John Sumpter

Subject specialist (digital practice - leadership)

My blog posts

Understanding the Challenges

All good programmes develop and change over time to reflect the ever-changing landscape we live in. Over the summer we have been busy reviewing Jisc’... >>

Inspiring learning blog


Part of a UK wide team of subject specialists, I currently lead the digital leaders programme that helps empower leaders to respond more effectively to technology-driven change.

In addition, I support further, higher and skill sector education members to develop institutional and staff capabilities, working in partnership with senior leadership to influence change and deliver solutions. 


I have fifteen years experience leading significant change and development in digital pedagogy across organisations in the UK and internationally.

I have worked internationally at:

My teaching practice and scholarship is underpinned by a postgraduate certificate in higher education (PGCHE) and a masters in online and distance education (MA ODE (Open). I have also been recognised for my impact and leadership of teaching and learning by the HEA with a senior fellowship (SFHEA).

I regularly speak at international and national conferences on my specialist subject areas. These include digital leadership, institutional change, online curriculum development.