University of Lincoln Project Management Group

Professor Scott Davidson: Deputy Vice Chancellor Teaching Quality and the Student Experience
Professor Mike Neary: Project Director – Dean of Teaching and Learning
Andy Hagyard: Project Coordinator

Academic Co-ordinators (CERD staff)

Sue Watling
Dr Julian Beckton
Joss Winn
Dr Terence Karran

Principal Teaching Fellows

Dr Karin Crawford – Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences
Pam Locker – Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design
Dr Heather Hughes – Faculty of Business & Law
Kevin Jacques – Faculty of Media, Humanities & Technology
Rose Spilberg – Faculty of Media, Humanities & Technology
Aileen Morris – Centre for Educational Research & Development

Student Representatives

Dan Derricott – Vice President (Education)

External Steering Group

Mick HealeyProfessor Mick Healey

Mick Healey is an HE Consultant and Researcher and Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. He was recently Director (with Peter Childs) of a NTFS Project entitled Leading, promoting and supporting undergraduate research in the new university sector and is currently directing another NTFS project on Creative Honours Projects. He has advised students, academic and support staff, educational developers and senior management in a large number of research intensive, teaching intensive, and comprehensive higher education institutions and government bodies in UK and internationally. He is co-editor for the International Journal for Academic Development and editor (with Alan Jenkins) of a regular feature in the US Council on Undergraduate Research journal CUR Quarterly.

Glynis CousinProfessor Glynis Cousin,

Glynis Cousin joined Wolverhampton University from her previous role as Senior Advisor at the Higher Education Academy. Glynis had teacher and research posts in adult and community education and teacher training before working as an education developer at Coventry and then Warwick University. She is currently director of the Institute for Learning Enhancement at Wolverhampton. Her recent book Researching Learning in Higher Education has recently been published by Routledge.

John HilsdonJohn Hilsdon

John Hilsdon is Head of Learning Development at the University of Plymouth and is a National Teaching Fellow. His work has contributed to the evolution of ‘Learning Development’ as a distinct field of practice in Higher Education. He helped set up the UK network of learning developers in 2002, and is the founding Chairman of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE). He is also an editor of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE).
John’s main interest is in how students can make sense of their learning experiences at university through participation in the language and practices of academic life, and their subject disciplines. As one of the Learning Area Coordinators for the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, ‘LearnHigher’, he has developed a range of learning materials concerned with academic writing (via the ‘WrAssE’ project), and on the themes of critical thinking and reflection. His is co-editor of a forthcoming book on Learning Development for Palgrave Macmillan. He is currently studying for a professional doctorate in education.

Professor Phil Levy, Academic Director of CILASS, the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield

John CreightonDr John Creighton, NTF, FSA

John’s abiding interest is in the linkage of teaching and research, having seen how students of his have grown through taking on both the responsibility and challenge of creating knowledge. For the last five years he has directed a CETL focusing on linking the two at the University of Reading, while at the same time continuing his engagement with his discipline, Archaeology.

Dr Paul Taylor, Director of the Reinvention Centre at Warwick and Oxford Brookes Universities

Cath LambertDr Cath Lambert

Cath teaches and researches in the area of Sociology of Education. For the past five years she has been Academic Coordinator for the Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research. In this role she has developed a number of research based learning and teaching projects, with an emphasis on collaborative research involving staff and students. Outputs include a documentary film: Students at Work: Learning to Labour in Higher Education, and pedagogic art exhibitions: Sociologists Talking and The Idea of a University, as well as a number of collaborative conference papers and publications. She is a founder member and academic advisor for Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research and publishes on the themes of undergraduate research, pedagogic space and critical pedagogies.

Claire TaylorDr Claire Taylor

Claire is Head of Learning and Teaching at Bishop Grosseteste College and manages the work of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, which includes Staff Development, e-Learning, and Student Learning Advice. As well as leading strategy and supporting the work of colleagues in all areas of learning and teaching in higher education, she also contributes to a range of programmes at Foundation Degree, Honours Degree and Postgraduate level. Claire is a member of the Heads of Educational Development Group and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Associate Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (AFSEDA)

Professor Stuart Hampton–Reeves

Professor Stuart Hampton-Reeves is the Director of the Centre for Research-informed Teaching at the University of Central Lancashire. He runs projects on undergraduate research, research impact and pedagogic research and is currently planning the first British Conference of Undergraduate Research to be held at the University of Central Lancashire in April 2011. He is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the British Shakespeare Association and has published widely on Shakespeare in Performance. There is more information on the Centre for Research-informed Teaching at

Angela BrewProfessor Angela Brew, from the University of Macquarie in Australia, is a world reknowned authority on the subject of research based teaching and learning

Angela Brew PhD, is Professorial Fellow in the Learning and Teaching Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is an internationally renowned scholar in the area of Research and Teaching and has worked in the UK and in Australia in the area of higher education for many years. Her recent research is focused on the nature of research and its relation to teaching, learning and scholarship, models of research-led teaching and undergraduate research. Her books include: The Nature of Research: Inquiry in Academic Contexts; Research and Teaching: beyond the divide; Transforming a University: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Practice (with Sachs); and Academic Research and Researchers (with Lucas). From 1999-2003 she was President of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) and from 2000-2008 she was co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development. She is Visiting Professor at Gloucestershire University, an elected Fellow of the Society for Research into Higher Education, and a Life Member of HERDSA.

Oscar Vanden Wijngaard was a founding member of the Maastricht research based learning programme (MARBLE) at the University of Maastricht

Student Partners

Amy GuyAmy Guy

Amy is a third year M(Comp) Web Technology student, employee of the Students’ Union, ex-Google intern and all round web development enthusiast

Nick JacksonNick Jackson

Nick recently completed his BSc (Hons) Computing and Cybernetics, and is currently employed by the University’s ICT department where he’s helping lead the charge towards a more student-experience focussed world.

Anthony Januszewski
Anthony Januszeski is a third year BA Drama Students. Anthony has been a Student Rep for two years. He is a member of the Performance Anxiety’ company, as well as the co-ordinator of the team that reviews performances staged at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. He work is inspired by the Theatre of the Absurd – as well as Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty. Anthony feels that it is important for students to grasp every opportunity and to take part in activities that lie outside of the curricula. Higher education is more than simply being the next level after school, but a way of grasping the world. He intends to train as a drama teacher when he leaves Lincoln. He says: ‘My greatest thrill is passing information to students and helping them to learn’.
He intends to train to be a drama teacher

Victor d'AllancéVictor d’Allancé
Victor is a 22-year-old student from France. He explains that he became involved in the project “because I really believe that students must be given the opportunity to get more involved working alongside teachers. It is not about lecturers and students, in my opinion it is more about lecturers and future workers. That is why I think we definitely need this kind of partnership”

Oliver TaylorOliver Taylor

Oliver is a third year BSc Web Technology student, employee of the Lincoln Performing Arts School and Performance Centre. He has an interest in web design and became involved in the project to help improve student engagement with further education furthering his actions within the Lincoln computing society.

James DochertyJames Docherty

James Docherty is in his third year, completing a degree in Web Technologies BSc (Hons) at the University of Lincoln.  James is currently involved in various parts of the university; as a Student Rep, as part of the executive committee for the Christian Union and getting involved within the Student as Producer scheme