Announcing the ALT Awards judging panel for 2023

We are delighted to announce that we have finalised our judging panel for the ALT Awards 2023! Entries for the Awards will open soon, in early April. 

The Awards celebrate and reward excellent research and practice and outstanding achievement in Learning Technology. Established in 2007, the Awards have established a benchmark for outstanding achievement in Learning Technology on a national scale and attract competitive entries from the UK and internationally. 

This year, we will present 5 awards, including awards for leadership, ethical practice, digital transformation, teams and individuals. 

Our panel is chaired by the President of ALT, David White, and is made up of professionals representing different sectors. This panel comprises winners from previous years, ALT Trustees, and ALT Members who expressed an interest via an open call at the end of 2022. The 2023 panel are:

Award for Individuals

Shonagh Douglas, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Wayne Gibbons, Atlantic Technological University

Patrick Dunn, UFi Trust

Vicki Dale, University of Glasgow

Amin Neghavati, University of Bath


Award for Teams/Institutions

Dave White, President of ALT

John Kerr, University of Glasgow

Dave Ruckley, Swansea University

Darron Board, Open University 

Kiran Gawali, Imperial College London


Award for case studies in Ethical EdTech

Caragh King, Educational Development Trust 

Javiera Atenas, University of Suffolk

Sarah Montano, University of Birmingham

Shonagh Douglas, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen 


Award for Leadership in Digital Education 

Dave White, President of ALT

Anne-Marie Scott, Athabasca University 

Abigail Shaw, University College London

Matt Turner, University of Birmingham

Puiyin Wong, University of the Arts London


Award for Digital Transformation, in Partnership with Jisc 

Paul Cave, University of Leeds

Paul Rea, University of Glasgow 

Helen Spittle, University of Cardiff

Kate Lindsay, Higher Ed Partners

Sarah Knight, Jisc

Simon Birkett, Jisc

This year, the Awards will open for entries in just a few weeks time in early April, so keep an eye on our news and Twitter feeds for more information. The Awards Ceremony will take place as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the ALT Annual Conference, held at The University of Warwick, 5-7 September 2023.