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Higher Education Research Group

A cross-school, interdisciplinary research group that explores theory, practice and participation in Higher Education.

Research by the group will focus on the higher education pedagogy and curriculum, academic practice, widening participation in higher education, and epistemologies in higher education.

The group aims to:

  • Learn about, support and encourage each other's work in a way that nourishes each group member intellectually and emotionally
  • Cut through departmental barriers to connect practices across disciplinary lines and bring ideas into dialogue
  • Develop and discuss theorisations of higher education practices
  • Initiate and incubate collaborative research projects
  • Explore opportunities for collaborative funding bids for research into higher education
  • Learn from others, including those in different countries or contexts
  • Disseminate work, including beyond traditional academic outlets

Get in touch

We welcome staff and postgraduate students with an interest in researching issues around:

  • The role and purposes of higher education towards ideas of social justice
  • The practices within higher education, such as those around pedagogy and inclusion

Please contact Margaret Meredith or Margaret Wood:

Group members

Dr Steven Cock

Dr Steven Cock

Professor Tom Dobson

Professor of Education

Dr Mark Dransfield

Senior Lecturer

Dr Zoe Enstone 2021

Dr Zoe Enstone

Senior Lecturer

Dr Alan Johnston

Senior Lecturer

Murphy McCaleb

Dr Murphy McCaleb

Learning and Teaching Lead

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Dr Margaret Meredith

Senior Lecturer

Catalina Quiroz-Niño

Visiting Fellow

Dr Alison Wadey

Senior Lecturer

Dr Chris Whiting


Rachel Wicaksono

Professor Rachel Wicaksono

Head of School

Dr Margaret Wood

Senior Lecturer

Aimee Yeoman

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