. . "@@missnjg"@en . . . . . . . "hmr2" . "The Open University account for Professor Hugh Robinson"@en . . . . . . "jw2662" . "The Open University account for Jane Wilson"@en . . . . "

Dr. Bart Rienties is a Reader in Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. He is programme director Learning Analytics within IET and Chair of Analytics4Action project, which focuses on evidence-based research on interventions on OU modules to enhance student experience. As educational psychologist, he conducts multi-disciplinary research on work-based and collaborative learning environments and focuses on the role of social interaction in learning, which is published in leading academic journals and books. His primary research interests are focussed on Learning Analytics, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and the role of motivation in learning. Furthermore, Bart is interested in broader internationalisation aspects of higher education. He successfully led a range of institutional/national/European projects and received several awards for his educational innovation projects.

"^^ . "Bart Carlo Rienties" . . . . . . "

Grants obtained, administrative and management experience
 

Programme directorLearning Analytics: leading one of three research programmes within the Institute of Educational Technology.

Chair of Analytics4Action: leading implementation and evidence-based research on intervention of 80+ modules to enhance student experience.

Programme directorLeverhulme Trust Open World Learning: leading new PhD programme for 18 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships (Grant 1.050.000).

2015-2018 Project title: A longitudinal mixed-method study of learning gain: applying Affective-Behaviour-Cognition framework at three institutions, (Grant:£ 370,000), HEFCE, Collaborators: Prof Ian Kinchin (University of Surrey), Prof Rhona Sharpe (Oxford Brookes) et al.

2015-2018 Project title: Learning From Incidents and implementing Action, (Grant:£ 72,054), Energy Institute. Collaborators: Prof Allison Littlejohn, Razif Mohd-Yusoff (Shell Global Solutions)

2015-2016 Project title: The implications and opportunities of learning analytics for European educational policy (JRC/SVQ/2015/J.3/0023/NC), (Grant: £ 40,000), Collaborators: Dr Rebecca Ferguson (PI), Thomas Ullmann et al.

2015-2015 Project title: Edinburgh Editathon Research, (Grant:£ 11,000), University of Edinburgh, Collaborators: Prof Allison Littlejohn, Dr Martin Rehm (University of Duisburg)

2015-2015 Project title: The role of student satisfaction data in quality assurance and enhancement: How providers use these data to improve the student experience, (Grant:£ 5,000), QAA. Collaborators: Vicky Marsh, Nai Li

2012-2013
Project“Online Module Evaluation Questionnaire” for University of Surrey: university-wide implementation and organisational change from paper-based to online evaluation across 1500 modules and 12000 students: overall management.
 
2010-2010
Project“Learning and Working” for UM (Grant€ 1 million, ERD:€ 180.000):
• 3 year project of 8 schools within UM on blended professional education: overall management and research leader.
Project“MARCHet” for SURF (www.marchet.nl/) (Grant€ 418.666, ERD:€ 96.859):
• 2 year project in cooperation with Universiteit van Amsterdam (coordinator), Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Wageningen Universiteit, Universiteit Utrecht, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven on e-teacher professionalization: workpackage leader research.2009-2010
Project“Sprint E-learning” for UM (Grant€ 300.000, ERD:€ 150.000):
• 2 year project within SBE on enhancing learning experience bachelor SBE: overall management and research leader.
Project“E-teacher” for UM (Grant€ 50.000, ERD:€ 30.000):
• 1 year project on e-teacher and e-management professionalization.
Project“E-internship” for UM (Grant€ 50.000, ERD:€ 25.000):
• 1 year project on creating and researching e-internships community: overall management and research leader.
 
2008-2010
Project“Acculturation” for SURF (www.acculturation.nl/) (Grant€ 802.551, ERD:€ 90.600):
• 2 year project in cooperation with Universiteit Leiden (coordinator), Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Hogeschool Leiden, Haagse Hogeschool, Hogeschool Zuid, TU Delft, Universiteit Twente on enhancing acculturation processes via ICT: workpackage leader research.
Project“S.T.E.P.” for EU LLP (www.transitionalstep.eu/) (Grant€ 287.955, ERD:€ 101.421):
• 2 year research project on remedial education and ICT in cooperation with UVA, KU Leuven, SU, MCSU, EARLI& EDINEB: overall management and research leader.
Project“CvB Web-spijkeren” for UM (Grant€ 50.000, ERD:€ 41.062):
• 1 year project on structural embedding of Web-spijkeren within UM: overall management and research leader. 

"^^ . . . "3582c953bd6ce7ff3b8c8b0dfed0062c1708af48"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Reader in Learning Analytics" . . . "

Dr. Bart Rienties is a Reader in Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. He is programme director Learning Analytics within IET and Chair of Analytics4Action project, which focuses on evidence-based research on interventions on OU modules to enhance student experience. As educational psychologist, he conducts multi-disciplinary research on work-based and collaborative learning environments and focuses on the role of social interaction in learning, which is published in leading academic journals and books. His primary research interests are focussed on Learning Analytics, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and the role of motivation in learning. Furthermore, Bart is interested in broader internationalisation aspects of higher education. He successfully led a range of institutional/national/European projects and received several awards for his educational innovation projects.

"^^ . "Dr Bart Carlo Rienties"@en . . . "@sbskmi"@en . . . . "
Jonty's research interests focus upon: policies, practices and language that facilitate inclusion within the mainstream; capturing diverse perspectives; and developing models to facilitate our thinking about the form and function of education. He has a strong and broad interest in issues relating to learning difficulties and issues of equality and participation. He has recent publications in the fields of Inclusion, Early Intervention, Intellectual Access to Heritage Sites, the use of Simplified Language, Special Educational Needs Funding and pedagogy, Alternative Education, and the ethics of language. Jonty's is currently exploring the practical application of the In-the-Picture method for observing the learning experiences of young children. This is an approach which he developed with Alice Matthews. Jonty's latest book, Must inclusion be special: rethinking educational support within a community of provision, brings together the range of research he has undertaken since 2002, identifying the challenges inherent in the predominant educational systems and possible tools for moving beyond these. 
 
Jonty teaches on courses dealing with inclusion, early years and special educational needs. He has worked in education in a great many different settings. He spent 13 years as a support teacher in a Hackney Secondary School, as well as working in Theatre in Education, as a writer in Residence in Prisons, and with community arts groups in different parts of the UK. He was also a ski guide once upon a time.
 
"^^ . "Jonathan" . "Professor Jonathan Rix" . . . . . "

2014-2015 Evaluation of the Bookstart Corner programme with funding from the Booktrust 

2004 on:  In-the-Picture methodology exploring parental and children’s experiences of education and early intervention, including funding from the British Academy

2011-2013: International Review of Continuum of provision for children with special educational needs with funding from National Centre for Special Education in Ireland

2004 on: The Heritage Project, Merseyside, (now the Access to Heritage Forum) including funding from numerous local and national sources

2003 on: Pedagogy for inclusion and special education including funding £75,000 from the TDA (formerly TTA)

2002 on: Simplified Language and Simplified Language Materials.

2006 on Language forms that can enhance identities and assist in overcoming socially constructed barriers to inclusion.

2005-2011: The Schome Initiative - Led a review of international alternative education approaches funding included  Becta, NAGTY and the Innovation Unit (Peter Twining as PI).

2006 on: Approaches to support assessment and funding.

 

 

"^^ . . "64f2a91a656b3a74739aba9e3a2fd49d97a27ebe"^^ . . . "Snr Lect (Inclusion, Curr'm&Learning)" . "
Jonty's research interests focus upon: policies, practices and language that facilitate inclusion within the mainstream; capturing diverse perspectives; and developing models to facilitate our thinking about the form and function of education. He has a strong and broad interest in issues relating to learning difficulties and issues of equality and participation. He has recent publications in the fields of Inclusion, Early Intervention, Intellectual Access to Heritage Sites, the use of Simplified Language, Special Educational Needs Funding and pedagogy, Alternative Education, and the ethics of language. Jonty's is currently exploring the practical application of the In-the-Picture method for observing the learning experiences of young children. This is an approach which he developed with Alice Matthews. Jonty's latest book, Must inclusion be special: rethinking educational support within a community of provision, brings together the range of research he has undertaken since 2002, identifying the challenges inherent in the predominant educational systems and possible tools for moving beyond these. 
 
Jonty teaches on courses dealing with inclusion, early years and special educational needs. He has worked in education in a great many different settings. He spent 13 years as a support teacher in a Hackney Secondary School, as well as working in Theatre in Education, as a writer in Residence in Prisons, and with community arts groups in different parts of the UK. He was also a ski guide once upon a time.
 
"^^ . "Professor Jonathan Rix"@en . "

BSc (Hons)"Physical Science"(2012) 1st class, The Open University.

My previous career was in IT support and training where I was fortunate enough to configure software and train users in Perth, WA and Johannesburg, SA. 

I am an Associate Member of theInstitute of Physics.

"^^ . "Paul" . "Paul Greer" . "Greer" . . . . "

I am currently studying for a PhD on the project"10,000 Pulsating Stars" under the supervision ofProf. Andrew Norton

Previous undergraduate projects have included remotely using thePIRATEfacility at Mallorca and my final year project was on the progenitors of gamma-ray bursts.

"^^ . . "3df3979e540e727f8827f62a0c186670cf935dd8"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "

BSc (Hons)"Physical Science"(2012) 1st class, The Open University.

My previous career was in IT support and training where I was fortunate enough to configure software and train users in Perth, WA and Johannesburg, SA. 

I am an Associate Member of theInstitute of Physics.

"^^ . "Paul Greer"@en . "Roisin" . "Roisin McPhilemy" . . . . . "dbf5e3b3554b8e4272051032668204e22e6671c5"^^ . . . "Staff Tutor" . "Roisin McPhilemy"@en . "

Academic Activities

In 2010 my colleague Linda Price and I undertook a synthesis project for the Higher Education Academy -'Enhancing Learning and Teaching through the Use of Technology: Evidence-based Practice'. Until mid-2010 I was heavily involved with'English in Action', a project funded by the UK Government's Department for International Development that aims to improve the learning and teaching of communicative English in Bangladesh as a tool for greater participation in the global economy. From 2005-07 I  was the Course Team Chair of H808,The eLearning Professional- aninternational online postgraduate course.

My primary interest in student learning with media technologies - keeping the emphasis onlearningto a greater extent than on the media technologies. In recent years, many of my activities have involved monitoring and evaluating developments in the use of educational media and the evaluation of media-based materials for open and distance education.

Findings from research in the Open University and elsewhere inform the preparation of my professional development workshops and presentations on media use and evaluation in higher education.

Academic Interests

  • Domestic use of information and communication technologies for learning.
  • The role of course design (and assessment in particular) in independent learners' use of online resources and communication.
  • Pedagogic models and the use of information and communication technologies by teaching staff in higher education.
  • Implications of the'Digital Divide' for education in the UK and internationally.

Professional Activities

Editor (1999-2004) of theJournal of Educational Media, an international journal published by Carfax / Taylor& Francis. From 2005 the journal has been known asLearning, Media and Technology- I am an Editorial Board member.
 

Professional Development

Much of my teaching is undertaken in the form of professional development activities for teaching and learning staff in the Open University and other higher education institutions.

I have a long record of supporting professional development for academic and support staff at the Open University. In particular, this has been concerned with making the most effective use of media technologies for learning and teaching in courses developed for independent adult students.

Recently, this activity has been undertaken mainly within the‘Teaching and Learning with Media’ programme in IET.

I have also led professional development workshops on the selection, use and evaluation of media technologies for academic staff in universities in the UK, Europe and other parts of the world.

Recent talks

Conferences

2012‘Technology enhanced learning at university– How can learning enhancement be demonstrated?’. Presentation at the 3rdInternational Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Quality of Education and Education Reform, Barcelona, Spain, 4th-6thJuly 2012.
2010‘Demonstrating the quality of learner’s experience and engagement: issues in constructing effective evaluation approaches on the English in Action Project, Bangladesh’. Presentation (with Jan Rae) at the 6thPan Commonwealth Forum, Kochi, India, 24th-28thNovember.
2010‘Technological determinism or pedagogical reconsideration: what’s driving academic practice?’. Presentation (with Linda Price) at the 10thConference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Liverpool, 19th– 22ndOctober.
2009‘Learners in the 21st Century: are they any different?’ Presentation (with Linda Price) at the 17th Improving Student Learning Symposium, Imperial College, London, 7-9 September.
2009‘Constructing the Foundations of Capacity Building: An Activity Theory Analysis of the English in Action Baseline Studies’. Presentation at the 8th International Language and Development Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23-25 June.
2008‘E-learning: You Don’t Always Get What You Hope For’. Presentation at the international conference“Teaching and Learning 2008: Achieving Excellence and Quality in Education”, Aveiro, Portugal, 25-29 May.
2007‘Engaging Learners at Multiple Levels: innovations to support the development of professional practice in eLearning’ (with Robin Goodfellow and Gill Kirkup). Presentation at the Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Harrogate, 3-5 July.
2007‘Distance Education in Transition: Adapting Pedagogical Models and Approaches for Adult Learners in the Digital World’. Presentation at the International Conference on Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning, University of Stirling, 22-24 June.

2005

‘Pedagogic Integration and Learners’ Use of Electronic Resources’

Presentation at the 11th EARLI Conference– Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 23-27 August.

Teaching Conferences

2006Surely after 30+ years we’ve learned something about our students’ use of media and technologies?’

Presentation (with Linda Price) at the Curriculum Innovation Across Boundaries Conference, The Open University, 17 January.
2005‘Achieving a Satisfying Blend? Engaging students with e-learning’

Invited workshop presentation (with Linda Price) at the Higher Education Academy Midlands e-Learning Forum, De Montfort University, Leicester, 11 May.
2005‘E-learning or E-Teaching? What's the Difference in Practice?’

Invited workshop presentation (with Linda Price) at a NHSU Learning and Sharing Event on e-Learning, Weetwood Hall, Leeds, 22-23 March.

 

"^^ . "Adrian Terence Kirkwood" . . . . "

I am interested in why and how adult learners use media technologies not only in their independent studies, but also in their home and work contexts. Investigating the realities of learning with media technologies can help inform the pedagogic design of courses to facilitate learning from the student’s perspective.

In particular, I am interested in examining the impact of recent e-learning developments in terms of the changing culture and skills requirements in higher education courses.

I am a member of theComputers and Learning Research Groupwhich is a group within the Centre for Educational and Educational Technology Research (CREET) at the Open University.

  •  Investigating independent students and e-learning– Examining why and how students use e-mail, on-line resources and networked communication.The relationship between adult students’ ICT familiarity and skills (developed at home and/or at work) and their use in educational contexts.
  • The implications for course design of students’ use of networked ICT– particularly on-line resources, e-mail and on-line tuition.

  • Institutional research on distance education tutors’ use of ICT in teaching and this might be better supported and developed.
  • Implications of the‘Digital Divide’ for education– Both in the UK and internationally there exist significant differences in access to and use of ICT. What are the implications for education in an increasingly‘global’ and‘networked’ international community?

 

"^^ . . "7168a61906caf39e8f87a14a848f233f1145ec30"^^ . . . "Senior Lecturer" . "

Academic Activities

In 2010 my colleague Linda Price and I undertook a synthesis project for the Higher Education Academy -'Enhancing Learning and Teaching through the Use of Technology: Evidence-based Practice'. Until mid-2010 I was heavily involved with'English in Action', a project funded by the UK Government's Department for International Development that aims to improve the learning and teaching of communicative English in Bangladesh as a tool for greater participation in the global economy. From 2005-07 I  was the Course Team Chair of H808,The eLearning Professional- aninternational online postgraduate course.

My primary interest in student learning with media technologies - keeping the emphasis onlearningto a greater extent than on the media technologies. In recent years, many of my activities have involved monitoring and evaluating developments in the use of educational media and the evaluation of media-based materials for open and distance education.

Findings from research in the Open University and elsewhere inform the preparation of my professional development workshops and presentations on media use and evaluation in higher education.

Academic Interests

  • Domestic use of information and communication technologies for learning.
  • The role of course design (and assessment in particular) in independent learners' use of online resources and communication.
  • Pedagogic models and the use of information and communication technologies by teaching staff in higher education.
  • Implications of the'Digital Divide' for education in the UK and internationally.

Professional Activities

Editor (1999-2004) of theJournal of Educational Media, an international journal published by Carfax / Taylor& Francis. From 2005 the journal has been known asLearning, Media and Technology- I am an Editorial Board member.
 

Professional Development

Much of my teaching is undertaken in the form of professional development activities for teaching and learning staff in the Open University and other higher education institutions.

I have a long record of supporting professional development for academic and support staff at the Open University. In particular, this has been concerned with making the most effective use of media technologies for learning and teaching in courses developed for independent adult students.

Recently, this activity has been undertaken mainly within the‘Teaching and Learning with Media’ programme in IET.

I have also led professional development workshops on the selection, use and evaluation of media technologies for academic staff in universities in the UK, Europe and other parts of the world.

Recent talks

Conferences

2012‘Technology enhanced learning at university– How can learning enhancement be demonstrated?’. Presentation at the 3rdInternational Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Quality of Education and Education Reform, Barcelona, Spain, 4th-6thJuly 2012.
2010‘Demonstrating the quality of learner’s experience and engagement: issues in constructing effective evaluation approaches on the English in Action Project, Bangladesh’. Presentation (with Jan Rae) at the 6thPan Commonwealth Forum, Kochi, India, 24th-28thNovember.
2010‘Technological determinism or pedagogical reconsideration: what’s driving academic practice?’. Presentation (with Linda Price) at the 10thConference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Liverpool, 19th– 22ndOctober.
2009‘Learners in the 21st Century: are they any different?’ Presentation (with Linda Price) at the 17th Improving Student Learning Symposium, Imperial College, London, 7-9 September.
2009‘Constructing the Foundations of Capacity Building: An Activity Theory Analysis of the English in Action Baseline Studies’. Presentation at the 8th International Language and Development Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23-25 June.
2008‘E-learning: You Don’t Always Get What You Hope For’. Presentation at the international conference“Teaching and Learning 2008: Achieving Excellence and Quality in Education”, Aveiro, Portugal, 25-29 May.
2007‘Engaging Learners at Multiple Levels: innovations to support the development of professional practice in eLearning’ (with Robin Goodfellow and Gill Kirkup). Presentation at the Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Harrogate, 3-5 July.
2007‘Distance Education in Transition: Adapting Pedagogical Models and Approaches for Adult Learners in the Digital World’. Presentation at the International Conference on Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning, University of Stirling, 22-24 June.

2005

‘Pedagogic Integration and Learners’ Use of Electronic Resources’

Presentation at the 11th EARLI Conference– Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 23-27 August.

Teaching Conferences

2006Surely after 30+ years we’ve learned something about our students’ use of media and technologies?’

Presentation (with Linda Price) at the Curriculum Innovation Across Boundaries Conference, The Open University, 17 January.
2005‘Achieving a Satisfying Blend? Engaging students with e-learning’

Invited workshop presentation (with Linda Price) at the Higher Education Academy Midlands e-Learning Forum, De Montfort University, Leicester, 11 May.
2005‘E-learning or E-Teaching? What's the Difference in Practice?’

Invited workshop presentation (with Linda Price) at a NHSU Learning and Sharing Event on e-Learning, Weetwood Hall, Leeds, 22-23 March.

 

"^^ . "Adrian Terence Kirkwood"@en . . . . . . . . . . . . . "

Fiona Henry is a Lecturer in Education at The Open University in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies. Her work focuses on enhancing education outcomes through the effective use of appropriate technologies; the role of mobile technology in blurring, bridging and dissolving the home-school gap; the use of MOOCs to support CPD and forward-facing mobile initiatives including Bring Your Own Device/Technology (BYOD/T). Fiona’s work spans the UK, India and Sub-Saharan Africa, with a range of projects examining the role of mobile computing to support pedagogical change in both teacher education and teaching practice.

Fiona currently chairs the production of module E209 Core subject knowledge in the primary years, part of a new BA (Hons) Education Studies (primary) qualification. Between 2010 and 2013 she worked on Vital, a highly-successful£9.4million DCSF/DfE-funded programme to support teachers in England in enhancing their teaching of ICT and Computing, and their use of digital technology cross the curriculum. Prior to joining The Open University, she was a practicing teacher in and around Edinburgh, specialising in maths and ICT. She also spent over 10 years developing a variety of educational software and tools to support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects across the 5-19 age range.

 

Current Projects

New Practices - New Parameters - New Pedagogy (NP3) (www.np3.org.uk)

NP3, funded by The Society for Educational Studies (SES), focuses on the use and impact of mobile devices on innovative pedagogic practices, social justice, and pupils’ development of digital literacy within UK primary school communities.

TESS-India (www.tess-india.edu.in)

Working to build and improve upon classroom practices of teachers across India, focusing on the use of student-centred and active participatory pedagogical approaches. Includes the development of 125 OER for existing and new pre- and in-service teacher professional development programs at elementary and secondary school levels. Supported by our MOOC, Enhancing teacher education through OER.

Researching OER development in teacher education in Ghana

  • What are the processes and enabling conditions which support teacher educators and their students in actively engaging with creation and adaptation of OER at a local level to meet immediate needs?
  • How do institutional and wider systemic factors influence engagement in these activities? 
  • How does mobile technology mediate engagement with OER including adaptation and creation of new OER?  

TESSA (Teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa) (www.tessafrica.net)

Continuing research on sustainable pedagogic change in teacher education; the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and mobile technologies to support teacher educators and teachers in developing new pedagogic practices in countries in Sub Saharan Africa.​

YOTS (Your Own Technology Survey) (www.yots.org.uk)

YOTS is an online tool designed to help schools better understand the technology available to students, and make informed decisions about the model of technology provision followed in school.

Edfutures (EdFutures.net)

EdFutures is dedicated to helping change our current education system to make it fit for the 21st century. Our initial focus is on the role(s) that technology might play as a lever for change.

"^^ . "Fiona Catherine Henry" . . . . . . "
  • The role of mobile devices in blurring, bridging and dissolving the home-school gap
  • The use and impact of mobile devices on innovative pedagogic practices, learner agency and pupils’ development of digital literacy
  •  Forward-facing mobile initiatives including Bring Your Own Device/Technology (BYOD/T)
  • The use of MOOCs to support CPD in underserved contexts
  • The role of mobile computing to support pedagogical change in both teacher education and teaching practices in developing contexts
"^^ . . "aa87c68c87c68ac01efc0b179d4de73aa7a786ce"^^ . . . "Lecturer, Primary" . "

Fiona Henry is a Lecturer in Education at The Open University in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies. Her work focuses on enhancing education outcomes through the effective use of appropriate technologies; the role of mobile technology in blurring, bridging and dissolving the home-school gap; the use of MOOCs to support CPD and forward-facing mobile initiatives including Bring Your Own Device/Technology (BYOD/T). Fiona’s work spans the UK, India and Sub-Saharan Africa, with a range of projects examining the role of mobile computing to support pedagogical change in both teacher education and teaching practice.

Fiona currently chairs the production of module E209 Core subject knowledge in the primary years, part of a new BA (Hons) Education Studies (primary) qualification. Between 2010 and 2013 she worked on Vital, a highly-successful£9.4million DCSF/DfE-funded programme to support teachers in England in enhancing their teaching of ICT and Computing, and their use of digital technology cross the curriculum. Prior to joining The Open University, she was a practicing teacher in and around Edinburgh, specialising in maths and ICT. She also spent over 10 years developing a variety of educational software and tools to support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects across the 5-19 age range.

 

Current Projects

New Practices - New Parameters - New Pedagogy (NP3) (www.np3.org.uk)

NP3, funded by The Society for Educational Studies (SES), focuses on the use and impact of mobile devices on innovative pedagogic practices, social justice, and pupils’ development of digital literacy within UK primary school communities.

TESS-India (www.tess-india.edu.in)

Working to build and improve upon classroom practices of teachers across India, focusing on the use of student-centred and active participatory pedagogical approaches. Includes the development of 125 OER for existing and new pre- and in-service teacher professional development programs at elementary and secondary school levels. Supported by our MOOC, Enhancing teacher education through OER.

Researching OER development in teacher education in Ghana

  • What are the processes and enabling conditions which support teacher educators and their students in actively engaging with creation and adaptation of OER at a local level to meet immediate needs?
  • How do institutional and wider systemic factors influence engagement in these activities? 
  • How does mobile technology mediate engagement with OER including adaptation and creation of new OER?  

TESSA (Teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa) (www.tessafrica.net)

Continuing research on sustainable pedagogic change in teacher education; the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and mobile technologies to support teacher educators and teachers in developing new pedagogic practices in countries in Sub Saharan Africa.​

YOTS (Your Own Technology Survey) (www.yots.org.uk)

YOTS is an online tool designed to help schools better understand the technology available to students, and make informed decisions about the model of technology provision followed in school.

Edfutures (EdFutures.net)

EdFutures is dedicated to helping change our current education system to make it fit for the 21st century. Our initial focus is on the role(s) that technology might play as a lever for change.

"^^ . "Fiona Catherine Henry"@en . "

2015 - present Senior Lecturer, Department of Physical Sciences (Planetary and Space Sciences)
2012-2015 Lecturer in Analytical Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences (Planetary and Space Sciences)
2009-2012 Lecturer in Analytical Sciences, Department of Chemistry
2003-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute

"^^ . "Victoria" . "Victoria Pearson" . . . . "

The synthesis and evolution of extraterrestrial organic material, including:
-In situ studies of organic material in meteorites
-Elemental and isotopic studies of extraterrestrial organic material
-Formation and evolution of the Solar System
Prebiotic evolution and astrobiology including:
-Survival or organisms and biomarkers in potentially habitable environments

The accessibility of chemistry for visual impaired students (eSTEeM project 2014/15)
​The achievement of women in physics (eSTEeM project 2014/15)

Publications are available on Open Research Online.

Current PhD students: 
Alex Price: Biosignatures for life detection (STFC)
Peter Woolman: Biogeochemistry in the Deep Sub-surface Environment: the Key for Finding Potential Life on Mars. (EEE/OU/UKCA)
Roy Adkin: Novel Fluorescent Sensors For Detecting Organic Compounds In Extra-Terrestrial Samples (STFC)
Elliot Curtis-Harper: Biosignatures for life detection on Mars (STFC)

Previous PhD students:
Rebecca Wolsey: The chemical signatures of life on Mars (STFC)
Steven Summers: Critical Zone bacterial ecology (OU)
Michael Goodyear: Organic Chemistry and Mineral Interactions in the Solar System (OU Charter Studentship& STFC)
Rebecca Wilson: Organic Material in Micrometeorites: Processes Affecting its Delivery to Planetary Environments (STFC)

"^^ . . "79ea3566869f48d898741ebce690dc559c18f9a1"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . "

2015 - present Senior Lecturer, Department of Physical Sciences (Planetary and Space Sciences)
2012-2015 Lecturer in Analytical Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences (Planetary and Space Sciences)
2009-2012 Lecturer in Analytical Sciences, Department of Chemistry
2003-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute

"^^ . "Dr Victoria Pearson"@en . "

Chris is Professor of Organisational Governance and Management. He joined The Open University Business School in 1988 to help establish an innovative new management programme for managers in voluntary and non-profit organisations. This successful programme and has been studied by over 5,000 managers in the sector. More recently he led the development of theMRes Management and BusinessHis research focuses on the governance and management of non-profit organisations, such as charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, and co-operatives. This work has helped to break new ground both methodologically and theoretically. 

"^^ . "Chris" . "Professor Chris Cornforth" . . . . . . "

Chris' main research focuses on the governance and management of non-profit organisations. His aim is to conduct‘engaged’ research that is theoretically informed but also has strong relevance for policy and practice. He has carried out a series of research projects that focus on the composition and role of boards, the relationship between boards and management, board effectiveness and the role of boards in organisational failure and turnaround. Recent research includes an international comparative study of what makes board chairs effective with colleagues in the US and Canada, and a study of the governance of cross-sector partnerships. He is currently carrying out research on the relationship between Chairs and Chief Executives and multi-level governance with the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham.

"^^ . . "e618b2bb7f76fff08cd5985a80f737f6b7260a3d"^^ . . . "Prof of Organisational Govern&Mgt" . . "

Chris is Professor of Organisational Governance and Management. He joined The Open University Business School in 1988 to help establish an innovative new management programme for managers in voluntary and non-profit organisations. This successful programme and has been studied by over 5,000 managers in the sector. More recently he led the development of theMRes Management and BusinessHis research focuses on the governance and management of non-profit organisations, such as charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, and co-operatives. This work has helped to break new ground both methodologically and theoretically. 

"^^ . "Professor Chris Cornforth"@en . "

  

I joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care in 2005, having previously worked as an Associate Lecturer since 1997. As a qualified social worker, I worked in hospital and community teams between 1981 and 1992, and started teaching social work in 1991. Between 2001 and 2005 I held management posts in a local authority training and development team, and at the General Social Care Council.

 
"^^ . "Fran" . "Fran Wiles" . . . . "

  

My doctoral thesis was‘Professional registration and the discursive construction of social work students' identities’, available from http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/fw6.html

I am interested in discourse analysis and narrative methodologies, and in participatory research methods. My particular areas of interest are: professional identity; professional regulation; social work education; service and carer involvement.

I am currently involved with colleagues in researching social work professional identities.

"^^ . . "138b02692dd3ccb9866c80fe4d280bda29951bc9"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Assistant Head of Department, Practice" . "

  

I joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care in 2005, having previously worked as an Associate Lecturer since 1997. As a qualified social worker, I worked in hospital and community teams between 1981 and 1992, and started teaching social work in 1991. Between 2001 and 2005 I held management posts in a local authority training and development team, and at the General Social Care Council.

 
"^^ . "Dr Fran Wiles"@en . "Hayley" . "Hayley Tsang" . "Tsang" . . . . . "da91604d3092706bc7701608415c442967435f2a"^^ . . . "Visiting Research Student" . "Hayley Tsang"@en . . . . . . . "mjo236" . "The Open University account for Michael John Oliver"@en . "

BA& MA Visual Communication& Cultural Studies (Berlin University of the Arts), PhD Art History (University of Newcastle)

Renate Dohmen joined the Open University in February 2015. Prior to joining the Open University she was assistant and then associate lecturer in art history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Before joining the University of Louisiana at Lafayette she taught at the World Arts and Artefacts Programme, Birkbeck College& British Museum, was Associate Lecturer for A216, summer school tutor for A316, and worked as visiting lecturer for Goldsmiths’ College, Middlesex University and Birkbeck College as well as other London universities. She also was research assistant, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King’s College London, research associate at the Ferguson Centre for Asian and African Art at the Open University, Milton Keynes, and participated in the AHRB Research Project‘Art and National Identity: Mexico, Japan, India, 1860s-1940s’, University of the Arts, London. She has given numerous gallery talks at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and the V&A, has been a regular contributor to international conferences, and has convened conference panels on art and visual culture.

"^^ . "Renate Dohmen" . "Dohmen" . . . . "

Renate is interested in questions of the global and visual culture in contemporary and colonial contexts. Her approach is interdisciplinary and encompasses art, anthropology and cultural history with a particular focus on issues of cultural encounter and cultural translation, post-coloniality and gender. Her work engages with questions of criticality in relation to contemporary art, and questions of art and empire focused on British India. She would be happy to supervise PhD theses in these areas.

Publications

Books

‘Encounters Beyond the Gallery: Relational Aesthetics and Cultural Alterity?’ (IB Tauris, 2015)

Forthcoming:

‘Colonial Art in British India. Power, Gender and Race under the Raj’ (IB Tauris)

Book Chapters:

‘Material (Re)collections of the‘Shiny East’: A Late Nineteenth-Century Travel Account by a Young British Woman in India’ in: Mary Henes, Brian H. Murray (eds)‘Modes of Transport: Travel Writing, Form and Visual Culture, 1760-1900’ (Palgrave 2015)

‘A fraught challenge to the status quo: The 1883-4 Calcutta International Exhibition, conceptions of art and industry, and the politics of world fairs’. In: Kate Nichols, Rebecca Wade, Gabriel Williams (eds) Art versus Industry? New Perspectives on Visual and Industrial Cultures in Nineteenth-Century Britain, (Manchester University Press, 2016)

Forthcoming:

 ‘Victoria’s Fair Daughters in the Colony: Imperial politics of Ladies’ Courts at International Exhibitions in India and Australia’, for‘Les Femmes dans les Expositions Internationales et Universelles (1878-1937): Actrices et Objets des Savoirs’, edited by Rebecca Rogers (Université Paris Descartes) and Myriam Boussahba-Bravard (Université de Paris Diderot), (Publisher tbc.).

Articles

‘Towards a Cosmopolitan Criticality? Relational Aesthetics, Rirkrit Tiravanija and transnational encounters with Pad Thai.’Open Arts Journal(inaugural issue), Vol 1, No 1 (2013)

Memsahibs and the“Sunny East”: Representations of British India by Millicent Douglas Pilkington and Beryl White.’Victorian Literature and Culture,40.1 (2012)

‘The Home and the World: Women, Designs and Performative Relations in Contemporary Tamil Nadu, S. India,’Ecumene, A Journal of Cultural Geographies, Vol 11, No 1, p. 7-25 (2004)

'Happy Homes and the Indian Nation: Women's Designs in Post-colonial Tamil Nadu',Journal of Design History, Vol 14, issue 2 (June), pp. 129-139 (2001)

‘Proposing a (new) Fishiness for (Indian) Art in the 21st Century',Journal of the Habitat Centre, Delhi(2001), Vol 1, Issue 1 (March), pp. 14-21 (2001)

‘Liminal in more Ways than One: Threshold Designs in Contemporary Tamil Nadu, S. India,’ in R. J. Wallis& K. Lymer (eds) A Permeability of Boundaries? New approaches to the Archaeology of Art, Religion and Folklore,British Archaeological Reports,International Series 936, Oxford, pp. 9-18 (2001)

Catalogue Essay

‘Polycentricity and Visual Culture,’ Catalogue Essay forSidewinder, International Art Exhibition, organised by CIMA (Centre of International Modern Art), published by Cima Gallery Pvt. Ltd , Kolkata, (touring Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, sponsored by the British Council) (2002)

Book Review

‘Mollie Molesworth: A Ladakhi Diary with Watercolours of a Himalayan Trek in 1929’, HerStoria, Issue 8, Spring 2011

Website

‘A daughter of the Empire: Edwardian life in India, 1901-03,’ a collaborative project between King’s College Archives, Birkbeck College and the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise (LCACE) which traces the life of Beryl White based on her scrap album. Accessible athttp://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/history/archives/india(June 2007) 

"^^ . "3ef39e5e3ba25c4074697093b54393ee3f427e8c"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art" . . "

BA& MA Visual Communication& Cultural Studies (Berlin University of the Arts), PhD Art History (University of Newcastle)

Renate Dohmen joined the Open University in February 2015. Prior to joining the Open University she was assistant and then associate lecturer in art history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Before joining the University of Louisiana at Lafayette she taught at the World Arts and Artefacts Programme, Birkbeck College& British Museum, was Associate Lecturer for A216, summer school tutor for A316, and worked as visiting lecturer for Goldsmiths’ College, Middlesex University and Birkbeck College as well as other London universities. She also was research assistant, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King’s College London, research associate at the Ferguson Centre for Asian and African Art at the Open University, Milton Keynes, and participated in the AHRB Research Project‘Art and National Identity: Mexico, Japan, India, 1860s-1940s’, University of the Arts, London. She has given numerous gallery talks at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and the V&A, has been a regular contributor to international conferences, and has convened conference panels on art and visual culture.

"^^ . "Dr Renate Dohmen"@en . . . . . . . "alw69" . "The Open University account for Annika Lena Wolff"@en . "Marvin" . "Marvin Weyland" . "Weyland" . . . . . . . "Visiting Research Student" . "Marvin Weyland"@en . . . . . . . . . . "rq282" . "The Open University account for Professor Rongshan Qin"@en . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "ajb785" . "The Open University account for Andrew Brasher"@en . . . . "jl4982" . "The Open University account for Jonquil Lowe"@en . . . . "Victoria" . "Victoria Canning" . "Canning" . . . . . "9a5d48ae598f1d701e142173989b30570ac84ab0"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Criminology" . "Dr Victoria Canning"@en . . . . "ac25988" . "The Open University account for Alexander Chroneos"@en . . . . . . . "gbh38" . "The Open University account for Professor Gerard Hastings"@en . "

I am a lecturer in German in the Department of Languages, at the Open University.

"^^ . "Carolyn" . "Carolyn Batstone" . . . . "

I am currently investigating modern foreign languages in mainstream schooling.  I am particularly interested in the status of German language teaching.

Since joining the Open University I have focussed on a range of research questions investigating adult language learners. I have looked at the integration of computer-based German teaching into residential language courses. I have studied how distance language learners choose to engage with the distance learning materials they are provided with.

I was a founding member of the Interaction Study Group involved in investigating oral interaction in tutorials. We researched oral interaction in both face-to-face and online tutorials, looking at the quantity of interaction taking place in the different media. This interactionwas then analysed according to its function within the tutorial.

I am currently investigating moern foreign languages in mainstream schooling. I am particularly interested in the status of German language teaching.

"^^ . . "16bf1055a36345e0ef396785d0a45a14bb7c8cfd"^^ . . . "Lecturer (German)" . "

I am a lecturer in German in the Department of Languages, at the Open University.

"^^ . "Carolyn Batstone"@en . . . . . . . "hp853" . "The Open University account for Helene Pulker"@en . . . . "vt2567" . "The Open University account for Vandana Tripathi"@en . . . . "em7999" . "The Open University account for Ellies Muyupa"@en . . . . "eb38" . "The Open University account for Emma Barker"@en . "

I'm the Senior Survey Systems Manager in the SSST: this means I draw research samples, provide reports and analyses and provide advice on sample design. I also manage the technical aspects of IET's administration of the Student Experience of a Module survey and manage datasets containing student feedback results going back to 2006: they're starting to encroach on'big data' territory. 

I'm also interested in online survey technologies, qualitative analysis and data visualisation, and generally with learning to use as many different research methods as possible! 

"^^ . "Stephanie" . "Stephanie Lay" . . . . "

I recently completed a PhD in psychology with the OU's Social Sciences faculty. My thesis was titled'Exploring the Uncanny Valley', and my research looked at how we perceive faces that are nearly but not quite human, and particularly why some of them seem eerie and unsettling. 

"^^ . . "69fd593b02f82133361e38c0ac4117df332ff13e"^^ . . . "Senior Survey Systems Manager" . . "

I'm the Senior Survey Systems Manager in the SSST: this means I draw research samples, provide reports and analyses and provide advice on sample design. I also manage the technical aspects of IET's administration of the Student Experience of a Module survey and manage datasets containing student feedback results going back to 2006: they're starting to encroach on'big data' territory. 

I'm also interested in online survey technologies, qualitative analysis and data visualisation, and generally with learning to use as many different research methods as possible! 

"^^ . "Stephanie Lay"@en . . . . "ac24778" . "The Open University account for Asma Chowdhry"@en . . . . "sma78" . "The Open University account for Mustafa Ali"@en . . . . . . . . . . . . . "mms3" . "The Open University account for Monica Stainton"@en . . . . "ab35" . "The Open University account for Alison Bettley"@en . "

Prof. Mike Stewart Mike Stewart is a Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Life, Health and Chemical  Sciences at the Open University. His group's main recent research activities have been concerned with investigating morphological correlates of experiential and disease-induced changes in the mammalian CNS, both in vivo and ex vivo. He has also been involved with the development and application of image analysis techniques (especially quantitative autoradiography and quantitative morphometry) to investigation of problems involving cellular neurobiology. Mike  was Chair of the local organising committee for the Federation of European Neuroscience (FENS) Committee Millennium Meeting (Brighton UK). He is a member of the EDAB (European Dana Alliance) and was  a member of the FENS school committee.He is currently Treasurer elect of FENS.

