Irina joined the team in August 2016. Her role focuses on digital capabilities and enhancing the capacity building activity of staff across the organisation for teaching with technology.
This involves designing and managing staff development programmes and technology enhanced learning projects across the University while implementing appropriate evaluation methodologies. Also, co-creating and disseminating innovative blended and online teaching practices with staff and students. Irina's research interests include learning design, theories of learning and teaching relevant to digital practices and participatory approaches to partnership working between University of Surrey staff and students.