Executive Director: James Noble-Rogers




James Noble-Rogers is Executive Director of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), a membership organisation for universities involved in teacher education and education research. Prior to taking up this position in 2004, he was Head of Governance at the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) for four years. Before that he was, from 1987 to 2000, a civil servant in the Education Department (in its various guises) and the Teacher Training Agency. He was born in 1961 and has an Honours degree in Humanities from Hatfield Polytechnic, a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Nottingham and a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction from City University, London. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wolverhampton University, and in 2015 was awarded an honorary master’s degree in Education from the University of Hertfordshire.


Business Support Officer: Amy Godsland




Amy joined UCET in September 2007 as Information and Office Manager and became Executive Officer soon after. She has responsibility for office administration and financial procedures, conference planning, UCET publications and responding to requests and enquiries from member institutions. In 2004, Amy earned a BA with a double major in History and English (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada).


Policy and Liaison Advisor: Dr Jackie Moses




Dr Jackie Moses has worked in teacher education and development for over 25 years including posts as Director of the Institute of Education at the University of Cumbria, Interim Director for the Institute of Childhood and Education at Leeds Trinity University and Head of Professional Learning and Development at Roehampton University. She is now working for UCET as a Policy Advisor where she hopes to use her experience to support HEIs in their work in initial and ongoing teacher education and development. Jackie began her career in education as a secondary physical education teacher, moving into outdoor education and further education before taking up posts in the higher education sector.


Administrative Assistant: Ms Shajna Ali




Shajna joined UCET in August 2008, as an Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for carrying out general administrative tasks and also assisting the Business Support Officer with database management, the production of variety of publications, processing invoices and in any other way required.

In 2002, Shajna earned a BA Hons in Politics from the University of East London. Shajna has several years’ of experience working in the public sector, the National Health Service (Great Ormond Street Hospital) as an Audit and Research support Officer. Shajna also has extensive experience in customer services as she worked in the retail industry prior to joining the National Health Service.


Communications Officer: Max Fincher




Max joined UCET in April 2016 as a temporary PA/Administrative Assistant, and since September 2017, as Communications Officer. Max is responsible for communications with UCET members, including the content management of the new website, proofreading of publications and the administration of the UCET forums.

Max has a PhD in English Literature from King’s College London (2004), and has worked for a number of not-for-profit organisations, including the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.  As well as working for UCET, he is a part-time tutor and a freelance proof reader on academic publications.