Fellows of the Institute: College of Social Science

Dan Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Bishop is a Principal Lecturer (Teaching) / Programme Leader for The School of Sport and Exercise Science, College of Social Science.

“My main research centres around the role and involvement of students in institutional governance and how students can be involved as partners in assuring and enhancing teaching and learning. Specifically, I’m interested in student voice and student-staff partnership and exploring the power dynamics between staff and students. I have also led and assisted a number of projects exploring student involvement in teaching and learning, subject committee design, development of employability skills, writing skills and an online hub for students”

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Dr Garry Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Garry Wilson is a Principal Lecturer (Teaching) for The School of Psychology, College of Social Science. 

“I am an active researcher in factors influencing student learning, and engagement. These are key issues within Higher Education research. I have also carried out research into reading comprehension which is obviously an integral part of learning both within and outside of higher education.”

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Dr Hannah Merdian

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Hannah Merdian is a Principal Lecturer / Programme Leader for The School of Psychology, College of Social Science.

“My teaching and research is rooted in the Scientist-Practitioner Model, with the aim to base professional practice in systematic, evidence-based decision-making, and to engage in research with direct impact on the professional field. I have a specific interest in the analysis of “real life” data, and how we can teach this effectively.”

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Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson is a Professor for The School of Sport and Exercise Science, College of Social Science.

“Current and past research has explored occupational cultures and lived experiences of higher education environments, including the experiences of social-science contract researchers, doctoral students, art and design doctoral students and supervisors, sports students, and graduate research administrators. I am particularly interested in identity and ‘identity work’ issues in this domain.”

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Dr Jennifer Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Jennifer Johnston is a Senior Lecturer and programme leader forThe School of Education, College of Social Science.

“I undertake research in the areas of science and mathematics education in primary, secondary and in higher education. My PhD research focused on utilising undergraduate pre-service science teachers, on a concurrent degree programme, in a Peer Learning program in undergraduate introductory physics with a particular focus on the student teachers’ conceptual understanding of physics. I am undertaking a study on academic subject specialists’ professional identity to see if the academic subject specialist’s teaching on concurrent undergraduate degree programmes in Ireland identify with being a teacher educator (a teacher of teachers).”

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Dr Joss Winn

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Joss Winn is a Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader for The School Education, College of Social Science.

“My research focuses on co-operative education, workplace democracy and alternative forms of higher education, contributing to a number of sub-disciplines and contemporary research themes in the social sciences. These include the sociology of work and critical labour studies; critical social theory; the sociology of education; the co-operative movement, social movements and activism; and the sociology of technology and information.”

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Katie Strudwick

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Strudwick is a Principal Lecturer (Teaching) and programme leader for The School of Social and Political Sciences, College of Social Science. Katie also took over as Editor for IMPact: The University of Lincoln Journal of Higher Education Research in February 2018.

“My research focuses on meeting challenges within Higher Education through applying Student as Producer, as a conceptual framework. Research contributions evaluate Student engagement and Student as Partners, critically addressing how teaching and learning has been reshaped via curriculum design and the value of the student voice. My research profile and outputs have developed my interest from student expectations, challenging the consumerism of HE, employability and the role of student engagement . I have contributed to wider debates on challenging the increased marketisation of HE and addressing the changing relationships between students and academics, embracing core values of collaboration, partnerships, Student as Partners and Student as Researchers. In sum, my interest addresses how Student as Producer ethos has arguably changed the culture of teaching and learning practically, conceptually and pedagogically.”

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Dr Kelly Sisson

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kelly Sisson is a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare for The School of Health and Social Care, College of Social Science.

“My research focusses on the postgraduate research student experience, I am particularly interested in the process of supervision; peer support groups and the emotional aspects of the PhD process. I am about to begin a project looking at the impact of a postgraduate teaching qualification on the practice of educators working in Health and Social Care”

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Dr Kirsty Miller

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kirsty Miller is the Deputy Head of School for The School of Psychology, College of Social Science.

“My research focuses on student expectations and how these relate to student engagement and academic success. Student partnership features strongly within my work and I am interested in exploring the interplay of student reflection and academic experience and how this leads to shared ownership and a strengthened academic community.”

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Lynn Pickerell

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Pickerell is a Teaching Assistant The School of Psychology, College of Social Science currently completing a Phd. Lynn is an Associate Fellow of The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute.

“The focus of my research is to identify the psychological, social and physical resources that children and young adults use to deal with the education environment and the challenges within it. I hope to acquire funding to explore undergraduate engagement with student support services at the University of Lincoln. My proposed research is a comparative study (comparing different disciplines) of the relationship between motivation, resilience and the engagement with student support services, in improving academic success. The findings from this study will enable universities to target support services more precisely, which will improve the provision for students and may also lead to cost savings. It will also inform possible interventions to encourage students to engage with the support that is available, and whether this is necessary to achieve higher grades. This could lead to further research that will assess such interventions. The results could also be used to help students construct their own programmes of support. This will increase their life-skills and enable a more proactive approach to challenges they face.”

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Dr Rachel Bromnick

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Rachel Bromnick is a Principal Lecturer for The School of Psychology,College of Social Science.

“I have conducted a number of previous studies in higher education research. These include an on-going interest in student volunteering and employability within HE, as well as recent research on how to structure lectures.”

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Dr Roger Bretherton

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Roger Bretherton is a Principal Lecturer (Enterprise) for The School of Psychology, College of Social Science.

“My research area is the psychology of character strengths and virtues, particularly in relation to leadership. This interest extends throughout all my teaching, research and enterprise activities. Recently I have completed a small development project funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education on the role of humility in academic leaders in facilitating work engagement and strengths use in those who report to them. This has been presented as leadership development training to various HEI’s over the last year, including Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Strathclyde, and the Higher Education OD Network. Implications of the research have also been presented to leaders in external organisations including Lincolnshire Police, BMW, Lindum Construction, Tearfund Relief Agency, and Leadership College London. Findings have been presented to high profile popular audiences in the Royal Albert Hall and the Hammersmith Apollo. Undergraduate students frequently accompany me on these trips for their own learning and I currently co-chair the College of Social Science Enterprise Working Group.”

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Stephen Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Lynch is a Lecturer for The School of Sport and Exercise, College of Social Science.

“My research interests are predominantly focused on developing student-practitioner engagement in coach education. Specifically, this includes applying contemporary coaching and teaching approaches, reflecting on performance in greater depth and identifying areas of self-improvement using pedagogical models and innovative (vocationally-relevant) techniques.

I am currently undertaking a project which incorporates GoPro technology for first-person video assisted teaching and coaching instruction, for more immersive feedback, assessment and student-led reflection. Users will be responsible for capturing, observing and critiquing real-time simulated and real-world footage in collaboration with peer groups and staff. This will encourage more incisive, self-penetrative appraisals summarised from environmental cues and good practice that link directly to current pedagogic issues. This will assist with more readily establishing context in a variety of situations – which will not only benefit practical application but develop interpersonal interactions and alternative coping strategies.

I envisage the outcomes of the project will be of interest to a number of stakeholders within the higher education sector, specifically those that regularly engage in teaching/coaching (in all disciplines), patient consultations, medical simulations and/or customer service.”

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Prof Terrence Karran

 

 

 

 

 

Terence Karrance is a Professor in Higher Education for The School of Education, College of Social Science.

“I undertake research into academic freedom in the universities of the UK, the EU and Latin America”

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