May 24, 2024


Debbie Baff is a Subject Specialist (Digital Practice) in Digital Leadership at Jisc and has extensive experience of working in Higher Education & the voluntary sector. An Open Educational Practitioner and PhD Student in E Research and TEL she is a passionate advocate for the importance of online social learning and collaboration. An open digital badges enthusiast and keen sketchnoter, Debbie has a creative approach to learning , teaching and building communities both online and in person. Debbie is a Fellow of Advance HE and a Certified Online Learning Facilitator.

Debbie Baff January 2022

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January 2022

Debbie Baff is a Subject Specialist in Digital Practice (Digital Leadership) at JISC. Debbie focuses on the support of leaders in their development of digital capabilities and skills to enable the successful delivery of organisational digital vision and change. Debbie is in her fifth year of a part-time PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning and E- Research at Lancaster University. Her research interests are in online social support and the impact on wellbeing for educators.

Previously the Membership and Professional Development Manager for the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) where she led a portfolio of work relating to Membership Services and held responsibility for the development and management of the CMALT Accreditation Framework. Debbie has worked in UK Higher Education since the late 1990’s working across all areas of the student and staff experience.  She is an experienced Senior Academic Developer and Manager and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

She holds a Masters in Online and Distance Education, an MSc in Business Psychology and a BSc (Hons) Pyschology. Prior to her career in education, Debbie was a qualified Chartered Surveyor. She was awarded a Diploma in Surveying with Merit from the College of Estate Management in July 1994 and following her Assessment of Professional Competence was elected as a Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in November 1995.

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