Ms Ada Adeghe

Head of Academic, Workforce and Business Development

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323292 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: CPD for Educational Professionals / Masters Level for Professional Learning


Ada Adeghe’s expertise lies in the areas of Continuing Professional Development for education professionals, Management and Leadership in Education as well as the achievement of excellence in embedded Skills for Life programmes.  She is currently completing her doctoral thesis on the leadership of Masters level professional development for school teachers.  Ada has extensive experience in supporting education providers to accredit their professional learning activities as well as recognising their prior learning and experience.  Ada’s background is also in further Education and she has worked as Consultant on a range of Department for Education projects like the Skills For Life Project and Embedding Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL in vocational courses

Research interests

  • Continuing Professional Development for educational professionals
  • Approaches to Quality Assurance in further and higher education
  • Achieving excellence in embedded Skills for Life Provision

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of International Professional Development Asociation
  • Member of UCET CPD Committee


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring, University of Wolverhampton
  • Diploma in Educational Management, Sheffield Hallam University                  
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), University of Wolverhampton
  • M. Phil. West African Studies, University of Birmingham
  • M.A. Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • B. A. Dramatic Arts, University of Ife, Nigeria



  • Journals (include web links if applicable)
  • Books/Book Chapters (include ISBN numbers)
  • Contributor to The Raising Standards Series – A contextual Guide to Support Success in Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL provision (Prison) – DFES 2003
  • Adeghe, A. (1995) ‘The Other half of the Story: Nigerian Women Telling Tales’, in Brown, S. (ed.) Orality, Texts and the Telling of Tales, Birmingham University African Studies Series No. 4
  • Practitioner Publications and Reports


Conference Presentations

Oral presentations/seminars/workshops

  • 2013, Developing Masterly Practice – HEIs and Schools working in Partnership workshop presented at the International Professional Development conference, Aston, Birmingham.
  • 2010, Working with Local Authorities to progress master’s level CPD, paper presented at the ATEE conference in Budapest, August, 2010
  • 2007, Equality and Diversity in Teacher Education, Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) conference in Telford, UK, August 2007.
  • 2007, Professional Challenges in Curricular Development for a European Leadership Programme, paper presented at the International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) Slovenia, January, 2007
  • 2006, Cooperation, Collaboration and the Trials and Tribulations of Tripartite relationships – A case study of the Skills For Life Leadership and Management Programme, Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) conference in Slovenia October, 2006
  • 2005, Leading and Managing Change and Quality Improvements in Skills For Life: Evaluation of leadership and management programme.  Paper presented at ATEE Conference in Amsterdam, October 2005.

Previous professional experience

  • Principal Lecturer, Partnership Co-ordinator
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Senior Lecturer, PCE/CPD, University of Wolverhampton        
  • Head of Open & Flexible Learning, Dudley College of Technology 
  • Basic Skills Manager