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Our Team

P1030905 Lauren BWLauren Cracknell

Associate Director (Operations) & Curriculum 2029 Project Lead

As Associate Director (Operations) of King’s Academy I provide strategic oversight of the operations of the team. As Curriculum 2029 Project Lead I lead the operational delivery of the Curriculum 2029 theme of the King’s Education Strategy 2017-2022.

SMG BWDr Susannah McGowan 

Associate Director (Academic Development)

As the Associate Director for Academic Development, my role in King’s Academy is to design and implement evidence-based educational development for all academic and professional staff at King’s. My research interests include threshold concepts in history, student as partners work, and the impact of educational development in HE institutions. 

P1030798 Nadira BWNadira Ali 

 Business Support Officer 

As Business Support Officer, my role is to provide operational responsibility for the day to day functions of the King’s Academy Team.  I also develop and provide the overarching communications and marketing for the department.


David BussonBusson_Dave

Assistant E-learning Content Developer 

As the E-learning Content Developer for King's Academy I work on developing KEATS and VLE areas, produce digital content and videos for programmes, and advise on the management of digital platforms used to supoprt learning and teaching.

MacAskill HannahHannah MacAskill

King's Academy Manager 

As the King’s Academy Manager I am fortunate to work across a variety of projects, including the Learning & Teaching programme, HEA Recognition, our CPD suite, King’s Educators Network, King's Education Awards and our annual conference.


Ramla Abid

Programmes and Events Officer 

I am the student intern Programmes and Events Officer at King’s Academy. My role is to provide proactive support for a range of programmes and events offered. I am also responsible for providing administrative and business support for the team.

P1030845 Jayne BWDr Jayne Pearson

 Senior Teaching Fellow

I am a Senior Teaching Fellow. I am faculty liaison for Business School and SSPP for pedagogic development and support for academic staff. As part of the KA team, I develop and deliver workshops and programmes, including those for HEA accreditation. My particular area of interest is assessment and feedback.

Sabrina BWDr Sabrina Poma

Senior Teaching Fellow

I am a Senior Teaching Fellow at King’s Academy. I am the Lead coordinator on the HEA Recognition programme and part of the team supporting KCL colleagues with their initial and continuous professional development in Teaching and Learning. Areas of expertise include Curriculum Design, Teaching Observations and Mentoring. I am the Faculty Liaison for Nursing and Midwifery and the Dental Institute.

P1030834 Mary BWDr Mary Seabrook

 Senior Teaching Fellow

My main role is to lead the King’s Academy training and support for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs).  This involves liaising with GTAs about their training needs, providing support at College level and working strategically with departments, faculties and programmes to enhance local provision. 

P1030828 Mira BWDr Mira Vogel

Senior Teaching Fellow

As a Senior Teaching Fellow in King’s Academy I am involved with programmes, events, and resources to support educational practices at King’s. I have particular experience in assessment and feedback, collaboration, multimodal authoring, inclusion and evaluation, and can bring insights about the potential and constraints of digital technologies in each area. I work with colleagues across King’s, and principally with Arts & Humanities and Law. Contact: