Professor Paul Trowler

Professor

Research Overview

Change and the implementation of higher education policy particularly at institutional and departmental level. My research and evaluation work focuses especially on the significance of disciplinary and contextually-specific locations for leadership and change management. I have a particular interest in academic staff and organizational learning as they relate to the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education.

Student engagement, ideological contest and elective affinity: the Zepke thesis reviewed
Trowler, P. 2015 In: Teaching in Higher Education. 20, 3, p. 328-339. 12 p.
Journal article

The role of HEFCE in teaching and learning enhancement: a review of evaluative evidence
Trowler, P., Ashwin, P., Saunders, M. 17/07/2014
Other contribution

Supporting learning online: the case of "Policy and Change Processes in Higher Education" - A doctoral programme module
Trowler, P. 19/04/2014 Smashwords. 28 p.
Monograph

Academic tribes and territories: the theoretical trajectory
Trowler, P. 2014 In: Oesterreichische Zeitschrift fur Geschichtswissenschaften. 25, 3, p. 17-26. 10 p.
Journal article

Depicting and researching disciplines: strong and moderate essentialist approaches
Trowler, P. 2014 In: Studies in Higher Education. 39, 10, p. 1720-1731. 12 p.
Journal article

Frequently asked questions about doctoral research into higher education
Trowler, P. 2014 Amazon Kindle. 50 p.
Monograph

Practice-focused ethnographies of higher education: method/ological corollaries of a social practice perspective
Trowler, P. 2014 In: European Journal of Higher Education. 4, 1, p. 18-29. 12 p.
Journal article

Can approaches to research in Art and Design be beneficially adapted for research into higher education?
Trowler, P. 2013 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 32, 1, p. 56-69. 14 p.
Journal article

Institutional change toward a sustainability agenda: how far can theory assist?
Trowler, P., Hopkinson, P., Comerford Boyes, L. 2013 In: Tertiary Education and Management. 19, 4, p. 1-13. 13 p.
Journal article

Wicked issues in situating theory in close up research
Trowler, P. 16/05/2012 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 31, 3, p. 273-284. 12 p.
Journal article

Conclusion: academic practices and the disciplines in the 21st century
Trowler, P., Saunders, M., Bamber, V. 12/01/2012 In: Tribes and territories in the 21st-century. London : Routledge p. 5-29. 25 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Disciplines and Academic Practices
Trowler, P. 12/01/2012 In: Tribes and territories in the 21st-century. London : Routledge p. 30-38. 9 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Disciplines and Research: key themes
Trowler, P. 12/01/2012 In: Tribes and territories in the 21st-century. London : Routledge p. 41-43. 3 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Doing Research: The case of art and design
Trowler, P. 12/01/2012 In: Tribes and territories in the 21st-century. London : Routledge p. 68-77. 10 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Theorising Disciplines and Research Practices: conceptual groundwork
Trowler, P. 12/01/2012 In: Tribes and territories in the 21st-century. London : Routledge p. 91-96. 5 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Tribes and Territories in the 21st Century: Rethinking the significance of disciplines in higher education
Trowler, P., Saunders, M., Bamber, V. 01/2012 London : Routledge / Open University. 312 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-88062-6.
Book

Doctoral Research into Higher Education: Thesis structure, content and completion
Trowler, P. 2012 Amazon Kindle. 56 p. Electronic ISBN: B007W57J5K.
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Doing Insider Research into Higher Education
Trowler, P. 2012 Amazon Kindle. 70 p. Electronic ISBN: B006JI3SGK.
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Doing Research into Higher Education: Making theory work
Trowler, P. 2012 Amazon Kindle. 40 p. Electronic ISBN: B00A6TT1SM.
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Writing Doctoral Project Proposals: Higher Education Research
Trowler, P. 2012 Amazon Kindle. 44 p. Electronic ISBN: B008UYT5V8.
Book

Conceptual overview of student engagement
Trowler, P., Trowler, V. 2011 Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Commissioned report

Evaluative practices and outcomes: issues at the national level
Trowler, P. 2011 In: Reconceptualising evaluation in higher education . Maidenhead : Open University Press p. 66-74. 9 p. ISBN: 9780335241613 . Electronic ISBN: 9780335241620 .
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National systemic evaluative practice: power and regulation
Trowler, P. 2011 In: Reconceptualising evaluation in higher education. Maidenhead : Open University Press p. 35-39. 5 p. ISBN: 9780335241613 . Electronic ISBN: 9780335241620 .
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Reconceptualising evaluation in higher education: the practice turn
Saunders, M., Trowler, P., Bamber, V. 2011 Maidenhead : Open University Press / SRHE. 247 p. ISBN: 9780335241613. Electronic ISBN: 9780335241620 .
Book