 His current research interest involves investigations of the morphological basis of synaptic plasticity and neurodegeneration in the mammalian hippocampus. State of the art technologies are used in order to examine changes that occur at hippocampal synapses following both long-term potentiation (LTP) and spatial training using the Morris water maze. In addition, unbiased morphometric analyses are used in order to reliably quantify synaptic change. The rationale being that utilisation of both LTP and spatial learning is the basis for revealing common cellular mechanisms. This research utilises morphometrical analysis of dendritic spine populations as well as quantification of immediate early gene expression in order to determine the precise localisation of synaptic change in the hippocampus following learning in established paradigms. He held major grants from the EU FP6 programmePROMEMORIA  which involves 14 other research groups and more recently an EU FP7 award,  value 3.9 million Euros MEMSTICK, with 6 partner laboratories. Mike also has held a number of BBSRC grants, most recently an award to develop novel methods of 3D reconstrcution of neural circuitry

"^^ . "Professor Mike G Stewart" . . . . "
My main research interests are centred in Neuroscience - Plasticity of the vertebrate central nervous system (CNS), and the effects of ageing and neurodegeneration on the CNS.  
To date over 160 papers and reviews have been published or are in press, together with200 abstractsfrom conference papers.   In addition I have edited four major texts, ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (Hodder& Stoughton) (1991); QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN NEUROANATOMY (Wiley) (1992); GROWING AND RESPONDING, Open University Press (1997), MAINTAINING THE WHOLE, Open University Press (1997).
At the Open University, my research on synaptic and neural plasticity involved initially 2 paradigms: sensory deprivation of rats (dark-rearing) followed by short periods of light exposure, and one-trial passive avoidance training in the day-old domestic chick. More recently I have used the paradigm of long-term potentiation and spatial learning in rat hippocampus, as models for learning. In my research I have been particularly concerned with the development and application of imaging techniques and quantitative immunoctyochemistry (at light and electron microscope level) to investigation of problems involving cellular neurobiology (see publication lists for further details).
I have also been involved in an industrial collaboration with Glaxo-Wellcome and NIMR (MRC- Mill Hill) which has arisen as a result of an MRC foresight link award (£660,000; OU share £330,000). This project involved investigations of the cellular and molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease, using transgenic mice in which a high risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (a human allele of a gene called apolipoprotein E -apoE) has been added (knocked-in) to mice lacking the normal apoE gene. More recently I was awarded a BBSRC Neurone grant (£440,000) as lead investigator with collaborators from UCL and NIMR (MRC), followed by an IAAB award from BBSRC with Collaborators at UCL. Additionally, my research has been supported internally via the Open University Research committee, and externally via grants from the Nuffield foundation, N.I.H. (USA), NATO and EC. British Council, Wellcome Trust and Royal Society exchange grants have also been provided to support collaborative projects with laboratories in Germany, Hungary, Poland and the FSSU.
My most recent awards include a£140K BBSRC grant (2011) to develop  novel methods of 3D reconstruction using scanning leectron mciroscopy, a£600K shared with UCL and an EU FPVI grant(2005) (value€9.5 million) shared with 12 partner EU laboratories and an FP7 Grant (MEMSTICK)  (value€3.9 million) . This research on neurodegeneration involves study of the morphological effect of N-cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM) mimetics on structure of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of rats and mice, and its ability to alleviate cognitive deficits including those induced by B-amyloid which is prevalent in Alzheimer's disease.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Tigaret, C. M. Thalhammer, A. Rast, G. F..Specht, C.G Auberson, Y. P. Stewart M.G., Schoepfer, R. (2006)Subunit dependencies of NMDA receptor-induced AMPA receptor internalization.Molecular Pharmacology69: 1251-1259

Stewart M.G. Banks, D. (2006)Enhancement of long-term memory retention by Colostrinin in one-day-old chicks trained on a weak passive avoidance learning paradigm.Neurobiol of Learning& Memory86 66–71

Donohue H.S., Gabbott P.L.A., Davies H.A., Rodriguez J.J., Cordero M.I.,. Sandi C, Medvedev N.I, Popov V.I.,, Colyer F.M., Peddie C.J., Stewart M.G. (2006).Chronic restraint stress induces changes in synapse morphology in stratum lacunosum-moleculare CA1 rat hippocampus: a stereological and three-dimensional ultrastructural study.Neuroscience140, 597-606

 Lauver, A., Yuan, L-L,Jeromin, A., Stewart M.G.,Davies H.ARodriguez J.J.,Pfaffinger. P., (2006)Manipulating Kv4.2 Expression Identifies a Specific Component of Hippocampal Pyramidal Neuron A Current that Depends Upon Kv4.2 Expression"J. Neurochem99(4):1207-23

Popov,VI, Medvedev, NI., Patrushev, I. IIgnat’ev, DA, Morenkov,ED., Stewart, MG. (2007).Reversible reduction in dendritic spines in CA1 of rat and ground squirrel subjected to hypothermia-normothermia in vivo: a 3-dimensional electron microscope studyNeurosci149. 549–560

 Rodríguez, JJ, Davies, HA,  Errington, M.L., Verkhratsky, A., Bliss, TVP,Stewart, M.G. (2008) Arg3.1/arc expression in hippocampal dentate gyrus astrocytes: ultrastructural evidence and co-localization with glial fibrillary acidic protein.J. Cell., Molec. Medicine12, (2), 671-678

 Popov,VI, Medvedev, NI., Kraev, I., Gabbott. P.L. Davies H.A., Lynch, M.A., Cowley, T., Berezin, V., Bock, E., Stewart, MG. (2008)Acell adhesion molecule mimetic, FGL-peptide, induces alterations in synapse and dendritic spine structure in the dentate gyrus of aged rats: a three-dimensional ultrastructural studyEurop.J.Neurosci27,. 301–314

Medvdev, N.I.,Rodríguez, JJ,Popov,VI, Davies H.A.,Tigaret, C.M. Schoepfer, R. Stewart M.G. (2008) The GluR2 subunit controls psd complexity and spine shape in the dentate gyrusEurop.J.Neurosci27: 315–325,

Stewart, M.G.,Popov,VI, Medvedev, NI., Gabbott. P.L., Corbett, N., Kraev, I., Davies H.A (2008)Dendritic spine and synapse morphological alterations induced by a neuralcell adhesion molecule (NCAM) mimetic.Neurochem. ResearchDOI 10.1007/s11064-008-9607-y

Peddie, C., Davies, H.A., Colyer F.M; Stewart, M.G., Rodriguez, J. J. (2008) Colocalisation of serotonin 2A receptors with the glutamate receptor subunits NR1 and GluR2 in the dentate gyrus: anultrastructural study of a modulatory role. Experimental Neurology211(2): 561-573.

 Peddie, C., Davies, H.A., Colyer F.M; Stewart, M.G., Rodriguez, J. J. (2008)Dendritic colocalisation of serotonin1B receptors and the glutamate NMDA receptor subunit NR1 within the hippocampal dentate gyrus: an ultrastructural study.Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy36(1): 17-26.

Stewart M.G. (2008) Colostrinin™- a naturally-occurring compound derived from mammalian colostrum with efficacy in treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s.Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy 9(14):2553-9.

Popov V. Stewart M.G. (2009) Complexity of Contacts Between Synaptic Boutons and Dendritic Spines in Adult Mammalian Hippocampus: Three-Dimensional Reconstructions from Serial Ultrathin Sectionsin vivo"Synapse63: 369–377

Dalllarac, G., Doyere, CV., Davies H.A., Rodriguez-Arellano, JJ, Stewart M.G. (2009) NMDA-independent changes in expression of PSA-NCAM after induction of LTP and LTD in the rat dentate gyrus in vivoNeuron Glia Biology,4(3):169-78.

 Kraev, I.V., Godukhin,O.V., Patrushev,I.V., Davies, H.A., Popov, V.I, Stewart.M.G. (2009) Partial kindling induces neurogenesis, activates astrocytes and alters synaptic morphology in the dentate gyrus of freely moving adult rats. Neuroscience162(2):254-67

Popov, V.I, Kraev, I.V., Banks, D., Morenkov. ED, Davies, H.A., Stewart.M.G. Fesenko, EE.  (2009)Three- dimensional ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study of immature neurons in the subgranular zone of the rat dentate gyrus.Biophysics,54 (4), 497–512.

Popov V. Stewart M.G. (2009) Complexity of Contacts Between Synaptic Boutons and Dendritic Spines in Adult Mammalian Hippocampus: Three-Dimensional Reconstructions from Serial Ultrathin Sectionsin vivo"Synapse63: 369–377

Medvedev N.I., Popov V. I., Rodriguez Arellano, J.J, Dallérac, G, Davies H.A., Gabbott, P.L, Laroche S., Kraev, I.V, Doyère V., Stewart M.G.(2010).The NMDA receptor antagonist CPP alters synapse and spine structure and impairs LTP and LTD induced morphological plasticity in dentate gyrus of the awake ratNeuroscience, 165(4)1170-1181

Kraev, Igor;Henneberger, Christian;Rossetti, Clara;Conboy, Lisa;Kohler, Lene B.;Fantin, Martina;Jennings, Alistair;Venero, Cesar;Popov, Victor;Rusakov, Dmitri;Stewart, Michael;Bock, Elisabeth;Berezin, VladimirandSandi, Carmen(2011).A peptide mimetic targeting trans-homophilic NCAM binding sites promotes spatial learning and neural plasticity in the hippocampus.PLOS One, 6(8), e23433.

Michaluk, Piotr;Wawrzyniak, Marcin;Alot, Przemyslaw;Szczot, Marcin;Wyrembek, Paulina;Mercik, Katarzyna;Medvedev, Nikolay;Wilczek, Ewa;De Roo, Mathias;Zuschratter, Werner;Muller, Dominique;Wilczynski, Grzegorz M;Mozrzymas, Jerzy W;Stewart, Michael G.;Kaczmarek, LeszekandWlodarczyk, Jakub(2011).Influence of matrix metalloproteinase MMP-9 on dendritic spine morphology.Journal of cell science, 124(Pt 19), pp. 3369–3380.

Ojo, Bunmi;Rezaie, Payam;Gabbott, Paul L.;Cowely, Thelma R.;Medvedev, Nikolay I.;Lynch, Marina A.andStewart, Michael G.(2011).A neural cell adhesion molecule-derived peptide, FGL, attenuates glial cell activation in the aged hippocampus.Experimental Neurology, 323(2), pp. 318–328.

Popov, Victor I.;Kleschevnikov, Alexander M.;Klimenko, Oleg A.;Stewart, Michael G.andBelichenko, Pavel V.(2011).Three-dimensional synaptic ultrastructure in the dentate gyrus and hippocampal area CA3 in the Ts65Dn mouse model of down syndrome.Journal of Comparative Neurology, 519(7), pp. 1338–1354.

 
"^^ . . "d697e746cf7ae5abd9f47689bd5a5afeac98e141"^^ . . . "Professor in Neuroscience" . "

Prof. Mike Stewart Mike Stewart is a Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Life, Health and Chemical  Sciences at the Open University. His group's main recent research activities have been concerned with investigating morphological correlates of experiential and disease-induced changes in the mammalian CNS, both in vivo and ex vivo. He has also been involved with the development and application of image analysis techniques (especially quantitative autoradiography and quantitative morphometry) to investigation of problems involving cellular neurobiology. Mike  was Chair of the local organising committee for the Federation of European Neuroscience (FENS) Committee Millennium Meeting (Brighton UK). He is a member of the EDAB (European Dana Alliance) and was  a member of the FENS school committee.He is currently Treasurer elect of FENS.

 His current research interest involves investigations of the morphological basis of synaptic plasticity and neurodegeneration in the mammalian hippocampus. State of the art technologies are used in order to examine changes that occur at hippocampal synapses following both long-term potentiation (LTP) and spatial training using the Morris water maze. In addition, unbiased morphometric analyses are used in order to reliably quantify synaptic change. The rationale being that utilisation of both LTP and spatial learning is the basis for revealing common cellular mechanisms. This research utilises morphometrical analysis of dendritic spine populations as well as quantification of immediate early gene expression in order to determine the precise localisation of synaptic change in the hippocampus following learning in established paradigms. He held major grants from the EU FP6 programmePROMEMORIA  which involves 14 other research groups and more recently an EU FP7 award,  value 3.9 million Euros MEMSTICK, with 6 partner laboratories. Mike also has held a number of BBSRC grants, most recently an award to develop novel methods of 3D reconstrcution of neural circuitry

"^^ . "Professor Mike G Stewart"@en . "

David Wilson is Professor of Organisation Studies based in the Centre for People and Organisations and is Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship in the Faculty of Business and Law. He is the author of nine books and over ninety peer reviewed articles on strategic decision making, power in organisations, organisational change and strategy. David is a Fellow and ex Chair of the British Academy of Management and is an Academician of the Social Sciences. He was a founder member of the scholarly association the'European Group for Organization Studies' where he has served as Chair and is currently an elected Board member of the association. He has served as Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the top international journal Organization Studies and remains Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board. 

"^^ . "David" . "Professor David Wilson" . "Wilson" . . . . "

Research interests broadly encompass strategy, decision making and the sociology of organisations.  Current research interests include an investigation into unwaged work in the UK and how this does (or does not) lead to paid employment in changing labour markets. A second stream of research continues to examine strategic decision making, in particular implementation and putting decisions into practice.  A third stream of research is examining the role and value of Business Schools in wider society. 

"^^ . . "933e2ce0e7f94cc929a8e43694ca678b73590e22"^^ . . . "Professor in Organisation Studies" . "

David Wilson is Professor of Organisation Studies based in the Centre for People and Organisations and is Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship in the Faculty of Business and Law. He is the author of nine books and over ninety peer reviewed articles on strategic decision making, power in organisations, organisational change and strategy. David is a Fellow and ex Chair of the British Academy of Management and is an Academician of the Social Sciences. He was a founder member of the scholarly association the'European Group for Organization Studies' where he has served as Chair and is currently an elected Board member of the association. He has served as Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the top international journal Organization Studies and remains Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board. 

"^^ . "Professor David Wilson"@en . . . . . . . . . . . . . "hjw77" . "The Open University account for Heather Joy Whitaker"@en . "Matthew" . "Matthew Dore" . "Dore" . . . . . . . "Research Student" . "Matthew Dore"@en . "

Dr Ruslan Ramanau is a Lecturer in E-Learning at The Open University Business School.

His first degree was in Linguistics and Teacher Education from Vitebsk State Pedagogical Institute in Belarus. He did his Master of Education degree atThe Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, the State University of New Jerseyin the USA, which is where he got involved in the field of distance and e-learning. After returning to teach at the Institute for Contemporary Issues in Belarus, Ruslan was involved in a number of international projects in the field under the auspices of the US-funded IREX (International Research and Education Exchange Board) and CEP (Civic Education Project). In the academic year of 2001-2002 he was visiting postgraduate student at theEducational Studies Department of the University of Oxfordin the UK.

From 2002 to 2007 he completed a Master of Science in Research Methods for Educational Technology and a PhD in Educational Technology degrees at theInstitute of Educational Technology of the Open University. Supervised by Professor John Richardson and Dr Barbara Hodgson Ruslan looked at cross-cultural and cross-contextual differences in student experiences of technology-mediated learning on the Professional Certificate and Professional Diploma of Management courses taught in the UK and in Russia.

In 2007 he joined theOxford Centre for Staff and Learning Developmentwhere he worked for one year as a Research Fellow in E-Learning on thePathfinder project, investigating student uses of e-learning technologies in their university studies. From May 2008 until August 2009 he was working as a Research Assistant in the Institute of Educational Technology fo the Open University on the ESRC-funded national project on the nature of learning experiences among"The Net Generation" students in five universities in the UK. In August 2009 he joined The Open University Business School as a Lecturer in E-Learning.

Dr Ramanau has several publications on technology-mediated learning in international conference proceedings and academic journals. His interests are in the areas of cross-cultural differences in e-learning, self- and group regulation in online learning settings.

 

"^^ . "Ruslan" . "Ruslan Ramanau" . "Ramanau" . . . . . "f3f12b4215d30356a1fe6cb0c2e82829e9f536c9"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in eLearning" . "

Dr Ruslan Ramanau is a Lecturer in E-Learning at The Open University Business School.

His first degree was in Linguistics and Teacher Education from Vitebsk State Pedagogical Institute in Belarus. He did his Master of Education degree atThe Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, the State University of New Jerseyin the USA, which is where he got involved in the field of distance and e-learning. After returning to teach at the Institute for Contemporary Issues in Belarus, Ruslan was involved in a number of international projects in the field under the auspices of the US-funded IREX (International Research and Education Exchange Board) and CEP (Civic Education Project). In the academic year of 2001-2002 he was visiting postgraduate student at theEducational Studies Department of the University of Oxfordin the UK.

From 2002 to 2007 he completed a Master of Science in Research Methods for Educational Technology and a PhD in Educational Technology degrees at theInstitute of Educational Technology of the Open University. Supervised by Professor John Richardson and Dr Barbara Hodgson Ruslan looked at cross-cultural and cross-contextual differences in student experiences of technology-mediated learning on the Professional Certificate and Professional Diploma of Management courses taught in the UK and in Russia.

In 2007 he joined theOxford Centre for Staff and Learning Developmentwhere he worked for one year as a Research Fellow in E-Learning on thePathfinder project, investigating student uses of e-learning technologies in their university studies. From May 2008 until August 2009 he was working as a Research Assistant in the Institute of Educational Technology fo the Open University on the ESRC-funded national project on the nature of learning experiences among"The Net Generation" students in five universities in the UK. In August 2009 he joined The Open University Business School as a Lecturer in E-Learning.

Dr Ramanau has several publications on technology-mediated learning in international conference proceedings and academic journals. His interests are in the areas of cross-cultural differences in e-learning, self- and group regulation in online learning settings.

 

"^^ . "Dr Ruslan Ramanau"@en . "

(I'm not to be confused with the'A'-less Professor Chris Williams at Cardiff University). I'm a Senior Lecturer in History affiliated to theInternational Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice; theInternational Centre for Comparative Criminological Researchand theCentre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy. I have an MA in Urban History from the University of Leicester, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield, with the thesis topic'Police and Crime in Sheffield, 1818-1873'.

I am a member of theSocial History Society, and sit on the committee of theCrime and Punishment museums and archives network.

Broadcasting:

Initiator of the BBC Radio 4 series'The Things We Forgot To Remember'

Academic consultant to:

  • 'The Things We Forgot To Remember' (series 1-3)
  • 'Wartime Farm'
  • 'Andrew Marr's History of the World'
"^^ . "Chris A" . "Chris A Williams" . "Williams" . . . . "
  • All aspects of the history of crime and policing since about 1750, especially concerning British and British colonial police.
  • The preservation of the records of British police forces.
  • The public history of criminal justice in the UK and beyond.
  • The relationship between history and memory.
  • The globalisation of policing practice (seeCOPP network).
  • The history of the control room (lecture here).

Research students

I  am an experienced supervisor and examiner of research projects at Masters and Doctoral level, but I am unlikely to be able to commit to taking on any more new doctoral students for entry in 2015.

I have successfully supervised doctoral students working on the following topics at the OU:

  • 'British Government Responses to Terrorism, 1865-1975'
  • 'County Police Chief Constables, 1857-1914'
  • 'The Public History of the UK Criminal Justice System'
  • 'Narrative verdicts and deaths after police contact, 2001-2011'

I am currently supervising doctoral students working on the following topics at the OU:

  • 'Employment and Publicity of corporal and Capital Punishment in the Civil and Military Communities of Britain from 1750 onwards'
  • 'From Constables to Constabulary: Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Century systems of policing in Hertfordshire'
  • 'Popular Representations of Crime: the'Illustrated Police News', 1867-1938'
  • 'Behind the front line: Non-confrontational responses to youth crime from the Manchester and Salford city police forces 1933-1963'
  • 'The material culture of police archives'
     

Publications:

Books

Police control systems in Britain, 1775-1975: From parish constable to national computer- forthcoming from Manchester University Press, 2014.

Police and Policing in the Twentieth Century(Ashgate: Abingdon: 2010) [editor] Vol.3 ofHistory of Policing.

(with B. Godfrey and P. Lawrence)History and Crime(Sage: London, 2007).

Giving the Past a Future: Preserving the Heritage of the UK's Criminal Justice System(Francis Boutle: London, 2004) [edited collection].

 

Articles

'Police Governance - Community, Policing, and Justice in the modern UK' inTaiwan in Comparative Perspective, Vol. 3, 2010, pp. 50-65 [Read this online]

'British Policing in the Twentieth Century', introduction to C.A.Williams (ed)Police and Policing in the Twentieth Century(Ashgate: Aldershot: 2010) [978-0-7546-2954-2] Vol.3 ofHistory of Policing.

'Policing the Populace: The Road to Professionalisation' in David Nash and Anne-Marie Kilday (eds)Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000(Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2010). [978-0-230-22469-8] pp. 160-179.

'What's a'back office'for? The case of policing'History and Policy, June 2010 [Read this online]

 'Labelling and Tracking the Criminal in Mid-Nineteenth Century England and Wales: The Relationship between Governmental and Creating Official Numbers' in Ann Rudinow Sætnan, Heidi Mork Lomell, and Svein Hammer (eds)The Mutual Construction of Statistics and Society(Routledge: Abingdon, '2011'), [978-0-415-87370-3] pp. 157-171.

'Police filming English streets in 1935: the limits of mediated identification'Surveillance and Society6.1 (2009) 3-9.
[Read this online]

'Ideologies, structures, and contingencies: writing the history of British criminal justice since 1975'Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, 14.4 (2008) 59 - 84.

'Constables for hire: the history of private'public' policing in the UK',Policing and Society, 18.2, (2008) 190— 205.

'How it actually was'? A historian responds to'On Historical Contextualisation'Crimes and Misdemeanours: Deviance and the Law in Historical PerspectiveVol. 1, No 2, (2007)
[Read this as a PDF]

(with Georgina Sinclair)‘Home and Away'; the Cross Fertilisation between‘Colonial' and‘British' Policing, 1921-1985'Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 35.2 (2007) 221 - 238.

'Rotten boroughs? How the towns of England and Wales lost their police forces in 1964.' in J. Moore and J.B. Smith (eds)Urban Corruption(Ashgate, Aldershot, 2007).

'I am not on the beat now, the New Police have come there.'– Using the Old Bailey Online to study the changing enforcers of the law in London, 1730-1834.Internet symposium on the Old Bailey database - February 12, 2006.
[Read this online]

'Police and the Law' in S. Berger (ed.)Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth Century Europe(Oxford, Blackwell, 2006).

(with Clive Emsley)'Beware of the Leopard?: Police archives in Great Britain' in M. Proctor (ed.)Political Pressure and the Archival Record(Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2006).

'The Sheffield Democrats' critique of criminal justice in the 1850s' in R. Colls and R. Rodger (eds)Cities of Ideas: Civil Society and Urban Governance in Britain 1800-2000(Ashgate, Aldershot, 2004).

'Catégorisation et stigmatisation policièresà Sheffield au milieu du XIXe siècle'Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine50.1 (2003) 104– 125. [Read an English version of this online]

'Britain's police forces: forever removed from democratic control?' inHistory and Policy, Dec 1st, 2003. [http://www.historyandpolicy.org/archive/policy-paper-16.html]

'Police surveillance and the emergence of CCTV in the 1960s' in M. Gill (ed.)CCTV in Perspective(Perpetuity Press, Leicester, 2003).

'Police surveillance and the emergence of CCTV in the 1960s' inCrime Prevention and Community Safety5.3 (2003) 27-38.

'Counting crimes or counting people: some implications of mid-nineteenth century British police returns' inCrime, Histoire& Sociétés/Crime, History& Societies. 4.2 (2000), 77-93.

'Expediency, authority and duplicity: reforming Sheffield's police 1832 - 1840' in R. Trainor and R. Morris (eds) Urban Governance: Britain and Beyond since 1750. (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2000), pp. 115-127

Follow this link forpodcasts and research papers in progress.

"^^ . "a0e5564596bb95e87ed009c7ff8a5997fbaefd0e"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . . "

(I'm not to be confused with the'A'-less Professor Chris Williams at Cardiff University). I'm a Senior Lecturer in History affiliated to theInternational Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice; theInternational Centre for Comparative Criminological Researchand theCentre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy. I have an MA in Urban History from the University of Leicester, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield, with the thesis topic'Police and Crime in Sheffield, 1818-1873'.

I am a member of theSocial History Society, and sit on the committee of theCrime and Punishment museums and archives network.

Broadcasting:

Initiator of the BBC Radio 4 series'The Things We Forgot To Remember'

Academic consultant to:

  • 'The Things We Forgot To Remember' (series 1-3)
  • 'Wartime Farm'
  • 'Andrew Marr's History of the World'
"^^ . "Dr Chris A Williams"@en . "Soren" . "Soren Kaas" . "Kaas" . . . . . "71a9c35862c56f42fdba9f43b442ca626546e0fd"^^ . . . "Visiting Research Student" . "Soren Kaas"@en . "

John Allen’s teaching and research experience includes work on issues of power and spatiality, more recently in relation to financialization, privatization, biopower and topology.

He is currently engaged on an Australian Research Council funded research project with colleagues at The University of Western Sydney which addresses the financialization of infrastructure, with an eye to its topological traits.

He has taught at The Open University for over thirty years and has a long-standing commitment to both introductory and interdisciplinary courses in the Social Sciences. He is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences and has held Visiting Professorships in both Australia and Switzerland. He is currently Deputy Chair of the University’s Research Committee.

"^^ . "Professor John Richard Allen" . . . . "

My research interests fall into two related areas, both of which have tended to blend into one another at various times. I have a long-standing interest in the relationship between geography and power, more specifically the difference that spatiality makes to the way that power works in its various modalities, from domination and authority through to seduction and manipulation.

In 2003, I published a book-length treatment on the subject,Lost Geographies of Power(Oxford , Blackwell) and am currently exploring a range of topological insights into power’s spatial twists and turns in these more complex, globalised times. This is currently being written under the working title ofTopologies of Powerfor Routedge publications. I have also recently become interested in the nature of biopower and what a nonhuman dimension to power might look like when the‘power’ to make life live is the central focus of enquiry. This interest was recently explored through an ESRC funded research project on poultry farm and food processing industries in the UK.

In parallel to this broad topic of spatiality and power, I have for some time been interested in the work of George Simmel and Siegfried Kracauer. The two theorists have informed much of my thinking on public spaces and seduction in an urban context, as well as giving me an insight into phenomenological accounts of the urban. This work has appeared in journals such asNew FormationsandUrban Studies.

John Allen is a member of theOpenSpace Research Centre.

Financialising Household Water: Thames Water, MEIF, and‘ring-fenced’ politics,Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, (2013) Vol. 6 (3), pp 419-439 (with Michael Pryke).

Biosecurity and the Topologies of Infected Life: from Borderlines to Borderlands,Transactions Institute of British Geographers, (2013) Vol 38, pp 531-543 (with Steve Hinchliffe, Stephanie Lavau, Nick Bingham and Simon Carter).

Topological Twists: Power's Shifting Geographies,Dialogues in Human Geography, (2011) Vol.1 (3), pp 283-298.

Powerful City Networks: More than Connection, Less than Domination and Control,Urban Studies, (2010) Vol.47 (13), pp 2895-2911.

Assemblages of State Power: Topological Shifts in the Organization of Government and Politics,Antipode, (2010) Vol.42 (5), pp 1071-1089 (with Allan Cochrane).

Changing Landscapes of Power: The City and Finance inReading the Economy: The UK in the 21st Century(eds) Coe, N. and Jones, A., (2010) Sage Publications, pp 49-60.

Three Spaces of Power: Territory, Networks, plus a Topological twist in the Tale of Domination and Authority,Journal of Power, (2009), Vol.2 (2), pp 197-212.

Pragmatism and Power, Or the Power to Make a difference in a Radically Contingent World,Geoforum, (2008), No 39, pp 1613-1624.

Powerful Geographies: Spatial Shifts in the Architecture of Globalization inThe Handbook of Power(eds) Clegg, S. and Haugaard, C., (2008) Sage, Los Angeles, London, Dehli, Singapore, pp 157-173.

Claiming Connections: A Distant World of Sweatshops? InGeographies of Globalization(eds) Robinson, J., Rose, G. and Barnett, C., (2008), Sage, Los Angeles, London, Dehli, Singapore, pp 7-54.

Beyond the Territorial Fix: Regional Assemblages, Politics and Power,Regional Studies, (2007), Vol. 41, pp 1161-1175 (with Allan Cochrane).

The Cultural Spaces of Siegfried Kracauer: The Many Surfaces of Berlin,New Formations, (2007), No 61, pp 20-33.

Ambient Power: Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz and the Seductive Logic of Public Space,Urban Studies(2006, Vol. 43, pp 441-455 (translated in Italian, in Copeta, C (ed) 2006, Geografie e Ambienti Caccucci Editore, Bari).

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "4d27f286c4d3bec6456a4d39275d63d33a2a2264"^^ . . . "Professor of Economic Geography" . "

John Allen’s teaching and research experience includes work on issues of power and spatiality, more recently in relation to financialization, privatization, biopower and topology.

He is currently engaged on an Australian Research Council funded research project with colleagues at The University of Western Sydney which addresses the financialization of infrastructure, with an eye to its topological traits.

He has taught at The Open University for over thirty years and has a long-standing commitment to both introductory and interdisciplinary courses in the Social Sciences. He is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences and has held Visiting Professorships in both Australia and Switzerland. He is currently Deputy Chair of the University’s Research Committee.

"^^ . "Professor John Richard Allen"@en . . . . "Stavros Asimakopoulos" . "Asimakopoulos" . . . . . "72aec7c2009c85c5c47c653d37c21456ec5ddc1c"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Associate, EPSRC" . "Dr Stavros Asimakopoulos"@en . . . . "zy412422" . "The Open University account for Taha Tobaili"@en . . . . "shm227" . "The Open University account for Sandy Herron-Marx"@en . . . . "mu2" . "The Open University account for Martin Upton"@en . ""^^ . "Sue Oreszczyn" . . . . ""^^ . . "ae8d92c7ef33e3fd9950ea3dd0e82908b9de7c59"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Fellow" . ""^^ . "Dr Sue Oreszczyn"@en . . . . . . . "ks4474" . "The Open University account for Kris Stutchbury"@en . "

I completed my first degree and PhD at the University of Aberdeen before becoming a Research Fellow at the University of Dundee in 1990. My PhD research concerned Looked After children in residential child care, principaly related to Fraserburgh Childrens Home.

At the University of Dundee I was part of a Scottish Office funded research project with Andrew Kendrick concerning Integrated Child Care. In 1993, before beginning my social work training at the University of Exeter I completed a small evaluation project for the Childrens Society in South Devon concerning their Start Point project based in Paignton. This project aimed to prevent children from entering the public care through a'systems management approach'. 

Following professional social work qualification in 1995 I practised in an area child care team for Neath - Port Talbot County Borough Council (formerly West Glamorgan) until 1999. From 1999 until 2001 I supported children and foster carers for Foster Care Associates based in Plymouth but operated throughout Devon and Cornwall.

In 2001 I became employed by the Open University Faculty of Health and Social Care (formerly the School of Health and Social Welfare) within our'children and young people area'. In this capacity I was part of the course team which produced EK310 Research with Children and Young People, which involved editing two books'Doing Research with Children and Young People' and the'Reality of Research with Children and Young People' both co-published by The Open University and Sage.  Subsequently I became involved in the Open University Social Work Programmes, first with Diploma in Social Work (Course Team Chair for K215 Social Work Practice Learning Stage 2) and now with the Open University Social Work Degree. 

I was involved as consultant on the BBC 1 televised documentary series called'Someone to Watch Over Me', concerning Child care social work in Bristol, which was broadcast in November and December 2004.

I have been responsible for creating practice learning guidance in all three practice learning courses; K(ZW)113 Foundations for Social Work Practice, K(ZW) 216 Applied Social Work Practice and k(ZW)315 Critical Social Work Practice.  I have also been the lead academic (Course Team Chair) for K(ZW)315 Critical Social Work Practice, which is the last element in the Social Work Degree Programme. This course uses a range of innovative web-based learning guides and eLearning components to deliver course materials. A also edited a book'The Critical Practitioner in Social Work and Health Care', a OU/Sage co-publication.

"^^ . "Sandy" . "Sandy Fraser" . . . . "

Looked After Children

International Social Work

Vulnerable Children in Southern Africa

eLearning pedagogy

Use of ICT in social work practice, e.g. Computer Aided Self Interview

Personalisation in Health and Social Care

 

With Alun Morgan, evaluation research in Newcastle and Hertfordshire concerning the use of the Viewpoint system of gathering the views of Looked After Children.

Understanding the mental health social work with children and young people in social work practice in Lithuania, South Africa and the USA. This research was based on the production of K315 Critical Social Work Practice.

PhD Supervision  re Child Sexual Abuse of Pre-school childen in South Africa

PhD Supervision re Parenting by Ghanaians living in the UK

PhD Supervision re Evaluation of the Unison/Open University Learning Partnership Route to Social Work Qualification

"^^ . . "8f7fa581b4397a5cf7e1c418845d25c17deee78a"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . "

I completed my first degree and PhD at the University of Aberdeen before becoming a Research Fellow at the University of Dundee in 1990. My PhD research concerned Looked After children in residential child care, principaly related to Fraserburgh Childrens Home.

At the University of Dundee I was part of a Scottish Office funded research project with Andrew Kendrick concerning Integrated Child Care. In 1993, before beginning my social work training at the University of Exeter I completed a small evaluation project for the Childrens Society in South Devon concerning their Start Point project based in Paignton. This project aimed to prevent children from entering the public care through a'systems management approach'. 

Following professional social work qualification in 1995 I practised in an area child care team for Neath - Port Talbot County Borough Council (formerly West Glamorgan) until 1999. From 1999 until 2001 I supported children and foster carers for Foster Care Associates based in Plymouth but operated throughout Devon and Cornwall.

In 2001 I became employed by the Open University Faculty of Health and Social Care (formerly the School of Health and Social Welfare) within our'children and young people area'. In this capacity I was part of the course team which produced EK310 Research with Children and Young People, which involved editing two books'Doing Research with Children and Young People' and the'Reality of Research with Children and Young People' both co-published by The Open University and Sage.  Subsequently I became involved in the Open University Social Work Programmes, first with Diploma in Social Work (Course Team Chair for K215 Social Work Practice Learning Stage 2) and now with the Open University Social Work Degree. 

I was involved as consultant on the BBC 1 televised documentary series called'Someone to Watch Over Me', concerning Child care social work in Bristol, which was broadcast in November and December 2004.

I have been responsible for creating practice learning guidance in all three practice learning courses; K(ZW)113 Foundations for Social Work Practice, K(ZW) 216 Applied Social Work Practice and k(ZW)315 Critical Social Work Practice.  I have also been the lead academic (Course Team Chair) for K(ZW)315 Critical Social Work Practice, which is the last element in the Social Work Degree Programme. This course uses a range of innovative web-based learning guides and eLearning components to deliver course materials. A also edited a book'The Critical Practitioner in Social Work and Health Care', a OU/Sage co-publication.

"^^ . "Dr Sandy Fraser"@en . . . . . . . "

Having grown up in Northern Ireland and South Africa, I have a particular interest in the social psychology of intergroup contact, conflict, desegregation, and re-segregation in historically divided societies. I am also a firm believer in the idea that methods and concepts must be adequate to the complexity of psychological processes as they unfold in everyday life contexts. This has led me to explore a variety of methodological and conceptual frameworks, including frameworks‘borrowed’ from other disciplines such as linguistics, geography and sociology. It has also led me to avoid the (for me fruitless) polarization of‘quantitative’ versus‘qualitative’ research in social psychology.

I joined our department in June of 2011, having previously lectured at Lancaster University and the Universities of Worcester and Cape Town. Since 2009, I have also acted as Editor (with Jolanda Jetten) of theBritish Journal of Social Psychology.

"^^ . "Professor John Dixon" . . . . "

I have contributed to three main areas of inquiry:

Intergroup contact and social change: First, working in collaboration with colleagues in South Africa, I have investigated the social psychology of contact, prejudice and social change in post-apartheid society. In so doing, I have extended work on the so-called"contact hypothesis." For example, I have argued that contact sometimes has ironic effects on the political attitudes of the historically disadvantaged, reducing their willingness to recognise and resist social inequality or to support policies designed to implement political change. Relatedly, I have also interrogated the limits of the prejudice reduction model of social change that dominates social psychology– a theme developed in a recent paper entitled‘Beyond prejudice: Are negative evaluations the problem? Is getting us to like one another more the solution?’ (Dixon et al., in press).

The microecology of segregation: A second strand of my work has focused on everyday practices of segregation. The role of racial segregation in perpetuating inequality and division has been well documented by social scientists. Most research, however, has concentrated on the macro-sociological organization of institutions of residence, education and employment. I suggest that such work may be usefully complemented by research that investigates the‘micro-ecology of segregation’ in everyday life spaces - the dynamic, largely informal, network of social practices through which individuals maintain racial isolation within settings where members of other race groups are physically co-present. Among other contributions, my collaborative research has explored varying methodological techniques for mapping the micro-ecological dimensions of segregation (seehttp://www.contactecology.com/). It has also used the study of micro-ecological processes as a context in which to examine the nature and causes of so-called"preferential segregation" and to explore how, why, and when segregation becomes such a tenacious system for organizing social life.

Intergroup relations and human geography: Finally, on a broader level, my work has highlighted a gap in the social psychological literature. Social psychology is often defined as the study of behaviour in context. However, the discipline has characteristically neglected one of the most fundamental contextual dimensions of social life, namely its geographic‘locatedness’. All social life unfolds with material and symbolic environments (places) that are both socially constituted and constitutive of the social. Acknowledgement of this so-called‘spatial dimension’ opens up new ways of looking at phenomena such as the formation of social identities and relationships. I am particularly interested in using concepts such as place identity and boundary transgression to enrich the social psychology of intergroup relations and to build interdisciplinary links between our discipline and companionate disciplines such as environmental psychology and human geography

Dixon, J., Levine, M., Reicher, S.& Durrheim, K. (in press). Beyond prejudice: Are negative evaluations the problem? Is getting us to like one another more the solution?Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Dixon, J.& Levine, M. (Eds). (2012).Beyond prejudice: Extending the social psychology of intergroup conflict, inequality and social change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dixon, J., Tropp, L.R., Durrheim, K.,& Tredoux, C.G. (2010).‘Let them eat harmony’: Prejudice reduction and the political attitudes of historically disadvantaged groups.Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 76-80.

Tredoux, C.& Dixon, J.A. (2009). Mapping the multiple contexts of racial isolation: Some reflections on the concept of scale in segregation research.Urban Studies, 46, 761-777.

Dixon, J. et al. (2008).‘The inner citadels of the colour line’: Mapping the micro-ecology of segregation in everyday life spaces.Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 2, 1-23.

Dixon, J., Durrheim, K.,& Tredoux, C. (2007). Intergroup contact and attitudes towards the principle and practice of racial equality.Psychological Science, 18, 867-872.

