Ellen Pope-Head of the Learning Development


Ellen Pope – Profile

I joined Aston University in 2006 as the Head of the Learning Development Centre (LDC), and have almost twenty years’ experience working in Higher Education. My primary role is to manage and lead the work of the LDC, providing academic support and advice to Aston students that will enhance their learning experience. My role also involves working with Schools and Departments to ensure a coordinated approach to learning development, and to support academic staff with the integration of academic skills within their curriculum.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education.

Conferences Presentations and Publications:

Daley, M., Pope, E. and Wheeler, A. (2010) Learner Development and Student Success. Retention Convention – What works? Student Retention and Success, Leeds

Pope, Ellen (2011) Embedding Learning Development at Aston University: our experience so far. Centre for Recording Achievement, Spring 2011 (21)

Pope, E., De. D. and Murray, J.M., Hutchinson, O. (2011) Implementing a holistic approach to addressing plagiarism: How the formative use of Turnitin® and student writing mentors can improve students’ confidence in academic writing. 8th ALDinHE Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast, 18-20 April 2011

Pope, Ellen and Murray, John. (2010) Exploring the role of Learning Developers in supporting Placement Students through email tutorials (Poster Presentation) 7th ALDinHE Symposium, Nottingham Trent University

Pope, E., Daley, M. and Wheeler, A. (2010) Appreciating and Enhancing Student Skills: first year student perceptions. Fifth European First Year Experience Conference, Belgium