Mr Joe Berry SFHEA

Mr Joe Berry

Head of HEFi Digital (College of Life & Environmental Sciences)

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Higher Education Futures Institute (HEFi)
Old Gym
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

In my role as Head of HEFi Digital for the College of Life & Environmental Sciences I provide expert guidance on all elements of digital education across the College’s programme portfolio.

 My specific areas of interest include digital support of field work, the use of 360 multimedia in education and online learning design.

 I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA, with ten years’ experience of digital education leadership in a Higher Education context.


MSc Software Development (1997) Coventry University, Coventry
BSc (Hons) Psychology (1996) University of Birmingham, Birmingham
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


I am a University of Birmingham graduate, having studied Psychology at Undergraduate level before completing a Master’s degree in Software Development at Coventry University. I was awarded Senior Fellowship of the HEA in 2018 in recognition of leadership in the field of digital education.

I have led several large projects at the University, including:

  • The educational technology strand of the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory
  • Development of the University Canvas Framework
  • Rollout of Canvas and Online Marking
  • Development of the University’s Professional Development Gateway for Teaching and Learning

I have presented at various national and international conferences including HEA, HEFi, Edineb, CanvasCon, and the British Ecological Society.

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