Hayley Whitefoot

Hayley Whitefoot


My role involves designing and delivering learning activities, networks, events and learning environments to encourage, support and train 450 academics in STEM subjects to use appropriate digital technologies for their teaching and assessment and to share their practice.

I am a Senior Learning Technologist in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, supporting and developing teaching staff to create the best digital learning experiences for students. I started my current role in 2017 and support over 500 teaching staff in the faculty, providing technical and pedagogical advice and leading innovative digital education pilots.

I co-lead and mentor a team of Faculty Learning Technologists to support academics to create effective student learning journeys and run a range of faculty projects, Special Interest Groups and events. I have helped foster a dynamic, diverse and inclusive peer-learning culture via the faculty’s teaching and learning network, TALENT.  As a leading member of TALENT, I run practice-sharing events and workshops which bring together over 150 academics in a dynamic community of practice.   

I recently completed the Aurora Leadership course and won the University Teaching Award 2023 for Sustained Excellence in 2023.


  • BA (Hons) Linguistics, Newcastle University
  • Certificate for English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Hyland Language Centre, Madrid

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)