Dr. Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds

Dr. Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Kingston University, London

Dr. Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Kingston University, London
Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds has authored two books on critical thinking and is a sought after speaker on the topic of critical thinking and authentic assessment in higher education.

Before becoming the Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kingston University, she was previously the Director of Learning, Teaching, and Pedagogic Research at the University of Westminster, the Director of Portsmouth Institute of Medicine, Health, and Social Care at the University of Plymouth, and the Deputy Head of Learning & Teaching at the University of Surrey.

Lesley-Jane's portfolio is wide ranging with responsibility for the implementation of every aspect of the institutional education strategy at Kingston, including learning, teaching, quality assurance and enhancement, student support, academic practice and the student experience.

She is a founding member and Chair of the Association of National Teaching Fellows and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  


Eales-Reynolds, L-J. & Clarke, C. (Eds) (forthcoming) Critical Thinking in Higher Education; Teaching, Assessment, and Current Perspectives. 

Eales-Reynolds, L-J., Judge, B., McCreery, E., & Jones, P.  (2013) Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students (2nd ed.).  Learning Matters. 

Conference Presentations 

Eales-Reynolds, L-J. & Clarke, C. (2015) Using Technology to Develop Critical Thinking - Critica. Presented at HERDSA, Melbourne 6-9 July 2015.

Eales-Reynolds, L-J. & Clarke, C. (2015) Developing a Web 2.0 Application for Scaffolding Critical Thinking. Presented at HERDSA, Melbourne 6-9 July 2015. 


Hilary Wason

Marketing Lecturer, Kingston University

Hilary Wason is a marketing lecturer at Kingston University Business School and also teaches at Kingston College. She brings a wide range of practitioner experience to this role having previously worked for 15 years in senior marketing roles in both client and advertising agency environments.  Her research interests include developing critical thinking, using teaching and learning to build self-efficacy, student-centered learning, transition to HE and developing adjunct faculty academic identity. She has published a number of articles about these topics.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has recently been awarded a Kingston University National Teaching Fellowship for her work developing a critical thinking skills toolkit. She is this year’s institutional nomination for the Higher Education Academy’s National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. She is a member of the Society for Research in Higher Education and peer reviews for the Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement Network’s journal.

Uloaku (Ula) Ojiaku, Project Manager,

Uloaku (Ula) Ojiaku

Uloaku (Ula) Ojiaku Project Manager,
Centre for Graduate Excellence (CfGE), Kingston University

Ula Ojiaku is the Project Manager for the Centre for Graduate Excellence (CfGE) at Kingston University. Her project is focused on providing students with  personalised co-curricular/ extracurricular opportunities to develop and practice essential, value-adding skills and attributes such as critical thinking.

Previously a global Simplification Programme Lead with BP, Ula also led the establishment and maintenance of key educational institution relationships on behalf of the company. Having also worked for a number of other notable multinational companies across several industries including Oil & Gas, Telecommunications/IT and Consulting, she has first-hand understanding of the value of critical thinking skills to employers.

An avid learner who is passionate about enterprise and empowering young people to succeed, Ula was one of the speakers at the 2016 Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group (HEEG) conference.
She has a BEng in Electronics and an MSc in Data Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (Computer Science) from the University College London.