Hopkins, N.& Dixon, J.A. (2006). Space, place and political psychology.Political Psychology, 27, 173-185.

Dixon, J., Durrheim, K.& Tredoux, C. (2005). Beyond the optimal contact strategy: A‘reality check’ for the contact hypothesis.American Psychologist, 60, 697-711.

Durrheim, K.& Dixon, J. (2005).Racial Encounter: The social psychology of contact and desegregation. London: Psychology Press.

Dixon, J.& Durrheim, K. (2004). Dislocating identity: Desegregation and the transformation of place.Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24, 455-473.

Durrheim, K& Dixon, J. (2004). Attitudes in the fibre of everyday life: The discourse of racial evaluation and the lived experience of desegregation.American Psychologist, 59, 626-636.

"^^ . . "bab81b52c52e8f761312a5f37f2ec7c27703faa9"^^ . . . "Head of Department, Psychology" . "

Having grown up in Northern Ireland and South Africa, I have a particular interest in the social psychology of intergroup contact, conflict, desegregation, and re-segregation in historically divided societies. I am also a firm believer in the idea that methods and concepts must be adequate to the complexity of psychological processes as they unfold in everyday life contexts. This has led me to explore a variety of methodological and conceptual frameworks, including frameworks‘borrowed’ from other disciplines such as linguistics, geography and sociology. It has also led me to avoid the (for me fruitless) polarization of‘quantitative’ versus‘qualitative’ research in social psychology.

I joined our department in June of 2011, having previously lectured at Lancaster University and the Universities of Worcester and Cape Town. Since 2009, I have also acted as Editor (with Jolanda Jetten) of theBritish Journal of Social Psychology.

"^^ . "Professor John Dixon"@en . . . . . . . "sk9268" . "The Open University account for Satheesh Krishnamurthy"@en . . . . "dk5696" . "The Open University account for Deirdre Kelly"@en . . . . "cjc636" . "The Open University account for Catherine Comfort"@en . . . . "Stuart" . "Stuart Wroe" . "Wroe" . . . . . "f103994c8ffdefce48eba1c5c0225b8bb6316ce7"^^ . . . "Lecturer in Youth Work" . "Stuart Wroe"@en . . . . "acf229" . "The Open University account for Alberto Franca"@en . "Ariane" . "Ariane Hillig" . "Hillig" . . . . . "9bea845e6039acb03f41faa097dac50c5f21d329"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Ariane Hillig"@en . . . . "mdp326" . "The Open University account for Mark David Platt"@en . . . . "feb43" . "The Open University account for Femi Babalola"@en . "

Maureen is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Head of the Department for Strategy and Marketing at The Open University Business School.

Previously Maureen held a Lectureship in Operational Research and Information Systems at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (1993-2006). She holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from the University of Warwick. Her commercial experience was with National Westminster Bank, initially in an internal consultancy role within the Operational Research Group, and subsequently as a Strategic Marketing Manager in the personal financial services sector with particular responsibility for market segmentation and distribution channels.

"^^ . "Maureen" . "Maureen Meadows" . "Meadows" . . . . "

Maureen's research interests include the use of methods and models in supporting strategy development. In particular, she has published on the practice of visioning in a range of organisational contexts, and developed processes for organisational visioning that enhance the participation and creativity aspects of visioning exercises. She also has an interest in the role of scenario planning in strategic development. She has explored the use of such methods, both singly and as multi-methodologies, to support strategic conversations in groups, and the role of managers' cognitive styles in determining their experience of working with strategy tools.

Maureen has also published on the progress of a range of strategic project in retail financial services and other sectors, including market segmentation, relationship marketing and customer relationship management (CRM). Her publications have discussed the barriers to effective market segmentation in the retail financial services sector, and the'journey' that some organisations are taking towards effective relationship marketing and CRM. Maureen has also published on business process improvement in retail financial services, including models and critical success factors for organisational change programmes. She has also explored the application of tools for performance measurement and management in social enterprises.

"^^ . . "25e1cab8d8c20aa8d53864d2cbc100c23db1614c"^^ . . . "Department Head - Strategy and Marketing" . "

Maureen is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Head of the Department for Strategy and Marketing at The Open University Business School.

Previously Maureen held a Lectureship in Operational Research and Information Systems at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (1993-2006). She holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from the University of Warwick. Her commercial experience was with National Westminster Bank, initially in an internal consultancy role within the Operational Research Group, and subsequently as a Strategic Marketing Manager in the personal financial services sector with particular responsibility for market segmentation and distribution channels.

"^^ . "Maureen Meadows"@en . "

Open University Responsibilities
Current
Director of Work-Based Learning (Science) 2012-date
BBC TV/ Radio-Health Sciences Consultant
Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee, 2010-2015, Deputy Chair 2015 to date  (member from 2008)
Chair then Deputy Chair, Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB and predecessor) 2010-date

Past
Chair, Validation Committees (range of medical, medico-legal, sports and linguistics institutions)
Member, Health Sciences Programme Board (ex Health sciences Awards Committee - LTC Co-ordinator)
Faculty representative, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) initiative (weblink OU only)
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BNA National Meeting Coordinator, 2007-‘17
Member Royal Society of Biology (RSB) Animal Sciences Group 2009-date
Member of the Forum for Higher Education in Paramedic Science (FHEPS) 2012-date
Member, RSB Public Engagement Working Group 2014-date

Past
The Boyd Group (research ethics group) and Boyd Group ECOPA representative
National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) Experimental Design Working Group
Director, British Neuroscience Association (BNA) 2009-‘14
British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Honorary Treasurer 2009-‘14
BNA Committee member 1993-‘14 (Website manager 1993-'10)
The Boyd Group(research ethics group) Boyd Groupecoparepresentative
National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs)Experimental Design Working Group

UK Governmental Responsibilities
Current none

Past
Advisor,Animal Procedures Committee(APC) Education and Training Sub-Committee (APC ETSC)
The HoL Disabilities Partnership
Consultant, Home Office and UK Cabinet Office, 2008-'10

International Committee Membership
Current none

Past
International Brain Research OrganizationResearch/ Education# and Publications# Committees. (Website manager 1999-2005).
International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Animals in Science Committee 1999-‘13
Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Public Education and Communication Committee (PECC) 2011-‘15
European Coalition for Biomedical Research (Founding Member) 2006-'09 Re-elected July, 2009.
#ad hoc

Professional Society Membership
Understanding Animal Research(ex Research Defense Society)
Member of the Physiological Society 1982-date
Lifetime Honorary Member of the British Neuroscience Association 2014-date (member from 1978)
Member of the Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) 2009-date
Member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) 1998-date
Member of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) 1998-date
Member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 1986-date
Associate member of the College of Paramedics 2012-date
Campaign for Science and Engineeringin the UK (Save British Science)
University and College Union

Professional Education Responsibilities
Current
UK and International Examiner, IMRCS Royal College of Surgeons (Intercollegiate/Collegiate, Physiology, Critical Care, Communication Skills, Exam and MCQ/SAQ writer) 2000-date
Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEMNET) Ambassador 2008-date

Past
UK and International Examiner, MFDS Royal College of Surgeons (Collegiate, Oral Biology, Communication Skills, OSCE/MCQ/SAQ writer) 1995-2000
External Examiner, University of London
External Examiner, Universiti Malaya
External Examiner, National Hospital, National University of Singapore
International Neuroscience Translation Project (BNA/IBRO/FENS/EDAB/SFN) - translating neuroscience texts into 30 internationally important languages
Science Education Resources (Public/Secondary Schools) advisor, UK Department of Trade and Industry
Specialist Sports College advisor, UK Department of Education and Skills
Advisor to the Wellcome Trust History of Medicine project"Todays Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History"

Recent television and radio broadcasts, public lectures
BBC2 TVAn Hour To Save Your Life
BBC 2 TVLab Rats
BBC 1 TVInside Out : Peripheral vascular diseases and diabetes  
BBC 1 TVInside Out : Alpha brainwaves
NBC/ BBC Radio 4/ DANA Centre Public Lecture :In Pursuit of PainPPT available upon request
BBC 2 Don't die young (OU Scientific advisor) 2007 (the OU uses part of this on its cardiovascular diseases course)
Numerous radio programmes (approx 2 per annum), national/local newspaper and magazine articles. NBC video 23 Feb'07.

Directorships/ Trustee positions
Family Care Trust (former Foundation Trustee/Company Director)
British Neuroscience Association (Company Director'07-'11) Treasurer and Website Manager

Governor positions
Monkspath Junior and Infant School (Parent Governor and Chair or Governors for 8 years from 1987)

"^^ . "Duncan Banks" . . . . . "

Ageing and cognitive impairment(with Prof. M.G. Stewart, OU)
Ageing is often associated with a general decline in neural and cognitive function. The ability of rats to be trained to find a hidden platform in a Morris water maze deteriorates in ageing. Using the water-maze behavioural paradigm in rats or using the retention of passive avoidance memory in the chick a key element in this study is to determine whether synaptic function has been enhanced in ageing rats or in chicks following beta-amyloid-induced memory block (cognitive impairment) following treatment with cognitive enhancing drugs and comparing the results with normal animals.
Funded by ReGen Therapeutics.

Investigation of the mechanism of action of Colostrinin™ on neurons in culture(with Prof. M.G. Stewart and Dr J. Saffrey, OU) postamble();
Using dissociated cultures of myenteric ganglia of the enteric nervous system or the neurons of the hippocampus we are investigating whether Colostrinin™, a proline-rich polypeptide, has beneficial effects on neuronal survival under normal conditions or following treatment withβ-amyloid or hydrogen peroxide.
Funded by ReGen Therapeutics.

The relative efficacies ofδ andµ opioid agonists(with Prof. T.A. Sears, KCL)
Using the digastric reflex and cerebellar evoked responses to trigeminal nerve stimulation we have developed a protocol we believe to be suitable for the evaluation ofδ andµ opioid agonists. The object is to eventually develop potent analgesics free from the side-effects often associated with opiates. Several compounds are currently under investigation.
Funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

Cerebellar microzones(with Prof. T.A. Sears, KCL)
It is well recognised from clinical, behavioural and electrophysiological studies that the cerebellum plays a key role in fine motor control with regard to both the acquisition of new motor skills (motor learning) and the execution of those voluntary movements which, refined by use throughout life, are highly automated, such as in locomotion in the jaw, tongue and respiratory movements that subserve mastication and speech. To investigate the cerebellum more fully we have been studying in vivo the processing of naturally evoked tactile and nociceptive signals in the cerebellar microzones using the unique characteristics of the teeth and supporting structures (periodontium) and spike cross-correlation techniques.
Funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

Control of mastication(with Dr A.J. Thexton, KCL)
During suckling, rhythmic bursts of electromyographic activity occur simultaneously in a number of oral muscles that receive their motor innervation from different cranial nuclei and cervical spinal segments. We have tested the hypothesis was that this co-activity is due to synchronous rhythmic drive to the different motor neurones from a single central pattern generator. The findings so far suggest that, in infant animals, most of the rhythmic activity is generated by mechanisms that did not produce synchronous activity in co-active muscles. One possible explanation for this is that the bursts of activity were produced by plateau potentials within the motor neurones.
Funded by a National Institute of Health grant(USA).

  1. Ageing and cognitive impairment. postamble(); '01-'07 (with Prof. M.G. Stewart, OU)
    Regen Therapeutics£55K
  2. Investigation of the mechanism of action of Colostrinin™ on neurons in culture. '04-'07 (with Prof. M.G. Stewart and Dr J. Saffrey, OU)
    Regen Therapeutics£60K
    Open University Research Committee£23K
  3. Supporting the development of biomedical researchers’ understanding of laboratory animal welfare science and ethics.(with Prof. P. Andrews SGUoL, Dr J. Smith Boyd Group, M. Jennings RSPCA, Claire Stanford)
    Welcome Trust£40K

Current research students
Ms Kristina Froud (on project 2 above)

Current research assistants
Ms Li XiuHui (working on reversioning health sciences course material for Beijing University)

Publications list(sample only)  NEW

  1. Kristina Froud, Tina Wardhaugh, DuncanBanks, M. Jill Saffrey and Michael G. Stewart. (2010). Colostrinin™ Alleviates Amyloid-β Induced Toxicity in Rat Primary Hippocampal Cultures. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 20 (2010) 423–426 423. ISSN 1387-2877. DOI 10.3233/JAD-2010-1382.   (PDF).  NEW
     
  2. V.I. Popova, I.V. Kraeva, D.Banks, H.A. Davies, E.D. Morenkovd, M.G. Stewart and E. E. Fesenkoa (2009). Three dimensional ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study of immature neurons in the subgranular zone of the rat dentate gyrus. Biophysics, 2009, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 497–512.  ISSN 0006 3509  (PDF).  NEW
  3. BanksD. , Popov V.I., Kraev I.V., Davies H.A.& Stewart M.G. (2008). A 3-dimensional ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study of mitotic cells in the rat adult dentate gyrus study after water maze training.FENS Abstr.,(HTML).
  4. Kristina Froud, Tina Wardhaugh, DuncanBanks, M. Jill Saffrey and Michael G. Stewart. (2008). The protective effect of colostrinin CLN™ againstβ-amyloid and an oxidative stress inducer, menadione, in primary hippocampal cultures.FENSAbstr., (in press).
  5. K. E. Binns and D.Banks(2007). Supporting public education on the brain by providing a multilingual teaching resource: A project by IBRO, EDAB and the BNA.Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. Program No. 29.18. CD-ROM.
  6. Lloyd, Cathy andBanks, Duncan (2007).Education and training for people working with and caring for those with diabetes.Practical Cardiovascular Risk Management 5 (3). pp. 14-15. ISSN 1478-6575. (PDF).
  7. Stewart, Michael G. andBanks, Duncan (2006). Enhancement of long-term memory retention by Colostrinin in one-day-old chicks trained on a weak passive avoidance learning paradigm.Neurobiol Learn Mem., 86 (1). pp. 66-71. ISSN 1074-7427. (HTML version) (PDF).
  8. BanksD.& Stewart M. G. (2006). Colostrinin™ (CLN) alleviates beta amyloid-induced (AB) memory impairment in day-old chicks (Gallus domesticus).FENSAbstr., volume 3, A130.2.http://fens2006.neurosciences.asso.fr/abstracts/R4/A130_2.html.
  9. Froud, K.E., Wardhaugh, T.,Banks, D. Saffrey, M.J. and Stewart, M.G. (2006). Investigation of the mechanism of action of Colostrinin™ on neurons in culture.FENSAbstr., volume 3, A130.15.http://fens2006.neurosciences.asso.fr/abstracts/R4/A130_15.html.
  10. V. Popov, J.J. Rodriguez, H.A. Davies, I.V. Kraev, D.Banks, M.I. Cordero, C. Sandi, and M.G. Stewart. (2005). Neurogenesis in adult dentate gyrus: Evidence of mitosis in differentiated granule cells following spatial learning.Brit Neurosci. Assoc. Abstr., 18, P4.01. ISSN 1345-8301 2005.http://www.bna.org.uk/docs/2005_BNA_abstracts.pdf
  11. D.Banksand M.G. Stewart. (2005). The efficacy of bovine versus ovine Colostrinin on memory retention in day-old chicks (Gallus domesticus).Brit Neurosci. Assoc. Abstr., 18, P15.04. ISSN 1345-8301 2005.http://www.bna.org.uk/docs/2005_BNA_abstracts.pdf
  12. D.Banksand A.J. Thexton. (2005). Evidence for and against pre-synaptic synchronisation of electromyographic activity in oral musculature during sucking in miniature pigs.Brit Neurosci. Assoc. Abstr., 18, P35.01. ISSN 1345-8301 2005.http://www.bna.org.uk/docs/2005_BNA_abstracts.pdf
  13. Sears, Thomas A.;Banks, Duncan (2005). The tachypnoea evoked by non-peptidic delta opiate receptor agonists, but not that due to chest compression, is blocked by Naltrindole in the anaesthetised rabbit.J Physiol., 565P C166http://www.physoc.org/publications/proceedings/archive/article.asp?ID=J%20Physiol%20565PC166.
  14. BanksD.& Stewart M. G. (2004). The Effects of Colostrinin TM (CLN) on one-trial passive-avoidance learning in day-old chicks (Gallus domesticus).FENSAbstr., vol.2, A078.3.http://fensforum.neurosciences.asso.fr/posters/R3/A078_3.html.
  15. D.Banks, M.G. Stewart (2004). The efficacy of Colostrinin (a proline-rich polypeptide complex) on memory retention in day-old chicks (Gallus domesticus) for a one-trial passive-avoidance paradigm and the use of -amyloid loading as a model of memory deficit.Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC. Program No. 674.5.http://sfn.scholarone.com/itin2004/main.html?new_page_id=126&abstract_id=3370&p_num=674.5&is_tech=0
  16. Sears, T.A.,Banks, D. (2003). Spatial discontinuities in transmission of the aortic pulse wave in the anaesthetised rabbit.FEPS, P04-32.http://www.feps.org/abstracts/FEPS2003Proceeding.doc(Word).
  17. Sears,T.A ,Banks, D., (2003). Spatial aspects of aortic pulse wave transmission in the anaesthetised rabbit.J.Physiol., 551, 46P.http://www.physoc.org/publications/proceedings/archive/article.asp?ID=J%20Physiol%20551PC46
  18. Sears, T.A.,Banks, D. (2002). Cardiovascular and respiratory responses of the anaesthetised rabbit to a non-peptidic delta opioid receptor agonist.Pflügers Archiv., 443, Suppl. P 08-3
  19. Banks, D. (2001).“Teeth”. In:The Oxford Companion to the Body. pp676-677 ISBN 0 19 852403 X
  20. Banks, D., Sears, T.A. (2000). The digastric reflex evoked by stimulation of the inferior alveolar nerve in the anaesthetized rabbit.European Journal of Neuroscience12, Suppl. 11, 219.16
  21. Banks, D. Thexton, A.J. (1999). Evidence for weak pre-synaptic synchronization of electromyographic activity in oral musculature during suckling in mini pigs.Brit Neurosci. Assoc. Abstr., 15, p112 (P44.02). ISSN 1345-8301 1999
  22. McGarrick J,BanksD. (1998). Interactive programs in Pharmacy.The Pharmaceutical Journal260, 140-142

Multimedia publications

  1. SK121Understanding cardiovascular diseasesDVD. (2007). The Open University DVD00440. Components written, designed and developed by DuncanBanks(author).
  2. SK120Diabetes careDVD. (2007). The Open University DVD00389. Components written, designed and developed by DuncanBanks(author).
  3. Neuroscience - Science of the Brain: An Introduction for Young StudentsCDROM (2007). International Brain Research Organization, The DANA Alliance and the British Neurosciences Association. Co-written and developed by Esther Lennon and DuncanBanks.
  4. SK120Diabetes care. Diabetes interactive education v1.5.3 CDR1043 (2007). Multi-ed Medical and The Open University. Components rewritten, redesigned and redeveloped by DuncanBanks(author).
  5. British Neuroscience Association18th National Meeting Programme and Abstracts(2005). Written, designed, programmed and developed by DuncanBanks(author).
  6. Research using animals: communication resources, Issue 1 (2004). Coalition for Medical Progress CDROM. Concepts and components partly developed by DuncanBanks.
  7. What has animal research done for the Brain(2004). Coalition for Medical Progress CDROM. Concepts and components partly developed by DuncanBanks.
  8. SD226Biological Psychology: Exploring the BrainCDR0808, Open University (2004). Concepts and components partly developed by DuncanBanks.
  9. SD226Biological Psychology: Exploring the BrainCDR0807, Open University (2004). Concepts and components partly developed by DuncanBanks.
  10. The Respiratory System. (2000). King’s College London, CDROM. Concepts and components partly developed by DuncanBanks.
  11. 2nd Forum of European Neuroscience Societies(2000). FENS2000 Meeting CDROM (multi-platform). Written, designed and developed by DuncanBanks(author).
  12. Cardiovascular CAL. v beta 1a (1998). United Medical and Dental Schools, University of London. Components developed by DuncanBanks(author).

Other interests

"^^ . . "874c91eb9a0719f84a1b4155eeae1e6e05a76903"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Biomedical Science" . "

Open University Responsibilities
Current
Director of Work-Based Learning (Science) 2012-date
BBC TV/ Radio-Health Sciences Consultant
Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee, 2010-2015, Deputy Chair 2015 to date  (member from 2008)
Chair then Deputy Chair, Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB and predecessor) 2010-date

Past
Chair, Validation Committees (range of medical, medico-legal, sports and linguistics institutions)
Member, Health Sciences Programme Board (ex Health sciences Awards Committee - LTC Co-ordinator)
Faculty representative, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) initiative (weblink OU only)
Member, Life and Biomolecular Sciences Management Group 2008-'14
Department of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences Website Manager
Member, Science Web Action Group

UK National Committee Membership
Current
BNA National Meeting Coordinator, 2007-‘17
Member Royal Society of Biology (RSB) Animal Sciences Group 2009-date
Member of the Forum for Higher Education in Paramedic Science (FHEPS) 2012-date
Member, RSB Public Engagement Working Group 2014-date

Past
The Boyd Group (research ethics group) and Boyd Group ECOPA representative
National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) Experimental Design Working Group
Director, British Neuroscience Association (BNA) 2009-‘14
British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Honorary Treasurer 2009-‘14
BNA Committee member 1993-‘14 (Website manager 1993-'10)
The Boyd Group(research ethics group) Boyd Groupecoparepresentative
National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs)Experimental Design Working Group

UK Governmental Responsibilities
Current none

Past
Advisor,Animal Procedures Committee(APC) Education and Training Sub-Committee (APC ETSC)
The HoL Disabilities Partnership
Consultant, Home Office and UK Cabinet Office, 2008-'10

International Committee Membership
Current none

Past
International Brain Research OrganizationResearch/ Education# and Publications# Committees. (Website manager 1999-2005).
International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Animals in Science Committee 1999-‘13
Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Public Education and Communication Committee (PECC) 2011-‘15
European Coalition for Biomedical Research (Founding Member) 2006-'09 Re-elected July, 2009.
#ad hoc

Professional Society Membership
Understanding Animal Research(ex Research Defense Society)
Member of the Physiological Society 1982-date
Lifetime Honorary Member of the British Neuroscience Association 2014-date (member from 1978)
Member of the Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) 2009-date
Member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) 1998-date
Member of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) 1998-date
Member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 1986-date
Associate member of the College of Paramedics 2012-date
Campaign for Science and Engineeringin the UK (Save British Science)
University and College Union

Professional Education Responsibilities
Current
UK and International Examiner, IMRCS Royal College of Surgeons (Intercollegiate/Collegiate, Physiology, Critical Care, Communication Skills, Exam and MCQ/SAQ writer) 2000-date
Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEMNET) Ambassador 2008-date

Past
UK and International Examiner, MFDS Royal College of Surgeons (Collegiate, Oral Biology, Communication Skills, OSCE/MCQ/SAQ writer) 1995-2000
External Examiner, University of London
External Examiner, Universiti Malaya
External Examiner, National Hospital, National University of Singapore
International Neuroscience Translation Project (BNA/IBRO/FENS/EDAB/SFN) - translating neuroscience texts into 30 internationally important languages
Science Education Resources (Public/Secondary Schools) advisor, UK Department of Trade and Industry
Specialist Sports College advisor, UK Department of Education and Skills
Advisor to the Wellcome Trust History of Medicine project"Todays Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History"

Recent television and radio broadcasts, public lectures
BBC2 TVAn Hour To Save Your Life
BBC 2 TVLab Rats
BBC 1 TVInside Out : Peripheral vascular diseases and diabetes  
BBC 1 TVInside Out : Alpha brainwaves
NBC/ BBC Radio 4/ DANA Centre Public Lecture :In Pursuit of PainPPT available upon request
BBC 2 Don't die young (OU Scientific advisor) 2007 (the OU uses part of this on its cardiovascular diseases course)
Numerous radio programmes (approx 2 per annum), national/local newspaper and magazine articles. NBC video 23 Feb'07.

Directorships/ Trustee positions
Family Care Trust (former Foundation Trustee/Company Director)
British Neuroscience Association (Company Director'07-'11) Treasurer and Website Manager

Governor positions
Monkspath Junior and Infant School (Parent Governor and Chair or Governors for 8 years from 1987)

"^^ . "Dr Duncan Banks"@en . . . "Social Sciences"@en . "

I am Professor of Engaged Research at the Open University (OU).  I am currently leading the OU's RCUK-funded School-University Partnership,'Engaging opportunities', working with the Denbigh Teaching School Alliance in Milton Keynes.

I have studied and worked at the Open University since the mid-1990s. I completed my PhD in theDepartment of Sociology(with support from theInstitute of Educational Technology), where I explored media representations of the sciences. I moved across the campus in 2000 to work in theFaculty of Science.

Now based in theDepartment of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, I have contributed to a number of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching projects that explore aspects of the relationship between the sciences and publics. In particular, I played a leading role in the development of theMSc in Science and Societyand the production ofCommunicating science in the information age.

"^^ . "Richard" . "Professor Richard Holliman" . . . . . . . "

My research interests lie in exploring the ways that academic research is communicated via a range of media and genres, and how ideas about (upstream) public engagement with research may be shifting and extending social practices.  Combining theory with practice through action research, I have explored:

  1. Developments with digital technologies and how they mediate interaction and online activity, influencing and extending opportunities for participation and collaboration;
  2. The evolving nature of media industries as they adapt to, and drive monetised innovation within an increasingly digital media ecosystem; and
  3. The ways in which i) digital technologies, ii) calls for increased engagement, and iii) the greater visibility and value afforded to contributions from stakeholders, user communities, members of the public and academics, are shifting and extending academic’s scholarly practices.

My research publications are hosted onOpen Research Online.

Through my research work I have developed a strong reputation for engaging collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams. I retain strong links to Institute of Educational Technology through my research contributions to theCentre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, where I continue to co-superviseJamie Dorey'sandClare Kemp'spostgraduate research.

RCUK-funded School-University Partnership Initiative
Engaging Opportunities

I am the Principal Investigator on The Open University’s RCUK-funded Schools-university partnership project,‘Engaging opportunities: connecting young people with contemporary research and researchers’.   As such, I have strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of the project.

Working in collaboration with theDenbigh Teaching School AllianceI oversee strategic planning and progress against the project objectives. 

As the Principal Investigator, I also contribute to the wider RCUK-fundedSchools-University Partnership Initiative. Coordinated by theNational Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, this programme involves 12 universities across the UK.

To find out more about the work of the OU's School-University Partnership, please watch the video below.

[embed]http://youtu.be/9jO_wr1JQuU[/embed]

RCUK-funded Public Engagement with Research Catalyst
An open research university

From August 2012 to March 2015 I was the Open University’s Champion for Public Engagement with Research.  As such, I was the academic lead on the OU's RCUK-funded Public Engagement with Research (PER) Catalyst project.  I had overall operational responsibility for co-ordinating and leading all aspects of this action research project, and helping to shape strategic objectives for OU public engagement with research.

As the university’s champion, I was based on secondment in the Research School. Alongside my role in co-ordinating and leading the research phases of the project, I was also responsible for connecting the work of the PER Catalyst with the university’s decision-making forums and senior managers, including the faculty deans and associate deans for research, and research centre directors.

As the academic lead, I also contributed to the widerRCUK-funded Catalyst programme. Coordinated by theNational Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, this programme involved eight universities across the UK.

To find out more about the work of the OU's Public Engagement with Research Catalyst, please watch the video below.

[embed]http://youtu.be/IU7Dl4f5uhY[/embed]

"^^ . . . "678350da51afdcc3db50b35910557dc4addc1a1f"^^ . . . "Professor of Engaged Research" . . . . . "

I am Professor of Engaged Research at the Open University (OU).  I am currently leading the OU's RCUK-funded School-University Partnership,'Engaging opportunities', working with the Denbigh Teaching School Alliance in Milton Keynes.

I have studied and worked at the Open University since the mid-1990s. I completed my PhD in theDepartment of Sociology(with support from theInstitute of Educational Technology), where I explored media representations of the sciences. I moved across the campus in 2000 to work in theFaculty of Science.

Now based in theDepartment of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, I have contributed to a number of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching projects that explore aspects of the relationship between the sciences and publics. In particular, I played a leading role in the development of theMSc in Science and Societyand the production ofCommunicating science in the information age.

"^^ . "Professor Richard Holliman"@en . "

Elizabeth McKellar is an architectural historian specialising in seventeenth and eighteenth-century British architecture and culture. She has a particular interest in London’s history and buildings and was a member of the Editorial Committee of theLondon Journalfrom 2000-2010. She received a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2011-12 to complete her bookLandscapes of London: the City, the Country, and the Suburbs 1660-1840 which is to be published to be published by Yale University Press and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in October 2013. She also writes regularly on architectural and design historiography particularly that of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. She is currently researching histories and perceptions of Neo-Georgian architecture and design and is one of the co-editors of a forthcoming international volume on the subject. She has previously held posts at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Birkbeck College.

"^^ . "Elizabeth" . "Professor Elizabeth McKellar" . "McKellar" . . . . "

Elizabeth McKellar has supervised a number of research students and particularly welcomes applications in the areas of: architectural history - especially British and early modern; urban history; and British eighteenth-century cultural history.

Selected Publications

Books

The Birth of Modern London: the development and design of the city, 1660-1720, (Manchester University Press, 1999)
Find out more about this book

Co-editor with Barbara Arciszewska,Articulating British Classicism: New Approaches to Eighteenth-Century Architecture, Aldershot& Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2004
Find out more about this book

Articles

‘C. H. B. Quennell (1872-1935): Architecture, History and the Quest for the Modern’,Architectural History: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain,50, 2007, 211-46

‘Representing the Georgian: Constructing Interiors in Early Twentieth Century Publications, 1890-1930’,Journal of Design History, 20:4, 2007, 325-44

‘Popularism versus professionalism: John Summerson and the twentieth-century creation of the“Georgian”’, in Barbara Arciszewska and Elizabeth McKellar (eds),Articulating British Classicism: New Approaches to Eighteenth-Century Architecture, (Ashgate, 2004), 35-56

‘Peripheral Visions: alternative aspects and rural presences in mid-eighteenth century London’,Art History,22:4, 1999, 495-513

‘The City and the Country: the London vernacular in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century’, in Neil Burton (ed.),Georgian Vernacular, (The Georgian Group, 1996), 10-18

‘Architectural History: The Invisible Subject’,The Architecture Journal, 1:2, 1996, 159-64

"^^ . "c25ff2fb1b12526b1e7efb680f62773ca8bc17ae"^^ . . . "Chair in Design History" . . "

Elizabeth McKellar is an architectural historian specialising in seventeenth and eighteenth-century British architecture and culture. She has a particular interest in London’s history and buildings and was a member of the Editorial Committee of theLondon Journalfrom 2000-2010. She received a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2011-12 to complete her bookLandscapes of London: the City, the Country, and the Suburbs 1660-1840 which is to be published to be published by Yale University Press and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in October 2013. She also writes regularly on architectural and design historiography particularly that of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. She is currently researching histories and perceptions of Neo-Georgian architecture and design and is one of the co-editors of a forthcoming international volume on the subject. She has previously held posts at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Birkbeck College.

"^^ . "Professor Elizabeth McKellar"@en . . . . . . . . . . "

Eileen Arney has worked as a senior civil servant including as Assistant Director of National Police Training and Deputy Director of the Police Standards Unit. She has designed and delivered leadership programmes for senior managers  in the UK and overseas. She is currently academic lead for the development of a new M Sc in HRM .

"^^ . "Eileen" . "Eileen Arney" . "Arney" . . . . "

Workplace learning and learning in a virtual environment and career development for older workers.

"^^ . . "e7143bac84275546d53196b08164d96e7259adb4"^^ . . . "Masters Programme Director" . "

Eileen Arney has worked as a senior civil servant including as Assistant Director of National Police Training and Deputy Director of the Police Standards Unit. She has designed and delivered leadership programmes for senior managers  in the UK and overseas. She is currently academic lead for the development of a new M Sc in HRM .

"^^ . "Eileen Arney"@en . "Leon Hicks" . "Hicks" . . . . . "3ee8f3157a3461f4240a2dc0f6f6cc2ff6d56cac"^^ . . . "Post Doctoral Research Associate" . "Leon Hicks"@en . "

I worked at the Open University from 1982 to 2014, first in the Faculty of Science and then (from 2005) in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. I retired in July 2014 and am currently an Honorary Associate in the HSC Faculty

A major part of my role in HSC was developing e-learning materials, especially resources to develop ICT skills.   I also worked on production or presentation for several of the Faculty's modules including:

  • SK120Diabetes care
  • K217Adult health, social care and wellbeing
  • K218Working with children, young people and families 
  • K311Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice
  • K313Leadership and management in health and social care
  • K319Adulthood, ageing and the life-course

For more information about my background, experience, teaching and research, see mypersonal website.

"^^ . "Marion Janis Hall" . . . . . "

I continue to carry out research as an Honorary Associate in the Faculty of Health and Social care.  My research interests lie in two main areas:

  • e-learning
  • animal behaviour and evolution

My current research interests lie in the areas of digital literacy and the integration of shared resources into modules. I am joint leader of the EADDLS (Evaluating Approaches to Developing Digital Literacy Skills) project.  More information is available on theEADDLS project website.

In the past, I have looked at the use of multimedia to teach science and studied the behaviour of red deer, peacocks and bushcrickets! Since my retirement, I have returned to bushcricket research.

More information about my research and a list of selected publications can be found on mypersonal website.

 

"^^ . . "008a7f0c788fdb69db5535510fc6bb09dd20f961"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Honorary Associate" . "

I worked at the Open University from 1982 to 2014, first in the Faculty of Science and then (from 2005) in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. I retired in July 2014 and am currently an Honorary Associate in the HSC Faculty

A major part of my role in HSC was developing e-learning materials, especially resources to develop ICT skills.   I also worked on production or presentation for several of the Faculty's modules including:

  • SK120Diabetes care
  • K217Adult health, social care and wellbeing
  • K218Working with children, young people and families 
  • K311Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice
  • K313Leadership and management in health and social care
  • K319Adulthood, ageing and the life-course

For more information about my background, experience, teaching and research, see mypersonal website.

"^^ . "Dr Marion Janis Hall"@en . "

I am University Metadata Development Manager based within the Information Management team inLibrary Services. In my current role I help develop and promote metadata policies and strategies for the university and try to ensure the most appropriate methods of describing both OU learning materials and business content are being used. I chair theWeb Standard for Metadataworking group and provide advice and guidance on how to add metadata to web pages and associate resources.

I am passionate about making our resources more findable and how interconnecting our information can make it stronger and more discoverable. I am particularly interested in metadata schemas and Linked Data taxonomies, such asDublin Core;Learning Resource Metadata Initiative(LRMI);schema.org; andHigher Education Classification of Subjects(HECoS).

Prior to joining the Open University in 2003 I worked the Collections and Systems Manager for theVisual Arts Data Servicedeveloping the metadata and classification structures for the service; as well as advising JISC and AHRC funded projects on metadata and taxonomies.

I was award UKeiGInformation Manager of the Year 2015, have a degree in the History of Art, Design and Film and PGD in Information and Library Studies.

"^^ . "Lara" . "Lara Whitelaw" . "Whitelaw" . . . . . . . "University Metadata Development Manager" . "

I am University Metadata Development Manager based within the Information Management team inLibrary Services. In my current role I help develop and promote metadata policies and strategies for the university and try to ensure the most appropriate methods of describing both OU learning materials and business content are being used. I chair theWeb Standard for Metadataworking group and provide advice and guidance on how to add metadata to web pages and associate resources.

I am passionate about making our resources more findable and how interconnecting our information can make it stronger and more discoverable. I am particularly interested in metadata schemas and Linked Data taxonomies, such asDublin Core;Learning Resource Metadata Initiative(LRMI);schema.org; andHigher Education Classification of Subjects(HECoS).

Prior to joining the Open University in 2003 I worked the Collections and Systems Manager for theVisual Arts Data Servicedeveloping the metadata and classification structures for the service; as well as advising JISC and AHRC funded projects on metadata and taxonomies.

I was award UKeiGInformation Manager of the Year 2015, have a degree in the History of Art, Design and Film and PGD in Information and Library Studies.

"^^ . "Lara Whitelaw"@en . . . . . . . "Eiman Elbanhawy" . "Elbanhawy" . . . . . "5cde40845726c0fd32edcb950e642547bf7f8bd6"^^ . . . "Research Associate" . "Eiman Elbanhawy"@en . . . . "dj2456" . "The Open University account for Diane Johnson"@en . "Jim" . "Jim Turner" . . . . "

Jim Turner's research considers the application of psychological knowledge about face perception to suspect identification in a forensic setting. The main focus of Jim's work has been on the efficacy of facial compositing systems in police use and adapting the systems and procedures in the light of psychological theory and research. This work has had an impact on police use of composite systems, as the later versions of E-FIT, and the training that police operators, receive incorporate elements from Jim's PhD research.

He previously worked on an EPSRC-funded project examining the interaction between eyewitnesses and new composite systems based on Principal Components Analysis. This project was undertaken in collaboration with the Forensic Imaging Group at the University of Kent and resulted in the production of a new facial compositing system: E-FIT V. He has also contributed to the development of the Association of Chief Police Officers' guidelines for morphing of facial images.

Lately, Jim’s research interests have developed in the direction of the‘CSI Effect’. This is a phenomenon in which portrayals of forensic science and evidence in the media (particularly the entertainment media) may influence the expectations of the‘general public’ (especially juries) about what evidence to expect in real cases. This can have serious consequences for the application of justice in trials involving– or lacking– forensic evidence.

Jim is a member of theSociety for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition(SARMAC), theBritish Psychological Society(BPS) and the Open University’sInternational Centre for Comparative Criminological Research(ICCCR). 

Brace, N.A, Pike, G.E., Kemp, R.I. and Turner, J. (2009) Eyewitness identification procedures and stress: a comparison of live and video identification procedures.International Journal of Police Science& Management, 11, 2, 183-192.

Turner, J., Brace, N.A., Motzkau, J.F., Briggs, G. and Pike, G.E. (2009)Forensic Psychology: Crime, Offending and Policing. Pearson.

Motzkau, J.F., Pike, G.E., Briggs, G., Brace, N.A. and Turner, J. (2009)Forensic Psychology: Witnesses, Experts and Evidence on Trial. Wiley.

Brace, N.A, Pike, G.E., and Turner, J. (2008) Holistic facial composite systems: Are they compatible with witness recall?International Journal of Cognitive Technology, 13,2, 30-41.

Pike, G.E., Brace, N.A., Turner, J.& Kynan, S. (2007) Making faces with computers: Witness cognition and technology. In I.E. Dror (Ed.) (2007).Cognitive Technologies and the Pragmatics of Cognition. John Benjamin Press. Amsterdam. ISBN-10: 902722242.

Brace, N.A., Pike, G.E., Kemp, R.I., Turner, J.& Bennett, P. (2006). Does the presentation of multiple facial-composites improve suspect identification?Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20 (2), pp 213-226.

Pike, G.E., Brace, N.A., Turner, J.& Kynan, S. (2005). Making faces with computers: Witness cognition and technology.Pragmatics and Cognition, Special Issue:Cognition and Technology, 13 (3), pp 459-479.

Turner, J., Pike, G., Brace, N.& Kemp, R. (2000). Face superiority and E-FIT construction: A minimal face experiment.Proceedings of The British Psychological Society, 7 (1) p.47.

