Stella Cottrell is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement at the University of East London, UK. This position sees a return to the University of East London for Stella, where she previously spent ten years working in educational development. Prior to her current position, she was Director for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds. Throughout her career she has maintained an interest in supporting students from diverse backgrounds, such as those with dyslexia and mature, international and disabled students.
She has an international reputation for teaching and learning. Her publications for staff and students have sold more than a million copies worldwide. First published in 1999, The Study Skills Handbook is now in its 4th edition and its tried and trusted approach has guided hundreds of thousands of students to develop the way in which they learn. Stella has authored a number of other bestselling study skills guides as part of the Palgrave Study Skills series including Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success and The Palgrave Student Planner. Palgrave's interactive e-learning study skills resource, skills4studycampus, is also based on her work.
In the June 2011 edition of Education Bookseller, Victor Glynn characterised Cottrell's books as "concise, clearly laid out and covering a wide range of subjects."
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