Leoarna Mathias


Leoarna Mathias is Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement at Newman University.  She joined Newman’s Directorate of Learning Teaching and Scholarship in 2019 having previously lectured in Early Childhood at Newman and Plymouth Marjon University. She has lead responsibility for institutional student-facing induction and welcome, the HEADs suite of transition programmes, and the institutional calendar of support for student transition.

Leoarna is also involved in the promotion and delivery of our Student Staff Partnership Projects programme. She is a member of University Council, and a Senior Fellow of the HEA, mentoring colleagues to achieve Fellowship through our institutional CPD route. She is currently undertaking a PhD by Publication and has published on Students as Partners, Induction and Transition, and Critical and Post-Critical Pedagogies.