Turner, J., Pike, G., Towell, N., Kemp, R.& Bennett, P. (1999). Making faces: Comparing E-FIT construction techniques.Proceedings of The British Psychological Society, 7 (1) p.78.

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "adf78c05398f6f1ecf00a292749b4da6e439a45e"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Forensic Psychology" . "Dr Jim Turner"@en . . . . "

My background is in mental health nursing, having worked in residential in-patient settings and as a Community Mental Health Nurse.  Most of my practice has been with people living with a severe form of mental disorder and their supporters and carers. 

I completed my MA in Education in 2007. As part of the programme I researched the role of the Programme Tutor in terms of obligations and rights. 

Journals

Rowe, J. (2013)‘Enhancing carers’ experiences of mental health services’Mental Health Practice17 (2), 24- 26

Mitchell, A., Rowe, J. and Counihan, S. (2013)‘Online forums: implications for mental health nurses’Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice8 (2), 61- 65

Rowe, J. (2012)‘A covenant between mental health services and family carers’Mental Health Practice16 (2), 22-23

Rowe, J. (2012) 'Great expectations: a systematic review of the literature on the role of family carers in severe mental illness, and their relationships and engagement with professionals' Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 19, 70-82

Rowe, J. (2010) 'Information disclosure to family caregivers: Applying Thiroux's framework'  Nursing Ethics 17(4) 435-444

Rowe, J. (2010) 'Commentary on Skar, R (2010) The meaniing of autonomy in nursing practice'  Journal of Clinical Nursing 19  2662-2663

Rowe, J. (2008) 'Practice educators in the United Kingdom: a national job description'      Nurse Education in Practice 8(6) 369- 372

Books

Rowe, J. and Mitchell, A. (2013)Key Concepts in Health and Social CareLondon, Collins 

Chapters in books

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 12‘Provide support for mobility’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 14‘Support individuals to meet personal care needs’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 15‘Understand mental health problems’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 18‘Support care plan activities’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 19‘Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 10‘Understand mental health problems’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. Rowe, J., Greenhalgh, L., Langridge, E. and Chaloner, R. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 12‘Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. Rowe, J., Greenhalgh, L., Langridge, E. and Chaloner, R. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 13‘Facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review’  in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E.

Rowe, J., Greenhalgh, L., Langridge, E. and Chaloner, R. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 20‘Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. Rowe, J., Greenhalgh, L., Langridge, E. and Chaloner, R. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2012) Chapter 4‘Understand and Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings for Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-centred Approach’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. and Rowe‘Health and Social Care Awards - Health and Social Care: Level 2 Dementia Care Award and Certificate’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2012) Chapter 4‘Understand and Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings for Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-centred Approach’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. and Rowe‘Health and Social Care Awards - Health and Social Care: Level 3 Dementia Care Award and Certificate’ London, Collins

Walsh, M., Millar, E. and Rowe, J. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Assessor Pack, London, Collins

Walsh, M., Millar, E. and Rowe, J. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Assessor Pack, London, Collins

Other outputs

Rowe, J. (2010)'Attitudes to mental illness'

http://www.open.ac.uk/platform/campus/your-subject/health-and-social-care/attitudes-mental-illness

Rowe, J. (2010)‘Attitudes to Mental Illness.’Platform.Open University

www.open.ac.uk/plarform/campus/your-subject/health-and-social-care/attitudes-mental-illness

Rowe, J. (2013)Is mental health care a family affair?Keeping Britain Alive

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/body-mind/health/nursing/mental-health-care-family-affair

Rowe, J. (2012)What should care workers do if they suspect abuse?Freedom to Teach, Collins Education

http://freedomtoteach.collinseducation.com/health-and-social-care-suspecting-abuse-in-vulnerable-adults/

Rowe, J. (2012)Benefits of Active ParticipationFreedom to Teach, Collins Education

http://freedomtoteach.collinseducation.com/health-and-social-care-benefits-of-active-participation/

Rowe, J. (2012)Why is consent sometimes withheld, and what can care workers do to establish consent?Freedom to Teach, Collins Educationhttp://freedomtoteach.collinseducation.com/health-and-social-care-what-care-workers-can-do-when-consent-is-witheld/

Rowe, J. (2013)Disembodiment, relationships and social networksFreedom to Teach, Collins Education

http://freedomtoteach.collinseducation.com/hsc-disembodiment-relationships-and-social-networks/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"^^ . "John" . "John Rowe" . . . . . "

Investigating the experiences of online teaching on nurse teachers and nurse education

Engagement and relationships between family cares and mental health services

 

 

"^^ . . "4d005b0c62dcf9ffe5630ee80051b078951d6039"^^ . . . "Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing" . "

My background is in mental health nursing, having worked in residential in-patient settings and as a Community Mental Health Nurse.  Most of my practice has been with people living with a severe form of mental disorder and their supporters and carers. 

I completed my MA in Education in 2007. As part of the programme I researched the role of the Programme Tutor in terms of obligations and rights. 

Journals

Rowe, J. (2013)‘Enhancing carers’ experiences of mental health services’Mental Health Practice17 (2), 24- 26

Mitchell, A., Rowe, J. and Counihan, S. (2013)‘Online forums: implications for mental health nurses’Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice8 (2), 61- 65

Rowe, J. (2012)‘A covenant between mental health services and family carers’Mental Health Practice16 (2), 22-23

Rowe, J. (2012) 'Great expectations: a systematic review of the literature on the role of family carers in severe mental illness, and their relationships and engagement with professionals' Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 19, 70-82

Rowe, J. (2010) 'Information disclosure to family caregivers: Applying Thiroux's framework'  Nursing Ethics 17(4) 435-444

Rowe, J. (2010) 'Commentary on Skar, R (2010) The meaniing of autonomy in nursing practice'  Journal of Clinical Nursing 19  2662-2663

Rowe, J. (2008) 'Practice educators in the United Kingdom: a national job description'      Nurse Education in Practice 8(6) 369- 372

Books

Rowe, J. and Mitchell, A. (2013)Key Concepts in Health and Social CareLondon, Collins 

Chapters in books

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 12‘Provide support for mobility’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 14‘Support individuals to meet personal care needs’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 15‘Understand mental health problems’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 18‘Support care plan activities’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 19‘Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan’ in Walsh, M., Langridge, E., Rowe, J., Mitchell, M., Millar, E. and Greenhalgh, L. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 10‘Understand mental health problems’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. Rowe, J., Greenhalgh, L., Langridge, E. and Chaloner, R. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 12‘Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. Rowe, J., Greenhalgh, L., Langridge, E. and Chaloner, R. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 13‘Facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review’  in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E.

Rowe, J., Greenhalgh, L., Langridge, E. and Chaloner, R. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins Rowe, J. (2011) Chapter 20‘Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. Rowe, J., Greenhalgh, L., Langridge, E. and Chaloner, R. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Candidate Handbook’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2012) Chapter 4‘Understand and Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings for Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-centred Approach’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. and Rowe‘Health and Social Care Awards - Health and Social Care: Level 2 Dementia Care Award and Certificate’ London, Collins

Rowe, J. (2012) Chapter 4‘Understand and Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings for Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-centred Approach’ in Walsh, M., Mitchell, A., Millar, E. and Rowe‘Health and Social Care Awards - Health and Social Care: Level 3 Dementia Care Award and Certificate’ London, Collins

Walsh, M., Millar, E. and Rowe, J. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma Assessor Pack, London, Collins

Walsh, M., Millar, E. and Rowe, J. (2011)‘Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma Assessor Pack, London, Collins

Other outputs

Rowe, J. (2010)'Attitudes to mental illness'

http://www.open.ac.uk/platform/campus/your-subject/health-and-social-care/attitudes-mental-illness

Rowe, J. (2010)‘Attitudes to Mental Illness.’Platform.Open University

www.open.ac.uk/plarform/campus/your-subject/health-and-social-care/attitudes-mental-illness

Rowe, J. (2013)Is mental health care a family affair?Keeping Britain Alive

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/body-mind/health/nursing/mental-health-care-family-affair

Rowe, J. (2012)What should care workers do if they suspect abuse?Freedom to Teach, Collins Education

http://freedomtoteach.collinseducation.com/health-and-social-care-suspecting-abuse-in-vulnerable-adults/

Rowe, J. (2012)Benefits of Active ParticipationFreedom to Teach, Collins Education

http://freedomtoteach.collinseducation.com/health-and-social-care-benefits-of-active-participation/

Rowe, J. (2012)Why is consent sometimes withheld, and what can care workers do to establish consent?Freedom to Teach, Collins Educationhttp://freedomtoteach.collinseducation.com/health-and-social-care-what-care-workers-can-do-when-consent-is-witheld/

Rowe, J. (2013)Disembodiment, relationships and social networksFreedom to Teach, Collins Education

http://freedomtoteach.collinseducation.com/hsc-disembodiment-relationships-and-social-networks/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"^^ . "John Rowe"@en . . . . . . . . . . "asr224" . "The Open University account for Alex Rowbotham"@en . . . . "Jo" . "Jo Vincett" . "Vincett" . . . . . "8098bac95f8bb7a32cc7c0143f377e402d58ef94"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Jo Vincett"@en . "

I am currently Department Administrator for the Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, based in the Department's Gass Building at the Walton Hall campus.

"^^ . "Helen" . "Helen Philip" . . . . "896388f859b06424440cafcbc54e823b147b61a3"^^ . . . "Department Administrator" . "

I am currently Department Administrator for the Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, based in the Department's Gass Building at the Walton Hall campus.

"^^ . "Helen Philip"@en . . . . "kml322" . "The Open University account for Kate Lister"@en . "The Open University account for Katharine Marie Lister"@en . . . . . . . "lfs2" . "The Open University account for Lin Smith"@en . . . . . . "mc6252" . "The Open University account for Martin Crisp"@en . . . . "ahp32" . "The Open University account for Anita Pacheco"@en . "Bruno" . "Bruno Magalhaes" . "Magalhaes" . . . . . "8b6e68a8d2c05d484890b9bae6bded2afd14861e"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Bruno Magalhaes"@en . . . . "am26395" . "The Open University account for Alexander Mikroyannidis"@en . "Agnieszka" . "Agnieszka Sieradzka" . "Sieradzka" . . . . . "4365647c440fd49dacf55517517ebd8bb3f8f395"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Agnieszka Sieradzka"@en . "

I completed my PhD in Biosciences at The University of Birmingham in 2003, studying the role of Rho small GTPases in keratinocyte function.

I then undertook a postdoc at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology investigating the function of Rho family small GTPases during neurotransmitter release inCaenorhabditis elegans.

In 2010 I became a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at Imperial College using C. elegans to study the relationships between the nervous and immune systems the mediate responses to infection. 

I joined the Department of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences in 2015 as a lecturer.

1999 BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology The University of Birmingham 

2003 PhD Biosciences The University of Birmingham 

"^^ . "Rachel McMullan" . "McMullan" . . . . . "

Most organisms have evolved strategies to cope with the presence of pathogens in their environment. Whilst the immune system recognizes and eliminates pathogens, changes in neuronal signaling alter animal behavior to avoid these microbes. Bidirectional communication between the nervous and immune systems can modify responses to infection, and this relationship may explain why psychological stress increases susceptibility to infections. In addition activation of the immune response following infection may influence the nervous system leading to the development of sickness syndrome and depression. Because of the complicated nature of the mammalian brain and immune system the cellular events that underlie neuronal regulation of the immune response remain unclear. 

The nematode worm Caenorhabditis eleganslives in the soil and encounters many pathogens. To survive in these conditions it has evolved conserved immune responses, which can be studied in the lab. C. elegans also has a relatively simple nervous system that shares many common features with the neurons in our own brains. Because of its relative simplicity and the ease with which C. elegans can be manipulated in the lab it has emerged as an excellent model to study how animals recognize pathogens and coordinate neuronal and immune responses to infection. 

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C. elegans infected with Microbacterium nematophilum (image by Rachel Ward and Jemima Burden)

Using C. elegans genetics we are studying the ways in which the nervous system regulates the immune response. We have identified a role for the neurotransmitter serotonin in suppressing the immune response and are working to identify other neurotransmitters and neuropeptides that affect immunity.

Behavioural changes also play an important role in defending many species, including humans, from pathogen attack. C. elegans can avoid pathogenic bacteria in its environment and we are also interested in the neurons and neurotransmitters that control this behaviour following infection.  

The ultimate goal of our studies is to understand how these genes influence communication between the nervous and immune systems of mammals, including humans, and to use C. elegans as a tools to screen for drugs that alter these interactions. These could be used to reduce infection susceptibility during stressful situations or to treat neurological disorders that are associated with infection.  

Selected Publications

2014
Anderson A. and McMullan R. From head to tail it's a two way street for neuro-immune communication Worm 3(3) e959425
2013
Anderson A, Laurenson-Schafer H, Partridge F, Hodgkin J, McMullan R. 2013, Serotonergic Chemosensory Neurons Modify the C. elegans Immune Response by Regulating G-protein Signalling in Epithelial Cells, PLOS Pathogens Vol:9(12), e1003787
Anderson A, Kang S, McMullan R, 2013, A simple method for quantifying M. nematophilum clearance from the rectal opening of C. elegans, Worm Breeders Gazette, Vol:19 (4), Pages: 15-16 
Anderson A, McMullan E, 2013, A modified leaving assay to study pathogen avoidance, Worm Breeders Gazette, Vol:19 (4), Pages: 13-14 
2012 
Anderson A, McMullan R, G-proteins: Fighting infection on two fronts, Worm, Vol:1, ISSN:2162-4046, Pages:196-201
McMullan R, Anderson A, Nurrish S, 2012, Behavioral and Immune Responses to Infection Require G alpha q- RhoA Signaling in C. elegans, PLOS Pathogens, Vol:8, ISSN:1553-7366, Pages:e1002530-e1002530

"^^ . . "3d362f23e21a5024dafbf49ad7323b227968a46b"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Health Sciences" . . "

I completed my PhD in Biosciences at The University of Birmingham in 2003, studying the role of Rho small GTPases in keratinocyte function.

I then undertook a postdoc at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology investigating the function of Rho family small GTPases during neurotransmitter release inCaenorhabditis elegans.

In 2010 I became a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at Imperial College using C. elegans to study the relationships between the nervous and immune systems the mediate responses to infection. 

I joined the Department of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences in 2015 as a lecturer.

1999 BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology The University of Birmingham 

2003 PhD Biosciences The University of Birmingham 

"^^ . "Dr Rachel McMullan"@en . . . . ""^^ . "Professor Andrea Zisman" . "Zisman" . . . . ""^^ . . "5618852fbc12ab96b9ad37ec1666554bf968fb09"^^ . . . "Professor of Computing" . ""^^ . "Professor Andrea Zisman"@en . "

Current research interests centre on the links between the law of equity, psychoanalysis, literature and language drawing upon critical legal theories, philosophy and more traditional jurisprudence.  Research has engaged with and involved presentation of papers at domestic and international conferences; law and non-law journal publication; edited collection publication; academic/journalism publication via major online portals includingThe Conversation.

Further research interests include: the development of the law of equity as a core area of knowledge in legal education, and legal education more generally; social, political and economic critical theory; philosophy and psychology; literature, humanities and critical cultural theory; law and technology. 

"^^ . "Rob" . "Rob Herian" . . . . "
  • Law& psychoanalysis
  • History and development of the law of equity and equitable principles
  • Law& literature
  • Critical legal theory, philosophy and jurisprudence
  • Law& Technology

 

"^^ . . . "4da66a4d597d92f193ce6350501438d4101a4697"^^ . . . "Lecturer in Law" . . "

Current research interests centre on the links between the law of equity, psychoanalysis, literature and language drawing upon critical legal theories, philosophy and more traditional jurisprudence.  Research has engaged with and involved presentation of papers at domestic and international conferences; law and non-law journal publication; edited collection publication; academic/journalism publication via major online portals includingThe Conversation.

Further research interests include: the development of the law of equity as a core area of knowledge in legal education, and legal education more generally; social, political and economic critical theory; philosophy and psychology; literature, humanities and critical cultural theory; law and technology. 

"^^ . "Rob Herian"@en . . . . "at6384" . "The Open University account for Alessandro Taffetani"@en . "

As an accomplished clinician/educator I have extensive experience within public health nursing (School Health), palliative and acute care, private, NHS and MOD settings over a career spanning more than 30 years.

I have significant experience in leading, supporting and delivering excellent person centered care whether through the education of the future workforce, as in my current role or through service development and improvement as in previous roles. Examples include leading and managing the county wide nurse-led enuretic clinic, managing the implementation of the NMC Standards for Learning and Assessment in Practice (2008) across Oxfordshire and the strategic development of interprofessional learning opportunities for students. I Chair the K320 module Mentorship and Assessment in Health and Social Care Settings and am a module team member for H812 The Postgradute Certificate in Academic Practice and KYN 291 Developing Adult Nursing Practice.

I am currently production Chair for KYN317 Preparing for Graduate Practice the final practice module in our new pre-registration nursing degree. 

 

"^^ . "Linda" . "Linda Kenward" . "Kenward" . . . . "

Interprofessional Working and Learning, professional socialisation and possible barriers in respect of this.

Mentorship practice and the development of mentors.

 

"^^ . . "2e5b8bd52f6ba036a8b785ab2f3a402760c8ef57"^^ . . . "Lecturer in Nursing" . "

As an accomplished clinician/educator I have extensive experience within public health nursing (School Health), palliative and acute care, private, NHS and MOD settings over a career spanning more than 30 years.

I have significant experience in leading, supporting and delivering excellent person centered care whether through the education of the future workforce, as in my current role or through service development and improvement as in previous roles. Examples include leading and managing the county wide nurse-led enuretic clinic, managing the implementation of the NMC Standards for Learning and Assessment in Practice (2008) across Oxfordshire and the strategic development of interprofessional learning opportunities for students. I Chair the K320 module Mentorship and Assessment in Health and Social Care Settings and am a module team member for H812 The Postgradute Certificate in Academic Practice and KYN 291 Developing Adult Nursing Practice.

I am currently production Chair for KYN317 Preparing for Graduate Practice the final practice module in our new pre-registration nursing degree. 

 

"^^ . "Linda Kenward"@en . "Eduardo" . "Eduardo Medina Barcenas" . "Medina Barcenas" . . . . . "3b9628fff5dd1aa1d797fec9f1a5a721b6b669fe"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Eduardo Medina Barcenas"@en . . . . "Laura Charlotte Tatham" . . . . . "0d91128d19cd356a5ca43a6dfc0af18475525f6c"^^ . . . "Lecturer in Law" . "Laura Charlotte Tatham"@en . . . . "mrh27" . "The Open University account for Martin Higginson"@en . . . . "fe428" . "The Open University account for Fadlalla Elfadaly"@en . . . . "cek2" . "The Open University account for Professor Catherine King"@en . "

2008BSc (hons.) University of Kent– Physics with Space Science and Systems

2014PhD The Open University– The Habitability of the Subsurface of Mars for Microbial Life

"^^ . "Euan" . "Euan Monaghan" . "Monaghan" . . . . . "

Water on Mars, thermal crustal modelling, planetary habitability and geomicrobiology.

"^^ . . . "Dr" . . "Visiting Fellow" . "

2008BSc (hons.) University of Kent– Physics with Space Science and Systems

2014PhD The Open University– The Habitability of the Subsurface of Mars for Microbial Life

"^^ . "Dr Euan Monaghan"@en . . . . . . "@/eLizHartnett"@en . "Adetokunboh Bakenne" . "Bakenne" . . . . . "Dr" . . "Dr Adetokunboh Bakenne"@en . "

**New blog post on unrest at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile**  Seehttps://goo.gl/mRmnr4

 

The smallest but most fun part of my job involves doing research on volcanoes. My research  allocation is 22 days per year (c.28% of a normal OU academic), all of which is spent doing fieldwork with my PhD students. I work mostly on volcanoes in Iceland, and have one current project exploring a little-known volcano in Chile.

The largest part of my job is the Staff Tutor role, which roughly comprises three aspects: (1) managing a team of part-time tutors; (2) dealing with a multitude of student issues; (3) teaching.

I am employed by the Faculty of Science and I am based at the OU's National Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Research Activity

My research uses volcanology to understand environmental and earth processes. I have a particular interest in exploring the growth and eruptive behaviour of volcanoes that were active during recent glacial periods, as this enables a better understanding of potential future eruption hazards.

Four current projects:

  1. Investigating little-known volcanoes. Projects are currently underway at Tindfjallajökull volcano (Iceland) and Volcán Quetrupillán (Chile). OU PhD project on Tindfjallajökull started September 2014.
  2. Explosive rhyolite eruption from Iceland's largest volcano to determine the cause(s) of explosivity and to determine the local impacts (e.g. flooding) and far-flung impacts (e.g. airspace closure due to ash clouds). OU PhD project started October 2013.
  3. Ar-Ar dating of subglacial volcanoes to provide information on thicknesses of Pleistocene ice sheets. (Manchester-OU PhD project started October 2012.)
  4. Volatile studies of subglacial rhyolites to better understand the mechanisms driving explosive eruptions (with collaborators at Lancaster University).


Recent and relevant peer-reviewed papers:

  1. Graettinger, A. H.; Ellis, M. K.; Skilling, I. P.; Reath, K.; Ramsey, M. S.; Lee, R. J.; Hughes, C. G. and McGarvie, D. W. (2013). Remote sensing and geologic mapping of glaciovolcanic deposits in the region surrounding Askja (Dyngjufjöll) volcano, Iceland. International Journal of Remote Sensing.
  2. Graettinger, Alison H.; Skilling, Ian; McGarvie, Dave and Höskuldsson,Ármann (2013). Subaqueous basaltic magmatic explosions trigger phreatomagmatism: a case study from Askja, Iceland. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
  3. Owen, Jacqueline; Tuffen, Hugh and McGarvie, Dave (2013). Explosive subglacial rhyolitic eruptions in Iceland are fuelled by high magmatic H2O and closed-system degassing. Geology.
  4. Owen J, Tuffen H and McGarvie DW (2013). Pre-eruptive volatile content, degassing paths and depressurisation explaining the transition in style at the subglacial rhyolitic eruption of Dalakvísl, South Iceland. Journal of Volcanology
  5. Graettinger AH, Skilling IP, McGarvie DW and Höskuldsson A. (2012). Intrusion of basalt into frozen sediments and generation of Coherent-Margined Volcaniclastic Dikes (CMVDs). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
  6. Owen J, Tuffen H and McGarvie DW. (2012). Using dissolved H2O in rhyolitic glasses to estimate palaeo-ice thickness during a subglacial eruption at Bláhnúkur (Torfajökull, Iceland). Bulletin of Volcanology.
  7. Stevenson JA. Gilbert JS, McGarvie DW and Smellie JL. (2011). Explosive rhyolite tuya formation: classic examples from Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(1-2), pp. 192–209.
  8. McGarvie DW (2009). Rhyolitic volcano-ice interactions in Iceland. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
  9. McGarvie DW, Burgess R, Tindle AG, Tuffen H, and Stevenson JA. (2006) Pleistocene rhyolitic volcanism at the Torfajökull central volcano, Iceland: eruption ages, glaciovolcanism, and geochemical evolution. Jökull.
"^^ . "Dave" . "Dave McGarvie" . . . . . "

Volcanic eruptions into glaciers (Iceland and Chile).

Evolution of Icelandic volcanic systems (volcanological and geochemical).

Explosive rhyolite eruptions.

Use of eReaders in remote learning.

 

PhD students:

2014-2017

Jonathan Moles(based at OU).Tindfjallajökull volcano, Iceland.

2013-2016

Peter Nicholls(based at OU).Explosive volcanic eruptions from Iceland's largest volcanoes.

2012-2016

Katy Street(based at Manchester).The timing of volcano-ice eruptions and deglaciation in Iceland.

 

** Completed PhDs below, current PhD students above **

2010-2014

Dr Sion Hughes (based at OU).Gravity studies of the Northern Rift Zone, Iceland.

2008-2012

Dr Jacqui Owen (based at Lancaster University).Volatiles in subglacial rhyolite eruptions.

2009-2012

Dr Alison Graettinger (based at University of Pittsburgh, USA).Building Ice-Age Askja

2007-2010

Dr Angela Walker (based at Manchester University).Glaciovolcanism atÖraefajökull stratovolcano, Iceland– a window into Quaternary climate change.

2005-2008

Dr Patricia Clay.40Ar/39Ar dating of young volcanic rocks: Arcane isotopes and how to unravel them’.

2001-2004

Dr Stephanie Flude (based at University of Manchester).Timing and Timescales of Rhyolite Eruptions in Iceland.

2001-2004

Dr John Stevenson (based at Lancaster University).Ice-Magma Interactions during Subglacial Rhyolite Eruptions.

1998-2001

Dr Hugh Tuffen (based at Lancaster University).Subglacial Rhyolite Volcanism at Torfajökull, Iceland.

 

Other research highlights:

  1. I participated on a scientific expedition to the Grímsvötn crater just two months after the eruption ended.
  2. I was part of a team that carried out the first detailed study (including precise K-Ar dating) of a former ice-covered Icelandic central volcano (Askja).
  3. In June 2012 I walked into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in Alaska exactly one century after start of the largest eruption of the 20th century occurred there.
"^^ . . "a4cce64460a9f78df616cb0eb2457af1d3752844"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer, Staff Tutor in Science" . . . . . . . . "

**New blog post on unrest at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile**  Seehttps://goo.gl/mRmnr4

 

The smallest but most fun part of my job involves doing research on volcanoes. My research  allocation is 22 days per year (c.28% of a normal OU academic), all of which is spent doing fieldwork with my PhD students. I work mostly on volcanoes in Iceland, and have one current project exploring a little-known volcano in Chile.

The largest part of my job is the Staff Tutor role, which roughly comprises three aspects: (1) managing a team of part-time tutors; (2) dealing with a multitude of student issues; (3) teaching.

I am employed by the Faculty of Science and I am based at the OU's National Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Research Activity

My research uses volcanology to understand environmental and earth processes. I have a particular interest in exploring the growth and eruptive behaviour of volcanoes that were active during recent glacial periods, as this enables a better understanding of potential future eruption hazards.

Four current projects:

  1. Investigating little-known volcanoes. Projects are currently underway at Tindfjallajökull volcano (Iceland) and Volcán Quetrupillán (Chile). OU PhD project on Tindfjallajökull started September 2014.
  2. Explosive rhyolite eruption from Iceland's largest volcano to determine the cause(s) of explosivity and to determine the local impacts (e.g. flooding) and far-flung impacts (e.g. airspace closure due to ash clouds). OU PhD project started October 2013.
  3. Ar-Ar dating of subglacial volcanoes to provide information on thicknesses of Pleistocene ice sheets. (Manchester-OU PhD project started October 2012.)
  4. Volatile studies of subglacial rhyolites to better understand the mechanisms driving explosive eruptions (with collaborators at Lancaster University).


Recent and relevant peer-reviewed papers:

  1. Graettinger, A. H.; Ellis, M. K.; Skilling, I. P.; Reath, K.; Ramsey, M. S.; Lee, R. J.; Hughes, C. G. and McGarvie, D. W. (2013). Remote sensing and geologic mapping of glaciovolcanic deposits in the region surrounding Askja (Dyngjufjöll) volcano, Iceland. International Journal of Remote Sensing.
  2. Graettinger, Alison H.; Skilling, Ian; McGarvie, Dave and Höskuldsson,Ármann (2013). Subaqueous basaltic magmatic explosions trigger phreatomagmatism: a case study from Askja, Iceland. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
  3. Owen, Jacqueline; Tuffen, Hugh and McGarvie, Dave (2013). Explosive subglacial rhyolitic eruptions in Iceland are fuelled by high magmatic H2O and closed-system degassing. Geology.
  4. Owen J, Tuffen H and McGarvie DW (2013). Pre-eruptive volatile content, degassing paths and depressurisation explaining the transition in style at the subglacial rhyolitic eruption of Dalakvísl, South Iceland. Journal of Volcanology
  5. Graettinger AH, Skilling IP, McGarvie DW and Höskuldsson A. (2012). Intrusion of basalt into frozen sediments and generation of Coherent-Margined Volcaniclastic Dikes (CMVDs). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
  6. Owen J, Tuffen H and McGarvie DW. (2012). Using dissolved H2O in rhyolitic glasses to estimate palaeo-ice thickness during a subglacial eruption at Bláhnúkur (Torfajökull, Iceland). Bulletin of Volcanology.
  7. Stevenson JA. Gilbert JS, McGarvie DW and Smellie JL. (2011). Explosive rhyolite tuya formation: classic examples from Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(1-2), pp. 192–209.
  8. McGarvie DW (2009). Rhyolitic volcano-ice interactions in Iceland. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
  9. McGarvie DW, Burgess R, Tindle AG, Tuffen H, and Stevenson JA. (2006) Pleistocene rhyolitic volcanism at the Torfajökull central volcano, Iceland: eruption ages, glaciovolcanism, and geochemical evolution. Jökull.
"^^ . "Dr Dave McGarvie"@en . . . . . . . ""^^ . "Dinar" . "Dinar Kale" . . . . ""^^ . . "82113d5e014a25194cf02fe3c8a96b0eda5c70ae"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . ""^^ . "Dr Dinar Kale"@en . . . . "ba2398" . "The Open University account for Bilal Ahmad"@en . . . . "arb4" . "The Open University account for Professor Alan Richard Bassindale"@en . "Gill" . "Gill Walker" . "Walker" . . . . . "d54c3bcdc920d2ed33cfc5cbe52219b8ab4b8fe2"^^ . . . "Staff Tutor (Birmingham Office)" . "Gill Walker"@en . . . . "

I am the Senior Laboratory Manager in the Faculty of Science and I work with the Associate Dean (Research& Scholarship), the Associate Dean (Enterprise& External Affairs) and the Department Research Leads in the strategic development of the Faculty's facilities to support the implementation of Faculty strategy.

Responsibilities extend to budget management, line management and liaison with internal and external stakeholders.

I am the Open University Biological Safety Advisor and a Biosafety Practitioner (ISTR)

Membership of Professional Bodies

The Institute of Science and Technology

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

The Institute of Safety in Technology and Research Biosafety Practitioner

 

"^^ . "Julia Ruth Barkans" . "Barkans" . . . . "

Allergy and Clinical Immunology

"^^ . . "ba782e31e78ba76df82a69050c30097462426b4d"^^ . . . "Senior Laboratory Manager" . "

I am the Senior Laboratory Manager in the Faculty of Science and I work with the Associate Dean (Research& Scholarship), the Associate Dean (Enterprise& External Affairs) and the Department Research Leads in the strategic development of the Faculty's facilities to support the implementation of Faculty strategy.

Responsibilities extend to budget management, line management and liaison with internal and external stakeholders.

I am the Open University Biological Safety Advisor and a Biosafety Practitioner (ISTR)

Membership of Professional Bodies

The Institute of Science and Technology

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

The Institute of Safety in Technology and Research Biosafety Practitioner

 

"^^ . "Julia Ruth Barkans"@en . . . . "fao26" . "The Open University account for Freda Owusu-Sekyere"@en . "Owen" . "Owen Coggins" . "Coggins" . . . . "

Drone Metal and Mysticism

"^^ . . "Research Student" . "Owen Coggins"@en . . . . . . "Abigail" . "Abigail Rowe" . "Rowe" . . . . "

My recent research has been concerned with the sociology of prisons and punishment, and with low-security and women's prisons in particular. My doctoral research was an ethnographic study of coping and social support in two women's prisons in England and was concerned with themes of selfhood, the meanings imprisonment held for prisoners, and power and resistance. My subsequent work has built on this to explore micro-level power relations in prisons, and reflexivity and epistemology in ethnographic research. More recently, themes around gender, sexuality and deviance have become more important in my work. I am currently developing a research project exploring the experiences of gay, bisexual and queer-identified women either working or held as prisoners in the Criminal Justice System.

I am interested in receiving applications from prospective research students wishing to conduct research using ethnographic methods, or to study any aspect of the sociology of imprisonment and punishment. I would particularly welcome proposals focusing on women's imprisonment, themes relating to gender, power and identity in prison settings, low-security and open prison conditions, or with themes of gender, sexuality and deviance.

Journal articles

Rowe, A. (2014, forthcoming)'Situating the Self in Prison Research: Power, identity and epistemology'. Qualitative Inquiry.

Rowe, A. (2012)'Sexuality, Criminality and the Prison: Pat Arrowsmith's Somewhere like This'. Prison Service Journal. 199: 32–34.

Rowe, A. (2011)'Narratives of self and identity in women's prisons: stigma and the struggle for self-definition in penal regimes'. Punishment and Society. 13(5): 571–591. DOI: 10.1177/1462474511422151

Book chapters

Rowe, A. (2011)'Women Prisoners' in Crewe, B. and J. Bennett (eds.) The Prisoner, London: Routledge.

Mehigan, J. and Rowe, A. (2007)'Problematizing prison privatization: an overview of the debate', in Y. Jewkes and J. Bennett (eds.) (2007) Handbook on Prisons, Cullompton: Willan

Rowe, A. (2007) Entry on'Theories of Importation' in Y. Jewkes and J. Bennett (eds.) Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment, Cullompton: Willan

Rowe, A. (2007) Entry on'Typologies of Prisoners' in Y. Jewkes and J. Bennett (eds.) Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment, Cullompton: Willan

Rowe, A. (2007) Entry on'The Prison Economy' in Y. Jewkes and J. Bennett (eds.) Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment, Cullompton: Willan

Rowe, A. (2007) Entry on'Bifurcation' in Y. Jewkes and J. Bennett (eds.) Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment, Cullompton: Willan

Rowe, A. (2007) Entry on'Friendship' in Y. Jewkes and J. Bennett (eds.) Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment, Cullompton: Willan

Research reports

Bradshaw, J., Kemp, P., Baldwin, S. and Rowe, A. (2004) The Drivers of Social Exclusion: A review of the literature, Social Exclusion Unit, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London. Available from:http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/spru/research/pdf/drivers.pdf(Accessed 03 July 2013)

Conference papers and other presentations

'Space, support and friendship in women's experiences of imprisonment'. Paper delivered at Mulheres e Crime (Women and Crime) seminar, Universidade do Minho, Braga Portugal. 30 May 2013. Invited speaker.

Rowe, A. (2012)'Situating the Self in Prison Research: Identity, epistemology and power'. Paper delivered to the'Resisting the Eclipse' symposium on prison ethnography, hosted by the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR), The Open University, Milton Keynes, 18 September 2012.

Rowe, A. (2012)'Looking for the"Prison Lesbian": Homosexuality and the (English) women's prison'. Paper delivered to the'Articulating the personal and the public' Forum at the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG), The Open University, Milton Keynes, 31 May 2012.

Rowe, A. (2012)'"Tactics", agency and power in women's prisons'. Paper delivered to the'Experiencing Prison' conference, Prague, 11 May 2012.

Rowe, A. (2010)'Negotiating the meanings of imprisonment: Selfhood, resistance and power in women's prison narratives'. Paper delivered to the British Society of Criminology Conference, Leicester, 14 July 2010.

'Coping and Social Support in Women's Prisons'. Presentation to Senior Management Team, HMP New Hall, 8 December 2008.

'Social Support in Women's Prisons. Paper delivered to British Society of Criminology, 2008, Huddersfield.

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "a60711546ff8ac49431d9930bd90f3bb3db5df5a"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Criminology" . "Dr Abigail Rowe"@en . . . . "Andrew David Morse" . . . . . "904234787652cf2810f63f2742056ac468596086"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Fellow (Rosetta PLS)" . "Dr Andrew David Morse"@en . . . . . . . "sjd532" . "The Open University account for Sue Dumbleton"@en . "Amy" . "Amy Turner" . "Turner" . . . . . "98a5337d3fd84b6a3ffce57a09467b8d28cdcc61"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Amy Turner"@en . . . . "dm27226" . "The Open University account for Diana Miranda"@en . "
 
 
I am a Professor of Computing at The Open University (Director of Research, 2002-2008). Previously, I was a Professor of Software Engineering and Chief Scientist at Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (2009-2012). I was also an academic member of staff (Reader) in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London and Head of its Software Engineering Laboratory (1990-2001). I continue my association with Imperial College as a Visiting Professor, and maintain strong research links with the Distributed Software Engineering Group. I am also a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics, Japan. I am currently holder of a Royal Society-Wolfson Merit Award(2013-2018) and a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on Adaptive Security and Privacy (2012-2017), and served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2010-2013) and the Automated Software Engineering Journal (1995-2008). Previously, I also held a Senior Research Fellowship from The Royal Academy of Engineering and The Leverhulme Trust (2005-2007).
 
I sometimes maintan my mainpersonal website.
 
"^^ . "Bashar" . "Professor Bashar Nuseibeh" . . . . "

My research interests are broadly in software engineerig, particularly in the areas of requirements engineering and design, with a particuar interest in applications in security, privacy and digital forensics.

My technical research is currently focused on engineering adaptive software that undepins many mobile and ubiquitous computing technologiues of today, and my research methods are often empircal and multidisciplinary, a particular aim of which is to understand the interplay between security and human behavior. My research thus aims to improve the development of both cyber-physical systems and socio-technical ones.

 

"^^ . . "b0b8f060b5024b52a7c1d96dc4b5e2c29b7b245f"^^ . . . "Professor of Computing" . "
 
 
I am a Professor of Computing at The Open University (Director of Research, 2002-2008). Previously, I was a Professor of Software Engineering and Chief Scientist at Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (2009-2012). I was also an academic member of staff (Reader) in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London and Head of its Software Engineering Laboratory (1990-2001). I continue my association with Imperial College as a Visiting Professor, and maintain strong research links with the Distributed Software Engineering Group. I am also a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics, Japan. I am currently holder of a Royal Society-Wolfson Merit Award(2013-2018) and a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on Adaptive Security and Privacy (2012-2017), and served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2010-2013) and the Automated Software Engineering Journal (1995-2008). Previously, I also held a Senior Research Fellowship from The Royal Academy of Engineering and The Leverhulme Trust (2005-2007).
 
I sometimes maintan my mainpersonal website.
 
"^^ . "Professor Bashar Nuseibeh"@en . ""^^ . "Grahame" . "Grahame Erskine" . "Erskine" . . . . ""^^ . . "a5178c14b49e7b13dbd975b3576a35f06bd08005"^^ . . . "Research Student" . ""^^ . "Grahame Erskine"@en . "

 

My research interests broadly include; the social worlds of older men, grandparenting (including their roles in informal and formal exchanges of care), gender and gender relations and the sociologies of family, relationality and kinship. I currently work at the Open University as a Research Associate where I am developing project ideas relating to these research interests. Working predominantly with Professor Brid Featherstone, so far I have contributed to the analysis of the Family Rights Group Advice and Advocacy Service and have become a project member of the ESRC funded‘Beyond Male Role Models‘ research.

"^^ . "Anna Tarrant" . "Tarrant" . . . . "

My research interests broadly include; the social worlds of older and ageing men; grandparenting (including their roles in providing formal and informal exchanges of care); gender and gender relations (with a specific interest in how age and gender relations intersect); and sociologies of family, kinship and intergenerational relations.

I completed my PhD thesis in March 2011 but am now actively writing up the findings into journal articles and book chapters. My thesis is entitled‘Exploring the influence of intergenerational relations on the construction and performance of contemporary grandfather identities’. It examines men’s experiences of being a grandfather and how this influences the diverse constructions of their identities as older men. Key contextual factors including the men’s intergenerational relationships with grandchildren, re-configurations of family and men’s personal biographies evidently influence how men construct their identities in the family as they get older, complicating the concept of grandparent and what it means to be an older man in contemporary British society. It also reveals more about how older men engage in relationships in later life and how this benefits them; a topic very little is known about. The analysis for the research is framed by a conceptual framework that views grandfather identities as performative, relational and intersected by often contradictory relations of masculinities and age.

