Dr Hilary Perraton, who was Deputy Chair of the CSC until 2009 , has been appointed as the first Visiting Fellow of the London International Development Centre (LIDC).

The Fellowship – a joint honorary appointment at LIDC and the Institute of Education, University of London – will enable Hilary to use his expertise in promoting open and distance learning – flexible methods of teaching including online learning.

His work will include advising LIDC on its Distance Learning for Development programme, which encourages collaboration in the design, delivery and marketing of distance learning courses provided by its member colleges.