Dr Adam Longcroft

Deputy Head

Location: Cambridge

Adam is Deputy Head of Anglia Learning & Teaching. He works with the Head of Anglia Learning & Teaching.

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Adam is Deputy Head of Anglia Learning & Teaching at ARU. He is committed to aligning the provision of staff development with the ambitions and strategies of ARU, and with the needs of our academic and learning support staff. He is a HEA National Teaching Fellow, the most prestigious award that can be conferred on a University teacher in the UK. 

Adam is a highly experienced course leader and is drawing on this experience to develop enhanced continuing professional development (CPD) for course leaders at ARU. He is an experienced student projects supervisor and is working with

Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and other ARU colleagues to deliver a programme of tailored workshops focusing on enhancing this aspect of practice across ARU and its partner colleges. Adam is working with Dr Jaki Lilly to develop an enhanced community of practice focusing on leaders of learning and teaching across the University, and is involved in mentoring and assessing APRS applications (senior and principal fellow) and mentoring nominees for National Teaching Fellowships. He is currently leading on the implementation of Impact Evaluation within our department.
Adam was a leading champion of academic practice in his former role as Academic Director of Taught Programmes at UEA, and has experience of developing and delivering staff development and CPD at university level. He has a national reputation as a landscape and buildings historian.

Professional Recognition

Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)

Other Posts Held (non-University)

Governor, City College Norwich (CCN)
President, Norfolk Archaeological & Historical Research Group (NHBG) 
Member of Council, Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological Society (NNAS)
Chairman, Norfolk Historic Buildings Group (NHBG)

Other University Posts Held

Academic Director of Taught Programmes (ADTP) at UEA (Norwich) between 2011 and 2016. In this cross-university role, Adam was responsible for all taught provision at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and led regulatory and policy development around learning and teaching. He provided the academic leadership for UEA's HER quality audit in October 2015, and was responsible for the introduction of a university level peer-assisted learning system at UEA.

Director of Lifelong Learning, UEA
Chair, University Library & Learning Resources Committee, UEA
School Director of Teaching & Learning, School of Education, UEA

External examining

External examiner for UG/Masters courses at Nottingham University, Oxford University, De Montfort University and University of Sussex.


Adam’s teaching has extended across a wide range of programmes and subject areas:

Higher Education Practice
Professional Studies
Research methods


BA (Hons) Degree in History (Aberystwyth)
MA in Local & Regional Studies, UEA

Memberships, editorial boards

Member of the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF)
Member of the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

HEA Individual Teaching Excellence Award
Heritage Research Award, BA Festival of Science
HEA National Teaching Fellowship
Individual Award for Public Engagement (CUE East)
Principal Fellow of the HEA