I am currently working on a project with Professor Brid Featherstone, Dr Lindsay O'Dell and Clare Fraser to evaluate the impact of the Family Rights Group Advice Line which is predominantly used by individuals involved with Children's Services.

I am also involved in a mutidisciplinary research group aiming to develop funding for projects around themes of fathering and children's health and wellbeing. This is led by Dr Ruth Davies (Swansea University) and Dr Sue Higham (Open University).

 

"^^ . . "3ae73560c19274ae1a69188eb21371dae7ad0983"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Associate (HSC)" . "

 

My research interests broadly include; the social worlds of older men, grandparenting (including their roles in informal and formal exchanges of care), gender and gender relations and the sociologies of family, relationality and kinship. I currently work at the Open University as a Research Associate where I am developing project ideas relating to these research interests. Working predominantly with Professor Brid Featherstone, so far I have contributed to the analysis of the Family Rights Group Advice and Advocacy Service and have become a project member of the ESRC funded‘Beyond Male Role Models‘ research.

"^^ . "Dr Anna Tarrant"@en . "

I have been associated with the Open University since 2005 as an Associate Lecturer, before starting as Staff Tutor in 2008. I did my undergraduate degree at The University of Wales, Cardiff, before returning to my hometown of Sheffield to undertake postgraduate study. I received a distinction for my MA English Literature and took up a funded place for a PhD looking at Early Modern erotic poetry, which I completed in 2008.

"^^ . "Hannah" . "Hannah Lavery" . "Lavery" . . . . "
16c and 17c English and European literatures. Poetry (ancient to modern). Early modern erotic literature. Manuscripts and archives. Online pedagogies/ blended learning. Widening Participation.

Publications
Reviews
Macdonald, Janet, Blended Learning and Online Tutoring: A Good Practice Guide, in RMMLA Review of Language and Literature Vol. 61, no. 2, (Fall, 2007), 138-143
Middleton, Peter, Distant Reading: Performance, Readership, and Consumption in Contemporary Poetry, in RMMLA Review of Language and Literature, vol. 59, no. 2, (2005), 142-144
Turner, James Grantham, Schooling Sex: Libertine Literature and Erotic Education in Italy, France, and England 1534-1685, in RMMLA Review of Language and Literature, vol. 60, no. 2, (2006), 64-68
Articles
‘Exchange and Reciprocation in Nashe’s Choise of Valentines’, Appositions,< http://appositions.blogspot.com/>, Vol. 1, (May, 2008).
‘Understanding Genre: Satirists on the Shakespearean Stage’, The English Review, Vol. 20 (Nov. 2009), 27-29
‘Social and political satire in the impotency poems of Rémy Belleau and Thomas Nashe’ in Early Modern Literary Studies (15.3, July 2011)
'The Development of the later Restoration impotency poems', Papers in Language and Literature (forthcoming)
'William Wycherley', The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789 (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming)
‘William Wycherley’s Impotency Poems and Social Satire’, under consideration
"^^ . "4c9aa5b26a2c20194da46cb3cb9981f39d927156"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Staff Tutor" . . "

I have been associated with the Open University since 2005 as an Associate Lecturer, before starting as Staff Tutor in 2008. I did my undergraduate degree at The University of Wales, Cardiff, before returning to my hometown of Sheffield to undertake postgraduate study. I received a distinction for my MA English Literature and took up a funded place for a PhD looking at Early Modern erotic poetry, which I completed in 2008.

"^^ . "Dr Hannah Lavery"@en . "Wendy Jane Jacob" . . . . . "Wendy Jane Jacob"@en . . . . "rp45" . "The Open University account for Raia Prokhovnik"@en . . . . "kr98" . "The Open University account for Klaus-Dieter Rossade"@en . "

I have taught and researched at the Open University in Sociology of Education (Faculty of Educational Studies) and in Social Policy (Faculty of Social Sciences) since completing my Master’s Degree. I have also been Associate Dean for External Relations and for Academic Standards and Quality in both Faculties, and continue to work in a range of quality assurance and governance roles in the University, and as a reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency.

I am a member of the Editorial Board of theJournal of Social Policy.

"^^ . "Ross" . "Ross Fergusson" . . . . "

My principal research interest is in policy development and the governance of young people at the interface between social policy and youth justice policies. The focus of this work is on young people who are defined as non-participants at the margins of compulsory participation in education and entry into the labour market, mandatory training or unemployment. My work explores these points of policy intersection theoretically and empirically at a number of levels. Prominent amongst these are the construction of young people as a disengaged and economically inactive population, their positioning within welfare systems in conditions of endemic failures of demand for their labour, the increasing criminalisation of some modes of non-participation, and the emergence of transnational policy responses to the now universal problem of youth unemployment and marginalisation. This work draws on a range of disciplines, including sociology, political economy, and labour market analyses as well as social policy and criminology.

I am a member of theInternational Centre for Comparative Criminological Research(ICCCR).

 

Fergusson, R. (2014, in press)‘Regulate or Abandon: two-speed tracks to criminalising precarious youth’,Criminal Justice Matters, 95,1.

Fergusson, R. (2014, in press)‘Warehouse, Marketise, Shelter, Juridify: on the political economy and governance of extending school participation in England’, in Farnsworth, K. and Irving, Z. (eds) (2014, in press)Social Policy Review, 26, Bristol Policy Press.

Drake, D., Fergusson, R and Briggs, D. (2014, in press)‘ Hearing New Voices: reviewing youth justice policy through practitioners’ relationships with young people’,Youth Justice, 14,1.

Fergusson, R. (2013)‘Against disengagement: non-participation as an object of governance’.Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 18(1), pp. 12–18.

Fergusson, R. (2013)‘Risk, responsibilities and rights: reassessing the“economic causes of crime” thesis in a recession’.Youth Justice, 13(1), pp. 31–56.

Fergusson, R. and Yeates, N. (2013).‘Business, as usual: the policy priorities of the World Bank’s discourses on youth unemployment and the global financial crisis’,Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 1(1).

Fergusson, R. and Yeates, N. (2013/4).‘The normative and ideational foundations of international governmental organisations' discourses on global youth unemployment policies’,Policy and Politics, 42, 2/3 (published online, June 2013) .

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "00422af24d18f9d61cf188bc596d75daf4e99f87"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer in Social Policy" . "

I have taught and researched at the Open University in Sociology of Education (Faculty of Educational Studies) and in Social Policy (Faculty of Social Sciences) since completing my Master’s Degree. I have also been Associate Dean for External Relations and for Academic Standards and Quality in both Faculties, and continue to work in a range of quality assurance and governance roles in the University, and as a reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency.

I am a member of the Editorial Board of theJournal of Social Policy.

"^^ . "Dr Ross Fergusson"@en . . . . "jjc95" . "The Open University account for Jean Carabine"@en . . . . "

I am a planetary environmental scientist currently focusing on periglacial geomorphology on Mars. My research revolves around assessing the possibility that a variety of landforms on the northern plains of Mars may have formed through periglacial processes. I am particularly interested in martian clastic patterned ground, as these features appear morphologically similar to characteristic periglacial features on Earth. If these landforms did form through periglacial sorting then this would provide a useful geomorphic marker for locations on Mars where water has been liquid in the geologically recent past. This would have useful implications for astrobiological research, resource utilisation for future missions and generally characterising the martian environment.

I am primarily concerned with the analysis of remote sensing data using GIS. I have conducted a survey of several hundred high resolution HiRISE images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, locating putative periglacial features across a wide range of latitude bands. By comparing these results with terrestrial air photographs and field observations of a site in Skagafjörður in northern Iceland I hope to assess the likelihood that the martian features formed through periglacial processes. I have also conducted a set of laboratory studies attempting to simulate sorted patterned ground in the laboratory.

"^^ . "Alex" . "Alex Barrett" . "Barrett" . . . . "
  • Planetary Environments
  • Planetary Remote Sensing
  • Mars
  • Periglacial and Glacial Environments
  • Cryobrines
  • Sorted Patterned Ground
"^^ . . "a0036e93c7ebe81fa1c7d69d506cebf551c87a14"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "

I am a planetary environmental scientist currently focusing on periglacial geomorphology on Mars. My research revolves around assessing the possibility that a variety of landforms on the northern plains of Mars may have formed through periglacial processes. I am particularly interested in martian clastic patterned ground, as these features appear morphologically similar to characteristic periglacial features on Earth. If these landforms did form through periglacial sorting then this would provide a useful geomorphic marker for locations on Mars where water has been liquid in the geologically recent past. This would have useful implications for astrobiological research, resource utilisation for future missions and generally characterising the martian environment.

I am primarily concerned with the analysis of remote sensing data using GIS. I have conducted a survey of several hundred high resolution HiRISE images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, locating putative periglacial features across a wide range of latitude bands. By comparing these results with terrestrial air photographs and field observations of a site in Skagafjörður in northern Iceland I hope to assess the likelihood that the martian features formed through periglacial processes. I have also conducted a set of laboratory studies attempting to simulate sorted patterned ground in the laboratory.

"^^ . "Alex Barrett"@en . . . . "laj5" . "The Open University account for Linda Ann Johns"@en . . . . . . . . . . "bp5" . "The Open University account for Blaine Price"@en . . . . . . . . . "@@tyrrellg"@en . "Pam" . "Pam Rowden" . "Rowden" . . . . . "d277f787a3c735bf08c66c729c6731cd4e86c81d"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Pam Rowden"@en . . . . "ek4927" . "The Open University account for Erene Kaptani"@en . . . . . . . "sg2936" . "The Open University account for Salih Gungor"@en . "Simone" . "Simone Cogliati" . "Cogliati" . . . . . "3b2c657be43609cedda99f6ee828d4d9422bcff0"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Simone Cogliati"@en . . . . "bp2392" . "The Open University account for Brian Pluss"@en . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "pjs33" . "The Open University account for Professor Peter James Scott"@en . ""^^ . "Smarti" . "Smarti Reel" . "Reel" . . . . ""^^ . . "237168060b5a524c1570f88f5b66a5f6cdc9ac99"^^ . . . "Full-time Research Student" . ""^^ . "Smarti Reel"@en . "Lorna" . "Lorna Rouse" . "Rouse" . . . . . "067f929702d671e15018daadc60efdf121ccc663"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Lorna Rouse"@en . . . . "mmm4" . "The Open University account for Professor Maureen McLeod Mackintosh"@en . "

I am a Staff Tutor working within the Faculty of Health and Social Care, based in Bristol, with responsibility for the Pre-registration Nursing programme and several modules within the Faculty of Health and Social Care. I am also a Co-Qualification Director for the Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice.

A nurse by background, my experience is of cardiothoracic, intensive care and medical nursing. I continued my career in pre-registration nurse education at De Montfort University , Leicester, the University of Malta, and Coventry University. Before joining the Open University in 2008, I worked at Cornwall College as Curriculum Manager for Health and Social Care courses and as Course Manager for a Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice, supporting Band 4 practitioners to become Assistant Practitioners.

I am a member of the module team for KYN317, Preparing for Graduate Practice, as part of the  BSc (Hons) Nursing programme in adult and mental health nursing and have a particular interest in how practice learning is managed and assessed, having led a working group on practice portfolio updating.

I also work with nursing colleagues to support the Open University alliance with the Royal College of Nursing and with UNISON. We have provided conferences and workshops for all grades of staff and aim to support continuing professional development.

"^^ . "Ruth Beretta" . "Beretta" . . . . "

I completed a Doctorate in Social Science (Public Policy) at the University of Bristol and my dissertation was"Place promotion, place protection, and development planning"

Previous research has involved qualitative studies on the experience of first year student nurses embarking on practice and the role of the lecturer in nursing in Higher Education, which was presented at the Nurse Education Tomorrow conference at the University of Durham.

I am interested in how student nurses acquire clinical skills for use in practice and the role of mentorship.

Scholarship work with colleagues in the Pre-registration nursing programme to explore employability and career progression of OU qualified nurses which was presented at a NET conference and published in Nurse Education Today (Draper J, Beretta R, Kenward L, McDonagh L, Messenger J& Rounce J (2014) 34; 10, 1305-1310).

Current scholarship interests are in evaluating the impact of one-to-one tuition support for students in the revised K101 Introduction to Health and Social Care, and the role of examinations as an assessment strategy.

"^^ . . "6cd875e116406ad8c4da3345191036bfce1b2381"^^ . . . "Staff Tutor (Nursing)" . "

I am a Staff Tutor working within the Faculty of Health and Social Care, based in Bristol, with responsibility for the Pre-registration Nursing programme and several modules within the Faculty of Health and Social Care. I am also a Co-Qualification Director for the Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice.

A nurse by background, my experience is of cardiothoracic, intensive care and medical nursing. I continued my career in pre-registration nurse education at De Montfort University , Leicester, the University of Malta, and Coventry University. Before joining the Open University in 2008, I worked at Cornwall College as Curriculum Manager for Health and Social Care courses and as Course Manager for a Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice, supporting Band 4 practitioners to become Assistant Practitioners.

I am a member of the module team for KYN317, Preparing for Graduate Practice, as part of the  BSc (Hons) Nursing programme in adult and mental health nursing and have a particular interest in how practice learning is managed and assessed, having led a working group on practice portfolio updating.

I also work with nursing colleagues to support the Open University alliance with the Royal College of Nursing and with UNISON. We have provided conferences and workshops for all grades of staff and aim to support continuing professional development.

"^^ . "Ruth Beretta"@en . . . "@mirya"@en . "

I received a MSc in Telecommunication Engineering at theUniversita’ di Napoli“Federico II”in 2006. In 2006, I joined the High Frequency and Radar Systems Department (HR),German Aerospace Centre(DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen where I developed my MSc thesis, which focused on SAR multi-pass retrieval of forest parameters.

In 2011, I was awarded a PhD degree from theUniversity of Edinburgh, (School of Geosciences), Edinburgh, UK in the field of polarimetric SAR interferometry. I regard this as a rather successful experience, since my PhD thesis was awarded“Best PhD Thesis 2011” by the RSPSoc (Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society) and“Outstanding PhD Thesis” by Springer Verlag, which published the thesis in 2012.

From March 2011 to October 2011, I worked at the University of Alicante, Institute of Computing Research, in Alicante, Spain. Beside enjoying the sunny weather, I earned experiences in processing stuck of radar images for change detection.

From December 2011 to May 2015, I was a post-doctorate researcher and lecturer at theETH Zürich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Switzerland. At ETH I was presented with a great opportunity to assert myself as a researcher and at the same time to learn teaching skills.

Since June 2015, I am a lecturer at theOpen University, Department of Engineering and Innovation, in Milton Keynes, UK. Here, I enjoy my time being involved in both teaching and research. 

"^^ . "Armando Marino" . "Marino" . . . . "

My main research interests include:

  1.  Processing of stacks of radar images for surveillance with focus on target detection, change detection and classification;
  2.  Developing ground based radars and executing measurement campaigns;
  3.  Applying Image Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning methodologies to remote sensing images.
"^^ . . "7e1075a38b1ab652fbe9b27a3e672b81204c614f"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer/ (Engineering/Electronics)" . "

I received a MSc in Telecommunication Engineering at theUniversita’ di Napoli“Federico II”in 2006. In 2006, I joined the High Frequency and Radar Systems Department (HR),German Aerospace Centre(DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen where I developed my MSc thesis, which focused on SAR multi-pass retrieval of forest parameters.

In 2011, I was awarded a PhD degree from theUniversity of Edinburgh, (School of Geosciences), Edinburgh, UK in the field of polarimetric SAR interferometry. I regard this as a rather successful experience, since my PhD thesis was awarded“Best PhD Thesis 2011” by the RSPSoc (Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society) and“Outstanding PhD Thesis” by Springer Verlag, which published the thesis in 2012.

From March 2011 to October 2011, I worked at the University of Alicante, Institute of Computing Research, in Alicante, Spain. Beside enjoying the sunny weather, I earned experiences in processing stuck of radar images for change detection.

From December 2011 to May 2015, I was a post-doctorate researcher and lecturer at theETH Zürich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Switzerland. At ETH I was presented with a great opportunity to assert myself as a researcher and at the same time to learn teaching skills.

Since June 2015, I am a lecturer at theOpen University, Department of Engineering and Innovation, in Milton Keynes, UK. Here, I enjoy my time being involved in both teaching and research. 

"^^ . "Dr Armando Marino"@en . . . . . . . "tg3744" . "The Open University account for Tauseef Gill"@en . . . . . . "ck4766" . "The Open University account for Chae-Young Kim"@en . . . . "jrk85" . "The Open University account for John Kalmus"@en . . . ""^^ . "Sarah" . "Sarah Mattingly" . . . . ""^^ . . "1d03c8630ffae8f7b6e2bb30417eb189d9302da2"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Staff Tutor" . ""^^ . "Dr Sarah Mattingly"@en . . . . "cd4259" . "The Open University account for Carol Dodimead"@en . . . . "sa6348" . "The Open University account for Sardar Ahmad"@en . . . . "bd2976" . "The Open University account for Ben Dryer"@en . ""^^ . "Nickolay Trendafilov" . "Trendafilov" . . . . ""^^ . . "2b1caa01c10dd4374148bc79c3ce0b252ebc7b04"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Reader in Computational Statistics" . ""^^ . "Dr Nickolay Trendafilov"@en . . . "@@NathaliaGjersoe"@en . "Alexander" . "Alexander Brandon-Bravo" . "Brandon-Bravo" . . . . . "afd94383e5b8999d5b4f1ba20947ec1083eeb5d7"^^ . . . "Visiting Research Student" . "Alexander Brandon-Bravo"@en . . . . "dm25247" . "The Open University account for Daniil Marinov"@en . . . . "lr34" . "The Open University account for Linda Robson"@en . "Carol" . "Carol Jarvis" . "Jarvis" . . . . . "c0ed86d779dd95b382da8d254c79fa10faa6e637"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Carol Jarvis"@en . "Gill" . "Gill Clough" . . . . "

My main research interests are location-aware mobile technologies, social technologies and the implications they have on how we learn in a digital age.

I work on a 3-year EU-funded project calledJuxtaLearn running from October 2012 to September 2015. It is a STEM project that aims to support students' science, maths and technology learning.

School and University students studying science and technology often encounter barriers to their understanding of complex concepts. However, unlike in the arts, students are frequently poorly motivated to overcome these barriers. Focusing on‘performance’ JuxtaLearn provokes student curiosity in science and technology through creative film making editing, sharing and commenting. For further details of the JuxtaLearn project, please go to the websitewww.juxtalearn.eu

 

 

 

"^^ . . . "bebcf905fed3ed875a36400190f0742b74fcdd62"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Fellow" . "Dr Gill Clough"@en . . . . "stn29" . "The Open University account for Seyed Niknejad"@en . . . . "

I am Professor of Learning Technology at the Institute of educational technology and Academic Director of Learning and Teaching at the Open University, UK and Chair in Learning Technology.

I've worked throughout my career in the area of learning innovation, technology, knowledge creation and academic-business partnerships. I work with multinational companies, including Shell, BP International and Conoco-Philips. I was Senior Researcher for Royal Dutch Shell in 2008-2010 when I led a university-industry partnership in technology enhanced learning.

My vision is to bring together ideas from higher education and industry, encouraging cross-sector thinking and working across traditional boundaries between sectors and disciplines to transform the ways professionals learn. 

Blog: littlebylittlejohn.com

Follow me on twitter @allisonl

"^^ . "Allison" . "Professor Allison Littlejohn" . . . . "

My research is in the area of technology-enhanced professionals learning, or how people use technologies to learn for work. This work spans education and industry, working across the boundaries between sectors and disciplines to transform the ways professionals learn. My research has been focused around:

Professional learning, exploring how expertise development can be supported and enhanced by information and communication technologies, including social media. Contexts for research have ranged from the Energy Sector, Finance Sector and Education Sector. A unique aspect of this research is exploration of learning at the intersection of the individual and the collective.

Organisational learning, analysing tensions between cost-efficiency, effective learning, and continuous innovative practice. Recent work with Shell and BP examined how group learning can be translated into organisational effectiveness. Research examined how individuals, teams and organisations can learn from incidents to improve health and safety in highly hazardous environments. 

This work has generated new knowledge through around 30 projects funded by a range of research councils (eg ESRC), funding councils (eg EU, HEFCE, SFC), higher education organisations (eg JISC, HEA, QAA) and industry partners (eg Shell, Energy Institute, BP). Ideas have been disseminated through academic publications. I am founding series editor for the Routledge book series,‘Connecting with eLearning’ and have Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy (UK), ASCILITE (Australasia) and the Churchill Trust (UK).

Current and Recent Projects

Publications

Books

Littlejohn, A. and Margaryan, A. (Eds) (2013)Technology-enhanced Professional Learning: processes, practices and tools, Routledge: New York. 

Littlejohn, A. and Pegler, C. (Eds) (2014)Reusing OpenResources: learningin open networks for work, life and educationRoutledge: New York. 

Littlejohn, A. and Pegler, C. (2007) Planning for blended e-learning, Routledge: New York. 

Littlejohn, A. (Ed) (2003) Reusing Online Resources:  A Sustainable Approach to eLearning, Routledge: New York. 

 

Selected peer reviewed journal articles

Littlejohn, A. Lukic, D. and Margaryan, A.(2015) Comparing Safety Culture and Learning Culture,Risk Management (in press)[impact factor = 1.2]

Margaryan, A., Bianco, M.,& Littlejohn, A. (2014). Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)Computers and Education,80,77-83 [impact factor 2.059]

Milligan, C., Fontana, P., Littlejohn, A. and Margaryan, A. (2014). Self-regulated learning behaviour in the finance industry, Journal of Workplace Learning 

Milligan, C. and Littlejohn, A. (2014) Supporting professional learning in a massive open online course.The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 15 (5) 197-213. http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1855/3113

Fontana, P., Milligan, C., Littlejohn, A. and Margaryan, A. (2014) Measuring self-regulated learning in the workplace, International Journal of Training and Development, 19 (1) 

Milligan, C., Margaryan, A., and Littlejohn, A. (2014). Workplace learning in informal networksJournal of Interactive Media Environments, special issue'Reusing Resources - Open for Learning. http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/article/2014-06/html

Pataraia, N., Falconer, I., Margaryan, A., Littlejohn, A., and Fincher, S. (2014).'Who do you talk to about your teaching?' Networking activities among university teachers. Frontline Learning Research, 2(2), 4-14.

Pataraia, N., Margaryan, A., Falconer, I., and Littlejohn, A. (2014) How and what do academics learn through their personal networks? Journal of Higher and Further Education. DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2013.831041

Pataraia, N., Margaryan, A., Falconer, I., Littlejohn, A., and Falconer, J. (2014). Discovering academics' key learning connections: An ego-centric network approach to analysing learning about teaching. Journal of Workplace Learning, 26(1), 56-72.

Milligan, C., Margaryan, A., and Littlejohn, A. (2013). Patterns of engagement in connectivist MOOCs. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(2) http://jolt.merlot.org/vol9no2/milligan_0613.htm

Lukic, D., Margaryan, A., and Littlejohn, A. (2013). Individual agency in learning from incidents. Human Resources Development International, 16(3/4).

Sie­, R., Pataraia, N., Boursinou, E., Rajagopal, K., Margaryan, A., Falconer, I., Bitter, M., Littlejohn, A. and Sloep, P. (2013). Goals, motivation for, and outcomes of personal learning through networks. Educational Technology and Society,16(3), 59-75.http://www.ifets.info/journals/16_3/5.pdf [impact factor = 1.066] 

Margaryan, A., Milligan, C., and Littlejohn, A. (2013). Managers as workplace learning facilitators. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management,13 (2/3) 206-223 http://www.inderscience.com/offer.php?id=55397

Margaryan, A., Littlejohn, A., and Milligan, C. (2013). Self-regulated learning in the workplace: Learning goal attainment strategies and factors. International Journal of Training and Development,17 (4) 254-259. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijtd.12013/abstract

Stepanyan, K., Littlejohn, A., and Margaryan, A. (2013). Sustainable eLearning: towards a coherent body of knowledge,Educational Technology and Society,16 (2), 91-102.http://www.ifets.info/journals/16_2/9.pdf  [impact factor = 1.066] 

Milligan, C., Margaryan, A., and Littlejohn, A. (2013) Learning at transition for new and experienced staff, Journal of Workplace Learning,25 (4) 217-230. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17087614&show=abstract 

Littlejohn, A., Beetham, H., and McGill, L. (2012) Learning at the digital frontier: a review of digital literacies in theory and practice,Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL),24(4), 333-347 [impact factor 1.25]http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2729/earlyview

Littlejohn, A., Milligan, C., and Margaryan, A. (2012)Charting collective knowledge: Supporting self-regulated learning in the workplace.Journal of Workplace Learning, 24(3), 226-238.http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1366-5626&volume=24&issue=3&articleid=17010279&show=abstract

Lukic, D., Littlejohn, A., and Margaryan, A. (2012). A framework for learning from incidents in the workplace,Safety Science, 50 (4), 950-957http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753511003511[impact factor = 1.7]

Margaryan, A., Littlejohn, A. and Vojt. G. (2011). Are digital natives a myth or reality? University students’ use of digital technologies.Computers and Education, 56(2), 429-440.http://tinyurl.com/6x92brf[impact factor 2.059]

Margaryan, A., Milligan, C. and Littlejohn, A.,  (2011).Validation of Davenport’s Classification Structure of Knowledge-intensive Processes, Journal of Knowledge Management, 15(4) http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1939680&ini=aob

Lukic, D., Margaryan, A., and Littlejohn, A., (2011). How organisations learn from safety incidents: A multifaceted problem.Journal of Workplace Learning, 22(7), 428-450.http://tinyurl.com/67tkz3j  

Littlejohn, A., I. Falconer and L. McGill (2008) Characterising effective eLearning resources,Computers and Education50 (3), 757–771http://tinyurl.com/63okour  [impact factor 2.059]

Margaryan, A., and Littlejohn, A. (2008). Repositories and communities at cross-purposes: Issues in sharing and reuse of digital learning resources.Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 24(4), 333-347http://tinyurl.com/qxkp3dd[impact factor 1.25]

Normand, C., Littlejohn, A and Falconer, I. (2008)'A model for effective implementation of flexible programme delivery', Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45:1,25— 36 [Impact factor  0.250] dx.doi.org/10.1080/14703290701757351

Falconer, I. and Littlejohn, A.(2007)‘Designing for blended learning, sharing and reuse’, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 31(1), 41-52 

McGill, L., Nicol, D.J,  Littlejohn, A. and Greirson, H. (2005)."Creating an information-rich learning environment to enhance design student learning: challenges and approaches." British Journal of Educational Technology 36(4), 629-642 [impact factor 0.35]

Nicol, D.J.,  Littlejohn, A. and Grierson, H. (2005) The importance of structuring information and resources within shared workspaces during collaborative design learning,Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 20 (1), 31–49.

Littlejohn, A. (2003) Re-Using online resources: a sustainable approach to e-learning. Seven issues in the reuse and sharing of online resources, Journal of Interactive Media in Education http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2003-1-reuse-02Littlejohn, A. (2002) New lessons from past experiences: recommendations for improving continuing professional development in the use of ICT,Journal of Computer Assisted Learning,18 (2), 166-174   [impact factor 1.25]

Creanor, L. and Littlejohn, A. (2000) Preparing for Online Learning and Teaching: A Cross-Institutional Approach to Staff Development in Internet Communication,Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 16 (3), 271-279 [impact factor 1.25]

Stefani, L.A.J., Clarke, J. and Littlejohn, A. (2000) Developing A Student Centred Approach to Reflecting on Learning Innovations,Innovations in Education and Training International, 37(2), 163-171. [impact factor  0.250]

Littlejohn, A. and Sclater, N.(1999) The Virtual University as a Conceptual Model for Faculty Change and Innovation,Journal of Interactive Learning Environments, 7(2&3), 209-226.

Littlejohn, A. and Macrosson, W.K., (1999) Web Authoring: Transferable Skills for Graduates of the Future,Industry and Higher Education, 13(4), 277-281.

Lapthorn, A. J., Harris, D. C., Littlejohn, A., Lustbader, J. W., Canfield, R. E., Machin, K. J., and Isaacs, N. W. (1994). Crystal structure of human chorionic gonadotropin. Nature369(6480), 455-461.

 

Selected Book Chapters

Littlejohn, A. and Margaryan, A. (2014) Technology-enhanced Professional Learning,International Handbook on Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning, (Eds. Billiet, S, Hartels, C& Gruber, H.) Springer  Verlag.

Littlejohn, A. and Pegler, C. (2014)Reusing Open Resources for LearningChapter 1, Reusing Open Resources, Routledge, London: NY, Littlejohn, A.& Pegler, C. (Eds)

Littlejohn, A.,Falconer, I., McGill, L. and Beetham, H. (2014)Open networks and bounded communities: tensions inherent in releasing Open Educational Resources, Chapter 4, Reusing Open Resources, Routledge, London: NY, Littlejohn, A.& Pegler, C. (Eds)

Milligan, C, Littlejohn, A. and Margaryan, A. (2014)Workplace learning in informal networks, Chapter 5, Reusing Open Resources, Routledge, London: NY, Littlejohn, A.& Pegler, C. (Eds)

Littlejohn, A.,Falconer, I. and McGill, L. (2014)Open Lifewide Learning: a vision, Chapter 8, Reusing Open Resources, Routledge, London: NY, Littlejohn, A.& Pegler, C. (Eds)

Vale, K. and Littlejohn, A. (2014)Massive Open Online Courses: a Traditional or Transformative approach to learning?Chapter 10, Reusing Open Resources, Routledge, London: NY, Littlejohn, A.& Pegler, C. (Eds)

Margaryan, A., and Littlejohn, A. (2013). Technology-enhanced professional learning: Challenges and future directions. In Littlejohn, A., & Margaryan, A. (2013) (Eds.). Technology-enhanced professional learning: Processes, practices and tools.  London: Routledge.

Lukosch, H., Littlejohn, A. and Margaryan, A. (2013). Simulation games for workplace learning. In Littlejohn, A., & Margaryan, A. (2013) (Eds.). Technology-enhanced professional learning: Processes, practices and tools. London: Routledge.

Berendt, B., Vuorikari, R., Littlejohn, A., and Margaryan, A. (2013).  Learning analytics. In Littlejohn, A., & Margaryan, A. (2013) (Eds.). Technology-enhanced professional learning: Processes, practices and tools. London: Routledge.

Littlejohn, A.,Beetham, H.,& McGill, L. (2013)Digital literacies as situated knowledge practices: academics’ influence on learners behaviours, Learning in the Digital University, Routledge, London Goodfellow, R and Lea, M. (Eds)

Littlejohn, A. (2012) Open participatory learning ecosystems:  producing, reusing and recreating OERs, Open Educational Resources, IGI Global (Ed. Scott, P.)

Beetham, H., Littlejohn, A. and Milligan, C. (2012) Digital literacies for the research institution, Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses, SAGE Publications

Littlejohn, A. and Nicol, D.J. (2009)Supporting interdisciplinary studies using learning technologies, Chapter 3, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching:Theory and Practice in Contemporary Higher Education, Chandramohan, B and Fellows, S (Eds), Routledge:NY 30-43

Falconer, I, and Littlejohn, A. (2008) Representing models of practice,Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects, (L. Lockyer, S.  Bennet, S. Agostinho, and B. Harper (eds) Idea Group. 

Littlejohn, A.,Cook, J., Campbell, L., Sclater, N., Currier, S. and Davies, H. (2006) Managing Educational Resources, Chapter 9, Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research (Eds Conole, G and Oliver, M), pp134-147, Routledge: London ISBN978-0-415-39394-2

Conole, G., Oliver, M., Falconer, I., Littlejohn, A, and Harvey , J (2006)‘Designing for learning’ in, Conole, G. and Oliver, M. (Eds). Learning Technologies - Multiple Perspectives on an Emerging Field. Oxford: Routledge

Littlejohn, A. (2005)Key issues in the design and delivery of learning and teaching, Chapter 5, Developing the new learning environment: the changing role of the academic librarian, (Eds Levy, P. and Roberts, S.), Routledge, London

Littlejohn, A. (2003) Issues in reusing online resources, Chapter 1, Reusing Online Resources:  A Sustainable Approach to eLearning, (Ed. Littlejohn, A.), Kogan Page, London, pp 1-8 ISBN 0749439491

Littlejohn, A. (2003) An incremental approach to staff development in the reuse of learning resources, Chapter 17, Reusing Online Resources:  A Sustainable Approach to eLearning, (Ed. Littlejohn, A.), Kogan Page, London, pp 221-233 ISBN 0749439491 

Littlejohn, A. and Peacock, S (2003), Chapter 6: From Pioneers to Partners: the changing voices of staff developers, in Learning Technology in Transition: from individual enthusiasm to institutional implementation (Ed Jane Seale),  pp 77-90, Swets and Zeitlinger, Lisse Netherlands  ISBN 90 265 1963 x

Littlejohn, A., Jung, I. and Broumley, E. (2003) A comparison of issues in the reuse of resources in  schools and colleges, Chapter 16, Reusing Online Resources:  A Sustainable Approach to eLearning,  (Ed. Littlejohn, A.), Kogan Page, London, pp 212-220 ISBN 0749439491 

 

 

"^^ . . "b51ddf063b7ce5a6d62c5be9b3a9394ab9892a2d"^^ . . . "Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning" . "

I am Professor of Learning Technology at the Institute of educational technology and Academic Director of Learning and Teaching at the Open University, UK and Chair in Learning Technology.

I've worked throughout my career in the area of learning innovation, technology, knowledge creation and academic-business partnerships. I work with multinational companies, including Shell, BP International and Conoco-Philips. I was Senior Researcher for Royal Dutch Shell in 2008-2010 when I led a university-industry partnership in technology enhanced learning.

My vision is to bring together ideas from higher education and industry, encouraging cross-sector thinking and working across traditional boundaries between sectors and disciplines to transform the ways professionals learn. 

Blog: littlebylittlejohn.com

Follow me on twitter @allisonl

"^^ . "Professor Allison Littlejohn"@en . . . . "kjc2" . "The Open University account for Kevin Clay"@en . . . . "tjj68" . "The Open University account for Timothy John Jilg"@en . . . . "tg4334" . "The Open University account for Tracey Gillies"@en . . . . "as32873" . "The Open University account for Allan Spessa"@en . . . . "rjl6" . "The Open University account for Professor Robert Joseph Albert Lambourne"@en . . . . "ad3298" . "The Open University account for Anita Dawes"@en . . . . . . . . . . . . "@@magnusramage"@en . "

Rhonson joined the Open University Law School in March 2015 as a Lecturer in Law. He previously worked as a Teaching Fellow in Law at Coventry University London Campus and as a Research Assistant at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Rhonson was also an Advisor at the Citizen Advice Bureau, specializing in employment, property and housing disputes.

Rhonson holds an LLB (Business Law) from University of Wales, Aberystwyth and an LLM in International Commercial Law from UCL. He was called to the Bar of England of Wales in 2010 and is a Member of the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn.

 

"^^ . "Rhonson naresh Salim" . . . . . "

Rhonson’s key research interests are in the areas of private international law, commercial restitution and arbitration. 

"^^ . . "62230c0ee478e89d43de07d0ac11e0d5312bd9ba"^^ . . . "Lecturer in Law" . "

Rhonson joined the Open University Law School in March 2015 as a Lecturer in Law. He previously worked as a Teaching Fellow in Law at Coventry University London Campus and as a Research Assistant at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Rhonson was also an Advisor at the Citizen Advice Bureau, specializing in employment, property and housing disputes.

Rhonson holds an LLB (Business Law) from University of Wales, Aberystwyth and an LLM in International Commercial Law from UCL. He was called to the Bar of England of Wales in 2010 and is a Member of the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn.

 

"^^ . "Rhonson naresh Salim"@en . . . . "ljk94" . "The Open University account for Cindy Kerawalla"@en . . . . "np4662" . "The Open University account for Natalia Pascual"@en . "Hanna" . "Hanna Hilbrandt" . "Hilbrandt" . . . . . "Hanna Hilbrandt"@en . . . . "cpb247" . "The Open University account for Carl Boardman"@en . "

Research grant funding

2010 - 2012: PI, ESRC-funded study (£248,000):

The social process of everyday decision-making by people with dementia and their spouses

(with University of Sheffield).

 

2010 - 2011: CI, study funded by Policy Research Programme, Dept. of Health (£225,000):

National study ofMental Capacity Act Best Interests Decision-making

(with University of Bristol and the Mental Health Foundation).

 

Note:My recent publications are available free (via open access) at Open Research Online:

http://oro.open.ac.uk/

 

"^^ . "Geraldine Boyle" . "Boyle" . . . . "

Critical perspectives on disability; relational agency and disability; gender and dementia/disability; health and social care and human rights; mental capacity law and decision-making in dementia; health and social care policy; health inequalities; long-term conditions, independent living and quality of life; creative methods; research ethics.

 

Editorial Board Member for the Journals:Disability and SocietyandHealth and Social Care in the Community.

Member of ESRC Peer Review College;

Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association;

Member of British Sociological Association Study Groups on:

(i) Disability (ii) Families and Relationships.

 

"^^ . . "045afae02454c15ea19c18c1e4206867b3042b02"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer, (Health) Nursing" . . "

Research grant funding

2010 - 2012: PI, ESRC-funded study (£248,000):

The social process of everyday decision-making by people with dementia and their spouses

(with University of Sheffield).

 

2010 - 2011: CI, study funded by Policy Research Programme, Dept. of Health (£225,000):

National study ofMental Capacity Act Best Interests Decision-making

(with University of Bristol and the Mental Health Foundation).

 

Note:My recent publications are available free (via open access) at Open Research Online:

http://oro.open.ac.uk/

 

"^^ . "Dr Geraldine Boyle"@en . . . . "Laetitia Brechet" . "Brechet" . . . . . "a35947d9153ef7e5e33c06f2fd42aee40753cf28"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Visiting Fellow" . "Dr Laetitia Brechet"@en . . . . "eam4" . "The Open University account for Elaine Moore"@en . . . . "em39" . "The Open University account for Elaine Moohan"@en . . . . . . . "mc26453" . "The Open University account for Maddalena Chiellini"@en . "

Neil is a Lecturer in International Law at The Open University. Prior to this Neil studied for a PhD in Law in Queen’s University Belfast, where he also completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Neil has also worked as an Associate Lecturer with The Open University and a Teaching Assistant at Queen’s University.

"^^ . "Neil" . "Neil Graffin" . . . . "

Public international law, human rights, international criminal law, international refugee law, international criminal law.

Neil’s PhD research concerned assessing how human rights are upheld during the time individuals are held for police interviews. It evaluated the protections afforded by Articles 3 and 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights within this setting. This research was conducted under the supervision of Professor Brice Dickson and Professor Rory O’Connell. 

Neil is currently working on research in international refugee law. 

"^^ . . "7079e8d88d3f599e48c5349e251d552f1e3d2fdf"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in International Law" . "

Neil is a Lecturer in International Law at The Open University. Prior to this Neil studied for a PhD in Law in Queen’s University Belfast, where he also completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Neil has also worked as an Associate Lecturer with The Open University and a Teaching Assistant at Queen’s University.

