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). As part of LHERI’s aims to develop expertise and impact through support and guidance to colleagues and by facilitating effective internal and external partnerships, LHERI opened a call for bids for internal research funds over the summer. These funds are intended to support new research that will advance understanding of higher education.

Successful Applications Announced!

We are delighted with the quality of the applications received for our first research awards, watch this space for more details of successful projects and their progress updates.
Keivan Ahmadi, Pharmacy: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Professional Identity: Can Students’ Reflective Writings Measure Professional Development?
Rachel Bromnick, Psychology: Investigating the lecture experience: A critical comparison of lecturer and students’ perspectives
Ben Walker, LHERI: How can I be an effective personal tutor and what is out there to help me do this?  Staff perceptions of their personal tutor role and the influence of key resources.
Paulina Babuchowska and Becky Sanderson, HR: Let’s talk … investigating academics’ confidence in having conversations about diversity, and in particular race
Mark Hocknull, History and Heritage: The Use of Virtual Reality in Teaching Moral Philosophy
Rachel Spacey, LHERI:Recording and recognising the experiences of estranged students in higher education: a participatory research project using photo-elicitation
Stewart Bibby, Design: BRADLAB 2017 – 18
Mark Clements, College of Science: Interdisciplinary peer observation as an approach to share best practice across the arts and sciences in design/project-based learning
Paula O’Brien, LIBS: Storying a Sense of Belonging: A Student Perspective
Kirsty Miller, Psychology: “Student as Responsible Learner”: Developing a university-wide strategy to tackle Academic Misconduct
Alexa Mottram, Design: Designing in Partnership: A Live Product Design Project

We are also taking time to review the application and review process so that this may be improved for next year. If you are considering applying for fund in summer 2018 you may wish to view the 2017 Guidance Notes linked below (updated December 2017). Do watch this page for updates when we formally launch 2018 applications.

Lincoln Higher Education Research Awards 2017 Guidance Notes – Updated December 2017