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Dr Julia Sargent BA (hons), PhD, AFHEA


Julia is a Lecturer working in LTIA (in WELS) (IET) supporting research in Academic Professional Development. Her role is mainly focused around the use of technology to enhance professional learning and staff development. She also looks at digital pedagogies and how digital technology can support learning and learning materials. The current projects that Julia is working on are as follows:

- Design of learning materials for a Tricky Topic Badged Open Course. You can find the course here:

- Pedagogical design for a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate.

- Website development

- The use of digital technology to support blended staff training/teaching.

Prior to this role, Julia completed her PhD at Loughborough University in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. She explored how and why physical education teachers' used digital technology.

Her research interests include digital technology, teaching, learning, strengths-based approaches and practice-based research. Julia is an AFHEA and has taught on a number of research methods modules.

Julia is a Lecturer working in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University. She works in Academic Professional Development (APD). Her role is mainly focused on the use of technology to enhances learning and digital pedagogies to support staff development, scholarship and distance education.



Research Podcast

Podcast | 3rd February 2018


Conference Presentation

12th September 2018

Physical education teachers' views and beliefs about teaching with digital technology.

British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA) Newcastle

Conference Presentation

26th July 2018

Flipped Learning, Pedagogy and Digital Technology: Embedding Practice

International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)

Conference Presentation

18th June 2018


Teaching Innovation Award

Loughborough University Internal Bid

External Appointments