Researching your own institution: Higher Education
Trowler, P. 2011
Other contribution

Student engagement: toolkit for leaders
Trowler, P., Trowler, V. 2011 Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Commissioned report

The higher education policy context of evaluative practices
Trowler, P. 2011 In: Reconceptualising evaluative practices in higher education. Maidenhead : Open University Press / SRHE p. 18-31. 14 p. ISBN: 9780335241606 .
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The practice turn: reconceptualising evaluation in higher education
Saunders, M., Trowler, P., Bamber, V. 2011 In: Reconceptualising evaluation in higher education. Maidenhead : Open University Press p. 203-226. 14 p. ISBN: 9780335241613 . Electronic ISBN: 9780335241620 .
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'A kind of exchange': learning from art and design teaching
Shreeve, A., Sims, E., Trowler, P. 2010 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 29, 2, p. 125-138. 14 p.
Journal article

Case Studies of Student Engagement
Trowler, P., Trowler, V. 2010 The Higher Education Academy.
Commissioned report

Frameworks for Action II: Guidance for policy makers on student engagement
Trowler, P., Trowler, V. 2010 The Higher Education Academy.
Commissioned report

Frameworks for action: enhancing student engagement at the institutional level
Trowler, P., Trowler, V. 2010 The Higher Education Academy.
Commissioned report

Looking back and looking into the future
Verity, M., Trowler, P. 2010 In: Learning development in higher education. London : Palgrave Macmillan p. 241-252. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Los Academicos en la mejora de la calidad de la docencia y del aprendizaje
Trowler, P. 2010 In: Calidad de los Egresados Responsabilidad Institucional Ineludible.. Santiago : Consejo de Educacion/Comision Nacional de Acreditation de Chile p. 49-62. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Student Engagement Evidence Summary
Trowler, P., Trowler, V. 2010 The Higher Education Academy.
Commissioned report

Student engagement: executive summary
Trowler, P., Trowler, V. 2010 The Higher Education Academy.
Commissioned report

UK Higher Education: captured by new managerialist discourse?
Trowler, P. 2010 In: The changing dynamics of higher education middle management. Dortrecht : Springer
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Beyond Epistemological Essentialism: Academic Tribes in the 21st Century.
Trowler, P. 2009 In: The university and its disciplines : teaching and learning within and beyond disciplinary boundaries. London : Routledge 246 p. ISBN: 0415965217.
Chapter

Enhancement Theories Theme 1: Influencing the Disciplines.
Trowler, P., Saunders, M., Bamber, V. 2009 In: Enhancing learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum in higher education : theory, cases, practices. Maidenhead : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press 205 p. ISBN: 0335233759.
Chapter

Enhancing learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum in higher education: theory, cases, practices
Bamber, V., Trowler, P., Saunders, M. 2009 Maidenhead : Open University Press / SRHE. 210 p. ISBN: 9780335233762.
Book

Introduction - Continuities, Enhancement and Higher Education.
Bamber, V., Trowler, P., Saunders, M., Knight, P. 2009 In: Enhancing learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum in higher education : theory, cases, practices. Maidenhead : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press 205 p. ISBN: 0335233759.
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Making Practical Sense of Enhancing Learning, Teaching, Assessment and Curriculum References.
Saunders, M., Bamber, V., Trowler, P. 2009 In: Enhancing learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum in higher education : theory, cases, practices. Maidenhead : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press 205 p. ISBN: 0335233759.
Chapter

Theme 1 Introduction.
Trowler, P. 2009 In: Enhancing learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum in higher education : theory, cases, practices. Maidenhead : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press 205 p. ISBN: 0335233759.
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Theme 1: Commentary on the Cases.
Trowler, P. 2009 In: Enhancing learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum in higher education : theory, cases, practices. Maidenhead : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press 205 p. ISBN: 0335233759.
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Theme 4 Introduction.
Trowler, P. 2009 In: Enhancing learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum in higher education : theory, cases, practices. Maidenhead : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press 205 p. ISBN: 0335233759.
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Theme 4: Commentary on the Cases.
Trowler, P. 2009 In: Enhancing learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum in higher education : theory, cases, practices. Maidenhead : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press 205 p. ISBN: 0335233759.
Chapter

Cultures and change in higher education : theories and practices.
Trowler, P., Entwistle, N., King, R. 11/2008 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 190 p. ISBN: 1403948534.
Book

2005-2010 Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning programme
Saunders, M., Trowler, P., Ashwin, P. 2008 Bristol : HEFCE. 127 p.
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Editorial: introduction.
Trowler, P. 2008 In: International Journal of Educational Research. 47, 3, p. 149-150. 2 p.
Journal article