"^^ . "Dr Neil Graffin"@en . . . . . . . . . . "kih22" . "The Open University account for Professor Kevin Hetherington"@en . "Helen" . "Helen Davidge" . "Davidge" . . . . . "d393b55756cb40a6fb3c38c3238914959d827d64"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Helen Davidge"@en . . . . "jh294" . "The Open University account for Jill Harrison"@en . . . . "jms236" . "The Open University account for Janet Madeline Soler"@en . . . . . . . "mpr4" . "The Open University account for Martin Robb"@en . . . . "mc22226" . "The Open University account for Matthew Cook"@en . . . . "rpp67" . "The Open University account for Ruchit Pravinchandra Purohit"@en . . . . "cc933" . "The Open University account for Chetz Colwell"@en . . . . . . . "mh25785" . "The Open University account for Martin Hlosta"@en . "Sylvia" . "Sylvia Warnecke" . . . . . "8114864ecbc22d2528ddf06ab92c63f932ae6418"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in German" . "Dr Sylvia Warnecke"@en . "Mohit" . "Mohit Melwani Daswani" . "Melwani Daswani" . . . . . . "5adb39da2edcc90738232bea027a4985c3169974"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Mohit Melwani Daswani"@en . . . . "amg678" . "The Open University account for Aravinda Meera Guntupalli"@en . . . . "mrs2" . "The Open University account for Michael Street"@en . . . . "mt52" . "The Open University account for Mary C Twomey"@en . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "kt5595" . "The Open University account for Nadia Tzelepi"@en . "The Open University account for Konstantina Tzelepi"@en . . . . "sb26" . "The Open University account for Stephen Blake"@en . . . . "leg86" . "The Open University account for Lilian Ellis-Gibbings"@en . ""^^ . "Paulina" . "Paulina Kowal" . "Kowal" . . . . ""^^ . . "5248335899a2f27f40a943f15fb3979d5987a266"^^ . . . "Student" . ""^^ . "Paulina Kowal"@en . "Kaye Wallace" . . . . . "Kaye Wallace"@en . "Stephen" . "Stephen Lewis" . "Lewis" . . . . "Dr" . . "Dr Stephen Lewis"@en . . . . . . . "cl7553" . "The Open University account for Cecilia Li"@en . "

Adam Lockwood is a third year PhD student researching evaluation in community-based Public Health projects. Adam's research which is cofunded by The Open University and Chances4change, focuses on the meanings uses and potentialities of evaluation in community based health projects. This research includes an exploration of chances4change physical activity interventions that work with children aged 5-16. Also as part of his PhD Adam has designed and developed an evaluation toolkit that can be used by Public Health Practitioners to evaluate their work.

"^^ . "Adam" . "Adam Lockwood" . "Lockwood" . . . . "

Research interests include: Childhood obesity, Children's Health, Physical Activity and Health, Evaluation of Community-based Programmes and Research Methods.

Meanings, Uses and Potentialities of Evaluation in Community-Based Public Health Projects: A Study of Chances4change Physical Activity Interventions

"^^ . . "33818066668e04054f9ffba7b5b0a7e1af13f9bc"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "

Adam Lockwood is a third year PhD student researching evaluation in community-based Public Health projects. Adam's research which is cofunded by The Open University and Chances4change, focuses on the meanings uses and potentialities of evaluation in community based health projects. This research includes an exploration of chances4change physical activity interventions that work with children aged 5-16. Also as part of his PhD Adam has designed and developed an evaluation toolkit that can be used by Public Health Practitioners to evaluate their work.

"^^ . "Adam Lockwood"@en . . . "@@politicsofhap"@en . . . . "

PhD 2014 - The Open University -"A study of the martian water cycle and cloud radiative effects using data assimilation"

BSc (Hons) 2010 - The Open University - Physical Science

"^^ . "Liam Steele" . "Steele" . . . . . "6e03df3a93e1abc13a830612e4bdf53e89b08bfa"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Post Doctoral Research Associate" . "

PhD 2014 - The Open University -"A study of the martian water cycle and cloud radiative effects using data assimilation"

BSc (Hons) 2010 - The Open University - Physical Science

"^^ . "Dr Liam Steele"@en . . . . . . . "mcb33" . "The Open University account for Tita Beaven"@en . . . . "

I am Head of Qualifications (Undergraduate) Childhood and Youth at the Open University, which includes the BA (Hons) in Youth Work with JNC and BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies. I have been a full-time academic at the university since March 2011. Prior to this I was a Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Work at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

I came in to higher education after a career in Community Education, Community Development and Youth Work and became a lecturer to support those wishing to enter this field of work and those already working in the field. I have worked'with' people throughout my career and through every life stage, though I am particularly passionate about work with young and older people.

To follow the Working with Young People qualification team on Twitter click here: https://twitter.com/OUWwYP

"^^ . "Tyrrell" . "Tyrrell Golding" . "Golding" . . . . . "

I am at the end of my first year of an EdD researching what motivates people to volunteer in work with young people.

"^^ . . "6ce192c1d19864c71b9a254dde8db4e9a9e61b27"^^ . . . "Lecturer in Education (Youth Work)" . "

I am Head of Qualifications (Undergraduate) Childhood and Youth at the Open University, which includes the BA (Hons) in Youth Work with JNC and BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies. I have been a full-time academic at the university since March 2011. Prior to this I was a Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Work at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

I came in to higher education after a career in Community Education, Community Development and Youth Work and became a lecturer to support those wishing to enter this field of work and those already working in the field. I have worked'with' people throughout my career and through every life stage, though I am particularly passionate about work with young and older people.

To follow the Working with Young People qualification team on Twitter click here: https://twitter.com/OUWwYP

"^^ . "Tyrrell Golding"@en . . . "@@Luci_aMarchetti"@en . . . "@@JitkaVseteckova"@en . . . . . . . "

After obtaining a degree in Classical Civilisation from the University of Kent in 1992 I studied for a research MA. My thesis was entitled‘The Image of Nero’ and explored the art and architecture of the reign of Nero, with particular emphasis on portraiture, interior decoration and his rebuilding of Rome after the great fire. Following the award of an MA in 1994 I became an honorary lecturer in classical and archaeological studies at the University of Kent and have taught a wide range of courses, mainly on Roman subjects especially Roman Britain and Augustan history and literature. In 2002 I was appointed as an Associate Lecturer at The Open University, teaching a range of classical studies courses. I was part of the course team for A219‘Exploring the Classical World’ and co-wrote Block 3 on the Roman republic. In 2004 I began researching for my PhD through The Open University, combining my interest in Roman artefacts and Roman Britain to study Roman seal-boxes in Britain, which became the title of my thesis and subsequent publication (Andrews 2012, B.A.R British Series No:567). My research also led me to consider questions concerning literacy and acculturation in Britain but also on the Rhine frontier in the Netherlands, where seal-boxes have also been studied. The interaction between native populations and new arrivals; the Roman army, traders etc. is an area of particular interest.  I was asked to present a paper at the 2012 Limes conference in Bulgaria, it was entitled‘Are Roman Seal-Boxes Evidence for Letter Writing by Auxiliaries, Veterans (or Anyone Else)?’ This was in response to an argument that seal-boxes were evidence for Batavian veterans writing sealed letters back to their homes. In 2013 I was appointed as a lecturer in classical studies at The Open University.

"^^ . "Colin John Andrews" . . . . "

\"sealMy main area of research is Roman seal-boxes and how they were used but also Roman artefacts in general; the relationship between metal detectorists and mainstream archaeology particularly interests me. I am planning a research project which will exploit the marvellous resources provided by the Portable Antiquities Scheme and Historic Environment Record (HER) to analyse large assemblages of Roman finds found by metal detectorists in Norfolk.

Follow this link for more on seal-boxes

Selected publications

Monographs

‘Roman Seal-Boxes in Britain’  British Archaeological Report BAR No: 567 Oxford 2012

Articles and book chapters

‘Are Roman seal-boxes evidence for literacy?’ Journal of Roman Archaeology 26, Portsmouth Rhode Island, 2013

‘Roman Kent’ in‘An Historical Atlas of Kent’ Phillimore, Chichester 2004

‘Romanisation: A Kentish Perspective’ Archaeologia Cantiana 2001

Co-Authored Block 3‘The Roman Republic’ A219 Exploring the Classical World. The Open University, Milton Keynes 2006

"^^ . "1694fa891a3433107c4c519ea8e5080adb7842d1"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Classical Studies" . . "

After obtaining a degree in Classical Civilisation from the University of Kent in 1992 I studied for a research MA. My thesis was entitled‘The Image of Nero’ and explored the art and architecture of the reign of Nero, with particular emphasis on portraiture, interior decoration and his rebuilding of Rome after the great fire. Following the award of an MA in 1994 I became an honorary lecturer in classical and archaeological studies at the University of Kent and have taught a wide range of courses, mainly on Roman subjects especially Roman Britain and Augustan history and literature. In 2002 I was appointed as an Associate Lecturer at The Open University, teaching a range of classical studies courses. I was part of the course team for A219‘Exploring the Classical World’ and co-wrote Block 3 on the Roman republic. In 2004 I began researching for my PhD through The Open University, combining my interest in Roman artefacts and Roman Britain to study Roman seal-boxes in Britain, which became the title of my thesis and subsequent publication (Andrews 2012, B.A.R British Series No:567). My research also led me to consider questions concerning literacy and acculturation in Britain but also on the Rhine frontier in the Netherlands, where seal-boxes have also been studied. The interaction between native populations and new arrivals; the Roman army, traders etc. is an area of particular interest.  I was asked to present a paper at the 2012 Limes conference in Bulgaria, it was entitled‘Are Roman Seal-Boxes Evidence for Letter Writing by Auxiliaries, Veterans (or Anyone Else)?’ This was in response to an argument that seal-boxes were evidence for Batavian veterans writing sealed letters back to their homes. In 2013 I was appointed as a lecturer in classical studies at The Open University.

"^^ . "Dr Colin John Andrews"@en . ""^^ . "Yonas" . "Yonas Weldeselassie" . "Weldeselassie" . . . . ""^^ . . "38dab5196f1fff99589614628b0de1368096fc4d"^^ . . . "Research Student" . ""^^ . "Yonas Weldeselassie"@en . . . . "gr8" . "The Open University account for Professor George Rzevski"@en . . . . . . . "

Lorenza Fontana joined the Faculty of Social Sciences as associate researcher in September 2015. From January 2016, she will take on a EU-funded Marie Curie Global Fellowship hosted by Harvard University (2016-2017) and The Open University (2018). Prior to joining The Open University, she was an associate researcher at the Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield.Lorenza has also worked on different international research projects, namely on social conflicts and good governance (UNDP) and on the quality of Latin American democracies (IDEA/IPSA). She has held visiting positions at theÉcole des hautesétudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at the EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia.

Qualifications

BS Communication and Journalism, University of Torino
MA International Relations, University of Bologna
PhD Politics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Professional affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
Associated expert of the Political Analysis and Prospective Scenarios Project (PAPEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Associate Scholar of the Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologiques (CADIS),École des HautesÉtudes en Sciences Sociales(EHESS)
Member of the British Network of Latin American Politics (BNLAP)
Member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

"^^ . "Lorenza Fontana" . "Fontana" . . . . . "

My research interests include conflict studies and contentious politics, human rights and global justice, new models of multicultural and plurinational citizenship and postneoliberal governance. My recent work has focused on human rights law and the politics of domestic compliance of child labor and indigenous rights conventions. I have also conducted research on land governance, resource conflicts and identity politics in Andean Latin America. In particular I have studied land conflicts between indigenous and peasant communities in Bolivia and, more recently, new participatory models of resource governance through Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). I have also worked on the post-2015 development agenda and the challenges of identifying new research priorities and foster participation especially from the Global South within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. Theoretically, my work is highly multidisciplinary, drawing from comparative politics and international relations, sociological approaches to collective action, and critical development theories. The results of my research have been published in leading academic journals such as theJournal of Peasant Studies,World Development,Global Governance,Environment and Planning Dand area studies journals includingLatin American Perspectivesand theBulletin of Latin American Research. I have also co-authored the bookProtest in Latin America(Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI, 2013 in Spanish) and co-edited the volumeDemanding Rights: Claiming Justice in the Global South(Palgrave Macmillan: London, 2015).

 

Selected Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Fontana L.B.and J. Grugel (2015) 'Inclusive Participation or Exclusive Right? The Politics of Participation through Free Prior and Informed Consultation to Indigenous Peoples'. World Development,fothcoming. 

Fontana L.B., J.A. Oldekop, J. Grugel, N. Roughton, et al. (2015)‘100 Key Research Questions for the Post-2015 Development Agenda’.Development Policy Review, forthcoming.

Fontana L.B.(2015) 'Fratricide Identities: The Land Conflict between Indigenous Leco and Peasant Unions in Apolo'.Social Identities,21(3): 273-293.

Fontana L.B.and J. Grugel (2015)‘To Eradicate or to Legalize?  Child Labour Debates and ILO Convention 182 in Bolivia’Global Governance, 21 (1): 61-78. 

Fontana L.B.(2014)‘Indigenous Peoples vs. Peasant Unions: Land Conflicts and Rural Movements in Plurinational Bolivia’.Journal of Peasant Studies, 41 (3): 297-319.  

Fontana L.B.(2014)‘The‘Indigenous Native Peasant’ Trinity: Imagining a Plurinational Community in Evo Morales’s Bolivia’.Environment and Planning D– Society and Space, 32 (3): 518-534. 

Fontana L.B.(2014)‘In the Shadow of Recognition: Identity Politics and Social Conflict in Bolivia’.Critique Internationale, 64 (7): 101-120 (French).

Fontana L.B.(2014)‘Indigenous Peasant‘Otherness’: Rural Identities and Political Processes in Bolivia’.Bulletin of Latin American Research, 33(4): 436– 451. 

Fontana L.B.(2013)‘On the Perils and Potentialities of the Revolution: Conflict Trends and Collective Action in Bolivia’.Latin American Perspectives, 40(3): 26-42. 

Fontana, L.B.(2013)‘Andean Ethno-cultural Politics and their Effects on Social Violence:  Evidence and Hypothesis from the Bolivian Case’.Journal of Peace, Conflict& Development, Vol. 20: 20-37. 

Fontana, L.B.(2013)‘The Proceso deCambioand the Seventh Year Crisis: Towards a Reconfiguration of the Relationship between State and Social Movements in Bolivia’.Bolivian Studies Journal,19 (1): 190-212.

Fontana, L.B.(2013)‘Indigenous Power? Problematizing the Relationship between the State and Social Movements in Bolivia’.Iberoamericana: Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 43 (1): 19-14. 

Fontana, L.B.and D. Sparti (2012)‘Induced Identities: The Political Use of Recognition in Bolivia’.Studi Culturali, Vol. 9, No. 2: 175-200 (Italian). 

Books

Grugel, J.,L.B.Fontana,J. Nem Singh and A. Ulhin (eds.) (expected 2015)Demanding Rights: Claiming Justice in the Global South. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Calderón, F.,L.B.Fontana, I. Nava and H. Pacheco (2012)Protest in Latin America. Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI (Spanish).

 

"^^ . . "9e1c42423d5a3d046bc0d3ef9664c9124bfe1ca3"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Marie Curie Research Fellow" . "

Lorenza Fontana joined the Faculty of Social Sciences as associate researcher in September 2015. From January 2016, she will take on a EU-funded Marie Curie Global Fellowship hosted by Harvard University (2016-2017) and The Open University (2018). Prior to joining The Open University, she was an associate researcher at the Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield.Lorenza has also worked on different international research projects, namely on social conflicts and good governance (UNDP) and on the quality of Latin American democracies (IDEA/IPSA). She has held visiting positions at theÉcole des hautesétudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at the EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia.

Qualifications

BS Communication and Journalism, University of Torino
MA International Relations, University of Bologna
PhD Politics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Professional affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
Associated expert of the Political Analysis and Prospective Scenarios Project (PAPEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Associate Scholar of the Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologiques (CADIS),École des HautesÉtudes en Sciences Sociales(EHESS)
Member of the British Network of Latin American Politics (BNLAP)
Member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

"^^ . "Dr Lorenza Fontana"@en . . . . "

I am Professor of Classical Studies, and I moved to the OU from the University of Reading in 2011. My first degree, at UCL, was in Ancient History and Social Anthropology; I then held research fellowships in Cambridge and Newcastle, taught in Liverpool for 8 years, and came to Reading on a Wellcome Trust University Award in 1996. I have been a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (2001), aLansdowne Visiting Lecturer at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (2002), a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin (2005) and theKäthe LeichterVisiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Vienna (2014). 

I welcome enquiries from potential research students and would be happy to supervise doctoral work in aspects of gender and medicine in the ancient world and beyond: my email address is helen.king@open.ac.uk. Recent and current theses supervised include work on the female body in late antiquity, the historiography of ancient Athenian and pre-Hellenic women in the 19th and early 20th centuries, early medical illustrations, the patient in the work of Rufus of Ephesus, infertility and blame in the ancient world, classical reception at Stourhead, memory and forgetting in ancient Greek literature and historiography, and magic in Roman Britain. 

"^^ . "Professor Helen King" . "King" . . . . . . "

Ancient medicine

From my PhD (on ancient Greek menstruation) onwards, I have been interested in setting ancient medical thought within its social and cultural context, as one way - among others - of making sense of life. I've therefore looked at ancient ideas about creation, the role of women, and sacrifice to illuminate Hippocratic gynaecology (Hippocrates' Woman: Reading the female body in ancient Greece, Routledge, 1998).

From teaching the history of medicine while working at the University of Reading, I wrote a short introduction to the main issues, Greek and Roman Medicine (Bloomsbury Press, 2001). This is aimed at undergraduate students and general readers. A 2008 volume in French, La Médecine dans l'Antiquité grecque et romaine(Editions BHMS) starts from this book but adds extra material, especially on the visual evidence; this was co-written with Véronique Dasen (Fribourg). 

A volume of essays on Health in Antiquity was published under my editorship in 2005 (Routledge) and in 2013 I published a chapter on the humours and Hippocratic medicine in the Horden and Hsu collection,The Body in Balance. For ten years I also taught on, and examined, the History of Medicine Diploma run by the Society of Apothecaries, London.

Reception of ancient medicine

I have written on the use of classical models in nursing and midwifery, but I am particularly interested in the alleged (and imaginary) classical origins of'hysteria', on which I've published Hysteria Beyond Freud(written with S. Gilman, R. Porter, G.S. Rousseau and E. Showalter, University of California Press, 1993), a section in History of Clinical Psychiatry (eds G. Berrios and R. Porter, Athlone Press, 1995), and'Recovering hysteria from history: Herodotus and"the first case of shell shock"' in Peter Halligan et al. (eds), Contemporary Approaches to the Science of Hysteria: Clinical and Theoretical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2001). I continue to work on psychiatry; see for example my chapter on phobia (fear of heights, fear of flute girls) in William V. Harris (ed.),Mental Disorders in the Classical World(Brill, 2013).

Before moving to the Open University I held a post at Reading funded by the Wellcome Trust to work on a project on the reception of the sixteenth-century compilation, the Gynaeciorum libri; in particular, the impact of Hippocratic gynaecology in the period after its publication in Latin by Calvi in 1525, but also the subsequent history of the books themselves, their owners and their uses. Outputs from this funding include my monograph The Disease of Virgins: Green-Sickness, Chlorosis and the Problems of Puberty (Routledge, 2003), which moves from sixteenth-century ideas based on Hippocratic medicine, to the early twentieth century. I continue to work on the sixteenth century, and am interested in the history of dissection, especially around Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius; for the recent anniversary of Vesalius' birth, I spoke at conferences inLeuvenandPadua. Another monograph, Midwifery, Obstetrics and the Rise of Gynaecology(Ashgate, 2007), focuses on uses of classical medicine in the eighteenth century, a time when men and women were in competition for control over childbirth, and sheds new light on how the claim of female'difference' was shaped by specific social and cultural conditions. It examines the use made of the 1597 Gynaeciorum libri by some of its early modern owners and users, and the remodelling of Hippocrates as the'Father of Midwifery'. 

In 2009, I co-organised with Manfred Horstmanshoff and Claus Zittel a conference at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, on the history of physiology:'Blood, sweat and tears'. This was published in the series Intersections: Yearbook for Early Modern Studies(Leiden: Brill, 2012). In 2014 my co-written chapter (with Jo Brown) on the reception of Thucydides' account of the plague of Athens was published in the Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides.

Gender/History of the body

My 2013 monographThe One-Sex Body on Trial: Using the Classical and Early Modern Evidence(Ashgate) examines the reception of the story of the‘first midwife’ Agnodice and of the Hippocratic case history of Phaethousa of Abdera, who grew a beard after her husband was exiled. By tracing the different versions of each story that existed between c.1550 and 1840, I show how the authority of the classics was invoked in professional disputes about medicine, debates about the role of women, and discussions of sexual identity. I was awarded an AHRC Fellowship to complete this monograph. An interview in which I discuss the Agnodice story and its reception with my colleague Dr Jessica Hughes appears in the‘Classics Confidential’ series; watch this online.

I was Women's Studies Area Advisor to the Oxford Classical Dictionary (1996) and am a member of the international EuGeStA network. I have also published on ancient Greek and Roman sexology, for example'Medicine and disease’,Sexuality in the Classical World (500 BC-350 AD), eds Peter Toohey and Mark Golden (Berg, 2010), 107-124 and‘Galen and the widow. Towards a history of therapeutic masturbation in ancient gynaecology’,EuGeStA: Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity1 (December 2011), 205-235; this article was awarded the Barbara McManus Prize by the Women’s Classical Caucus.

Death

In 1981 I co-edited, with my PhD supervisor S.C. Humphreys, Mortality and Immortality: the anthropology and archaeology of death (Academic Press). My interest in death has continued, and I've also worked on the role of the doctor at the deathbed in classical antiquity; a preliminary study, comparing classical and early modern deathbeds, has been published in Dutch.

Publications

See alsoOpen Research Onlineandopen.academia.edufor further details of Helen King’s research publications.

"^^ . . "b05a2132ccc22a74072a84c4e4995ea5b330a9ba"^^ . . . "Chair in Classical Studies" . . "

I am Professor of Classical Studies, and I moved to the OU from the University of Reading in 2011. My first degree, at UCL, was in Ancient History and Social Anthropology; I then held research fellowships in Cambridge and Newcastle, taught in Liverpool for 8 years, and came to Reading on a Wellcome Trust University Award in 1996. I have been a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (2001), aLansdowne Visiting Lecturer at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (2002), a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin (2005) and theKäthe LeichterVisiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Vienna (2014). 

I welcome enquiries from potential research students and would be happy to supervise doctoral work in aspects of gender and medicine in the ancient world and beyond: my email address is helen.king@open.ac.uk. Recent and current theses supervised include work on the female body in late antiquity, the historiography of ancient Athenian and pre-Hellenic women in the 19th and early 20th centuries, early medical illustrations, the patient in the work of Rufus of Ephesus, infertility and blame in the ancient world, classical reception at Stourhead, memory and forgetting in ancient Greek literature and historiography, and magic in Roman Britain. 

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I am currently the Associate Dean (Curriculum& Qualifications). Previously, I have been the Psychology Programme Director, and Qualification Director for both the Psychology Honours degree and the Diploma in Psychology (conversion for graduates).

I graduated with a first class Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen. I was awarded a competitive SERC (now EPSRC) studentship in 1985 to carry out my PhD research on the acquisition of complex skills in the Psychology Department at the University of Aberdeen. Under Ken Gilhooly's supervision, I carried out a programme of research to investigate individual differences in skill acquisition. This research made extensive use of verbal protocol analysis.

I completed my research in 1988, and then took up a postdoctoral position at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge (now the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit), working with Phil Barnard on approximate modelling of cognitive activity. Much of this research focused on the construction of user models as part of the AMODEUS (Approximate Modelling of Designers, Users and Systems) ESPRIT project.

In 1991, I took up a senior research post at the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (now Cambridge Assessment). Within a year, I had established and was directing the Cognitive Psychometrics Section in the Research and Evaluation Division. I was a key member of the team that developed the'Thinking Skills Assessment' or TSA, now widely used as a university entrance examination. I also led research projects that used verbal protocol analysis to examine marker strategies, and wrote a book on verbal protocol analysis in language testing research.

To develop my research interests further, I took up a lectureship in Psychology in the Department of Human Sciences at Brunel University in January, 1995. At Brunel University I lectured on thinking, reasoning and research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervised undergraduate and postgraduate project work, and supervised two research students. I developed the MSc in Applied Psychology at Brunel and was the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Human Sciences from 1998 to 1999. I left Brunel University in 1999 to take up my current post with The Open University.

Qualifications

MA (1st Class Hons) Psychology, University of Aberdeen 1985
PhD Psychology, University of Aberdeen, 1989

Professional affiliations

Associate Fellow of the BPS
Chartered Psychologist
Member of the BPS Psychology Education Board (2005-2011)
Member of the BPS Executive Standing Conference Committee (2009-2011)

"^^ . "Alison Julia Katherine Green" . . . . "

My research interests lie predominantly in the area of complex skill acquisition, and in principles of curriculum and qualification design. Specific interests centre on relationships between learning and problem solving performance, knowledge representation in learning and problem solving, information reduction in skill acquisition, and individual differences in learning and problem solving. I am especially interested in chess and Go playing.

I have made extensive use of think aloud protocols in my research, and have written a book on the use of protocol analysis in language testing research. I have been involved in developing and managing the Open University'sVirtual Participant Panel, a database that supports on-line methods of data collection, engaging both local and on-line participants.

PhD supervision

I have supervised several research students. Robert Edmunds was awarded a competitive studentship and carried out a project, focusing on information reduction in the acquisition of perceptual skills. I am currently supervising four research students:

  • Caroline Heaney is carrying out a research project in sport psychology, looking at attitudes and perceptions towards the role of psychology in rehabilitation from physical injury
  • Karl Jeffries is exploring the relative contributions of different types of knowledge, skill and creative processes to graphic design. 
  • Volker Patent is researching the role of trust in the employee selection process.
  • Nancy Rowell is investigating individual differences in practice learning, with a special focus on the phenomenon of'information reduction'.

I am always interested to hear from prospective research students who may wish to undertake research in the general areas of thinking, learning and problem solving.

Recent publications

A selection of my research publications can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

Articles 2001-present

Green, A. J. K. (2002). Learning procedures and goal specificity in learning and problem solving tasks.European Journal of Cognitive Psychology14 (1), 105–126.

Green, A. J. K. and Wright, M. J. (2003). Reduction of task-relevant information in skill acquisition.European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 15 (2), 267–290.

Articles 1996-2000

Nemeth, R. Z., Wright, M. J. and Green, A. J. K. (1998) Recognition of faces and facial expressions in central and peripheral vision.Perception. 27 (2), p246.

Nemeth, R. Z., Wright, M.J. and Green, A. J. K. (1998) Recognition of faces and facial expressions in central and peripheral vision.Bulletin of the Applied Vision Association, 124, p 22.

Wright, M. J., Green, A. J. K. and Baker, S. (2000). Limitations for change detection in multiple Gabor targets.Visual Cognition, 7 (1-3), 237–252.

Wright, M. J., Green, A. J. K. and Baker, S. (2000). Psychophysics of change detection in multiple Gabor target arrays.Perception29, (1), p 124.

Wright, M. J., Green A. J. K.& Baker, S. (2000) Psychophysics of change detection in multiple Gabor target arrays.Bulletin of the Applied Vision Association, 137, 25–26.

Articles 1989-1995

Barnard, P. J. and Green, A. J. K. (1989). Cognitive task analysis: Application to hypothetical scenarios. (ESPRIT BRA 3066 AMODEUS project working paper RP4/WP3).

Green, A. J. K. and Barnard, P. J. (1989). Interacting cognitive subsystems and the methodology of cognitive task analysis. (ESPRIT BRA 3066 AMODEUS project working paper RP4/WP1).

Finlay, J., Green, A. J. K., Barnard, P. J., and Harrison, M. (1990). Linking user and system models: An interaction structure. (ESPRIT BRA 3066 AMODEUS project working paper RP3/WP2).

Green, A. J. K. (1990). Cognitive task analyses: Extending the scope of the technique to issues in goal formation, errors and error detection. (ESPRIT BRA 3066 AMODEUS project working paper RP4/WP10).

Green, A. J. K. and Barnard P. J. (1990). Iconic interfacing: The role of icon distinctiveness and fixed or variable screen locations. In D. Diaper, D. Gilmore, G. Cockton, and B. Shackel (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT'90. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publishers.

Green, A. J. K. and Gilhooly, K. J. (1990). Individual differences and effective learning procedures: The case of statistical computing.International Journal of Man-Machine Studies33, 97–119.

May, J., Barnard, P. J., Böcker, M. and Green, A. J. K., (1990). Characterising structural and dynamic aspects of the interpretation of visual interface objects. Proceedings of the 7th ESPRIT Conference, Brussels. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Barnard, P. J., Böcker, M., Green, A. J. K., and May, J. (1991). ICS accounts of Nørrevang scenario set (M1 workshop). (ESPRIT BRA 3066 AMODEUS project working paper RP4/WP7).

Barnard, P. J., May, J., and Green, A. J. K. (1991). Preliminaries for the application of approximate cognitive modelling to design scenarios. (ESPRIT BRA 3066 AMODEUS project working paper RP4/WP11).

Green, A. J. K., May, J. and Barnard, P. J. (1991). Matrix 2 Design Scenarios: Preliminary ICS Analyses. (ESPRIT BRA 3066 AMODEUS project working paper RP4/WP15).

Green, A. J. K. (1991). Interacting Cognitive Subsystems and skill acquisition. (ESPRIT BRA 3066 AMODEUS project working paper and project deliverable RP4/WP12).

Green, A. J. K. (1992). Cognitive psychology and critical thinking. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform. Sonoma: Sonoma State University Press.

Green, A. J. K. (1993). Formal reasoning: A validation study. Report prepared for University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. Cambridge: UCLES.

Green, A. J. K. (1994). Interacting Cognitive Subsystems: A framework for considering the relationships between performance and knowledge representations.Interacting With Computers, 6 (1), 61–85.

Green, A. J. K. (1994). Identifying transfer skills and transferable skills for higher education. In D. Bridges (Ed.), Transferable Skills in Higher Education. UK: ERTEC/University of East Anglia.

Green, A. J. K. (1994).'A' Level English Literature - A Reliability Study. Report prepared for University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. Cambridge: UCLES.

Green, A. J. K. (1995). Protocol analysis.The Psychologist, 8 (3), 126–129.

Books and Book chapters

Green, A. J. K. (2010). Language and Thinking. In H.Kaye (Ed).Cognitive Psychology. UK: Open University Press.

Green, A. J. K. and Gilhooly, K. J. (2005). Problem solving. In N. R. Braisby and A. Gellatly (Eds),Cognitive Psychology. UK: Oxford University Press.

Green, A. J. K. (1998).Verbal Protocol Analysis in Language Testing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Green, A. J. K. and Gilhooly, K. J. (1992). Empirical advances in expertise research. In K. J. Gilhooly and M. T. G. Keane (Eds.),Advances in the Psychology of Thinking, Vol. 1. UK: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Green, A. J. K. and Gilhooly, K. J. (1990). Statistical computing: Individual differences in learning at microscopic and macroscopic levels. In K. J. Gilhooly, M. T. G. Keane, R. H. Logie and G. Erdos, (Eds.),Lines of Thinking : Reflections on the Psychology of Thought, Vol. 2. Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Gilhooly, K. J. and Green, A. J. K. (1989). Learning problem solving skills. In A. M. Colley and J. R. Beech, (Eds.),Acquisition and Performance of Cognitive Skills. Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Gilhooly, K. J. and Green, A. J. K. (1989). The use of memory by experts and novices. In A. M. Colley and J. R. Beech,Cognition and Action in Skilled Behaviour. Amsterdam, Netherlands: North Holland.

Green, A. J. K. (1989). Statistical Computing: Individual Differences in the Acquisition of a Cognitive Skill. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Aberdeen.

Book reviews

Green, A. J. K. (1989). Interfacing Thought: Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction.Applied Cognitive Psychology, 3 (1), 93–94.

Green A. J. K. (2002). Adaptive thinking: Rationality in the real world.Applied Cognitive Psychology, 16 (5), 613–615.

Green A. J. K. (2002). Simple heuristics that make us smart.Applied Cognitive Psychology, 16 (5), 613–615.

Green A. J. K. (2004). Handbook of Psychology, Volume 4: Experimental Psychology.Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18 (5), 638–639.

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "6a92785d1794f3864cb0352aa79cedbe70103149"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Associate Dean (Curriculum&Qualifications)" . "

I am currently the Associate Dean (Curriculum& Qualifications). Previously, I have been the Psychology Programme Director, and Qualification Director for both the Psychology Honours degree and the Diploma in Psychology (conversion for graduates).

I graduated with a first class Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen. I was awarded a competitive SERC (now EPSRC) studentship in 1985 to carry out my PhD research on the acquisition of complex skills in the Psychology Department at the University of Aberdeen. Under Ken Gilhooly's supervision, I carried out a programme of research to investigate individual differences in skill acquisition. This research made extensive use of verbal protocol analysis.

I completed my research in 1988, and then took up a postdoctoral position at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge (now the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit), working with Phil Barnard on approximate modelling of cognitive activity. Much of this research focused on the construction of user models as part of the AMODEUS (Approximate Modelling of Designers, Users and Systems) ESPRIT project.

In 1991, I took up a senior research post at the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (now Cambridge Assessment). Within a year, I had established and was directing the Cognitive Psychometrics Section in the Research and Evaluation Division. I was a key member of the team that developed the'Thinking Skills Assessment' or TSA, now widely used as a university entrance examination. I also led research projects that used verbal protocol analysis to examine marker strategies, and wrote a book on verbal protocol analysis in language testing research.

To develop my research interests further, I took up a lectureship in Psychology in the Department of Human Sciences at Brunel University in January, 1995. At Brunel University I lectured on thinking, reasoning and research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervised undergraduate and postgraduate project work, and supervised two research students. I developed the MSc in Applied Psychology at Brunel and was the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Human Sciences from 1998 to 1999. I left Brunel University in 1999 to take up my current post with The Open University.

Qualifications

MA (1st Class Hons) Psychology, University of Aberdeen 1985
PhD Psychology, University of Aberdeen, 1989

Professional affiliations

Associate Fellow of the BPS
Chartered Psychologist
Member of the BPS Psychology Education Board (2005-2011)
Member of the BPS Executive Standing Conference Committee (2009-2011)

"^^ . "Dr Alison Julia Katherine Green"@en . . . . "jh9353" . "The Open University account for Jerome De Henau"@en . . . . . . . . . . "Lucy" . "Lucy Norris" . . . . . "177ac34d52cba177efaf9a8b6d7155fe907f0620"^^ . . . "Visiting Fellow" . "Lucy Norris"@en . . . . "aah249" . "The Open University account for Andrew Agyei-Holmes"@en . "Louisa Allen" . . . . . "Louisa Allen"@en . . . . . . "gfb57" . "The Open University account for Gemma Briggs"@en . . . . "Jane" . "Jane Franklin" . "Franklin" . . . . . . . "Research Student" . "Jane Franklin"@en . . . . . . . "alr257" . "The Open University account for Louise Reeds"@en . . . . "eb2278" . "The Open University account for Eleanor Betts"@en . . . . "tfh38" . "The Open University account for Tony Horne"@en . "

Manager, Research and Communications, Strategic Research Area International Development and Inclusive Innovation

Heidi joined The Open University's International Development Office (IDO) in February 2012. As a former member of the Business Development Team, Heidi's role was to source funding and partnership opportunities in order to support the extension of current and future OU international development programmes. She has represented The Open University at numerous key development events, including BOND (where she sits on the steering committee for its annual conference), All-Party Parliamentary Groups, UNESCO and the EU. With a keen interest in programme transparency, Heidi led on IDO’s compliance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative, and is a member of a number of working groups within the sector.

In January 2016, Heidi became Manager, Research and Communications for the OU's Strategic Research Area (SRA) in International Development and Innovation (IDII). The research network, Directed by Professor Giles Mohan, is one of three SRAs that have been designed to initiate and develop areas of inter-disciplinary research activity across the university. The aim of the IDII network, made up of over 40 members from various backgrounds, is to ensure the OU becomes more systematic, strategic and bolder in its approach to specific research opportunities relating to international development and innovation, increasing the quantity, quality and crucially the impact of research outputs.

Heidi previously worked in radio for five years as a producer and has been studying with The Open University since having her son in 2009. She completed her BA (Hons) Literature in 2014 and is now half way through an MSc in Global Development Management. She is hugely passionate about the work of the OU.

"^^ . "Heidi McCafferty" . . . . . . "

I am currently working with colleagues in the SRA developing an EU funded bid looking at migration. If you are involved with relevant research and aren't already part of our Horizon 2020 discussion group, please do get in touch so we can meet for coffee and a chat. Pleaseemail meor phone me on 01908 653543.

"^^ . . "

Manager, Research and Communications, Strategic Research Area International Development and Inclusive Innovation

Heidi joined The Open University's International Development Office (IDO) in February 2012. As a former member of the Business Development Team, Heidi's role was to source funding and partnership opportunities in order to support the extension of current and future OU international development programmes. She has represented The Open University at numerous key development events, including BOND (where she sits on the steering committee for its annual conference), All-Party Parliamentary Groups, UNESCO and the EU. With a keen interest in programme transparency, Heidi led on IDO’s compliance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative, and is a member of a number of working groups within the sector.

In January 2016, Heidi became Manager, Research and Communications for the OU's Strategic Research Area (SRA) in International Development and Innovation (IDII). The research network, Directed by Professor Giles Mohan, is one of three SRAs that have been designed to initiate and develop areas of inter-disciplinary research activity across the university. The aim of the IDII network, made up of over 40 members from various backgrounds, is to ensure the OU becomes more systematic, strategic and bolder in its approach to specific research opportunities relating to international development and innovation, increasing the quantity, quality and crucially the impact of research outputs.

Heidi previously worked in radio for five years as a producer and has been studying with The Open University since having her son in 2009. She completed her BA (Hons) Literature in 2014 and is now half way through an MSc in Global Development Management. She is hugely passionate about the work of the OU.

"^^ . "Heidi McCafferty"@en . . . . "Assad" . "Assad Anis" . "Anis" . . . . . . . "Research Student" . "Assad Anis"@en . . . . . . . . . "@/chriskubiak"@en . "

I completed my undergraduate studies (Geography and Mathematics) in Prague and postgraduate (Social and Political Sciences) in Cambridge. During the 1990s I held a lectureship at the Open University Department of Geography, research posts at the institutes of Geography and Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and at the Institute of International Relations in Prague. For several years I was also a lecturer at the Department of Social Geography in Prague. Following a one-year Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence I returned to the Open University in 2002. While these institutional affiliations provided me with a range of research perspectives, my main concern has always been the politics and policy of the environment, in particular in the context of European post-socialist societies.

"^^ . "Petr Jehlicka" . . . . "

The starting point of my research was Czech environmentalism, but it has developed both to cover a wider geographic area and a longer historical perspective. My current research activity focuses on three interrelated areas. To begin with, my research focused on the development of the distinct form of environmental movement and Green parties that emerged in Central and Eastern Europe during the early 1990s. These grew from traditional domestic environmental discourses and social and political traditions combined with imported western policy approaches, agendas and know-how. Using Czech and Slovak environmental groups during socialism and post-socialism as a case study, in the project conducted jointly with my OU colleague Philip Sarre, we sought to contribute to the discussion on how geography can help produce more comprehensive theories of environmental movements. The current work that falls in this strand of my research is a collaborative project with JoAnn Carmin (MIT) on the responses by environmental organizations to institutional pressures. We question conventional wisdom which suggests that relative to democracies, the constraints of state socialism undermine the ability of associations to creatively and effectively promote alternative agendas and policies.

