In addition to projects with staff based within LHERI we also support higher education research work taking place elsewhere in the university by offering an opportunity to network, seek collaborators and to promote work.

In July 2017 we opened applications to our first Lincoln Higher Education Research Awards, in September 2017 we funded 11 projects, more details about the progress of each of these projects and how to apply for our 2018 call can be found here

If you are working on a project in this field which you would like support with and/or linked below, please email

RUNINThe Role of Universities in Regional Innovation (RUNIN) – A Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network
Professor David Charles of Lincoln International Business School is a partner in a Marie Curie network focused on how universities support regional innovation. The aim of the project is to train researchers on how universities fulfil their third mission in relation to regional industry and explore the range of university engagement with regional firms and institutions. For more information please follow this link

Building Respect and Changing Cultures in the University Community
This project is a response to the Universities UK Report ‘Changing the culture: Report of the Universities UK Taskforce examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students’, and aims to develop a cross-institution approach for prevention and response to sexual violence and harassment.For more information please follow this link

Professor Mike Neary
Co-operative Higher Education
Professor Mike Neary of The College of Social Science is involved in this research into co-operative higher education. For more information please follow this link



Poster Presentations from the LHERI launch event 13th September 2017
For more information on the event, please see here. Please click on the names in pale blue below to view the posters
Keiven Ahmadi – Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy
Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Education – Keiven will be presenting this poster on the IPE objectives at the University of Lincoln.
Dan Bishop – Principal Lecturer (Teaching) / Programme Leader, School of Sport and Exercise Science
Conceptualising the student-university relationship within a UK higher education institute
The aim of this research project is to conceptualise and discursively construct the student-university relationship within a UK-based institute that promotes the involvement of students in the institutions governance models and policies, examining the: nature and extent of student voice; impact of student voice on decision-making in institutional governance; and the power relations at play between the institution, staff and students.

Rachel Bromnick – Principal Lecturer, School of Psychology
Rachel Bromnick, Victoria Lister, Callum Reynish and James Davies – Presentation anxiety in Psychology students: A factor analytic study
There is evidence that many students may feel anxious about giving presentations but little is known about the nature of this anxiety. In the current research a large sample of Psychology students completed a questionnaire, with items specifically designed to investigate this problem. The results showed that presentation anxiety can be characterised by four separate domains of concern: Social, Physical, Academic and Language Anxiety. Findings are discussed in terms of both research and pedagogical implications.
Lee Campbell – Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, School of Fine and Performing Arts
Technoparticipation is a project that started in 2015, which aims to explore how social media (Skype, Google Docs, Textwall) as digital ‘realia’ (objects from everyday life used to improve students’ understanding of real life situations) can be integrated into arts education. As technologists Paige Abe and Nickolas A. Jordan in ‘Integrating social media into the classroom curriculum’, About Campus, suggest, ‘using social media in the classroom creates a new pattern of social encounter’
Faye Clemenson – Senior Academic Subject Librarian (Education and Students), Library Specialist Support
Faye’s poster, produced in collaboration with Ian Snowley focuses on research into the transition experience of undergraduate students at the University of Lincoln.
Christine Lee – Programme Manager and Senior EAP Tutor, English Language Centre
Christine’s poster discusses qualitative research carried out with students of International Branch Campuses (IBCs) over the period of their studies.
Debbie Lock – College Director of Education, Lincoln International Business School
Shapeshifters, Lifestylers and Refugees: The Many Selves of Knowledge Transfer staff
The research uses a case study approach to explore identity construction amongst Knowledge Transfer (KT) staff in UK Higher Education Institutions. A Bourdieusian framework is employed to organise and interpret the key factors of identity construction, with notions of capital, habitus, field and practice being used to examine and explore the notion of the KT professional.
Jacqueline Mayer – Head of Student Services and Katy Brookfield – Student Wellbeing Project Assistant
Building Respect and Changing Cultures in the University Community’ is a one year HEFCE project based in the Student Wellbeing Centre, which was created in response to the Universities UK ‘Changing the Culture’ report. The key objectives for this project are to design and implement bystander intervention programmes across the University, and to create a clear and accessible online reporting system for those who experience sexual violence whilst at university.
Kirsty Miller – Principal Lecturer (Teaching), School of Psychology
In 2014 a third year dissertation project investigated the Who, What, When and Why of plagiarism at the University of Lincoln. This poster summarises these results and proposes a possible relationship between academic offences and the Consumerist Culture in HE. We outline planned future work to investigate this relationship.
Paula O’Brien – Senior Lecturer, Department of People and Organisation
Previous research has indicated the importance of creating ‘A Sense of Belonging’ for university students (What Works – 2012, 2017). In response to this a student conference has been used as a vehicle to encourage business students to explore issues of diversity within the academic community and related issues of social and academic transition.
Lynn Pickerell – Teaching Assistant, School of Psychology
Lynn’s poster details a research proposal to explore how undergraduate engagement with support services is influenced by motivation and resilience and how this relates to academic grades and retention.
Claire Randerson – Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Sciences
This poster explores global citizenship education.
Jasper Shotts – Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care
Developing cooperative leadership and commonwealth in teaching and learning.
Rachel Spacey – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vice Chancellor’s Office
Presenting selected findings from research exploring the student experience of Higher Education in England using data from the Mass Observation Project. Rachel’s poster reflects on its usefulness as a resource for Higher Education researchers.
Mark Stow – Head of Careers & Employability, Careers and Employability Services
A phenomenological exploration of student perceptions of ‘career’: Testing the implicit assumptions of employability policy with students across two distinct disciplines.
Katie Strudwick – Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader, School of Social and Political Sciences
Understanding Student Engagement: Based on research conducted within SSPS results present reflections on student engagement. Projects have evaluated student and academic perspectives on expectations, identified trends in engagement, perceived benefits/values and barriers, all resulting in a more enhanced level of understanding.
Joss Winn – Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader, School of Education
Joss will be presenting on two recent research projects created in collaboration with Professor Mike Neary, that focus on co-operative higher education, funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation (2015-16) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (2016-17). Joss will discuss the context and rationale for the research, its progress, and impact it is having.
Jamie Wood – Principal Lecturer, School of History and Heritage
Making Digital History: This poster summarises some recent work on teaching history using digital approaches in the School of History and Heritage, including using the Xerte learning design tool, the MACE archive, blogging and digital scanning.