Area of work: Educational development; evaluation in higher education; lecturer development; postgraduate education.
Paula Burkinshaw is a Senior Research Fellow at Leeds University Centre for Interdisciplinary Leadership.
Area of work: Gender and leadership, gendered leadership cultures, leadership as communities of practice of masculinities and leadership development interventions for women.
John Carty is a Lecturer at the College of Tourism and Arts, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland.
Area of work: Hospitality, tourism and event management; work based learning.
Joseph Collins is Head of Faculty, Lifelong Learning at the Insittue of Technology, Carlow in Ireland.
Areas of work: Supporting Lifelong Learning and part time students through Higher Education.
David Cooper is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Area of work: The sociology of Higher Education and science studies particularly around universities and engaged scholarship.
Helen Duell is a Academic Quality Officer (Enhancement and Review) in the Academic Quality & Development Unit at Edge Hill University, UK.
Areas of work: Academic Quality. Specifically I am responsible for leading the management and enhancement of the institutional Periodic Review processes and documentation at Edge Hill University which includes the briefing of academic colleagues in departments undergoing review. I also lead the development and enhancement of processes for reviewing academic programmes, evaluating current systems and processes for academic quality management and governance and using my expert knowledge to propose improvements to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) & University Secretary and Learning and Teaching Committee. I also lead internal quality audits and related research projects commissioned by the Directorate, selecting from and utilising a range of appropriate methodologies to manage complex data and produce specialist reports and position papers to a high standard to inform executive and deliberative decision-making. This involves synthesising and analysing a range of complex quantitative and qualitative data including programme performance statistics and external examiner reports to produce authoritative and succinct reports to guide the consideration and deliberations of senior academic managers on a variety of institutional level projects.
Ian Finlay is an Educational Development Consultant (Social Sciences) at the Oxford Learning Institute in Oxford.
Area of work: Teaching and learning in HE; and education of disadvantaged young people and adults.
Nuala Harding is a Learning and Teaching Coordinator in the Learning and Teaching Unit at Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland.
Area of work: Educational development. Current educational research, teaching and publishing interests include the development of academic practice, student engagement and technology enhanced learning.
Colm Kelleher is a Lecturer in Human Resources and Management Studies in the School of Business at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland.
Area of work: Quality Assurance and Enhancement; Group Self-Evaluative Practice
James Kwan is a Lecturer/Seminar Instructor in the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Techcological University, Singapore.
Area of work: Students’ approach to learning accounting, students learning-teaching experience in private higher education institutions, blended learning, student boredom in classroom, threshold concepts in finance.
Michael Lower is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Area of work: Blended learning; technology enhanced learning; communities of inquiry; knowledge building.
Timothy Nicoll is an English Language instructor in the Academic Bridge Program at the Abu Dhabi Campus of Zayed University, in the United Arab Emirates.
Areas of work: Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Primary research interests relate to the integration and use of learning technologies in the field of English Language Teaching, as well as how to improve the teaching and learning of core areas such as reading, writing and vocabulary.
Area of work: Higher education internationalisation policy discourses; international (HE) benchmarking and rankings practices; discourse analytic approaches.
Nickanor Amwata Owuor
Nickanor Amwata Owuor is a Lecturer in the Business and Management Sciences Department at the University of Kurdistan - Hewlêr, Iraq.
Area of work: Student voice and engagement; nonviolent student activism in higher education.
David Peet is a Senior University Administrator within the Human Resources Division at the University of Cambridge.
Area of work: My PhD work is focused on the factors which inhibit and enable the embedding of change in university academic departments. My day job is focused on career development for Professional Services Staff with a particular emphasis on technicians.
Patricia Perlen is an Associate Lecturer in Law within the Deakin Law School, Deakin University, Australia and is also a PhD student within Educational Research at Lancaster University.
Area of work: The law of Higher Education; Quality Assurance; Higher Education Frameworks and the concept of academic judgement.
Claire Raistrick is a Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick, working within the Health Education Hub at Warwick Medical School.
Area of work: Self-evaluative practices; participatory processes, including co-construction, action-research and dialogical sense-making; evaluation; innovation; work-based learning; technology enhanced learning.
Syed Uzair Shah
Syed Uzair Shah is a Lecturer in the Department of Management Learning & Leadership at Lancaster University.
Area of work: Teachers' experiences of using learning technology within their pedagogical practices.
Gabrielle Samuel is a Research Associate in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London.
Areas of work: Ethical decision-making in practice; research ethics committees; qualitative research; ethical and regulatory issues related to innovative health technologies.
Claire Sparrow is the Course Director of Undergraduate Law Programmes within the School of Law at the University of Portsmouth.
Area of work: Problem-based learning; the interaction between academic research and teaching activity.
Vicki Trowler is an ESRC-funded PhD student in the School of Education at Edinburgh University.
Area of work: Student engagement; ethnography; evaluation; policy analysis.
Caroline Tutton-Wood is an alumna of the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.
Area of work: Engaging 'non-traditional' students for retention and success within Higher Education.
Brad Wuetherick is the Executive Director, Learning and Teaching in the Office of the Provost and VP Academic and Centre for Learning and Teaching at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.
Area of work: change in higher education; undergraduate research and inquiry, and the teaching-research nexus; threshold concepts; academic staff attitudes and practices in higher education teaching and learning; the scholarship of teaching and learning; academic development; and e-learning.
Joana Zozimo is a PhD Student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.
Area of work: Theories around evaluation processes; evaluation as a social practice; evaluation language; evaluation perceptions; evaluation resistance; monitoring and evaluation within development education interventions.
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