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Dr Rebecca Marsden

Dr Rebecca Marsden

Online Learning Support Officer

County South
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594067


Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning
Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education
Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation


Rebecca is the Online Learning Support Officer for the Department of Educational Research.  Until 2013 she  worked as a researcher with the REAP (Researching Equity, Access and Participation) team in Educational Research. Prior to joining REAP, Rebecca worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Computing Department at Lancaster University. She has also worked as a professional librarian and as a Student Learning Advisor.  Rebecca was awarded her PhD from Lancaster University in 2013 and the title is "UK newspapers' reflection of inequity in Higher Education: a study using critical discourse analysis".


‘It’s everything else you do…’: alumni views on extracurricular activities and employability

Clark, G., Marsden, R., Whyatt, D., Thompson, L. & Walker, M. 2015 In: Active Learning in Higher Education. 16, 2, p. 133-147 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


A study of the co-operative learning model used by the University of the Third Age in the United Kingdom

Marsden, R. 10/2011 In: International Journal of Education and Ageing. 2, 1, p. 55-66 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


Reinvigorating the discipline: pervasive computing and tomorrow's computer scientists

Hazas, M. & Marsden, R. 2007 In: IEEE Pervasive Computing. 6, 3, p. 90-93 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Bright Links evaluation

    15/05/2012 → 30/12/2012
    REAP evaluated the Bright Links Engineering e-mentoring scheme which is a 3 year scheme run by the Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with Brightside (an education charity). The scheme is int ... Read more»
  • Students Careers and Alumni Experiences

    01/01/2012 → 31/01/2013
    The University's alumni are a relatively untapped fund of knowledge about how to use to best effect one's university experiences, academic and extra-curricular, to gain good first jobs and better ones ... Read more»
  • Designing an inclusive curriculum in higher education

    01/09/2009 →
    The project was funded by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and it aimed to gather and disseminate information about examples of good practice of inclusive curriculum design. ... Read more»
  • Barrow Engineering Project evaluation

    01/09/2008 →
    REAP are evaluating the Barrow Engineering Project, a curriculum enrichment project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering that seeks to raise the profile of engineering among young people in Barr ... Read more»
  • Up2uni

    06/04/2008 → 05/12/2008
    Up2uni was a staff development programme designed to support practitioners advising prospective students about higher education. On behalf of the programme developers from Manchester Metropolitan Uni ... Read more»
  • Evaluation Capacity Building for HEI widening participation teams

    01/04/2007 → 31/12/2009
    This HEFCE funded project provided evaluation capacity building for HEI widening participation teams (WPTs) in the form of a development initiative involving regional capacity building workshops, inte ... Read more»
  • Aimhigher Cumbria Evaluation

    01/08/2006 → 31/07/2011
    REAP worked on a consultancy basis with Aimhigher Cumbria to support evaluation of partnership, area and thematic Aimhigher activities. Evaluation projects included Aimhigher Cumbria and the Carlisle ... Read more»

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