The second strand of my research is concerned with the exploration of the process of‘Europeanization' of environmental governance in new EU member states. In the past I worked, with Richard Cowell (Cardiff University), on the project exploring the implications of the adoption of EU governance in the quarrying and processing of aggregates in Czechia. The current project in this strand of my research is the politics of sustainable consumption in Poland and Czechia, which I am working on jointly with my OU colleague Joe Smith. Our main concern in this work lies at the intersection of sustainability with‘hybrid’ forms of everyday consumption practices emerging as a result of the encounter between imported‘modern’ concepts and norms and‘traditional’ approaches to food production and consumption.

The third strand of my research centres on the phenomenon of the Czech woodcraft culture. This increasingly historical turn of my research grew out of a realisation that a better understanding of current forms of post-socialist environmental politics requires drawing on insights from both socialist- and pre-socialist times. Joe Smith and I have analysed the role of Czech woodcraft as a US-related interwar phenomenon in the historical development of Czech environmentalism in the twentieth century and looked at the ways it enmeshed with imported Soviet ecological science during the post-WWII period to give rise to the specifically Czech variant of environmental thought and activism.

Building on the insights from these three strands of my research I am seeking to make a contribution to current debates on the ambiguous and hybrid nature of post-socialism. Furthermore, while I intend to carry on exploring the historical links between woodcraft culture and the specifically Czech forms of environmental thought and movement, I also want to use this empirical material in other research directions. For example, with Matthew Kurtz we conceptualise Czech woodcraft as a form of cultural resistance during state socialism and we also want to explore the extent to which an understanding of postcolonial theory and social anthropology can productively be used in the analysis of socialism and postsocialism.

I'm a member of theOpenSpace Research Centre.

Books

Jehlicka, P. and Sarre, P. (eds.) (2009)Earth in Crisis: Prospects and Possibilities. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Baker, S. and Jehlicka, P. (eds.) (1998) Dilemmas of Transition: The Environment, Democracy and Economic Reform in East Central Europe. Frank Cass, London.

Chapters in books

Jehlicka, P. (2009) Look North: environmental responses in consumer democracies– the case of the European Union. In Jehlicka, P. and Sarre, P. (eds.) (2009)Earth in Crisis: Prospects and Possibilities. Milton Keynes: Open University, pp. 137-174.

Jehlicka, P. (2009) The Souvenirs of Communism: Missed Opportunities for Sustainable Development Innovations in the Enlarged European Union? In Wilson, G., Furniss, P., and Kimbowa, R. (eds.)Environment, Development, and Sustainability: perspectives and cases from around the world, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 45-53.

Jehlicka, P. (2008) Indians of Bohemia: The Spell of Woodcraft on Czech Society 1912-2006. in Blecking D. and Waic, M. (eds.):Sport-Ethnie-Nation: Zur Geshichte und Soziologie des Sports in Nationalitatenkonflikten und bei Minoritaten. Baltamannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren, pp. 112-130.

Jehlicka, P. (2001) The New Subversives - Czech Environmentalists after 1989. In Flam, H. (ed.):'Pink, Purple, Green: Women's, Religious, Environmental, and Gay/Lesbian Movements in Central Europe Today’. Boulder. East European Monographs, distributed by Columbia University Press, pp. 81-94.

Fagin, A. and Jehlicka, P. (1998) The Czech Republic: Sustainable Development - A Doomed Process?, In Baker, S., Jehlicka, P. (eds.):Dilemmas of Transition: The Environment, Democracy and Economic Reform in East Central Europe. Frank Cass, London. pp. 113-128.

Jehlicka, P. and Kostelecký, T. (1995) Czechoslovakia: Greens in a Post-Communist Society. In Richardson, D., Rootes, C. (eds.):The Green Challenge. The Development of Green Parties in Europe. Routledge, London; pp. 208-231.

Jehlicka, P. (1994) Environmentalism in Europe: an East - West Comparison. In Rootes, C., Davis, H. (eds.):A New Europe: Social Change and Political Transformation. UCL Press, London, pp. 112-131.

Jehlicka, P., Kostelecký, T. and Sýkora, L. (1993) Czechoslovak Parliamentary Elections 1990: old Patterns, New Trends and Lots of Surprises. In O’Loughlin J. and H. van der Wusten, (eds.):The New Political Geography of Eastern Europe, Belhaven Press, London, pp. 235-254.

Refereed journals

Carmin, J. and Jehlicka, P. (2009) Navigating Institutional Pressure in State-Socialist and Democratic Regimes: The Case of Movement Brontosaurus, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Accepted for publication, available from:http://nvs.sagepub.com/cgi/rapidpdf/0899764008328820v1(Accessed 11 December 2009)

Sarre, P. and Jehlicka, P. (2007) Environmental movements in space-time: the Czech and Slovak republics from Stalinism to post-socialism.,Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 32, No. 3 , pp. 346-362.

Smith, J. and Jehlicka, P. (2007) Stories around food, politics and change in Poland and the Czech Republic.,Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 32, No. 3 , pp. 395-410.

Jehlicka, P. and Smith, J. (2007) Out of the Woods and into the Lab: The Strange Marriage of American Woodcraft and Soviet Science in Czech Environmentalism,Environment and History, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 187-210.

Carmin, J. and Jehlicka, P. (2005) By the Masses or For the Masses? The Transformation of Voluntary Action in the Czech Union for Nature Protection.,Voluntas, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 397-416.

Jehlicka, P., Sarre, P. and Podoba, J. (2005) The Czech Environmental Movement’s Knowledge Interests in the 1990s: Compatibility of Western Influences with pre-1989 Perspectives.,Environmental Politics, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 64-82.

Jehlicka, P. and Tickle, A. (2004) The Environmental Implications of Eastern Enlargement of the European Union: The End of Progressive EU Environmental Policy?,Environmental Politics, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 77-95.

Jehlicka, P. and Cowell, R. (2003/2004) Czech Minerals Policy in Transformation: the Search for Legitimate Policy Approaches, ,Environmental Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 79-109.

Jehlicka, P. and Kostelecký, T. (2003) Czech Greens in the 2002 General Election: A New Lease of Life?.,Environmental Politics, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 133-139.

Fagan, A. and Jehlicka, P. (2003) Contours of the Czech Environmental Movement: A Comparative Analysis of Hnuti Duha (Rainbow Movement) and Jihoceske matky (South Bohemian Mothers),Environmental Politics, Vol. 12, No. 2, 49-70.

Jehlicka, P. (1999) The Development of Czech Environmental Policy 1990-1995. A Sociological Account,CzechSociological Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 37-50.

Cowell, R. and Jehlicka, P. (1995) Backyard and Biosphere: The Spatial Distribution of Support for English and Welsh Environmental Organisations.,Area, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 110-117.

Jehlicka, P. and Kára, J. (1994) Ups and Downs of Czech Environmental Awareness and Policy: Identifying Trends and Influences,Regional Politics and Policy, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 153-170.

Jehlicka, P. and Kostelecký, T. (1992) The Development of the Czechoslovak Green Party since the 1990 Election.Environmental Politics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 72-94.

Working papers

Jehlicka, P. (2002) Environmental Implications of Eastern Enlargement of the EU: The End of Progressive Environmental Policy?, EUI Working Papers, RSC No. 2002/23, Florence, European University Institute. Available from:http://cadmus.iue.it/dspace/bitstream/1814/1781/1/02_23.pdf(Accessed 11 December 2009)

Jehlicka, P., Sarre, P. and Podoba, J. (2002) Czech Environmental Discourse after a Decade of Western Influence: Transformation Beyond Recognition or Continuity of the pre-1989 Perspectives?, EUI Working Papers, RSC No. 2002/24, Florence, European University Institute. Available from:http://cadmus.iue.it/dspace/bitstream/1814/1782/1/02_24.pdf(Accessed 11 December 2009)

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "371b169aba8c360cae116928426c54179cfb4767"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Snr Lecturer in Environmental Geography" . "

I completed my undergraduate studies (Geography and Mathematics) in Prague and postgraduate (Social and Political Sciences) in Cambridge. During the 1990s I held a lectureship at the Open University Department of Geography, research posts at the institutes of Geography and Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and at the Institute of International Relations in Prague. For several years I was also a lecturer at the Department of Social Geography in Prague. Following a one-year Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence I returned to the Open University in 2002. While these institutional affiliations provided me with a range of research perspectives, my main concern has always been the politics and policy of the environment, in particular in the context of European post-socialist societies.

"^^ . "Dr Petr Jehlicka"@en . "

I am a full-time research student looking to investigate discourses of the English language in Japan through an analysis of related posts in Japanese on the microblogging site Twitter. I come to this topic from an interest in the possible ramifications within both education and wider society of the various representations and perceptions of English and its users in Japan.

"^^ . "Amy Aisha" . "Amy Aisha Brown" . "Brown" . . . . . "4eb2c8f9a87e9b11492aaf5093b299ecee1b1f48"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "

I am a full-time research student looking to investigate discourses of the English language in Japan through an analysis of related posts in Japanese on the microblogging site Twitter. I come to this topic from an interest in the possible ramifications within both education and wider society of the various representations and perceptions of English and its users in Japan.

"^^ . "Amy Aisha Brown"@en . "

Research student studying the early Jurassic (Toarcian) period of extreme environmental change with Dr Angela Coe, Dr Anthony Cohen and Dr Jim Riding (BGS).

I am currently investigating the high resolution changes in microfossils over the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event, including the foraminiferal response and apparent extinction and the palynmorph changes in abundance. 

"^^ . "Alice" . "Alice Kennedy" . "Kennedy" . . . . "

I am interested in biostratigraphy, especially microfossil evolution and changes to abundance and assemblages during palaeoenvironmental change, particularly deep time.

 

Currently I research foraminifera and palynomorphs including dinoflagellates, acritarchs and spores/pollen of the Jurassic. I have an interest in developing methods for extracting foraminifera from indurated organic-rich mudrock.

 

I am currently also interested in researching the organic biomarkers left by dinoflagellates (dinosterols) specifically during the Jurassic.

Current Research:"Microfossil extinction, diversification and abundance changes associated with the Toarcian period of extreme environmental change."

"^^ . . "074a220c84c09e960877ad61af14d714844c02e0"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "

Research student studying the early Jurassic (Toarcian) period of extreme environmental change with Dr Angela Coe, Dr Anthony Cohen and Dr Jim Riding (BGS).

I am currently investigating the high resolution changes in microfossils over the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event, including the foraminiferal response and apparent extinction and the palynmorph changes in abundance. 

"^^ . "Alice Kennedy"@en . . . . "Deborah" . "Deborah Talbot" . "Talbot" . . . . "

My research is concerned with the relationship between urban regeneration strategies, cultural development and exclusion. Specifically I have written widely about the emergence of night-time economies, legal and regulatory change, local conflict and social and racial exclusion in London and UK context. I would welcome PhD proposals in these areas.

More recently I have conducted/am conducting ethnographic research based in Walthamstow, East London critiquing theories of risk and risk-avoidant parenting. Themes include embodiment, sociability and risky play. I am currently writing an article entitled:'The medicalisation of childbirth: emotion, care, coping' based on findings from in-depth interviews with 28 mothers In Walthamstow.

I am interested in parenting/community social media/networks, and have set up the community forumWalthamstow Parents Online. I also have set up the blogParenting and the Urban Experience.

I'm a member of theOpenSpace Research Centreand theCentre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance(CCIG).

PhD Supervision

I would be interested in supervising PhD research in the following areas: the night-time economy, alcohol, youth culture, policing, urban cultures and subcultures, parenting, risk and the urban experience.

Books

Muncie, J., Talbot, D. and Walters, R. (eds). (2009).Crime: local and global. Uffculme. Willan Publications

Cochrane, A.& Talbot, D. (eds). (2008).Security: crime, welfare and society. Buckinghamshire. OUP/McGraw-Hill.

Talbot, D. (2007).Regulating the night: race, culture and exclusion in the making of the night time economy. Aldershot. Ashgate.

Articles, chapters in book and reviews

Talbot, Deborah (2013). Early parenting and the urban experience: risk, community, play and embodiment in an East London neighbourhood.Children's Geographies, 11(2) pp. 230–242.

Talbot, D. (2013).  Review of Laura Huey's'Invisible victims: homelessness and the growing security gap.British Journal of Criminology. Vol 53(3). pp. 520-522.

Talbot, D. (2011). The juridification of nightlife and alternative culture: two UK case studies'.International Journal of Cultural Policy. 17 (1), pp. 81 - 93.

Talbot, D. (2010). Review of Peter Hall's'London voices, London lives' inJournal of Regional Science. Vol 50(2). pp 656-657.

Mooney, G. and Talbot, D. (2009).'Global cities, segregation and transgression' in Muncie, J., Talbot, D. and Walters, R. (eds). Crime: local and global. Uffculme. Willan Publications.

Talbot, D. (2009). Review of Gillian Swanson's'Drunk with the Glitter: Space, Consumption and Sexual Instability in Modern Urban Culture'.Urban Studies. Vol 46(4). pp. 967-9.

Talbot, D. (2009).'Regulating the other side: disorder, exclusion and subcultural closure in the night-time economy'.World Leisure Journal. Vol. 51(1).

Cochrane, A.& Talbot, D.'The search for security' in Cochrane, A.& Talbot, D. (eds). (2008).Security: crime, welfare and society. Buckinghamshire. OUP/McGraw-Hill.

Cochrane, A.& Talbot, D.'War, disease and human security' in Cochrane, A.& Talbot, D. (eds). (2008).Security: crime, welfare and society. Buckinghamshire. OUP/McGraw-Hill.Forthcoming 2008.

Talbot, D.& Bose, M. (2007). Racism, criminalisation and the development of night-time economies: two case studies in London and Manchester.Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol 30 (1). pp. 95-118.

Talbot, D. (2006).'The Licensing Act 2003 and the problematisation of the night-time economy: planning, licensing and cultural diversity'.International Journal for Urban and Regional Research. Vol 30 (1) March.

Talbot, D. (2004).'Regulation and racial differentiation in the construction of night-time economies: a London case study'.Urban Studies. Vol 41(4). pp. 887-901.

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

Web resources

The following are a number of unpublished chapters on criminological theory:

Talbot, D.'Society, Social change, and Crime: The Chicago School, Anomie and Strain'. Unpublished chapter. Available from:http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/__assets/sr1jkueszcbz2bidnv.pdf(Accessed 26 October 2012)

Talbot, D.'Reposing self and other: social reaction, labelling and the self-fulfilling prophecy'. Unpublished chapter. Available from:http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/__assets/ofsm4z8gkep5csbrls.pdf(Accessed 26 October 2012)

Talbot, D.'The context of crime: right realism, crime prevention and situational theories of crime'. Unpublished chapter. Available from:http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/__assets/bu8muj7r50g64rqihr.pdf(Accessed 26 October 2012)

Talbot, D.'Cultural criminology: critical criminology in late modernity'. Unpublished chapter. Available from:http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/__assets/ic08qdxlw7ohipewcm.pdf(Accessed 26 October 2012)

"^^ . . "0087a638693276a2e217ec08b0051aac9d650190"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Criminology" . "Dr Deborah Talbot"@en . . . . . . . "jh33728" . "The Open University account for James Holmes"@en . ""^^ . "Gwyneth" . "Professor Gwyneth Stallard" . "Stallard" . . . . ""^^ . . "4dd447fe2635e0e6dab38c405204f43bf04917ad"^^ . . . "Professor of Pure Mathematics" . ""^^ . "Professor Gwyneth Stallard"@en . . . . "Hayley" . "Hayley Glover" . "Glover" . . . . . "ec796a194ce0fbc3a46e85e70824323bdfe9d7a1"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Regional Manager" . "Dr Hayley Glover"@en . . . . "

Edward Wastnidge joined the Department of Politics and International Studies in November 2013. Prior to this he has held positions at Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele University and the University of Manchester. He also works for the Open University as an Associate Lecturer on the module Introduction to Social Sciences (DD101) and has previously taught on A World of Who’s Making? (DU301).

"^^ . "Edward" . "Edward Wastnidge" . . . . "

Edward’s main area of research concerns the politics and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia, with a particular focus on contemporary Iranian politics and foreign policy. His doctoral thesis explored the role of culture in Iranian foreign policy during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami, examining the development of his concept of Dialogue among Civilisations and how it was applied in Iran’s foreign relations from 1997-2005. His current research builds on themes explored in the PhD, including the nexus between ideas and foreign policy, soft power, cultural diplomacy, and the role of identity in international relations.

He has carried out research in Iran at the Institute for Political and International Studies and the National Library in Tehran. He has also studied Persian language at the Dekhoda Institute, Tehran.

Other research interests include national identity and nationalism, political Islam, constructivist IR theory, ethnic and religious minority groups in the Middle East, and modern Iranian history.

Edward was also a co-founder of the journal New Middle Eastern Studies, for which he currently serves as politics section editor.

He has commentated on Iranian politics and culture for CNN, Press TV and IRIB news channels.

‘Détente and Dialogue: Iran and the Organisation of Islamic Conference’,Politics, Religion and Ideology. Vol. 12, issue 4, 2011.

‘Iran and its Place among Nations’ review,Iranian Studies. Vol. 45, issue 1, 2012.

‘Pragmatic Politics’ Iran-Central Asia relations since 1991’,Central Asian Survey(forthcoming).

‘Civilisational Identity and Iran-Egypt Relations’, inFrom Cairo to Tehran: Historical Ties and Contemporary Connections between Egypt& Iran, (ed) Eva Trout-Powell and Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (forthcoming).

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "a8239427b7ee2a2919928d49eeb880f0f556b8d2"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Politics and International Studies" . "

Edward Wastnidge joined the Department of Politics and International Studies in November 2013. Prior to this he has held positions at Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele University and the University of Manchester. He also works for the Open University as an Associate Lecturer on the module Introduction to Social Sciences (DD101) and has previously taught on A World of Who’s Making? (DU301).

"^^ . "Dr Edward Wastnidge"@en . . . . "

I’m currently writing a family saga set in Brighton.  It’s calledAn A-Z of The Weatheralls, and features old cinemas, police families, and British Sign Language.

The critical element of my PhD will focus on the act of remembering, and how it might be disrupted and distorted.  What happens to a memory when we forget the language in which it was stored? 

I am finding the experience of writing in academia to be very stimulating, especially observing how various disciplines (anthropology, oral history, psychoanalysis) might challenge and inform my fictional concerns.

I’ve written four novels, the first of which,Blackmoor, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and won the Desmond Elliott Prize.  Two of my novels were written for teenagers, includingDaylight Saving, a ghost story set on a holiday park, which was shortlisted for the Branford Boase.  I live in Brighton with my family.

"^^ . "Edward" . "Edward Hogan" . "Hogan" . . . . . "Research Student" . "

I’m currently writing a family saga set in Brighton.  It’s calledAn A-Z of The Weatheralls, and features old cinemas, police families, and British Sign Language.

The critical element of my PhD will focus on the act of remembering, and how it might be disrupted and distorted.  What happens to a memory when we forget the language in which it was stored? 

I am finding the experience of writing in academia to be very stimulating, especially observing how various disciplines (anthropology, oral history, psychoanalysis) might challenge and inform my fictional concerns.

I’ve written four novels, the first of which,Blackmoor, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and won the Desmond Elliott Prize.  Two of my novels were written for teenagers, includingDaylight Saving, a ghost story set on a holiday park, which was shortlisted for the Branford Boase.  I live in Brighton with my family.

"^^ . "Edward Hogan"@en . . . . "vw774" . "The Open University account for Vron Ware"@en . "

Jon Pike joined the Open University in 1998, as Staff Tutor in the South East Region. His main area of teaching is Political Philosophy, on the courseReading Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Mill(AA311) and on the MA in Philosophy. He is currently writing two books. One is on distributive justice and equality, centred on an analysis of the socialist slogan,'from each according to their ability, to each according to their need'. The other is a text book on political philosophy. His research interests include Marx and the philosophical problems involved in various forms of political action, the theories of rights and their application, and the history of political philosophy more generally.

I joined the Open University in 1998, as Staff Tutor in the South East Region, but my origins as a philosopher probably lie in the lively arguments that were common around the supper table as I grew up. My parents’ humane Christianity was one influence, another was the political scene at the time - the early eighties. My studies before university encouraged rather than weakened my adoption of a critical standpoint - I began to question the starting points of textbook market economics, and to take an interest in the history of political thought.
The obvious degree for someone of my bent was in philosophy, politics and economics, and I went to Trinity College at Oxford in 1984. That was a particularly interesting time: not only was the miners’ strike at its height, but also Oxford had just made a Marxist - Jerry Cohen - its professor of political theory. Questions about fundamental moral values were raised by the strike; about principles of distributive justice and about the problems of political action: prisoners’ dilemmas were played out on the evening news and political actors all seemed to have dirty hands.
At the same time I began to study philosophy seriously. Frankly, I struggled. I scoured Blackwells for help and fortunately I hit on some Open University units on Hume, which gave me a kick start: the more I read, the more I understood. I soon realised that what was important was actually doing philosophy - that philosophy was not a body of knowledge to be remembered, but an activity to practice . This suited me well. The attractions of that activity never go away - I continued trying to be a philosopher because I couldn’t be fully satisfied doing anything else.
"^^ . "Jon" . "Jon Pike" . "Pike" . . . . "

I still have an interest in Marx, and in the philosophical problems involved in various forms of political action, but I have since dropped the aspiration to be a Marxist. My first book From Aristotle to Marx which was published in 1999, gives an exposition, and defence of the Aristotelian underpinnings for Marx’s thought. I argue there that some basic notions from Aristotle’s Metaphysics, like the form/matter contrast and the notions of‘coming-to-be’ and‘passing-away’ are embedded in Marx’s account of how the world is. I am currently writing two books. One is on distributive justice and equality, centred on an analysis of the socialist slogan,‘from each according to their ability, to each according to their need’. The other is a text book on political philosophy. My other research interests are in the theories of rights and their application, and in the history of political philosophy more generally.

Publications
'Snapping the Bonds: Marx and Antiquity in the Earliest Writings' inCritique30-31 1998
'Strikes' inThe Encyclopaedia of Applied Ethics(Academic Press) 1999
From Aristotle to Marx, Aristotelianism in Marxist Social Ontology(Avebury Series in Philosophy, Ashgate, 1999)
with Nigel Warburton and Derek MatraversReading Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Mill(Routledge : New York, 2000)

'Aristotle and Marx: Egalitarianism, Civic Friendship and Rights',Skepsis2001; 12: 142-156
ed. (with Derek Matravers)Debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology(Routledge: New York, 2003)

SeeOpen Research Onlinefor details of my most recent publications.

"^^ . "90b4de35127b1a425f76183597301444eba88d77"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Staff Tutor" . . "

Jon Pike joined the Open University in 1998, as Staff Tutor in the South East Region. His main area of teaching is Political Philosophy, on the courseReading Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Mill(AA311) and on the MA in Philosophy. He is currently writing two books. One is on distributive justice and equality, centred on an analysis of the socialist slogan,'from each according to their ability, to each according to their need'. The other is a text book on political philosophy. His research interests include Marx and the philosophical problems involved in various forms of political action, the theories of rights and their application, and the history of political philosophy more generally.

I joined the Open University in 1998, as Staff Tutor in the South East Region, but my origins as a philosopher probably lie in the lively arguments that were common around the supper table as I grew up. My parents’ humane Christianity was one influence, another was the political scene at the time - the early eighties. My studies before university encouraged rather than weakened my adoption of a critical standpoint - I began to question the starting points of textbook market economics, and to take an interest in the history of political thought.
The obvious degree for someone of my bent was in philosophy, politics and economics, and I went to Trinity College at Oxford in 1984. That was a particularly interesting time: not only was the miners’ strike at its height, but also Oxford had just made a Marxist - Jerry Cohen - its professor of political theory. Questions about fundamental moral values were raised by the strike; about principles of distributive justice and about the problems of political action: prisoners’ dilemmas were played out on the evening news and political actors all seemed to have dirty hands.
At the same time I began to study philosophy seriously. Frankly, I struggled. I scoured Blackwells for help and fortunately I hit on some Open University units on Hume, which gave me a kick start: the more I read, the more I understood. I soon realised that what was important was actually doing philosophy - that philosophy was not a body of knowledge to be remembered, but an activity to practice . This suited me well. The attractions of that activity never go away - I continued trying to be a philosopher because I couldn’t be fully satisfied doing anything else.
"^^ . "Dr Jon Pike"@en . . . . "mb22374" . "The Open University account for Melissa Butcher"@en . "

Naomi Joy Barker completed obtained a B. Mus (hons) and M.Mus degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  After working as a professional flautist and teacher for several years, the award of an overseas prestige scholarship enabled her to complete a PhD at Royal Holloway University of London on the toccatas of Frescobaldi.

"^^ . "Naomi" . "Naomi Barker" . . . . "

My research interests include 17th century Italian keyboard and other instrumental music, performance practice, cultural contexts and cross-disciplinary aspects of music and art. My current research focuses on music in the early 17th century Italian academies and issues of orality and performance. In addition to my articles and book chapters, I have authored a number of recording, music and conference reviews forEarly Music.

 

"^^ . "434373aba739c5c674dc7864e11f5df3bdafe7c4"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Music" . . "

Naomi Joy Barker completed obtained a B. Mus (hons) and M.Mus degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  After working as a professional flautist and teacher for several years, the award of an overseas prestige scholarship enabled her to complete a PhD at Royal Holloway University of London on the toccatas of Frescobaldi.

"^^ . "Dr Naomi Barker"@en . ""^^ . "Professor Frank Critchley" . . . . ""^^ . . "f8b0ab4b3929e1f98323e268a8dd0decf91e7402"^^ . . . "Professor" . ""^^ . "Professor Frank Critchley"@en . ""^^ . "Professor Gerd Kortuem" . "Kortuem" . . . . ""^^ . . "0f8bc990a87cbd0870a2d66604d1240c27f1d506"^^ . . . "Professor of Computing" . ""^^ . "Professor Gerd Kortuem"@en . "

I Joined the Estates Division in February 1981 as'Assistant to the Buildings Maintenance Officer', having started my career 7 years earlier as a Building Management Trainee for a major House Builder.

I started my long career in'Computing' whilst working in'Fabric Maintenance' when I was asked to take over the day to day control of the Fire Extinguisher Contracts.  A task which I soon realised was too involved to be handled by a card index system and so I taught myself how to use an early PC and database software& developed a complete invoice checking and clearing system.

Since those early days I have worked in several departments, but always on the technical side of IT user support.

I have extensive knowledge in the use and support of

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Active Directory

 

"^^ . "Kevin" . "Kevin Clay" . . . . . "0fb9a9fe00cfdcae8e4362e1a6bd570e2b35d25e"^^ . . . "Service Analyst" . "

I Joined the Estates Division in February 1981 as'Assistant to the Buildings Maintenance Officer', having started my career 7 years earlier as a Building Management Trainee for a major House Builder.

I started my long career in'Computing' whilst working in'Fabric Maintenance' when I was asked to take over the day to day control of the Fire Extinguisher Contracts.  A task which I soon realised was too involved to be handled by a card index system and so I taught myself how to use an early PC and database software& developed a complete invoice checking and clearing system.

Since those early days I have worked in several departments, but always on the technical side of IT user support.

I have extensive knowledge in the use and support of

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Active Directory

 

"^^ . "Kevin Clay"@en . . . . "sjrr3" . "The Open University account for Simon James Raphael Rea"@en . . . . "it968" . "The Open University account for Irina Tatarenko"@en . "Claire" . "Claire Brewis" . "Brewis" . . . . . "242f5d313871fe78548bc82f6b8bbf6d14cad94b"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Claire Brewis"@en . . . . . . "mja27" . "The Open University account for Maggie Holland"@en . "

I am a social and cultural geographer specialising in work with community and creative organisations, and urban youth cultures. My research practice has tended to take an ethnographic and participatory approach, and I am committed to directing research towards wider social benefit.

"^^ . "Luke Aaron Dickens" . "Dickens" . . . . "

I have two related strands to my current research.

The first is an interest in the role of community media practices and digital technologies in creating a sense of place, belonging, local voice and citizenship in urban contexts. I am currently Research Associate on the ESRC fundedCreating Hackney as Home(2013-2015) project working with a team of teenagers involved in estate-based theatre to produce a series of films and related research about young people's experiences living in the London Borough of Hackney. In my previous post, I developed this interest with a number of community organisations in the broader context of the MediaCityUK development in Salford, Greater Manchester.

My second current interest is in the outcomes achieved through non-formal pedagogies with diverse groups of young people, particularly those experiencing challenging circumstances or otherwise marginalised, excluded or deemed'at-risk'. I have developed this work primarily through a long-term working relationship with the National Foundation for Youth Music, through which I have pursued a number of project evaluations and empirical research into lyrical modes of emotional literacy and development, the role of non-formal musical settings, and the cultural politics of youth work practices.

My doctoral thesis explored the aesthetic practices of street art as a form of urban inscription, and examined the wider role played by such youth cultures in the urban cultural economy. This work centred on an in-depth ethnographic study of two printmaking firms specialising in'street art' reproductions operated by a significant and influential group of street artists in Hoxton, east London. My interest was in approaching street art as an aesthetic practice rather than visual representation. In part this required tracing the wider articulation of connections and disconnections between street art and an earlier mode of'graffiti writing' as current practitioners sought to mark out a distinct mode of what I have called'post-graffiti'. It also entailed rendering visible the roles and practices of a range of photographers, gallerists, agents, publishers and creative workers, who collectively constitute the art world that underpins much of what we have come to know of street art through the reification of the heroic, male street artist.

Dickens, L., Couldry, N.& Fotopoulou, A., (In Press, forthcoming 2014),'News in the Community? Investigating the New Spaces of News Production/Consumption',Journalism Studies.

MacDonald R., Couldry N.,& Dickens L., (In Press, forthcoming 2014),'Digitisation and Materiality: Researching Community Memory Practice Today',Sociological Review.

Dickens, L.& MacDonald, R. (In Press, forthcoming 2014)'"I can do things here that I can't do in my own life": The Making of a Civic Archive at the Salford Lads Club',ACME: an International E-Journal for Critical Geographies.

Dickens, L.& Lonie, D. (In Press, forthcoming 2013),'Rap, Rhythm and Recognition: Lyrical Practices and the Politics of Voice on a Community Music Project for Young People Experiencing Challenging Circumstances',Emotion, Space and Society.

Lonie, D.& Dickens, L. (In Press, forthcoming 2013)'Better Musicians or Better People? The Aim and Function of Non-Formal Music Education with Children and Young People in'Challenging Circumstances'',Research Studies in Music Education.

Dickens, L. (2010)'Pictures on Walls? Producing, Pricing and Collecting the Street Art Screenprint', Special issue:'Graffiti and Street Art',City:Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy and Action, 14(1-2): 63–81.

Dickens, L. (2008)'Placing Post-Graffiti: The Journey of the Peckham Rock',Cultural Geographies. 15(4): 471–496.

Dickens, L. (2008)'Finders Keepers: Performing the Street, the Gallery and the Spaces In-Between', Special Issue on'The City',Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 4(1): 1–30.

Book chapters in edited collections

Dickens, L.& MacDonald, R. (In Press, forthcoming 2014)'Displaced Encounters with the Working Class City: Camping, Storytelling and Intergenerational Relationships at the Salford Lads Club', in Vanderbeck, R. and Worth, N. (Eds.)Intergenerational Geographies: Spaces, Identities, Relationships and Encounters, London: Routledge.

Dickens, L.& Lonie, D. (In Press, forthcoming 2014)'Rehearsal Spaces for Young People: Communities of Practice and the Place of Participation in Non-Formal Music Education', in Mills, S. and Kraftl, P. (Eds.)Informal Education and Children's Everyday Lives: Geographies, Histories and Practices, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Published book reviews

Dickens, L. (2013) Review of'Geographies of Media and Communication' by Paul C. Adams (2009), Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell,Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie/ Journal of Economic and Social Geography, 104(1).

Dickens, L. (2010) Review of'Cultural Capitals: Revaluing the Arts, Remaking Urban Spaces' by Louise Johnson (2009), Farnham: Ashgate,RGS-IBGUrban Geography Research Group.

Dickens, L. (2008) Review of'Cities and Cultures' by Malcolm Miles (2007), Oxford: Routledge,Cities: the International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 25(5): 324–325.

Research reports

Dickens, L. (2012)TheCommunity Reporter Programme: Interim Report (April-September 2012), Framework for Innovation and Research in MediaCityUK (FIRM) and People's Voice Media.

Dickens, L. (2012)The Community Reporter Programme National Outcomes Framework, Framework for Innovation and Research in MediaCityUK (FIRM) and People's Voice Media.

Dickens, L. (2012)Progress Report: a Salford Lads Club Story Circle, Framework for Innovation and Research in MediaCityUK (FIRM) and Salford Lads Club.

Dickens, L. (2011)Sharing Effective Practice, The National Foundation for Youth Music, London

Lonie, D.& Dickens, L. (2011)Youth Music: Outcomes and Impact 2010-2011, The National Foundation for Youth Music, London.

Dickens, L. (2011)Youth Music, Creative Apprenticeships and the Future Jobs Fund: A Stakeholder Analysis, The National Foundation for Youth Music, London

Dickens, L. (2011)Evaluation of Community Cycling at the Sanford Housing Co-operative, London (2010-2011),Transport for London& London Cycling Campaign, London

Dickens, L. (2010)Youth Music: Outcomes and Impact 2009-2010, The National Foundation for Youth Music, London

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "4e8e7a523ddcee0387c07004d5ae357873b0b224"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Associate" . "

I am a social and cultural geographer specialising in work with community and creative organisations, and urban youth cultures. My research practice has tended to take an ethnographic and participatory approach, and I am committed to directing research towards wider social benefit.

"^^ . "Dr Luke Aaron Dickens"@en . . . . . . . "

I am a Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University.

My research interests sit at the crossroads of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Educational Technology. I’m particularly focused on the design and evaluation of novel systems that support creativity and openness in learning.

I am an Accessibility Specialist for IET, and also an Open Media Fellow. The OU has a mission to widen participation and success in education, and through these roles my work involves understanding how we can offer the most effective learning opportunities to the most people.

Previously I worked as aHorizon Research Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. I was involved in a range of research projects includingArtMaps,Creativity Greenhouse,Understanding the Multiscreen Household, andStories of User Appropriation.

Before that, I worked as a researcher at the Institute of Educational Technology at the OU, working on theOpen Learning: Bridge to SuccessDigital Scholarship  and Out There and In Hereprojects.

Before that, I completed myPhD researchin Computer Science at the University of Bath, studying how computers can be designed to supportcreative interaction.

"^^ . "Tim Coughlan" . "Coughlan" . . . . "

Areas of interest and expertise include:

Open education

Creativity support tools

Open data as a material for learning activities

Design for inclusion and widening participation

Computer Science education, digital skills and literacies

Technology in the home

Assistive technologies

Mobile and Ubiquitous computing

Device and display ecologies

Processes of User-centred, participatory and co-design

"^^ . . "c212c0031c28dc4a7634a25220a47c1207a38ddc"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer" . "

I am a Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University.

My research interests sit at the crossroads of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Educational Technology. I’m particularly focused on the design and evaluation of novel systems that support creativity and openness in learning.

I am an Accessibility Specialist for IET, and also an Open Media Fellow. The OU has a mission to widen participation and success in education, and through these roles my work involves understanding how we can offer the most effective learning opportunities to the most people.

Previously I worked as aHorizon Research Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. I was involved in a range of research projects includingArtMaps,Creativity Greenhouse,Understanding the Multiscreen Household, andStories of User Appropriation.

Before that, I worked as a researcher at the Institute of Educational Technology at the OU, working on theOpen Learning: Bridge to SuccessDigital Scholarship  and Out There and In Hereprojects.

Before that, I completed myPhD researchin Computer Science at the University of Bath, studying how computers can be designed to supportcreative interaction.

"^^ . "Dr Tim Coughlan"@en . . . . "sp24455" . "The Open University account for Sanjooram Paddea"@en . . . . "im3382" . "The Open University account for Ian Munton"@en . . . . "

Margaret is Senior Lecturer and Languages Staff Tutor in Scotland. She came to the OU from Scottish Education  in 1995 as one of the original 5 Staff Tutors  who built the teaching teams and systems  in the OU nations and regions, her initial post covering Scotland, the North of England and Continental Europe.  She currently leads the teaching team in languages across Scotland.  She has worked for more than three decades  in language education, both teaching and in teacher development.  She believes strongly that a good research and scholarship underpinning is key to the best quality teaching and student support.  She was lead editor of  Language Teaching in Blended Contexts  (Dunedin Academic Press), a volume which brings together the years of expertise in developing open and distance language teaching and student support in the OU nations and regions to the wider teaching world.  The book has attracted much interest from the global language teaching world and was critically very well received.  It was nominated for two book prizes.

"^^ . "Margaret" . "Margaret Nicolson" . "Nicolson" . . . . "

Teacher development and peer observation. Language and identity, cultural and educational legacies' impact on perceptions of language and language learning. Languages in Scotland, including Gaelic and Gaelic medium education.  Language learning and identity construction.  Language classroom methodologies and their impact on learner integration and identity.  Scoio-cultural aspects of the languages' classroom.

Working with Felicity Harper on peer observation projects and their impact on practice, collegiality and teacher development.

Working with Helga Adams on Distance Learner Negotiation of  Classroom Tasks and on diversity in the classroom.

"^^ . . "91cf81679e1a04b41150e4891aa224ad3b8369d9"^^ . . . "Staff Tutor (Languages)/Senior Lecturer" . "

Margaret is Senior Lecturer and Languages Staff Tutor in Scotland. She came to the OU from Scottish Education  in 1995 as one of the original 5 Staff Tutors  who built the teaching teams and systems  in the OU nations and regions, her initial post covering Scotland, the North of England and Continental Europe.  She currently leads the teaching team in languages across Scotland.  She has worked for more than three decades  in language education, both teaching and in teacher development.  She believes strongly that a good research and scholarship underpinning is key to the best quality teaching and student support.  She was lead editor of  Language Teaching in Blended Contexts  (Dunedin Academic Press), a volume which brings together the years of expertise in developing open and distance language teaching and student support in the OU nations and regions to the wider teaching world.  The book has attracted much interest from the global language teaching world and was critically very well received.  It was nominated for two book prizes.

"^^ . "Margaret Nicolson"@en . "David" . "David Bevan" . "Bevan" . . . . . ""^^ . . "f3b87c7621707a98875c28877ebda60c7aa0fbca"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Visiting Fellow" . . . "Dr David Bevan"@en . . . . "pb9725" . "The Open University account for Patrick Bourg"@en . ""^^ . "Glyn" . "Glyn Martin" . "Martin" . . . . ""^^ . . "942b95394da30b2f52c9498a2e701623bfb1d684"^^ . . . "Senior Lecturer in Electronics" . ""^^ . "Glyn Martin"@en . . . . . . . "jf24" . "The Open University account for Jim Frederickson"@en . . . . "cw8899" . "The Open University account for Joyce Wang"@en . . . . "adl233" . "The Open University account for Angela Lilley"@en . . . . . . . "erp49" . "The Open University account for Edwin Parks"@en . . . . "pe2727" . "The Open University account for Paul Edwards"@en . . . . "

I am a Senior Lecturer in The Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the Open University.

