About us


The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) has been established to foster and support existing and new higher education research at Lincoln; providing a platform for excellent and useful research being undertaken at the University, independently or with external partners, and aims to develop expertise and impact through guidance and support to colleagues and by facilitating effective internal and external partnerships.

The Institute currently leads on a number of externally funded and internally commissioned projects, including an Office for Students (previously HEFCE) Learning Gain project; two research initiatives funded through the National Collaborative Outreach Programme LiNCHigher project; the University’s contribution to a collaborative OfS Catalyst funded ‘Addressing barriers to student success’ project; and the evaluation of the Lincoln’s Access and Participation Plan.  Additionally, reflecting the University’s focus and reputation around its Student Engagement strategy, a key aim as LHERI evolves is to ensure Student Engagement initiatives continue to be evaluated and disseminated.

LHERI develops expertise and impact by bringing together researchers from across the University to explore any aspect of higher education, and works s to strengthen capacity, disseminate and share practices, provide support and pursue collaborative internal and external research partnerships. This includes building a networked community of higher education researchers, including internal and external colleagues, as Fellows of the Institute as well as making internal funding available to pump prime small research projects through an internal awards scheme.

Supporting the publication and dissemination of higher education research, the Institute has also established a peer-reviewed on-line research IMPact journal that was launched early in 2017.

For more information on any of our activities or projects please email LHERI@lincoln.ac.uk