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 is opening a call for bids for internal research funds for a second time. These funds are intended to support new research that will advance understanding of higher education

LHERA 2018-19 Flyer

Applications for 2018 funds now open
Applications can be made using the online form here or by downloading and emailing to
Deadline for applications midnight 1st October 2018
Please ensure that you view the guidance notes before making your application.

Projects funded by the LHERI in 2017

We are delighted with the quality of the applications received for our first research awards, please follow the links below for more details of the projects’ progress
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
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

LHERA 2017-18 Exhibition

To celebrate the work of the above projects funded by the Lincoln Higher Education Research Awards in 2017 an exhibition was held 4th-6th June in the Isaac Newton Building.
Neil Housego and Alexa Mottram of the School of Design, curated this audio visual event, displaying images of each of the projects on pods accompanied by descriptions delivered through headphones for an engaging and immersive experience. We hope to display the pods again in future, check back again for more details.

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