This cluster supports and develops research activities into higher education studies. Cluster members have published widely in the field of higher education research and disseminated their research findings through international conference presentation and a range of publications, such as books, journal articles, book chapters, and reports.
The key research themes are the following:
Cluster coordinator: Dr Ming Cheng
Core members: Dr Brendan Bartram; Mr Jon Bentley; Dr Andy Cramp; Mr Tim Cawley; Dr Pauline Fuller; Professor Christine Hockings; professor Nazira Karodia; Mr Carl Longmore; Dr Sarah Sherwin; Dr David Thompson; marion West; Ms Julie Wilde; Dr Jenny Worsely
Research interests: International students; staff and student mobility in higher education; access to higher education; and emotion in learning
Research interests: Jon is a EdD student and he is interested instudent transition to university; academic emotion; curriculum development
Research interests: widening participation in higher education
Research interests: Learning outside the classroom; informal learning; emotion and learning; learning and work.
Research interests: The use of Turnitin
Professor Christine Hockings
Research interests: Chris is a Professor at the College of Learning and Teaching
Professor Nazira Karodia
Research interests: Nazira is the interim Head of Faculty of Science and Engineering
Research interests: international teaching placement; student mobility
Research interests: Acting Principal Lecturer /Head of Community Practice
Research interests: Access; inclusion; widening participation.
Ms Marion West
Research interests: Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Faculty of Art
Research interests: Exploring and understanding the self-as-teacher
Research interests: transition to university; part time students; and vocational learners in higher education
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