Professor David Boud, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

9.15 – 10.10, Weston Hall

Feedback must have an impact on learning


David Boud is Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, Melbourne, he is also Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He has previously held positions of Head of School and Associate Dean, and subsequently Dean of the University Graduate School at UTS.

He has published extensively on teaching, learning and assessment in higher and professional education. His current work focuses on the areas of assessment for learning in higher education, academic formation and workplace learning.

He is one of the most highly cited scholars internationally in the field of higher education (h-index: 86). He has been a pioneer in developing learning-centred approaches to assessment across the disciplines, particularly in building assessment skills for long-term learning (Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education, Routledge 2018) and designing new approaches to feedback (Feedback in Higher and Professional Education, Routledge, 2013). Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World, will appear from Springer later in 2019.


Dr Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey

13.30 – 14.10, Weston Hall

The psychology of feedback processes in higher education


Naomi Winstone is a cognitive psychologist specialising in learning behaviour and engagement with education, particularly the processing and implementation of feedback.

Naomi is Head of the Department of Higher Education at the University of Surrey, having previously held the positions of Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Psychology, and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

She also runs CPD events and workshops at Universities, Schools and Colleges across Europe, to support educators and students to enhance the impact of assessment and feedback on learning and development. Naomi is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a National Teaching Fellow.