Exploring Academic Identities and Practices in a Competitive Enhancement Context: a UK-based case study.
Fanghanel, J., Trowler, P. 2008 In: European Journal of Education. 43, 3, p. 301-313. 13 p.
Journal article

Tribes, territories, research and teaching enhancing the teaching-research nexus
Trowler, P., Wareham, T. 2008 York : The Higher Education Academy, 52 p.
Working paper

Reconcepturalising the teaching-research nexus.
Trowler, P., Wareham, T. 2007 In: Enhancing higher education, theory and scholarship : proceedings of the 30th HERDSA annual conference 8-11 July 2007 Adelaide, Australia. Milperra : HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia) 2 p. ISBN: 0908557728 / 9780908557721.
Chapter

Academic tribes : their significance in enhancement processes.
Trowler, P. 2006 In: Proceedings of Utvecklingskonferensen 2005 i Karlstad. Lund : University of Lund
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A sociology of teaching, learning and enhancement: improving practices in higher education.
Trowler, P. 2005 In: Papers : Revista de Sociologia. 76, p. 13-32. 20 p.
Journal article

Compulsory Higher Education Teacher Training: Joined-up policies, institutional architectures and enhancement cultures
Trowler, P., Bamber, R. 2005 In: International Journal for Academic Development. 10, 2, p. 79-93. 15 p.
Journal article

Freeing the chi of change: the Higher Education Academy and enhancing teaching and learning in higher education
Trowler, P., Fanghanel, L., Wareham, T. 2005 In: Studies in Higher Education. 30, 4, p. 427-444. 18 p.
Journal article

Reinventing the university : visions and hallucinations.
Trowler, P. 12/2004 In: Proceedings of the Rhodes centenary celebration conference : Reinventing the university.. Rhodes, South Africa : University of Rhodes
Paper

Compulsory higher education teacher training : joined-up policies, institutional architectures, enhancement cultures.
Trowler, P. 11/2004 In: Proceedings of a conference of Swedish universities.. Lund
Chapter

Communication media.
Trowler, P. 2004 In: Sociology : themes and perspectives.. London : Harper Collins p. 832-863. 32 p. ISBN: 000715447X (pbk.).
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Policy and Change: Academic development units and the Bologna Declaration
Trowler, P. 2004 In: International Journal for Academic Development. 9, 2, p. 195-200. 6 p.
Journal article

Il Regno Unito e lo "Spazio Europeo dell'Istruzione"
Trowler, P. 07/2003 In: Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia. 3, p. 357-370. 14 p.
Journal article

Education policy : a policy sociology approach.
Trowler, P. 2003 London : Routledge. 219 p. ISBN: 0415275547.
Book

Realising Qualitative Research into Higher Education (Cardiff Papers in Qualitative Research).
Trowler, P.R., Prichard, C. 2003 Aldershot : Ashgate. 216 p. ISBN: 0754632709.
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Veranderingen in Het Hoger Onderwijs in Theorie en Praktijk (Change in higher education in theory and practice).
Trowler, P. 2003 In: Dynamiek in Het Hoger Onderwijs. Leuven : Leuven University Press p. 15-30. 16 p.
Chapter

Teaching and learning regimes : implicit theories and recurrent practices in the enhancement of teaching and learning through educational development programmes.
Trowler, P.R., Cooper, A. 11/2002 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 21, 3, p. 221-240. 20 p.
Journal article

Exploring the hermeneutic foundations of university life : deaf academics in a hybrid community of practice.
Trowler, P.R., Turner, G. 03/2002 In: Higher Education. 43, 2, p. 227-256. 30 p.
Journal article

Change thinking, change practices : a guide to change for heads of department, subject centres and others who work "middle-out".
Trowler, P.R., Saunders, M., Knight, P.T. 2002 York : LYSN Generic Centre. 40 p. ISBN: 1904190316.
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Exploring the implementation gap : theory and practices in change interventions.
Trowler, P.R., Knight, P.T. 2002 In: Higher educational policy and institutional change. Buckingham : Open University Press / SRHE p. 142-163. 22 p.
Chapter

Higher Education Policy and Institutional Change : Intentions and outcomes in turbulent environments.
Trowler, P.R., Trowler, P.R. 2002 Buckingham : Open University Press/Society for Research into Higher Education. 166 p. ISBN: 033520919X.
Book

Introduction : higher educational policy, institutional change.
Trowler, P.R. 2002 In: Higher educational policy and institutional change. Buckingham : Open University Press / SRHE p. 1-23. 23 p.
Chapter

Learning and teaching in UK higher education: reflections from the LTSN
Trowler, P., Goodyear, P., Knight, P. 2002 The Higher Education Academy.
Commissioned report

