Recognition team

Dr Sally Ann Bradley joined the HEA in 2014 to work as Academic Lead in Accreditation, Recognition and Reward.

Sally specialises in UKPSF, professional recognition, accreditation and pedagogic research.


Rajesh Dhimar joined the HEA in 2011 to manage and support the development of the professional recognition service, working with individuals, departments and institutions in the UK and internationally to enhance quality teaching in higher education.

Raj’s special interests include UKPSF and Professional recognition of the HEA, educational change, Continuing Professional Development, internationalisation, education studies, and learning and teaching.


Dani joined the HEA in 2014 as Administrator for the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS). She was promoted to senior administrator in 2016 and now shares her role between awards and the HEA's professional recognition scheme.

Dani has a significant role in the running of the NTFS. She is a member of the Reward team and is the initial conatct for any query about the awards.