I am passionate about enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education. I was one of the first people in the UK to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship and be made a Principal Fellow of the HE Academy. In 2015 I was given a Distinguished Service Award by the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. I am an enthusiastic advocate of the role of student-staff partnerships in universities and am the inaugural senior editor of the International Journal for Students as Partners published by McMaster University Press.
National Teaching Fellow, 2000
Taylor and Francis Award conferred by Council of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG for ‘contributions to the promotion of learning and teaching in higher education’, 2004
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Distinguished Service Award, 2015
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) 2012
Staff and Educational Development Association
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
As an emeritus professor I no longer teach students directly on degree courses. However I continue to give talks to staff and students around the world. In the last 20 years I have presented around 500 keynotes and workshops on learning and teaching in higher education in over 25 countries.
Learning and teaching in higher education including: scholarship of teaching and learning; student-staff partnerships; engaging students in research and inquiry; and writing about learning and teaching.
I am a higher education consultant and Director of Healey HE Consultants.
The Humboldt Distinguished Scholar in Research-Based Learning McMaster University, Canada
International Teaching Fellow University College Cork, Ireland
Visiting Fellow University of Queensland, Australia
Inaugural Senior Editor International Journal for Students as Partners (https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/ijsap)
Advance-HE (HE Academy) Associate and UKPSF Accreditor
Chief External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University Talent Framework