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 Sharon Edwards (nursing education; use of simulation and story in nursing education)

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)

  • How does the ethos of school counselling relate to the ethos of the host primary school?
  • Determining predictors of success or vulnerability in learning subjects related to computer programming towards more timely remedial intervention and improving undergraduate progression.
  • Against the odds! An examination of the factors that influence the success of mature learners.
  • Understanding first year widening participation students' experience of assessment.
  • Undergraduate therapeutic radiography: perceptions on curricula and preparedness for practice using an appreciative inquiry approach.
  • From Police Training to Police Education: the Introduction of the Police Education Qualification Framework.
  • How do students from a ‘non-traditional’ background understand and construct the concept of ‘self’ and ‘others’? A hybrid action research model.
  • Student-staff partnerships in higher education: a shared view meaning and process.
  • Pedagogic strategies to support practice learning in specialised clinical learning environments: A Grounded Theory Approach.