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Personal profile

Scholarly biography

I joined the Centre for Learning and Teaching in March 2014. I work on a variety of different projects relating to blended learning, digital literacies and curriculum design. I develop and promote the University of Brighton’s Digital Literacies Framework, and wrote the University's Curriculum Design Framework and Guidance documents as well as leading on the staff development to support this project. I lead the next phase of curriculum development at the University, the Developing Learning Communities initiative which is promoting ways of incorporating inclusive practice, wellbeing and internationalising and decolonising the curriculum into the curriculum, through staff/student partnership working. 

Before working at the University of Brighton I was a Quality Enhancement Officer at Southampton Solent University where I worked on a variety of University wide projects, and at the University of Winchester’s Learning and Teaching Development Unit, where I worked on various Research Informed Teaching projects, and was Course Leader for their PGCLTHE. Previously I was a Teaching Fellow and AHRC Research Fellow at the University of Southampton.

My academic background is in archaeology and heritage studies. I studied at the University of Southampton and the Institute of Archaeology, UCL where I completed my Masters and PhD. I have held various teaching and research positions relating to these in the UK and USA, as well working as a museums and heritage consultant, where I specialized in exhibition interpretation planning.

Research interests

I am particularly interested in issues to do with digital capabilities and curriculum design, especially the interface between pedagogic, quality assurance and technological issues. At the moment I’m undertaking research into student technology ambassadors, and the use of technology in learning and teaching practices. I continue to research and publish in my subject area of heritage and archaeology, and am currently working on textiles from medieval Egypt held in the National Library, Vienna, and textiles from the site of Myos Hormos / Quseir al-Qadim in Egypt.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University College London

Master, University College London

Bachelor, University of Southampton

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pedagogics Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
archaeology Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
staff Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
Blended Learning Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 6 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Other contribution

Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race Equality

Moncrieffe, M., Asare, Y., Dunford, R., Youssef, H., Burdsey, D., Mapondera, D., Rupprecht, A., Stephens, T., Watson, J. & Handley, F., 1 Jul 2019, Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race Equality. Moncrieffe, M., Asare, Y., Dunford, R. & Youssef, H. (eds.). July 2019 ed. Brighton, UK: University of Brighton Press, Vol. 1. p. 1 32 p. (Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race Equality; no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Open Access
curriculum development
Open Access

A Name of a Private Factory (or Workshop) on a Piece of Textile: The Case of the Document A.L. 18 (Vienna)

Regourd, A. & Handley, F., 26 Jul 2017, Textile Terminologies from the Orient to the Mediterranean and Europe, 1000 BC to 1000 AD. Gaspa, S., Michel, C. & Nosch, M-L. (eds.). Nebraska, USA: Zea E-Books, p. 374-382 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Textile Design

Flips, double flips and advanced flips: next steps in flipping the classroom

Handley, F., 5 Jun 2017, Enduring Legacies: Emerging Innovations. Articles from the Learning and Teaching Conference 2015. Brighton: University of Brighton, p. 18-24 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Open Access
Blended Learning
Open Access
Nile Valley

Activities 2014 2018

  • 2 Publication Peer-review

Society for Research in Higher Education Conference (Event)

Fiona Handley (Reviewer)
1 Jul 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Innovations in Education and Teaching International (Journal)

Fiona Handley (Reviewer)
7 Jul 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review