The Kortext Academic Advisory Board

The Kortext Academic Advisory Board provides advice and insight to help Kortext continuously improve experience and outcomes for learners. Board members are senior leaders and researchers in leading universities.

The group was founded in 2021 to enable Kortext to improve the way in which we help students succeed in achieving their aspirations.

Meet the Board

Rod Bristow
Advisory Board Director

Tim O’Shea

Sarah YounieDr Sarah Younie
Professor of Education
DeMontfort University

Tracy LightfootProfessor Tracy Lightfoot
Pro Vice Chancellor
University of York

Tim QuineProfessor Tim Quine
Deputy Vice Chancellor
Exeter University

Sal JarvisDr Sal Jarvis
Deputy Vice Chancellor
Westminster University

Andy Dainty
Pro Vice Chancellor for Education
Manchester University

Anthony Moss
Director of Education & Student Experience
Southbank University


April McMahon
Vice President Teaching, Learning & Students
Manchester University



David Sexton


Debbie McVitty

Diana Laurillard

Diana Laurillard
Professor of Learning & Digital Technologies

Emily Mcintosh

Emily Mcintosh
Director of Student Success
University of West Scotland

Emma McCoy
Interim Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience)
London School of Economics

Guy Daly
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education
British University in Egypt

Heidi Fraser-Krauss

Jonathon Michie
Prof Innovation/Knowledge Exchange
Oxford University

Julia Clarke
Professor of Business Education
University of Wolverhampton

Kathy Armour
Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience)

Keith McLay
Provost Teaching & Learning
Derby University

Kelly Coate
Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Students
Sussex University

Margaret Cox OBE
Emeritus Prof of IT in Education
Kings College London

Mary Stiansy
Pro Vice Chancellor International, Learning and Teaching
University of London

Matthew Lawson
Director Library & Student Support
Middlesex University

Regina Everitt
Library, Archives and Learning Services Director
University of East London

Would you like to join us?

What can you expect?

We meet twice per year for a two hour structured discussions on industry relevant topics. Discussions are sometimes stimulated by sharing specific developments from James and the Kortext team to discuss approaches to an ‘impact’ research agenda.
Post meetings we usually convene for drinks and dinner, which conversation may be stimulated by an interesting external speaker on a subject of mutual interest.