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Peter D’Sena has been acknowledged by his disciplinary community as a leader in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): he was elected to be the first President of SoTL’s European branch for History (2017-22); and Vice President (Education) of the Royal Historical Society (2020-22).  His key contributions are borne from his enduring commitment, over four decades, to equality and inclusion.  As a writer of ‘Curriculum 2000’ for schools, he championed the introduction of Black history; now he continues to lecture and write on decolonising the curriculum.  His innovative resources for those ‘New to Teaching’ are used in the UK and beyond; his contributions to QAA Benchmark Statements inform undergraduate provision; his expertise brings work chairing inspections for European quality assurance agencies.  He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research; a Principal Fellow of the HEA; and on the Advisory Board of the New Cambridge History of Britain.  Most recently, his historical enquiry has seen him give presentations on ethnomusicology and the delta blues, and, more locally, presentations on the history of Bayfordbury, home of the University of Hertfordshire's largest, yet least visited campus.

External positions

External Examiner, Higher Education Practice, Keele University

1 Sept 2021 → …

Vice-President (Education), Royal Historical Society

1 Jan 202031 Dec 2022

External Examiner (Modern History), The University of Wolverhampton

1 Sept 201831 Aug 2022

Academic Developer, University of East London

22 Sept 201422 Sept 2015

Discipline Lead for History, Archaeology and Classics, Higher Education Academy

1 Sept 201131 Aug 2014


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