Professor Philippa Levy, formerly Deputy Chief Executive (Academic) at the Higher Education Academy in the UK, has been appointed to the new role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) at the University of Adelaide.
Alongside her role at the Higher Education Academy, Professor Levy was Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Sheffield, where she previously was Head of the Information School. This followed five years as Director of a national Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning where she led a major program on learning and teaching approaches based on student inquiry and research.
Professor Levy holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Drama from the University of Birmingham, a Master of Arts in French Literature and Society from the University of Warwick and a Master of Arts in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield. She earned her PhD, which focused on the use of new digital technologies in higher education, from the University of Sheffield.