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LCC Digital Learning Team

Amin Neghavati, Director of Digital Learning

Amin offers over 25 years of diverse international experience from more than 10 countries. His primary expertise lies in education management, workplace learning, and technology leadership. He joined UAL in March 2024 as the Director of Digital Learning to lead the development and implementation of strategies for embedding digital technologies in learning and teaching at London College of Communication.

Amin’s professional journey includes diverse roles, heading professional learning and development at UWCSEA in Singapore, serving as a digital technologies consultant at the British Council in Southeast Asia, and also founding a learning design and technology firm. Prior to joining UAL, Amin was a learning and organisational development manager at University of Bath.

With a background in electrical engineering, an MA in digital technologies and education from University of Manchester and an executive MBA from University of Bath, Amin focuses on effective integration of emerging technologies in education. His leadership style blends compassion and authenticity, building high-performing and happy teams and central to his approach is a commitment to social justice and promoting equity and inclusion. Connect with Amin on LinkedIn.

Elena Hernández-Martín, Digital Learning Producer

Elena Hernandez-Martin

Elena joined LCC in January 2022, after having worked in senior roles in digital education at King’s College and other HE UK institutions since 2008. She studied Media in Spain and Interactive and Learning Design in London. Soon after moving to the UK and while working as a freelance photographer, she became interested in the field of Digital Education. Elena has a MA in Digital Media Design and has won DL design innovation awards.

Since 2013, Elena has worked as Senior DL developer, Learning Design manager, and Digital Learning Director. During these years, she has implemented digital learning best practises, written and embedded policies across institutions as well as executing large benchmarking exercises. Elena has managed sizeable multidisciplinary digital learning projects and teams. Her areas of expertise are learning design (fully online and blended), interface design, UX,  usability, inclusiveness and accessibility; and the application of technology within a pedagogical online framework. 

Elena is currently working towards a Principal Fellowship. By working and influencing online/blended learning Elena aims to help making education a more inclusive, accessible and affordable resource. 

Sheila Smith, Senior Digital Learning Coordinator (secondment)

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Sheila Smith

Sheila has spent 20 years in the FE sector with most of them at Lambeth College and has an MA in Radio from Goldsmiths College.

As well as teaching radio, journalism, photography and media Sheila was part of the teaching and learning team.

In her role as Blended Learning Expert Practitioner, she supported staff with digital skills and tools both in the classroom, online and hybrid delivery.

Scott Simmonds, Digital Learning Coordinator

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Scott Simmonds

Scott has joined the team from the University of Portsmouth, where he managed a team of developers with the Faculty of Humanities for 11 years.

He has experience of developing content on Moodle, supporting and delivering training to staff and students (online and in person), and how web technologies can be used as part learning, teaching and assessments.

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One thought on “LCC Digital Learning Team

  • Paul Myers

    Great to welcome our new colleagues to the college.
    Welcome aboard And and Sheila 🙂


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