Katie Hoare

Katie Hoare

Head of HEFi Digital (College of Engineering & Physical Sciences)

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Higher Education Futures Institute
Top Floor, Old Gym
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

In my role as Head of HEFi Digital for the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences I provide expert guidance on all elements of digital education across the College’s programme portfolio. I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA, with over seven years’ experience working in Higher Education in a variety of roles.


MPhil Literature and Modernity (2012), University of Birmingham
BA (Hons) English (2006), University of Birmingham
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


I am a University of Birmingham graduate and postgraduate and was awarded Senior Fellowship of the HEA in 2021 in recognition of my leadership and expertise in the field of digital education.

I have expertise in a range of areas including online education pedagogy, learning design, delivering interactive training programmes, producing eLearning materials, building collaborative partnerships, creating innovative real-world employment insight schemes, strategic thinking, stakeholder management and project management. I also spent several years working for various SMEs both in the UK and overseas in roles such as event management, marketing, business development and customer relations.

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