Higher Education

We welcome applications for research degrees aligned to Higher Education in each of the areas listed below. Potential supervisors are shown with a summary of their areas of research expertise. Further details can be found on their staff profile page which also links to their publications. You are welcome to contact a potential supervisor for an informal discussion before submitting your application.

Current research student projects in this area are listed below.

Dr Gulen Addis (Nursing; nursing education; dignity in care)

Dr Sanj Nathoo (nursing education; adult nursing)

Dr Dorin Festeu (physical exercise/depression; educational projects in non-formal education; entrepreneurship; e-learning; health rehabilitation; employability; engineering and innovation)

Dr Nic Fryer (philosophy of Jacques Rancière; drama; theatre and performance pedagogy; devised performance and reflective practice)

Dr Maurice Gledhill

Dr Keiran Henderson (exercise science; physiology; cardio/blood pressure; education)

Dr Alan Hockley (widening participation; landscape and walking; education; outdoor pedagogy)

Dr Simon Lee-Price (education support; writing; teaching writing)

Dr Richard Mather (learning programming; forestry; education; environment)

Dr Cheryl Pitt (family and child psychosocial wellbeing and health; adaptation to chronic illness in childhood; lifespan and adult development; career development and lifelong learning)

Dr Julia Robertson (evolutionary psychology; faciometrics in research related to masculinity/ femininity; teaching and learning of Research Methods in HE)

Dr Chris Sambrook (fly-tipping; counterfeit pesticides; policing education)

Dr Ina Stan (outdoor education; health/body image primary school)

Project titleSupervisors

How does the ethos of school counselling relate to the ethos of the host primary school?

Dr Piers Worth, Dr Ina Stan

Determining predictors of success or vulnerability in learning subjects related to computer programming towards more timely remedial intervention and improving undergraduate progression.

Dr Richard Mather, Dr Kevin Maher

Understanding first year widening participation students' experience of assessment.

Dr Ceri Sims, Prof Barbara Dexter (Visiting prof)

Undergraduate therapeutic radiography: perceptions on curricula and preparedness for practice using an appreciative inquiry approach.

Dr Gulen Addis, Dr Ina Stan

From Police Training to Police Education: the Introduction of the Police Education Qualification Framework.

Dr Dorin Festeu, Dr Chris Sambrook

How do students from a ‘non-traditional’ background understand and construct the concept of ‘self’ and ‘others’? A hybrid action research model.

Dr Keiran Henderson, Dr Ken Smith, Dr Pat Mahon-Daly

Student-staff partnerships in higher education: a shared view meaning and process.

Dr Keiran Henderson, Dr Maurice Gledhill

Pedagogic strategies to support practice learning in specialised clinical learning environments: A Grounded Theory Approach.

Dr Ciaran O'Keefe, Dr Gulen Addis, Dr Keiran Henderson