London Region – Staff Developers Network
Group Representative Profiles - Hilary Groombridge / Serena Yeo
Serena Yeo and Hilary Groombridge are going to continue the practice in the London Region of job sharing running the regional group. London covers a relatively small geographical area but is home to over 40 HEIs that are small and large, specialist, teaching and research based. That gives us a great opportunity to learn from each other and build a supportive network of colleagues.
Hilary is the Staff Development Manager for Middlesex University. She has responsibility for coaching and leadership development. Hilary has worked in learning and development for more than 20 years in the voluntary and public sectors, she moved to Higher Education five years ago – but has had an interest for much longer as she is married to an academic!
Serena is the Staff Development Manager at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. As SOAS is a small institution her remit is very broad – she’s a real ‘jack of all trades’ trying hard to be master of at least some of these areas. Serena previously worked in staff development at the University of Essex, and before that in various educational establishments overseas.