Debbie Baff

Subject Specialist in Digital Practice in Wales, United Kingdom

Debbie Baff

Subject Specialist in Digital Practice in Wales, United Kingdom

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Current Role

Subject Specialist in Digital Practice (Digital Leadership)

PhD Research (In progress)

Exploring educators' lived experiences of social support and impact on their wellbeing in private social networking site channels : A heuristic inquiry

(2017 to current) Lancaster University

Professional Accreditation



  • MA Online and Distance Education
  • MSc Business Psychology
  • Prof Certificate in Management
  • BSc Psychology (2:1) OU ,


  • Course Facilitator and Mentor for #BYOD4l Bring Your Own Device for Learning Course Facilitator 2017 / 2018
  • #LTHEchat Organising Team Member 2016
  • Online Course Facilitator #FOS4L Flexible, Open and Social Learning 2015
  • Co-Chair and Secretary ALT Open Education Special Interest Group
  • ALTC Conference Committee
  • OER Conference Committee
  • OER15 Conference (Wales) Lead Organiser
  • Open Badges in HE Conference 2016 (University of Southampton) Organiser
  • #SOCMEDHE Organising Committee 2018 - 2022

Key Skills

  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Open Digital Badges
  • Admissions,
  • Open Education Practitioner
  • Collaborative Learning


Association for Learning Technology

Formerly Membership and Professional Development Manager at Association for Learning Technology (ALT) where I led the CMALT Accreditation Framework and membership services to over 3000 members.

OER Wales Cymru

I was formerly Open Education Resources & Open Educational Practice Project Manager for OER Wales Cymru - a national Universities Wales Open Educational Resources initiative across Wales Key outputs delivered included Student Survival Guide MOOC, OEP Champions Network, Online Showcase Portal and management and delivery of OER15 International Conference held in Wales in April 2015.

Other Former positions include:

  • Senior Academic Developer
  • Head of Student Registry
  • School Registrar
  • Deputy Head of Admissions,
  • Deputy IT Facilitator
  • Associate Lecturer
  • Work
    • Jisc
  • Education
    • Open University
    • Lancaster University
    • University of South Wales
    • College of Estate Management, Reading