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Dr Lisa Alberici

Dr Lisa Alberici

Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice


 +44 (0) 1392 724862

 North Cloisters NC134


North Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Sixteen years’ experience leading in education enhancement, learning development, widening participation, and academic practice development in UK higher education institutions.

My current  interests are concerned with the transition of students to, and throughout, higher education in the UK, with an emphasis on inclusive teaching practices, and targeted interventions for the promotion of a supportive learning and teaching community. This is a particular area within which I would like to continue to develop new knowledge and understanding.


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)
PhD (Birmingham)
MPhil (Birmingham)
BA first class honours (Birmingham)


My scholarship and work in this field to date includes:

  • 2018-present, University of Exeter: developing an online resource to support inclusive teaching practice development (with Dr Caitlin Kight, Senior Academic Developer); and embedding and modelling inclusive teaching practices into the Academic Professional Programme.
  • 2015-2018, University of Exeter: embedding and modelling inclusive teaching practices into the LTHE programme, and the new Teaching Essentials blended-learning provision for colleagues new to teaching and/or new to teaching at Exeter.
  • 2015-2017, University of Exeter: development of an inclusive curricula for supporting student transitions in academic group tutorials; part of the Academic Tutor Framework.
  • 2014-2015, Anglia Ruskin University: supporting the academic skills development of undergraduates and postgraduates; identification and targeting of transition markers, including those elements of a student’s academic experience which can continue to be supported throughout their journey. I supervised two University-funded research projects in order to ascertain the engagement and efficacy of centralised study skills provision for supporting the incorporation of students (mostly from WP-backgrounds) into their academic context.
  • 2009-2013, University of Birmingham: lead for the induction of new undergraduates to the College of Arts and Law, with a focus on widening participation, pre-induction, welcome and induction provision, in order to understand the student transition as a developmental process. I also designed resources, events, and activities which could be adapted for students of different backgrounds and skills sets.
  • 2006, University of Birmingham: 3-month research project to investigate online study skills support and student induction materials. The outcome of this work enabled the Schools of Historical Studies and Humanities to receive a Learning and Teaching Grant (£72,000 over two years) to continue this project.
  • 2002-2008, University of Birmingham: research on sociological concepts of life course and transitions, including publication on ‘Transitions to Adulthood in Late Antiquity’.

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