Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Brook Building, BB424
+44 (0) 1772 89 3717
In Emma's role as Senior Lecturer in Digital Learning, she facilitates the adoption of blended learning approaches within health care professional curricula through coaching and academic development.
Emma supports other educators in finding their own path to teaching excellence and work strategically to improve the student experience through curriculum development and innovation, particularly focusing on the use of digital technologies and creative pedagogies.
Emma is an experienced educator, academic developer and executive coach and bring these elements together to provide a learning environment which is active, challenging and supportive. She supports other educators in finding their own path to teaching excellence and work strategically to improve the student experience.
Emma's main interests include #coachingHE (co-founder) #creativeHE (co-host) #101creativeideas for HE (curator) #experientiallearning #heutagogy #edtech #socialmedia #blendedlearning and #curriculuminnovation. Other areas of expertise include public engagement, communication, leadership and personal effectiveness.
Before moving into the field of academic and researcher development, Emma worked in the NHS as an information scientist and a clinical molecular geneticist following graduation from her PhD studying the genetics of osteoarthritis.
Gillaspy, E. & Vasilica, C. (2018) SoMeSkills X: Using Personal Assistant Technology for Learning, European Distance and E-Learning Network Conference.
Leigh, JA, Rosen, LC, Gillaspy, EE, Storey, K and Wilkinson, M (2017) Evaluation of a primary care triumvirate leadership development programme. Primary Health Care. 27, 9, 20-26. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1298
Withnell, N. and Gillaspy, E.E. (2017) Cracking the TEF Crystal Maze – Embedding a flexible learning strategy to enhance the student experience. Higher Education Academy Conference
Gillaspy E (2014) ‘Online Networking’ in Daly I and Brophy Haney A (eds) 53 interesting ways to communicate your research. The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd, Newmarket.
Emma's research strategy focuses on the intersection between coaching, technology and heutagogical and experiential learning. She is interested in how these elements impact on the student experience, academic development and careers. Emma also supervises students at both Masters and Doctoral levels and is a reviewer for the Innovations in Education and Teaching International journal.