Keynote Presentation

Leadership in Education

Learning outcomes

  • Envisaging the future – techniques to aid the process
  • Conceptualising what it means to ‘step up’ to leadership
  • Determination of ‘next steps’ to take oneself forward in terms of a leadership position


Stephanie was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) from 2013 to 2018, positioning the HEA as a global leader in teaching excellence. At the HEA, she led its transformation from a government-funded organisation to become a highly successful, sustainable organisation with extensive global reach and membership spanning 45 countries worldwide. This includes growth in the number of HEA Fellowships from 3,500 in 2012 to 100,000.

Stephanie is the author of  “A Handbook for Leaders in Higher Education; Transforming Teaching and Learning” and is currently working on the 5th edition of “A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice”. Her most recent book “Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education” has just been published in April of this year.

Stephanie has a global reputation for developing and promoting innovation in teaching and learning. She is passionate about higher education enabling an inclusive society which supports an absolute commitment to equality, diversity and the public good.