Dr. Tess Goodliffe

Dr. Tess Goodliffe is a higher education quality consultant and trainer based in France. She was formerly Deputy CEO Technical Affairs for the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) and her role in the OAAA supported the management and implementation of the two-stage institutional accreditation system and related processes; review of General Foundation Programmes; provision of capacity building for institutions and external reviewers; and supporting the development of the revised Oman Qualification Framework.

She is now working with higher education institutions and quality agencies in all areas of development, strategy, review and capacity development. As well as working with the OAAA, she has worked with the Ministry of Education, Myanmar (through Cardno and AUSAid); University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka; Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), UAE: Education and Training Quality Authority, Bahrain, SARUA in Southern Africa and ISPD, Belgium.

Before joining the OAAA in 2007, she was the Associate Dean (Professional Development) for Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman.  Her role involved oversight of the development and implementation of the Professional Development Planning module as well as student and staff professional development; the Foundation Program department; and student support services including Library and student activities.

In terms of external quality assurance review activities, Tess has been a reviewer for QAA Scotland and has also served as a reviewer for the Bahrain Quality Assurance Agency and UQAIB in Dubai.  She has published articles and delivered presentations at a number of local, regional and international conferences and, until 2014, she was Reflections Editor for the online journal ‘Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives’.  In 2006 Tess was awarded the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education Silver Badge of Honour for her contribution to engineering education.