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North West Staff Developers Group

Regional Co-Chair – Tracy Ellis

Tracy is currently working in Organisational Development at the University of Liverpool. She was previously Head of Staff Development at the University of Bolton and prior to that spent 15 years as a part time Lecturer in the Business School at Salford University. Whilst in this role, she also ran her own IT consultancy and worked as a Business Advisor providing advice and guidance to SME business owners in Lancashire.

Tracy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, ILM authorised trainer and ILM qualified coach, CIPD qualified. holds a FE Teachers Certificate, PGCert in Teaching in HE and is Professional Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Regional Co-Chair – Annette Robinson

Annette is an Organisational Developer at Lancaster University. She has a breadth of experience having worked in learning and organisational development within the sector for over 20 years, previously working at Edge Hill and Liverpool Universities before moving to Lancaster.

Annette has responsibility for transformational change projects and leads on the development portfolio for leaders, managers and professional services staff. She introduced and leads on the staff coaching network and the development of a coaching culture.

Outside of work Annette has a passion for health and wellbeing. She is a keen cyclist, enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains, now accompanied by two whippets(!) and has recently qualified as a yoga teacher.

Contact the North West Staff Developers Group

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Member Institutions include:

  • Edge Hill University
  • Lancaster University
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • Salford University

Further info

Tracy Ellis, Organisational Developer at the University of Liverpool co-ordinates the NW Coaches Network which meets on a regular basis to support coaching practice. Email: or visit for further information.

The North West Cross Institutional Action Learning Scheme supports academic and professional services staff leadership and career development. Visit for more information.