If you would like to find additional information or would like to develop one of the various course types please contact one of the team members below.

John Kerr

Learning Innovation Support Unit Manager

John Kerr

John is the Learning Innovation Support Unit (LISU) Manager. John is responsible for spearheading and leading Microcredentials and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) in conjunction with FutureLearn and Coursera. John also oversees the degrees with these platforms. John is also responsible for the support of learning Innovation across the university.

John’s interests centre on distance education, learning innovation, course design / mapping and open education.


Mark Boyle

Learning Innovation Media Advisor

Mark BoyleProvides consultancy, expert advice and assists with the development of pedagogically sound media solutions across the institution.



Craig Brown

Learning Innovation Officer

Craig Brown

Craig has over 20 years of supporting educational technologies and designing blended and fully online courses across a range of subject areas in HE. He is the key contact for the College of Social Sciences and is directly involved in the creation of MOOCs, Microcredentials and online degrees.

Craig is experienced in many aspects of accessible content and assessment and feedback.


Hannah John

Learning Innovation Officer

Hannah John

Hannah is a Learning Innovation Officer with experience in managing LMS platforms in both corporate settings and in HE. As the LISU lead for the college of MVLS, she supports the ongoing development of ODL courses such as, MOOCs, ​Microcredentials, and online degrees that exist on FutureLearn, Coursera, and Moodle.


Richard Johnston

Learning Innovation Officer

Richard Johnston With over 12 years of experience in supporting users and developing learners across the private, public and third sectors, Richard joined the LISU team in 2021 to support staff in the development and delivery of fully online courses, micro-credentials and blended courses. He also supports the team in upskilling staff to empower students in accessible and inclusive education using learning technologies and pedagogically sound solutions.

Richard is the key contact for the College of Science and Engineering.


Karen Kane

Learning Innovation Administrator


Karen KaneInvolved in day-to-day operations of the unit , providing key support by assisting with significant forward planning and interacting with key contacts internal and external. Supporting streamlining for key initiatives while helping to disseminate information amongst key stakeholders while providing crucial web support. Provides operational support for Learning and Teaching Enhancement and Change forum ( LTEC) .

Louise Manson

Learning Innovation Advisor

Louise Manson Working within LISU, as a Learning Innovation Advisor, I am responsible for increasing staffs’ digital literacy skills across a range of technology-focused platforms that support learning and teaching initiatives institution-wide.

In partnership with local areas, I will identify needs or gaps that require development and offer various upskilling approaches that help close skill gaps while increasing the use and mainstreaming of key technologies.

Technology solutions, which enhance efficiency, communication and organisational skills, are one of my key points of personal interest in supporting staff streamline their approaches to develop, support and deliver learning and teaching activities