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Judging the 2020 awards will be specialists from within the Guardian and across the higher education sector in the UK. Guardian journalists on the panel will include Jane Dudman, Rachel Hall and Alfie Packham.
Kathleen is pro vice-chancellor (education) at the University of Birmingham, where she oversees all aspects of undergraduate and taught postgraduate education. She is also academic lead of the university’s higher education futures institute, which supports staff with their career-long learning about teaching through open access resources. Before moving into higher education Kathy was a school teacher. She was a sub-panel assessor for the research excellence framework in 2014 and a main panel member for the teaching excellence framework subject pilots.