Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement

Phil Verrill

Mr Phil Verrill

Higher Education Development Consultant

Curriculum and Quality Enhancement

Academic Development
Floor 3, Mercantile House
Hampshire Terrace


Brief Biography

Phil Verrill is Principal Lecturer in Higher Education, working in Academic Development with responsibility for the Academic Development Events programme and also the internal learning and teaching consultancy service for Faculties and Departments. He is also Pathway Co-ordinator for the Senior Fellowship route of the APEX programme. Previously, Phil was Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Chichester. His academic background is in Politics and he has been a University lecturer in global politics and social studies.  In addition to Politics, he also holds postgraduate qualifications in Information Studies, Management, Educational Technology and Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual and group consultancy work in learning and teaching in higher education
  • Continuing Professional Development and HEA recognition
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Student evaluation of learning and the student voice
  • Curriculum and course design
  • Diversity in the curriculum

Professional Service

Phil has been a consultant on learning, teaching and professional development to a wide variety of UK and international Higher and Further Education Institutions, Local Government Training Departments and Information and Library Services. He has been a peer reviewer for papers submitted to the Higher Education Academy annual conference and a reviewer for the project strand of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme.  He has also delivered a wide range of workshops for UK and international learning and teaching conferences as well as book proposal reviews and published a book review

Selected external consultancy and conference presentations:

  • 2015 - Consultancy on staff development. Military Technological College, Sultanate of Oman.
  • 2015 -  Invited Keynote: ‘Making a difference: pedagogy, technology and philosophy’. University of Brighton Information Services Conference, University of Brighton.
  • 2015 – ‘Wikipedia U: knowledge, authority and liberal education in the digital age’. Book Review. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 52:4, 448-449
  • 2010 – ‘Using the Student Voice for Reflective Staff Development’ Workshop. International Conference on Learning, Barcelona.
  • 2010 – ‘Creating Learning Communities for Continuing Professional Development of Teachers in Higher Education: A European Model?’ Workshop. International Conference on Learning, Barcelona.


  • Van der Westhuizen, A., Verrill, P., Gamble, S. and Limpens, A. (Pending). Professionalising learning support for students: an impact study of the development of the expectations, role and practice of learning support tutors at a UK University. In: Bossu, C and Brown, N. (eds) Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education. Springer
  • Verrill, P. (2015). In: Innovations in Education and Teaching International 52(4) (p448-449). Book review: Leitch, T. 2014. Wikipedia U: knowledge, authority and liberal education in the digital age. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press

All other papers/publications may be found in PARADE/PURE where applicable