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Professor Sally Brown

Professor Sally Brown
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Professor Sally Brown enjoys life as an Independent Consultant in Learning, Teaching and Assessment and Emerita Professor at Leeds Beckett University where she was, until July 2010, Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic). Trained originally as a secondary school teacher in 1972, following a degree from Newcastle University she has worked for the Prison Service, in Further Education, for the Institute for Learning and Teaching (now part of Advance HE) and for a number of other higher education institutions.

She is probably best known for her extensive publications on teaching, learning and particularly assessment, many written with her husband, Professor Phil Race, which sell globally and for her keynotes and workshops in these areas. Her latest book is Professionalism in practice: key directions in higher education learning, teaching and assessment (with Kay Sambell and Linda Graham), London, Palgrave published in 2017.

She has held Visiting Professorships at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Central Queensland and James Cook in Australia, at Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) and the Universities of Plymouth, South Wales and Liverpool John Moores. She currently still serves in this capacity at Edge Hill.

She holds Honorary Doctorates from Plymouth University (joint with Phil Race), Kingston University, Bournemouth University and Edinburgh Napier University. She is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is a Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Senior Fellow and a UK National Teaching Fellow.