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Jonathan Darby

Director, Higher Education Shared Solutions
+44 (0)1908 655793

As Academic Director of SCORE Jonathan leads the project and promotes Open Educational Resources nationwide. The other half of his job involves co-ordinating the Shared Solutions programme and disseminating its outcomes. His career has been spent mainly in the field of e-learning: at Oxford University he was responsible for the institution’s first award-bearing online courses and was also the principal founder of the Association for Learning Technology. His interests include cycling and bee-keeping.

Tracey de Beer

Communications Manager, SCORE
+44 (0)1908 658605

Tracey manages communications, the fellowship programme and events within SCORE.  Her primary focus is to engage directly with the Higher Education and Further Education community through tweets, newsletters, the SCORE and Shared Solutions websites, direct mailings, exhibitions and presentations.  Prior to joining Shared Solutions she was involved in developing and co-ordinating the Research Career Development team's programme of events to help postgraduate research students develop transferable skills, in the Open University’s Research School.  Her interests inc

Matthew Duncanson-Hunter

Head of Academic Partnerships
+44 (0)1908 653437

Matthew’s role is to work with HEIs and other partner organisations in exploring further opportunities to bring collaborative solutions to shared problems. For more than ten years he has worked in various roles supporting HE partnerships, within the Open University and previously in the north-east of England. Outside of work he spends time with the family and studies Open University courses as a way of avoiding DIY projects.


Andy Lane

Senior Fellow, SCORE
+44 (0)1908 655122

As Senior Fellow Andy will be helping induct and mentor the other SCORE Fellows alongside the Academic Director. He has held many roles in the OU from Lecturer through to Dean and Director of the OU's OpenLearn initiative. He is a Board member of the Open Courseware Consortium and is working on open educational resource (OER) projects with the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities. Otherwise Andy is a Professor of Environmental Systems at the OU.

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Tim Seal

Assistant Director
+44(0)1908 653484

As Assistant Director of SCORE Tim is responsible for coordinating and managing the day-to-day activities of the Support Centre. He develops, implements and manages SCORE project operations, as well as engaging with partners across the sector. Tim has worked in the field of OER over a number of years having come to SCORE from the Open University producing high quality learning materials.

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