Lawrie Phipps

Senior co-design manager

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I am a senior co-design manager. My current portfolio includes digital leadership and a range of emerging issues impacting on student experience. Previously I was the programme manager for the  transformations programme, the users and innovation and institutional innovation programmes. 


I have a background in environmental sciences and learning technology, working on various projects and programmes supporting and enhancing learning and teaching in higher education. I moved to Jisc in 2001, setting up and running the Jisc TechDis service, advising staff on supporting disabled students through the application of technology, before moving to the Jisc executive in 2006 to look at issues around emerging technology and web 2.0.

I have over 20 years experience in developing and delivering staff and educational development and was nominated for a SEDA@20 award for my work. 

I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an associate fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association.


Media coverage

Lacklustre virtual learning environments ‘need 21st-century boost’
Times Higher Education, July 2015