Alison Le Cornu joined the HEA in 2011 to support the development of flexible learning, and help meet the key challenges higher education needs to respond to in the UK and abroad.
Alison is passionate about the impact flexibility can have on HE and the innovative initiatives that are taking place across the sector. These include:
- flexible and blending learning
- online learning
- part-time learners and learning
- credit accumulation and transfer
- adult education
- adult theological education
Prior to joining HEA, Alison worked as a researcher into online learning at Oxford University, a Learning and Development Advisor at Warwick University, and was the Head of Centre for adult theological education specialising in distance learning programmes at Oxford Brookes University.
Alison holds a PhD and MSc in Adult Education from Surrey University. She also has a BA (Hons) in Theological and Pastoral Studies from Oak Hill Theological College (Middlesex University), as well as a postgraduate diploma in teaching English as a foreign language.