Grahame BILBOW

Director, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
The University of Hong Kong
Grahame BILBOW

Professor Grahame Bilbow served at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) between 1990 and 2005. He received his professorship in 2000, and, from 2000 to 2005, he was Head of the PolyU's Department of English. During that period, he was involved in the UGC-led Teaching and Learning Quality Process Review and the PolyU's Academic Revisioning process (as part of the University's move towards a learning outcomes based model for the curriculum).

When Professor Bilbow left PolyU in 2005, it was to become a Dean with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) network in the United Arab Emirates, a network of fourteen colleges spread across the Emirates. In that role, he was responsible for a review of HCT Colleges' provision in the core curriculum: English, Mathematics, Computing and Arabic.

From 2008 to 2011, Professor Bilbow served as First Secretary for Education at the British Embassy and the British Council's Director of English China, in Beijing, China. In that post, he was responsible for bilateral agreements between the UK and China in the area of primary and secondary teacher training in English, as well as for educational projects in Mongolia and North Korea.

In late-2011, Professor Bilbow joined the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the UK as Assistant Director, responsible for the Arts and Humanities. The HEA is the UK government-funded organisation working with universities to raise the standards of teaching and learning across the UK's higher education sector through teaching fellowship, professional development support, and national teaching excellence awards.

Since May 2013, Professor Bilbow has been Director of The University of Hong Kong's Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL). The function of CETL is to support and operationalise the University's Teaching and Learning Strategy through the scholarship of teaching and learning, professional development activities and the recognition of teaching excellence.

Professor Bilbow was recently awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, in recognition of his contribution to international strategic leadership in teaching and learning.