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Professor Debby Cotton

Professor Cotton is Director of Academic Practice at Plymouth Marjon University, UK. She is a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), and a National Teaching Fellow, and worked as an assessor and panel member on the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). She has a doctorate from Oxford University and is a popular invited speaker having delivered workshops and keynotes on higher education in Europe, China, the US and South Africa.
Plymouth Marjon University
Job Title
Director of Academic Practice

Professor Cotton sits on the editorial board of three journals, and has produced more than 70 publications on a wide range of HE teaching and learning issues. Her recent paper on ChatGPT caused quite a stir in the international media which has led to a multitude of keynote invitations. As well as giving interviews to the Observer and the Washington Post, she gave a presentation at the WonkHE event, ‘An Avalanche is Here’ about AI in Higher Education, and led an LTHE Chat on Twitter focused on ChatGPT and Academic Integrity. 

You can read her ChatGPT paper here, and find out more about her other publications on Google Scholar.