Ben Walker is a Senior Lecturer for The Intervention for Success Project
“I am a Senior Lecturer and the lead for the HEFCE funded research project, ‘Intervention for Success’, which aims to enhance and measure the support and interventions given to HE students through academic personal tutoring.
Prior to Lincoln I was a manager of personal tutoring at The Sheffield College during which time I co-authored a book, undertook action research and designed staff development on personal tutoring. I am currently working on the second revised edition which has an HE focus.
A keen writer, researcher and blogger within education, I’m passionate about the impact the support side of the Lecturer’s role, including personal tutoring and coaching, can have on students individually, as well as on institutions more broadly, and I’m committed to developing this field further.
My research interests include:
• The impact the support side of a Lecturer’s role, including personal tutoring and coaching, can have on students individually, as well as on institutions more broadly
• Personal tutoring and support processes and systems
• Coaching conversations and the co-construction of knowledge
• The relationship between students’ emotional well-being and academic progress
• Measuring aspects of students’ emotional well-being, such as ‘confidence’
• Student/staff partnership and collaborative inquiry
• The barriers to student engagement
Please visit the staff directory for more information on Ben Walker’s qualifications and publications