Review of Heywood, J. 'Assessment in higher education : student learning, teaching, programmes and institutions'.
Trowler, P. 10/2001 In: Studies in Higher Education. 26, 3, p. 385-386. 2 p.
Journal article

Review of Altbach, P.G. 'Private Prometheus : private higher education and development in the 21st century'.
Trowler, P. 06/2001 In: Studies in Higher Education. 26, 2, p. 259-260. 2 p.
Journal article

Captured by the Discourse? The Socially Constitutive Power of New Higher Education Discourse in the UK.
Trowler, P. 05/2001 In: Organization. 8, 2, p. 183-201. 19 p.
Journal article

Academic tribes and territories: intellectual enquiry and the cultures of disciplines
Becher, T., Trowler, P.R. 2001 2nd ed. ed. Buckingham : Open University Press/SRHE. 256 p. ISBN: 033520628X.
Book

Departmental Leadership in Higher Education: new directions for communities of practice.
Knight, P., Trowler, P.R. 2001 Buckingham : Open University Press/SRHE. 201 p. ISBN: 033520676X.
Book

Introduction : higher education policy, institutional change.
Trowler, P. 2001 In: Higher educational policy and institutional change : intentions and outcomes in turbulent environments. Buckingham : Open University Press / SRHE p. 1-23. 23 p.
Chapter

Academic work and quality.
Knight, P.T., Trowler, P.R. 07/2000 In: Quality in Higher Education. 6, 2, p. 109-114. 6 p.
Journal article

Department-level cultures and the improvement of learning and teaching.
Knight, P.T., Trowler, P.R. 03/2000 In: Studies in Higher Education. 25, 1, p. 69-83. 15 p.
Journal article

Organizational socialization and induction in universities: Reconceptualizing theory and practice
Trowler, P.R., Knight, P.T. 03/1999 In: Higher Education. 37, 2, p. 177-195. 19 p.
Journal article

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: mentoring and the socialisation of new entrants to the academic professions
Knight, P.T., Trowler, P.R. 1999 In: Mentoring and Tutoring. 7, 1, p. 23-34. 12 p.
Journal article

Academics responding to change: new higher education frameworks and academic cultures
Trowler, P. 1998 Buckingham : Open University Press / SRHE. 197 p. ISBN: 9780335199358 .
Book

Education policy: a policy sociology approach
Trowler, P. 1998 Eatbourne : Gildredge Press. 147 p. ISBN: 9780953357109.
Book

What managerialists forget: higher education credit frameworks and managerialist ideology
Trowler, P. 1998 In: International Studies in Sociology of Education. 8, 1, p. 91-110. 20 p.
Journal article

Beyond the Robbins trap: reconceptualising academic responses to change in higher education (or....quiet flows the don?)
Trowler, P. 1997 In: Studies in Higher Education. 22, 3, p. 301-318. 18 p.
Journal article

Academic Responses to Policy Change in a Single Institution
Trowler, P. 1996 Lancaster University.
Doctoral Thesis

Academics’ Responses to Credit-Based Modularity in an Expanding HE System
Trowler, P. 1996 In: Modular Higher Education in the UK in Focus. London : Higher Education Quality Council p. 17-21. 5 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Angels in marble?: accrediting prior experiential learning in higher education
Trowler, P. 1996 In: Studies in Higher Education. 21, 1, p. 17-30. 14 p.
Journal article

Investigating health, welfare and poverty
Trowler, P. 1996 2nd ed. ed. London : Collins Educational. 153 p. ISBN: 9780003224375.
Book

Investigating mass media
Trowler, P. 1996 London : Collins Educational. 259 p. ISBN: 9780003224382.
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Investigating education and training
Trowler, P. 1995 London : Collins Educational. 244 p. ISBN: 9780003224061.
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Implementing the recording of achievement in higher education
Trowler, P., Hinett, K. 1994 In: Capability: Education and Training for Life and Work. 1, 1, p. 53-61. 9 p.
Journal article

Investigating health, welfare and poverty
Trowler, P. 1989 London : Unwin Hyman. 127 p. ISBN: 9780044480402.
Book

Investigating the media
Trowler, P. 1988 London : Unwin Hyman. 128 p. ISBN: 9780713528329.
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Active sociology: a student-centred approach for A-level
Trowler, P. 1987 London : Bell & Hyman. 215 p. ISBN: 9780713526943 .
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Further topics in sociology
Trowler, P. 1985 Slough : University Tutorial Press. 172 p. ISBN: 9780723109006 .
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Topics in Sociology
Trowler, P., Riley, M. 1984 Slough : University Tutorial Press. 284 p. ISBN: 9780723108757 .
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