About us

Liftupp was created in 2009 at the University of Liverpool by Dr Ben Mason and Professor Luke Dawson to improve the student experience through personalised education to ensure all aspects of the curriculum of study are taught and appropriately assessed.

The platform enables Universities to produce detailed personal portfolios that enhance student employability and enable the continuous assessment of non-technical skills such as communication and professionalism.

Liftupp emphasises learner development and allows users to share best practice as part of a global community. Liftupp spun out of the University of Liverpool in 2015. Liverpool University retains a major stake in the company and its clinical academic teams continue to support the enterprise.

We are passionate about working with educators to develop assessments into transformative learning experiences.

Meet the team

David James, Operations Dir.

Having previously worked for SMEs in the private sector, David worked in healthcare education for 10 years and was instrumental in establishing Liftupp as a spin-out from the University of Liverpool in 2015.

Ben Mason, Technical Dir.

An original founder of the Liftupp platform, Ben has worked as a Lecturer in Education and a Director of QA. Ben now leads on product development as Technical Director.

Luke Dawson, Professor of Undergrad Ed.

Another of Liftupp’s founders, Luke remains within the University of Liverpool as Professor of Undergraduate Dental Education, and through research and collaboration helps inform Liftupp of current best practice in learning design.

David James, Operations Dir.

Having previously worked for SMEs in the private sector, David worked in healthcare education for 10 years and was instrumental in establishing Liftupp as a spin-out from the University of Liverpool in 2015.

Ben Mason, Technical Dir.

An original founder of the Liftupp platform, Ben has worked as a Lecturer in Education and a Director of QA. Ben now leads on product development as Technical Director.

Luke Dawson, Professor of Undergrad Ed.

Another of Liftupp’s founders, Luke remains within the University of Liverpool as Professor of Undergraduate Dental Education, and through research and collaboration helps inform Liftupp of current best practice in learning design.