Professor Sally Ann Bradley

Professor Sally Ann Bradley is the Academic Lead for Professional Learning and Development.  She joined the HEA in 2014 to work as Academic Lead in Accreditation, Recognition and Reward.

Prior to joining the HEA, Sally was a Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and Professional Recognition Adviser she developed and led the HEA accredited CPD Scheme and their Student Nominated Inspirational Teaching Awards that have run since 2011.

She is also an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University where she continues to teach as an Associate Lecturer on 'Concepts of Learning and Teaching'.

Previously, Sally has worked as an Educational Developer and Pedagogic Researcher, featuring in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). She sat on the Researcher Concordat and on the internal Research Excellence Framework (REF) reading panel, and continues to publish in the field of teaching excellence.

Sally specialises in:

  • UKPSF
  • professional recognition
  • accreditation
  • pedagogic research

Sally has worked as HEA Accreditor and reviewed Senior Fellowship applications for the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) fellowship scheme. She was Co-Chair of the SEDA conference committee.

Sally is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and a Senior Fellow of SEDA. She holds a PhD from Lancaster University in Educational Research, an MSc in Strategic Information Systems Management from Sheffield Hallam University and a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Systems from the Open University.

Job title: 
Academic Lead (Professional Learning and Development)
HEA Team: 
Academic and Professional Development
Email: 
Sally.Bradley@heacademy.ac.uk