Education Alchemists Ltd is formed on the lifelong work of Professor Gilly Salmon, seeking to advance learning practices & achievements. She is joined in the practice by a Visual Artist, Human Resource practitioner and a Digital Events Manager. Our focus is on the transformation of Learning & Teaching, & enabling organisational development, informed by extensive research, publications and practice.
Professor Gilly Salmon, PhD, PFHEA, NTF. is CEO & Principal Consultant. She has 30 years’ experience at senior levels, in universities in the UK and Australia. She has initiated, strategized, implemented & completed significant institutional change. Her experience & background includes the UK Open University as well as Associate Dean (Online) & Pro Vice-Chancellor roles in research-intensive and in vocational institutions.
She recently spent two years as academic director at an Online Programme Management company. Gilly Salmon is now an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, & Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University, close to Liverpool, UK.
Rod Angood, BA, MBA. is MD & Principal Visioning Director. Previously he held senior roles as Executive Director of Information Technology & Information Systems at two UK universities. His first career was as a Royal Naval Officer in the Submarine Service. He brings extensive experience of leadership development, strategy & organisation. Rod is now an established Graphic Artist providing ‘Artist in Residence’ services to Carpe Diem & Futuring workshops, supporting keynote speeches with real time artistic images, & academics with pictures & diagrams that explore concepts, ideas & models. Some examples of his work can be viewed at the Gallery:
Emily Salmon, BA, MA, MCIPD. is Director and HR Consultant. She has twenty years of experience of HR in Higher & Further Education, leisure, charity & retail sectors. She has specialist experience in employee relations, learning & development, & remote working for staff & tutors. She has a Master’s in Human Resources management, & Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. She is also qualified as a Civil & Commercial Mediator, Level 5 Award in Learning and Development: Designing and Developing Digital and Blended Learning Solutions & as a Mental Health First-aider.
Paula Brooke, BA (Hons) is Events and Project Manager. Her degree is in Theatre. Her career until recently was as a stage manager in live theatre, including Phantom of the Opera, The Bodyguard & Mamma Mia! in the West End of London & on tour throughout the world. She now brings her unique set of design & organisation skills to our digital workshops, ensuring that our audience gets the very best from their engagement experiences. Paula is also the Director & Producer of the Education Alchemists YouTube Channel.