Sarah Wolfenden

Role: Senior Lecturer in Academic Professional Development

Institution: Brunel University London


Key areas of expertise:

I am a Senior Lecturer in Academic Professional Development, an ILM qualified performance coach, and a chartered information professional, with sixteen years’ experience of working in the UK Further and Higher Education sector.
I lead the APEX Framework which is comprised of the Academic Professional Apprenticeship and open route to Advance HE accreditation.

Engaging with an audience to share my knowledge, motivate and enable learning is something I am passionate about. Over the years, I have collaborated with CILIP, Internet Librarian International, University College London, London Information and Knowledge Exchange, CPD25, Information Literacy Group, Special Libraries Association and Tinder Foundation.

I am currently working on a PhD looking at coaching and staff wellbeing.

Research interests:

Coaching and mindfulness practices in academia. Identities and values.


Performance Coach
Academic Professional Development
Information Literacy
Social Sciences Librarian
Higher Education in Further Education
Copyeditor, Digital Communications, London Information and Knowledge Exchange event and conference organiser, CILIP information literacy events

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