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The Academic Integrity Advisory Group informs QAA’s activity in protecting academic integrity. The purpose of the Advisory Group is to provide expert advice and opinion, on behalf of the sector, on policy development and activities to protect academic integrity in UK higher education.


The remit of the Group is to:


  • share good practice in promoting academic integrity and identify areas of existing or potential threat to academic integrity, including offering advice on action to combat such threats
  • promote activity to uphold academic integrity, such as providing information and advice for staff, students and wider stakeholders 
  • provide a point of coordination for discussion and action on academic integrity activity in UK higher education.

Group membership

Membership of the Academic Integrity Advisory Group is drawn from institutions who hold QAA Membership from across the UK. We aim to include different types of higher education provider.

Our primary aim is to ensure the Group includes individuals with expertise in academic integrity who will help to underpin our work to benefit all of our members and the wider sector. Consistent with our embedded approach to student engagement, the Group includes two student members, one of whom is a current member of QAA’s Student Strategic Advisory Committee.

Current members:

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Name Institution
Dr Robin Crockett  University of Northampton
Professor Sandie Dann  Loughborough University
Sally Dixon  Education Partnership North East
Professor Michael Draper  Swansea University
Dr Irene Glendinning  Coventry University
Dr Thomas Lancaster  Imperial College London
Steph Lomas  University of Central Lancashire
Chrystalle Margallo  London Metropolitan University
Professor Tim McIntyre-Bhatty  Bournemouth University
Jack Medlin  Keele University Students’ Union
Professor Clare Peddie  University of St Andrews
Dr Mike Reddy  University of South Wales
Helen Smallbone  Edgehill University

The Academic Integrity Advisory Group normally meets three times throughout the academic year, including one meeting with the wider Academic Integrity Network.

Academic Integrity Network

The Academic Integrity Advisory Group is supported by a wider Academic Integrity Network. The Network enables stakeholders to meet, learn about QAA work in academic integrity, and share intelligence with Advisory Group members. Membership of the Network includes sector bodies with a commitment to promoting academic integrity, as well as representation from funders, regulators and governments from all four nations of the UK.

Current members:

Collaborative Enhancement Projects 2023
Name Sector body
Alex Bols GuildHE
Charlotte Corrish Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA)
Jack Ford Scottish Government
Richard Garrett The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Derek Horsburgh  Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
Claire Jamieson  Scottish Government
David Morris  Welsh Government
Professor Mehdi Nazarinia  Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Dr Cliona O’Neill  Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
David Rooney  Department for Economy for Northern Ireland
Gill Rowell Turnitin
Jayne Rowley Jisc
Dr Charlotte Snelling Universities UK
Janet Ward Department for Education

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