Dr Lee Fallin

Dr Lee Fallin

Academic & Library Specialist

Faculty and Department

  • Information Services Directorate
  • Collections, Learning and Research


  • BA (University of Hull)
  • PGCert (University of Hull)
  • EdD (University of Hull)


Lee Fallin works as a learning developer at the University of Hull where he supports students and staff to develop their academic, digital, information and visual literacies. His research interests focus on the intersections between education and geography, inclusive of physical and digital spaces. As a learning developer, he is also interested in researching student learning practices in higher education and how they can be supported.

Lee has published research on the purpose of the academic library and on contemporary issues in learning development. Completing his Doctorate in Education in 2020, he is focused on writing up his findings for broader dissemination and publication.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts (hons) in Geography, a PG Cert in eLearning and a Doctorate in Education (EdD). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Certified Leading Practitioner with the Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE). Lee is also recognised as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and is a Microsoft Certified Educator. He is currently working towards recognition with the Association of Learning Technology (ALT).


Lee delivers workshops that are available for all staff and students at the University of Hull via the Skills Team. He also delivers lectures across many programmes at the University of Hull. His teaching expertise focuses on academic reading, critical thinking and the use of technology to aid teaching and research.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Addressing the hidden curriculum during transition to HE: the importance of empathy

Hubbard, K., Gawthorpe, P., Fallin, L., & Henri, D. (2020). Addressing the hidden curriculum during transition to HE: the importance of empathy. In T. Hinchcliffe (Ed.), The Hidden Curriculum of Higher Education (59-76). Heslington, York: Advance HE

Journal Article

Beyond books: the concept of the academic library as learning space

Fallin, L. (2016). Beyond books: the concept of the academic library as learning space. New library world, 117(5-6), 308-320. https://doi.org/10.1108/NLW-10-2015-0079

Research interests

Lee's thesis focused on the Brynmor Jones Library as a case study of neoliberalism in higher education and the impact on library services. His current research interests include library purpose, learning development, digital capabilities, learning spaces, research methodologies and geographies of place.

He is an NVivo Certified Expert and is happy to support individuals and teams in qualitative methodologies and the use of NVivo for qualitative analysis.