: Assessment Careers: learning pathways through assessment. This work has enabled her to become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Gwyneth is currently undertaking research into global online inter-university teaching in partnership with Aarhus University, Denmark. As a recent UCL Connected Curriculum fellow she has worked on evaluating different approaches to research throughlines and capturing learning gain across programmes.

Gwyneth has published widely on learning and teaching in Higher Education and her book Ipsative Assessment: Motivation through marking progress was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014 and an edited collection: Ipsative Assessment and Personal Learning Gain: case studies from global practitioners was published in 2017. Both these publications demonstrate a commitment to assessment for social justice and equity.