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Dr Lydia Arnold BA (Hons), PgC, MA, EdD, SFHEA, CMALT

Educational Developer


  • Educational development
  • Work-based learning design
  • E-learning team
  • Aspire Recognition Scheme Manager 
  • Past projects: Master of Research Framework Development; Professional Studies online development; University Modernisation Fund design and co-authorship of reusable online resources; REEDNet (employer engagement); Changing Learning Landscapes Project, inclusive practice and UK PSF lead. 
  • Course leader: PgC Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education 
  • Personal development teaching 
  • Research Methods teaching 
  • Researchers who Teach - introductory programme
  • Staff induction (Introductory Teaching Course) 
  • International staff development 
  • Learning & Teaching Forum Series 

Research Interests

  • Assessment & Feedback (specifically technology, academic identity and feedback)
  • Online learning environments
  • Creative assessment
  • Meta-learning
  • Autonomy in learning 
  • Approaches to work-based learning 

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT)


Department: Educational Development and Quality Enhancement

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815137

Twitter: HarperEdDev

Office: 52 Main Building


Other publications

  • Arnold, L (2016) Lecturers' experiences of developing feedback practice using technology. Paper delivered to SOLSTICE Conference, Edge Hill University.
  • Kennard, C. & Arnold, L (2016) Staff and Student Experiences of Electronic Marking and Feedback The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation 23 (3),pp 35-47.
  • Chapman-Waterhouse, E. and Arnold, L. (2015) Use of the wrapper module in veterinary continuing professional development. Peer reviewed poster presented to Sixth Veterinary Education Symposium University of Cambridge, 9-10th July 2015.
  • Arnold, L. (2014) Using technology for student feedback: Lecturer perspectives. EdD thesis, University of Liverpool.
  • Arnold, L (2012) Wrapper modules: a reusable curriculum approach to recognise and enhance learning in the workplace pp. 113-122 in Learning from Experience in Employer Engagement. Tallantyre, F. & Kettle, J.. HEA: York. Available at
  • Arnold, L., Warr, L. & Cowap, C. (2011) Courtship Underpinned by Audit: Challenges and Solutions in Quality Assurance of Employer Responsive Provision. Chapter 17 in Dhillon, B., Felce, A, Minton, A. & Wall, T. (Eds.) Making employer and university partnerships work – accredited employer-led learning. Oxford: Libri.
  • Arnold, L., Warr, L. & Newlyn, J. (2010) The Rural Employer Engagement Development Network: Lessons learned from the first year of the project. Employer and Individual Demand for Higher Level Skills - The role of Higher Education (The abridged proceedings of the University Voccational Awards Council Annual Conference. York 2009. A joint paper between Harper Adams and The Royal Agricultural College.)
  • Arnold, L., Williams, T. & Thompson, K.  (2009) Advancing the Patchwork Text: The Development of  Patchwork Media Approaches The International Journal of Learning
  • Arnold, L  (2008) Experiential work-integrated online learning: Insights from an established UK higher  education program Innovate 4 (3) (Available online at
  • Arnold, L & Thompson, K  (2007) Learning to learn through real world inquiry in the virtual paradigm Sixth Conference of the CLTR (Presented May 10th, 2007)
  • Arnold, L  (2006)  Understanding and Promoting Autonomy in UK Online Higher Education International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning 3 (7) pp 33-46
Additional Information

Other Roles

  • Editoral Board of Interactive Learning Environments
  • Editoral Board of Higher Education & Work Based Learning
  • Assessor for Association Learning Technology