I graduated from the University of Warwick in 1989 with a BA in Psychology and Education. I completed my PGCE (primary) a the University of York in 1991. I have taught across a range of ages including early years, primary, further and higher education since 1992. I completed my PhD in 1998 at the University of Bristol. I was particularly interested in quasi-markets in education and applied the Habermasian principles of lifeworld and system to analyse the colonisation of education. My post doctoral research broadly falls into two areas: professional development in education and identity.

I joined the Open University on a part time basis as an Associate Lecturer and have taught a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in social science, education and psychology, including DD100, E835 and ED840. I took up the post of Staff Tutor in Education at the Open University in Birmingham in 2002. I joined the Centre for Childhood, Youth and Sport in 2011 and have chaired a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in education, psychology and childhood studies, including ED840, ED841, E807 and E124.

"^^ . "Victoria Louise Cooper" . . . . "

Areas of interest

  • Children and young people’s identity development
  • Childhood and adolescent mental health
  • Qualitative research methodologies– developing participatory, responsive approaches

Current research projects

My current research combines a number of small ethnographic projects across education and care settings (including primary and secondary schools, as well as youth clubs and after school groups) in Gloucestershire making up an on-going study of 210 children and young people since 2011. The principal focus of the research is to explore different ways of engaging with children and young people, including the analysis of different data collection instruments, as means to examine childhood and youth identity.

Gaming geeks and parental dilemmas

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/games-geeks-and-the-parents-dilemma.

Using gaming as a process to engage with children and to explore how children play games, attitudes to gaming and gaming as a feature of an emerging sense ofself.

Children’s picture making and identity development

Uses children’s pictures as an instrument for engaging with young children; listening to their views and exploring identity development. Children (aged 4– 6) have been using‘personality pictures’, which combine free drawings and photographs taken independently by the children at home and during after school clubs as way of children sharing their views on‘all about me’.

Our story: Lenses to explore identity development

Children (aged 12 and 13) use photographs and video diaries to share their experiences during a secondary school initiative called‘activities week’. Photographs and reflective diary accounts are used as method to encourage‘talk’.

"^^ . . "b70f39aff5a78edec2a6c414fd1d5bdf2e1ee46c"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Snr Lecturer (Childhood" . "

I am a Senior Lecturer in The Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the Open University.

I graduated from the University of Warwick in 1989 with a BA in Psychology and Education. I completed my PGCE (primary) a the University of York in 1991. I have taught across a range of ages including early years, primary, further and higher education since 1992. I completed my PhD in 1998 at the University of Bristol. I was particularly interested in quasi-markets in education and applied the Habermasian principles of lifeworld and system to analyse the colonisation of education. My post doctoral research broadly falls into two areas: professional development in education and identity.

I joined the Open University on a part time basis as an Associate Lecturer and have taught a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in social science, education and psychology, including DD100, E835 and ED840. I took up the post of Staff Tutor in Education at the Open University in Birmingham in 2002. I joined the Centre for Childhood, Youth and Sport in 2011 and have chaired a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in education, psychology and childhood studies, including ED840, ED841, E807 and E124.

"^^ . "Dr Victoria Louise Cooper"@en . . . . "

Denise works in the Research Scholarship and Quality Office at The Open University. Her role in the Research and Enterprise team is to support academics and external organisations to engage with enterprise activities.  This  role involves brokering relationships between external organisations and academics, identifying the right engagement vehicle, promoting the benefits of applying knowledge and research in practice and raising the profile of our applied research offering to the outside world. She has contributed to the submission and management of several Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP).

Working closely with colleagues in the Research Support team, Enterprise Support promotes various academic and customer-facing activities to increase knowledge exchange qand knowledge transfer activities.

Prior to working at the OU, Denise was the KTP Officer at Cranfield University and performed a Business Development Executive role at Univation at the Robert Gordon University. She  been self-employed and for most of her career worked in the private sector for multi-national companies in the food, water utility and construction industries ans spent time working in both Germany and the USA.

Denise studied at the Fachhochschule Muenster and Humberside University and holds a B.A. (Hons) in European Business Studies/Diplom Betriebswirtin. She enjoys gardening, Scrabble, Sudoku, overseas travel, complimentary medicine and Yoga.

 

"^^ . "Denise Pasquet" . . . . . . "da3c02a18e068b0b1af3d5db650c028e4fff005f"^^ . . . "Enterprise Development Officer" . "

Denise works in the Research Scholarship and Quality Office at The Open University. Her role in the Research and Enterprise team is to support academics and external organisations to engage with enterprise activities.  This  role involves brokering relationships between external organisations and academics, identifying the right engagement vehicle, promoting the benefits of applying knowledge and research in practice and raising the profile of our applied research offering to the outside world. She has contributed to the submission and management of several Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP).

Working closely with colleagues in the Research Support team, Enterprise Support promotes various academic and customer-facing activities to increase knowledge exchange qand knowledge transfer activities.

Prior to working at the OU, Denise was the KTP Officer at Cranfield University and performed a Business Development Executive role at Univation at the Robert Gordon University. She  been self-employed and for most of her career worked in the private sector for multi-national companies in the food, water utility and construction industries ans spent time working in both Germany and the USA.

Denise studied at the Fachhochschule Muenster and Humberside University and holds a B.A. (Hons) in European Business Studies/Diplom Betriebswirtin. She enjoys gardening, Scrabble, Sudoku, overseas travel, complimentary medicine and Yoga.

 

"^^ . "Denise Pasquet"@en . "

I am a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the Open University.

After graduating from Exeter University with a BA in History I completed my PGCE (Primary) at Sussex University and taught in the Bristol area for four years including three years as a reception class teacher in a village primary school. My research career began in 1992 working with a homeless families project SPACE to investigate the access to schooling of children living in bed and breakfast accommodation.

I joined the Thomas Coram Research Unit of the Institute of Education, University of London  in 1999 where I worked with Professor Peter Moss on a listening to the‘voice of the child’ project that led to the development of the Mosaic approach. I completed an MA in Social Justice and Education during this period with a dissertation looking at the origins of Sure Start. I carried out two subsequent funded studies involving listening to young children: Spaces to Play (Carnegie Trust/Bernard van Leer Foundation 2003-2004) and the Living Spaces study (Bernard van Leer Foundation 2004-2007) focusing on young children’s involvement in the design and review of learning environments.  I worked on a range of projects at Thomas Coram Research Unit and the Social Science Research Unit on early childhood education and care and creativity including a Care Work in Europe study with Claire Cameron involving using stakeholder responses to visual data filmed in early childhood and eldercare settings in England, Hungary and Denmark. Current international research networks include the European Early Childhood Education Research Association Special Interest Group on Young Children's perspectives that I co-founded with Professor Deborah Harcourt in 2004. I am also an international advisor to the Norwegian Children's Spaces network. During May 2011 I was invited as a Guest academic to Vestfold University College, Norway.

"^^ . "Alison" . "Alison Clark" . "Clark" . . . . "

My research interests include children’s experiences of place, school design and the development of participatory research methods. Building on my earlier work developing the Mosaic approach with Professor Peter Moss at the Institute of Education, London, I have adapted this multi-method, polyvocal approach for working with adults in multi-disciplinary settings. I am engaged in international research networks around pedagogy and design and have led a three year study (Living Spaces) involving young children under five years-old in the design and review of learning environments. I am interested in how to foster cross-national, cross-disciplinary exchange between architects, education practitioners, academics and children. This interest in perspectives on everyday spaces has led to a study about young people's perspctives on residential care homes and cross-disciplinary discussions around institutional spaces across the life course leading to an ESRC-funded seminar series: Home Space? Public and private in new welfare settings’ An interdisciplinary exploration across the life course into questions of living private lives within public institutions (2012-2014).

Current Research

‘Developing‘Our Story’: evaluating and interpreting very young children’s experience of art’,Principal Investigator with Fevered Sleep Theatre Company, (2013)

‘Home space? Public and private in new welfare settings’ An interdisciplinary exploration across the life course into questions of living private lives within public institutions, Co-investigator,funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (2012-2014)

‘Design Matters’, Arts and Humanities Research Council funded study led by Professor Harry Daniels, University of Oxford , Advisory group member(2012-2014).

Selected Research Studies and Collaborations

‘What is my space? Taking place seriously in residential care for young people in England and Scotland’ funded by Anglia Ruskin University, Strathclyde University and the Open University, Co-investigator. (2011-2012)

An investigation into choice of single storey or multi-storey primary schools for Cambridge County Council with University of Cambridge, consultant (2011).

‘Places for learning, care and growth - The physical environments in early childhood education and care institutions (ECECI) in Norway’, Advisor,funded by the Norwegian Research Council with Queen Maud University College (DMMH), The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research(SINTEF), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Vestfold University College (HVE). (2010-2012)

‘Principles of Primary School Design: towards a common vocabulary of practice’. Cross-disciplinary collaboration with the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and Fielden Clegg architects/SCABAL architects, Open University and UEA (2009-2010).

‘Living Spaces: involving young children in the design and review of learning environments’, Principal Investigator, funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation (Bvl) (2004-2007) and follow up grant (2007-2009) , Principal Investigator.

‘Spaces to Play: listening to young children about outdoor environments’, in collaboration with Learning through Landscapes, funded by Carnegie UK Trust and the Bernard van leer Foundation, Co-Investigator (2003-2004).

‘The Arts in the Early Years: a national study of policy and practice’, funded by the Arts Council, England, Co-Investigator (2002).

‘State of the Art review of listening to and consulting with young children’, funded by the department for Education and Skills, Co-Investigator (2002).

‘Listening to Young Children’, Lead researcher with Peter Moss, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (1999-2000).

"^^ . . "86e611a6353b86a9b96f83b5e49bcadbf4a492f6"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Snr Lecturer (Childhood&Youth Studies)" . "

I am a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the Open University.

After graduating from Exeter University with a BA in History I completed my PGCE (Primary) at Sussex University and taught in the Bristol area for four years including three years as a reception class teacher in a village primary school. My research career began in 1992 working with a homeless families project SPACE to investigate the access to schooling of children living in bed and breakfast accommodation.

I joined the Thomas Coram Research Unit of the Institute of Education, University of London  in 1999 where I worked with Professor Peter Moss on a listening to the‘voice of the child’ project that led to the development of the Mosaic approach. I completed an MA in Social Justice and Education during this period with a dissertation looking at the origins of Sure Start. I carried out two subsequent funded studies involving listening to young children: Spaces to Play (Carnegie Trust/Bernard van Leer Foundation 2003-2004) and the Living Spaces study (Bernard van Leer Foundation 2004-2007) focusing on young children’s involvement in the design and review of learning environments.  I worked on a range of projects at Thomas Coram Research Unit and the Social Science Research Unit on early childhood education and care and creativity including a Care Work in Europe study with Claire Cameron involving using stakeholder responses to visual data filmed in early childhood and eldercare settings in England, Hungary and Denmark. Current international research networks include the European Early Childhood Education Research Association Special Interest Group on Young Children's perspectives that I co-founded with Professor Deborah Harcourt in 2004. I am also an international advisor to the Norwegian Children's Spaces network. During May 2011 I was invited as a Guest academic to Vestfold University College, Norway.

"^^ . "Dr Alison Clark"@en . "

I came to history by a circuitous route. I entered the University of Edinburgh to study biological sciences but became interested in the history of science and ended up taking a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology and Science Studies. I then studied the history of science, technology and medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, completing a PhD with a thesis on smallpox inoculation in 18th century Britain.

"^^ . "Deborah" . "Deborah Brunton" . . . . "

I spent many years working on smallpox inoculation and vaccination, publishing a monograph comparing the development of vaccination policy in the different parts of the United Kingdom and exploring the reaction of medical practitioners to the arrival of a new cadre of medical experts to oversee government-funded vaccination. Since the mid-1990s I have widened my focus to explore public health in the nineteenth century. Unlike traditional work on the topic, my research on public health in nineteenth-century Scotland looks beyond the work of medical experts in the major cities to investigate the role of local government and parish authorities in bringing order and cleanliness to the urban environment in an effort to control disease. In my work, public health is part of a wider project of civic improvement and urban development. This approach has led me to write on topics where medicine crosses over urban history, including the provision of public lavatories, street cleaning, and the sale of urban refuse.

In 2012 I was invited to write a textbookHealth and wellness in the 19thcentury(ABC Clio, 2013). It explores medical knowledge and practices in different cultures around the world, and the impact of empire, migration and industry upon patterns of health and disease across the globe.

External Affiliations

Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow.

Publications

Books

Health and Wellness in the Nineteenth century(Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio, 2013).

The Politics of Vaccination. Practice and Policy in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, 1800-1874(Rochester, USA: Rochester University Press, hardback February 2008, paperback 2012).

Selected Articles

‘Health, comfort and convenience: the work of the Scottish Police Commissioners, 1800-1870,’Scottish Archives17 (2011) 85-96.

‘Evil Necessaries and Abominable Erections: Public Conveniences and Private Interests in the Scottish City, 1830-1870’Social History of Medicine 18(2005) 187-202.

‘The Idea of a Germ’ (Essay review of Michael Worboys,Spreading Germs. Disease Theories and Medical Practice in Britain, 1865-1900(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science34 (2003) 367-73.

‘Power, Policy and Practice: Public Health in the Scottish City’ in Steven Sturdy (ed) Medicine and the Public Sphere (Society for the Social History of Medicine series, London: Routledge, 2002)

‘A Question of Priority: Alexander Wood, Charles Hunter and the Hypodermic Administration of Medicines’Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians, 30 (2000), 349-51.

‘The Problems of Implementation: the Failure and Success of Public Vaccination against Smallpox in Ireland, 1840-1873’ in Elizabeth Malcolm and Greta Jones (eds)Medicine, Disease and the State in Ireland 1750-1950(Cork: Cork University Press, 1999, 138-57.

‘Practitioners versus Legislators: the Shaping of the Scottish Vaccination Act’Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians23, (1993) 193-201.

‘Smallpox Inoculation and Demographic Trends in Eighteenth century Scotland’Medical History, 36 (1992) 403-29.

See alsoOpen Research Onlinefor further details of Deborah Brunton’s research publications.

"^^ . "94c56e801fe2adfdbee6eeeabe5a8622da7693b9"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . . "

I came to history by a circuitous route. I entered the University of Edinburgh to study biological sciences but became interested in the history of science and ended up taking a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology and Science Studies. I then studied the history of science, technology and medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, completing a PhD with a thesis on smallpox inoculation in 18th century Britain.

"^^ . "Dr Deborah Brunton"@en . . . . "am33878" . "The Open University account for Andrea Mura"@en . . . . "Julian Dye" . "Dye" . . . . . . "Dr" . . "Honorary Associate" . "Dr Julian Dye"@en . "Allan Third" . . . . . "4806a6b7bed87a607cf39dc4db433512253f594f"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Associate" . "Dr Allan Third"@en . . . . "mdh287" . "The Open University account for Matthew Duncanson-Hunter"@en . . . . "rdk48" . "The Open University account for Rosita Kokotanekova"@en . . . . . . . "aed8" . "The Open University account for Annette Duensing"@en . "

My background includes a long career in nursing and nurse education. Having qualified as a mental health nurse in the early seventies I worked extensively in a range of nursing practice situations to become a clinical nurse teacher and then a registered nurse tutor. Upon entering nursing education full-time as a senior lecturer, I gained experience across the spectrum of nurse education encompassing the Pre-Registration Programme from Common Foundation Programme to Mental Health Branch, Pathway Leader for Mental Health - Continuing Professional Development Programme and Pathway Leader for the MA in Advanced Practice. I joined the OU as a Staff Tutor in 2008 having worked as a tutor on a range of modules e.g. K100, K202 and K222. As a Staff tutor I chaired KZL107 for one term and continue to tutor on K101.

"^^ . "Bernadette" . "Bernadette Morrison" . . . . "

Learning Events designed to foster an Impact on Practice and from Practice Enhancement

Scenarios for developing reflection and subsequent impact on practice

"^^ . . "054f10df84533ed14df67673c76e4ce7306aa8a0"^^ . . . "Staff Tutor (Gateshead Office)" . "

My background includes a long career in nursing and nurse education. Having qualified as a mental health nurse in the early seventies I worked extensively in a range of nursing practice situations to become a clinical nurse teacher and then a registered nurse tutor. Upon entering nursing education full-time as a senior lecturer, I gained experience across the spectrum of nurse education encompassing the Pre-Registration Programme from Common Foundation Programme to Mental Health Branch, Pathway Leader for Mental Health - Continuing Professional Development Programme and Pathway Leader for the MA in Advanced Practice. I joined the OU as a Staff Tutor in 2008 having worked as a tutor on a range of modules e.g. K100, K202 and K222. As a Staff tutor I chaired KZL107 for one term and continue to tutor on K101.

"^^ . "Bernadette Morrison"@en . . . . . . . . . . "rds38" . "The Open University account for Robert David Comrie Saunders"@en . "

Elizabeth is Professor of Information Management. She joined The Open University Business School in January 2005 having been at Cranfield School of Management since 1999.  Prior to Cranfield, she had been at City University Business School and had spent a decade in industry, initially working as a medical physicist and latterly as a management consultant. 

Elizabeth's research focuses on the effective use of information systems by organisations and the individuals within those organisations. Recent research projects include exploring home based online entrepreneurship, working with colleagues from the School on a project to explore the use of personal data in both the financial services and travel sectors.  Elizabeth has also recently completed a project funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) that looked at current practices in project portfolio management.

A continuing theme of her work is the realisation of benefits from IS and IT investments and she is the co-author with John Ward of the bookBenefits Management: How to Increase the Business Value of Your IT Projects.

 

"^^ . "Elizabeth" . "Professor Elizabeth Daniel" . "Daniel" . . . . . "

The broad theme of Elizabeth's research is business information systems (IS) and their impact on the working of organisations and individuals. Particular areas of interest are:

  • digital entrepreneurship and home based online businesses
  • the use of personal data
  • realising benefits from IS
  • developing business cases for IS
  • IS project , programme and portfolio management
  • the adoption of new management practices, particularly those related to the management of IS.
"^^ . . "f6322e3691a9b9386dd6aafafe8beee3e4617e9b"^^ . . . "Professor of Information Management" . "

Elizabeth is Professor of Information Management. She joined The Open University Business School in January 2005 having been at Cranfield School of Management since 1999.  Prior to Cranfield, she had been at City University Business School and had spent a decade in industry, initially working as a medical physicist and latterly as a management consultant. 

Elizabeth's research focuses on the effective use of information systems by organisations and the individuals within those organisations. Recent research projects include exploring home based online entrepreneurship, working with colleagues from the School on a project to explore the use of personal data in both the financial services and travel sectors.  Elizabeth has also recently completed a project funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) that looked at current practices in project portfolio management.

A continuing theme of her work is the realisation of benefits from IS and IT investments and she is the co-author with John Ward of the bookBenefits Management: How to Increase the Business Value of Your IT Projects.

 

"^^ . "Professor Elizabeth Daniel"@en . . . . "James Carter" . "Carter" . . . . . "efde1a7edb323ed48254692c30fd58273267b793"^^ . . . "Assistant BPI Consultant" . "James Carter"@en . ""^^ . "Steve Walker" . "Walker" . . . . ""^^ . . "3e211f07fd452999b13fb8e94173668e650009e9"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Staff Tutor / Associate Dean (Regions and Nations)" . ""^^ . "Dr Steve Walker"@en . . . . "mp3694" . "The Open University account for Marie Paludan"@en . . . . . . . "acj4" . "The Open University account for Ann Carolyn Jones"@en . "

Co-Director of theCentre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change.

"^^ . "Professor Marie Gillespie" . . . . "

Marie researches diaspora and national media cultures comparatively, historically and ethnographically. Her interests cluster around South Asian and Middle Eastern diasporas, cultural transnationalism, and changing configurations of audiences and publics in relation to question of citizenship. Recent collaborative include: a large-scale study of the BBC World Service as a multi-diasporic institution; an exploration of the new politics of security via a collaborative ethnography of transnational news cultures in multi-ethnic British households in eight UK cities; a national survey with the BBC on the changing face of British humour, ethnic jokes and comedy. Marie was awarded an AHRC Public Policy Fellowship in 2011 to develop research on the interface between international broadcasting and social media, specifically in relation to the BBC Arabic Services.

Books

2013. (In press, co-edited with David Herbert and Anita Greenhill) Social Media, Religion and Spirituality, De Gruyter

2012. (with Alban Webb) Diasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan Contact Zones at the BBC World Service, London and NY: Routledge (CRESC Series).

2012. (co-edited 0with Hamid Ismailov and Anna Aslanyan, A.)Tales From Bush House. London: Hertfordshire Press ISBN 978-0-9557549-7-5

2010. (co-edited with Andrew Skuse and Gerry Power) Drama for Development: Cultural Translation and Social Change, New Delhi: Sage India.

Guest editorships based on collaborative research

2012.European Journal of Cultural Studies13/4. Special issue.'Religion, Media and Social Change'. Co-edited with David Herbert.

2011.Participations: International Journal of Audience Research. 8/1. Special Issue.Designs& Devices: Towards a genealogy of audience research methods at the BBC World Service 1932-2010. (co-edited with Alban Webb and Hugh Mackay).

2010.Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism12/2. Special issue:'New Media, Transcultural Journalism and Public Diplomacy'. Co-edited with Gerd Baumann and Annabelle Sreberny.

2010.South Asian Diaspora2/1. Special issue:'The BBC World Service and the South Asian Diaspora'. Co-edited with Gerd Baumann, Alasdair Pinkerton, Sharika Thiranagama.

2010.Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication3/2. Special issue:'BBC World Services and the Greater Middle East: Comparisons, Contrasts, Conflicts'. Co-edited with Gerd Baumann and Annabelle Sreberny.

2008.Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television28/4. Special issue:'The BBC World Service, 1932-2007: Cultural Exchange and Public Diplomacy'. Co-edited with Gerd Baumann and Alban Webb.

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "ac1c5a9e1c69af5ae180694bb9b0182ef61cf9aa"^^ . . . "Professor of Sociology" . "

Co-Director of theCentre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change.

"^^ . "Professor Marie Gillespie"@en . . . . "gp6" . "The Open University account for Professor Geoff Peters"@en . . . . . . . . . . "

Janet van der Linden is Senior Lecturer and Director of Research in the department of Computing and Communications.

"^^ . "Janet" . "Janet van der Linden" . "van der Linden" . . . . "

Janet van der Linden’s research is primarily concerned with the human aspects of ubiquitous computing, exploring the interactions between people and technologies. Her approach draws on combining ethnographic in-the-wild studies of user practices with designing new technologies in areas ranging from home energy practices, health, music education and animal computer interaction. She has a particular interest in designing technologies for people with sensory impairments– with a focus on the development of novel haptic technologies, i.e. those that make use of the sense of touch, and that give feedback that people can make use of in their activities, almost as if the technology augments their senses.

 

"^^ . . "88a69329bfd5d79d7f81ccd7f615524b0d903d32"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . . "

Janet van der Linden is Senior Lecturer and Director of Research in the department of Computing and Communications.

"^^ . "Dr Janet van der Linden"@en . "

Mike joined The Open University Business School in April 2008. Previously, he worked for thirteen years at the University of Buckingham as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance whilst completing his doctoral studies there. Prior to that, Mike spent twelve years as a financial manager/finance director in industry.

Mike's main teaching and research interests are in the area of management accounting. He is currently a member of the course teams for B629 Marketing and Finance (part of the Certificate in Management), B292 Management Accounting (part of the Certificate in Accounting) and is also actively involved in production of a new module: B392 Advanced Management Accounting.

He has published a number of academic journal articles concerning the 'gap' between the theory and practice of management accounting. Mike is also interested in the development of new business models (including new accounting models) for a sustainable capitalism and has successfully supervised a doctoral student in the area of Islamic Accounting.

Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

 

"^^ . "Michael" . "Michael Lucas" . "Lucas" . . . . "

He has published a number of academic journal articles concerning the 'gap' between the theory and practice of management accounting. Mike is also interested in the development of new business models (including new accounting models) for a sustainable capitalism and has successfully supervised a doctoral student in the area of Islamic Accounting

"^^ . . "7f9ead0e9ac3d713f45f79ab9952ac65d7668fcb"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer in Accounting" . "

Mike joined The Open University Business School in April 2008. Previously, he worked for thirteen years at the University of Buckingham as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance whilst completing his doctoral studies there. Prior to that, Mike spent twelve years as a financial manager/finance director in industry.

Mike's main teaching and research interests are in the area of management accounting. He is currently a member of the course teams for B629 Marketing and Finance (part of the Certificate in Management), B292 Management Accounting (part of the Certificate in Accounting) and is also actively involved in production of a new module: B392 Advanced Management Accounting.

He has published a number of academic journal articles concerning the 'gap' between the theory and practice of management accounting. Mike is also interested in the development of new business models (including new accounting models) for a sustainable capitalism and has successfully supervised a doctoral student in the area of Islamic Accounting.

Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

 

"^^ . "Dr Michael Lucas"@en . ""^^ . "Jane" . "Jane Williams" . . . . ""^^ . . "063a780093a64552a544e50aff507d554e11e638"^^ . . . "Staff Tutor" . ""^^ . "Jane Williams"@en . . . . . "

Science Staff Tutor in the West Midlands (R04) and in the South West (R03)

Involved in production of S104 (Exploring Science) and production and presentation of S366 (Evolution), S295 (The Biology of Survival) and S317 (Biological Sciences: from Genes to Species).

"^^ . "Janet" . "Janet Haresnape" . . . . "

Have undertaken research on foot-and-mouth disease immunochemistry, epidemiology of African swine fever in Malawi, and the efficacy of Newcastle disease vaccines in Malawi.

 

"^^ . . "0775fa8d0f24a8d982fde1916f4ffbe2074a9e9d"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer, Staff Tutor in Science" . "

Science Staff Tutor in the West Midlands (R04) and in the South West (R03)

Involved in production of S104 (Exploring Science) and production and presentation of S366 (Evolution), S295 (The Biology of Survival) and S317 (Biological Sciences: from Genes to Species).

"^^ . "Dr Janet Haresnape"@en . "Eloy David Villasclaras Fernandez" . . . . . "44928e76bcff5b322c0338db6351297b15a45f74"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Educational Technologist" . "Dr Eloy David Villasclaras Fernandez"@en . . . . "pi456" . "The Open University account for Paul Ibbotson"@en . . . . "crw287" . "The Open University account for Rebecca Whiting"@en . "

Mike is a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University. He is currently working on an ESRC project titled'Beyond Male Role Models' which is exploring gender identities and practices in work with young men. His doctoral research was an ethnographic study that centred on the lives of a group of young working-class men (aged 16-18) in a community in the South Wales Valleys. Drawing on the work of Erving Goffman he examined how his respondents educational pathways and leisure interests impacted on their performances of masculinity within this former industrial space.

Mike’s other work has examined the transport needs of older people in rural Lincolnshire. Alongside collegues at the University of Lincoln he wrote a report seeking to develop community transport in the county. He has taught sociology at both further and higher education institutions to students of all ages and is a tutor at the Lifelong Learning Centre at Cardiff University. Mike is also a member of the Social Science Centre (SSC) in Lincoln. The SSC offers opportunities to engage in a co-operative experience of higher education. Run as a not-for-profit co-operative, the SSC is organised on the basis of democratic, non-hierarchical principles, with all members having equal involvement in the life and work of the SSC.http://socialsciencecentre.org.uk/ .We study themes that draw on the core subjects in social science: sociology, politics and philosophy, as well as psychology, economics, journalism and photography. The Centre organises study and research at all levels including undergraduate, Masters and Doctorates in Philosophy

 

"^^ . "Michael Rhys Morgan Ward" . . . . "

Men and Masculinties

Social Class

Ethnography

Life Writing

Community Transport

 

ESRC-funded research project–Beyond Male Role Models: gender identities and work with young men

The project has been developed in close partnership between a team at The Open University and a major national charity, Action for Children, which has extensive experience of working with vulnerable and troublesome young men. The research will be carried out at Action for Children projects throughout the UK, and project staff and young people themselves will be involved in organising and facilitating the research.

The project will explore the following questions:

  • What ideas and assumptions influence practice with boys and young men and in particular what assumptions about gender inform current theory, policy and practice?
  • How do boys and young men in contact with services talk about their interactions and relationships with male and female professionals?
  • What do they value in their relationships with workers? To what extent is this related to the gender of the worker?
  • What do they identify as essential to developing good relationships?
  • What do girls say about boys and their relationships with workers?
  • How do male and female professionals working with boys and young men across a range of settings talk about and construct their interactions and relationships with service users?
  • What do they identify as essential to developing good relationships?
  • How does gender interact with other aspects of identity, such as class and ethnicity, in relationships between young men and professional workers?
  • What are the implications of these findings for developing interventions with boys and young men who are perceived to be vulnerable or‘at risk’?

The study will include focus groups and individual interviews with young male service users; interviews with male and female workers in the same settings; a small number of interviews with young women service users; and an analysis of policy documents, media stories and academic texts covering the issue of‘male role models’ and the role of gender in work with young men.

http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/beyondmalerolemodels/

"^^ . . "f1c6638c12fea946cbc5375d2e5da3d620eee558"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Assistant, HSC" . "

Mike is a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University. He is currently working on an ESRC project titled'Beyond Male Role Models' which is exploring gender identities and practices in work with young men. His doctoral research was an ethnographic study that centred on the lives of a group of young working-class men (aged 16-18) in a community in the South Wales Valleys. Drawing on the work of Erving Goffman he examined how his respondents educational pathways and leisure interests impacted on their performances of masculinity within this former industrial space.

Mike’s other work has examined the transport needs of older people in rural Lincolnshire. Alongside collegues at the University of Lincoln he wrote a report seeking to develop community transport in the county. He has taught sociology at both further and higher education institutions to students of all ages and is a tutor at the Lifelong Learning Centre at Cardiff University. Mike is also a member of the Social Science Centre (SSC) in Lincoln. The SSC offers opportunities to engage in a co-operative experience of higher education. Run as a not-for-profit co-operative, the SSC is organised on the basis of democratic, non-hierarchical principles, with all members having equal involvement in the life and work of the SSC.http://socialsciencecentre.org.uk/ .We study themes that draw on the core subjects in social science: sociology, politics and philosophy, as well as psychology, economics, journalism and photography. The Centre organises study and research at all levels including undergraduate, Masters and Doctorates in Philosophy

 

"^^ . "Dr Michael Rhys Morgan Ward"@en . . . . "jaj26" . "The Open University account for Jon James"@en . . . . . "@#HazelRymer"@en . . . . "cb2478" . "The Open University account for Carolyn Batstone"@en . "Cathy" . "Cathy Benjamin" . . . . . "9425f695c0307f4c6dbd3fdfe12d43a66af65f25"^^ . . . "Lecturer Youth Work" . "Cathy Benjamin"@en . . . . "mc26486" . "The Open University account for Matteo Cancellieri"@en . . . "@@sharonmallonphd"@en . . . . "sah83" . "The Open University account for Sue Hughes"@en . . . . "ror24" . "The Open University account for Payam Rezaie"@en . . . . "sv379" . "The Open University account for Siv Vangen"@en . "The Open University account for Professor Siv Vangen"@en . "

I have recently completed a PhD in Educational Technology at the Open University. My doctoral research, funded by the Open University and A.G.Leventis Foundation, examined how the use of a microblogging technology (i.e. Twitter) by young people (13-14s) during a trip to the Museum of London supported their learning experience and extended it beyond the museum, despite changes in the physical and social contexts. My study highlighted that learning and technology are shaped by each other and contributed towards filling theoretical and empirical gaps in the understanding of how technology-mediated museum experience opens up new ways of engaging with museum artefacts, ideas, and learning spaces but also with content generated by young users in situated learning activities. 

I hold two postgraduate degrees: the first inResearch Methods (MRes)from the Open University and the second inMuseum and Gallery Management (MA)from the City University in London. I also hold an undergraduate degree inEducational Sciencesfrom the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

I am a qualified teacher and taught for five years in Cyprus, before enrolling in postgraduate studies in the UK. In addition to this, from 2012 to 2015 I was working as a language teacher in Greek Supplementary Schools in London.  

LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/1VWWKzB

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Koula_Charitonos

Twitter:ch_koula

"^^ . "Koula" . "Koula Charitonos" . "Charitonos" . . . . . "

My research interests concern technology-enhanced learning, characterised by a change in the ways knowledge is produced and communicated, and marked by the continuity of the learning experience across contexts (formal and informal). I am particularly interested in aspects of the museum visitor experience such as meaning making through social interaction and how the use of technology in the museum enhances the visitor learning experience. I maintain an interest in children and young people and how they may benefit from access to cultural experiences. My current research focuses on practices emerging from the use of technology and how they impact on the ways we teach and learn, with a particular interest in the pedagogy that should underpin the integration of mobile technologies in learning settings. 

"^^ . . . . "Visiting Fellow" . "

I have recently completed a PhD in Educational Technology at the Open University. My doctoral research, funded by the Open University and A.G.Leventis Foundation, examined how the use of a microblogging technology (i.e. Twitter) by young people (13-14s) during a trip to the Museum of London supported their learning experience and extended it beyond the museum, despite changes in the physical and social contexts. My study highlighted that learning and technology are shaped by each other and contributed towards filling theoretical and empirical gaps in the understanding of how technology-mediated museum experience opens up new ways of engaging with museum artefacts, ideas, and learning spaces but also with content generated by young users in situated learning activities. 

I hold two postgraduate degrees: the first inResearch Methods (MRes)from the Open University and the second inMuseum and Gallery Management (MA)from the City University in London. I also hold an undergraduate degree inEducational Sciencesfrom the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

I am a qualified teacher and taught for five years in Cyprus, before enrolling in postgraduate studies in the UK. In addition to this, from 2012 to 2015 I was working as a language teacher in Greek Supplementary Schools in London.  

LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/1VWWKzB

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Koula_Charitonos

Twitter:ch_koula

"^^ . "Koula Charitonos"@en . . . . . . . "

Beck currently works as a researcher on the award winning Hewlett funded OER Research Hub project, which investigates the impact of open educational resources (OER) on learning and teaching, and theOpening Educational Practices in Scotland(OEPS) project. Beck focuses particularly on informal learning and open textbooks and is responsible for collaboration work with BCcampus, Siyavula, OpenStax College, Bridge to Success, Co-PILOT and P2PU/School of Open. She was also responsible for the delivery of the OER Research Hub's School of Open "Open Research" course (Autumn 2014 and Autumn 2015). 

She previously worked on the NGLC funded Open Learning: Bridge to Success project, providing research and project support. She also supported the JISC funded Track OER and OLDS-MOOC projects and the EC FP7 JuxtaLearn project.

Prior to joining the OU, Beck worked at the University of Essex supporting the EC FP7 Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) Preparatory Phase Project (PPP) for its duration. 

"^^ . "Beck" . "Beck Pitt" . . . . "

Beck is a trained philosopher and successfully defended her PhD entitled Jean-Paul Sartre and the Question of Emancipation in April 2012. She studied at the University of Essex and completed an MA in Continental Philosophy (Essex) in 2002, and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy (Reading) in 1999. Her dissertation topics were the Marquis de Sade and Simone de Beauvoir, respectively.

For more on Beck's academic work and publications, please visit:http://essex.academia.edu/BeckPitt/About

"^^ . . "5c3d02b42d4dafb357ee9f68eaed9929b57433db"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Associate" . "

Beck currently works as a researcher on the award winning Hewlett funded OER Research Hub project, which investigates the impact of open educational resources (OER) on learning and teaching, and theOpening Educational Practices in Scotland(OEPS) project. Beck focuses particularly on informal learning and open textbooks and is responsible for collaboration work with BCcampus, Siyavula, OpenStax College, Bridge to Success, Co-PILOT and P2PU/School of Open. She was also responsible for the delivery of the OER Research Hub's School of Open "Open Research" course (Autumn 2014 and Autumn 2015). 

She previously worked on the NGLC funded Open Learning: Bridge to Success project, providing research and project support. She also supported the JISC funded Track OER and OLDS-MOOC projects and the EC FP7 JuxtaLearn project.

Prior to joining the OU, Beck worked at the University of Essex supporting the EC FP7 Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) Preparatory Phase Project (PPP) for its duration. 

"^^ . "Dr Beck Pitt"@en . . . . . . . . . . . . "vm4468" . "The Open University account for Vicky Marsh"@en . . . . "ccb2" . "The Open University account for Professor Christopher Charles Bissell"@en . . . . "ch25773" . "The Open University account for Christopher Heath"@en . "Charlotte Webb" . "Webb" . . . . . "76a726051c338090692c41377c8d59809873ddf3"^^ . . . "Lecturer in Maths Education" . "Charlotte Webb"@en . . . . . . . . . . "Sasha" . "Sasha Verchovsky" . . . . . "4ce4a184d1fd511bb6e9c55070fd438137295e88"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Honorary Associate" . "Dr Sasha Verchovsky"@en . "Alban James Webb" . "Webb" . . . . "

The study of Britain and the Cold War has been the primary focus of my research to date, exploring Whitehall and the machinery of government, civil defence planning, nuclear deterrence strategy, the history of the intelligence services, and the projection of British foreign policy. This has led to my current research on the role public diplomacy in international relations, with particular reference to the BBC World Service. Building on these research interests within CRESC, my work examines the construction of contemporary methods of cultural and public diplomacy within the historical framework of Britain's engagement with the rest of the world.

Webb, A. (2009) 'Public Diplomacy: Meeting New Challenges', Wilton Park Conference WP902, March 2009.

Webb, A., (2008) 'Constitutional Niceties: three crucial dates in Cold War relations between the BBC External Services and the Foreign Office', in Gillespie, M. Webb, A.& Baumann, G. eds. (2008) 'BBC World Service 1932-2007: Cultural Exchange and Public Diplomacy', Special Issue ofHistorical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 28(4), 2008, pp.557-567.

Gillespie, M. Webb, A.& Baumann, G. (2008) 'Broadcasting Britishness, Strategic Challenges and the Ecology of Overseas Broadcasting by the BBC',Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 28 (4), pp.453-58.

Webb, A. Haddon, C. (2007) 'An Internal Housekeeping Matter': Whitehall and the BBC Monitoring Service',The Political Quarterly, 78(2), 2007, pp.214-223.

Webb, A. Hughes, R.& Twigge, S. (2006) 'Scholarship and the Freedom of Information Act: Year One', Report of the British Academy Specialist Workshop,Perspectives, July 2006.

Webb, A. (2006) 'Auntie Goes to War Again: The BBC External Services, the Foreign Office and the early Cold War',Media History, 12(2), 2006, pp.117-132.

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

Last updated: 10 February 2011

"^^ . . "2130ff40a63fe6eadc9c9cc17eba2b8685cc74ba"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Fellow (CRESC)" . "Dr Alban James Webb"@en . . . . . . . . . . "acm47" . "The Open University account for Andy Morris"@en . "Keiron Lock" . . . . . "Keiron Lock"@en . . . . . . . . . . "sjm2348" . "The Open University account for Sarah Mukherjee"@en . "

My PhD research, based at the Open University, focused on the analysis of light volatile elements (C& N) in martian, angrite and HED meteorite samples. This predominantly involved identifying and quantifying reservoirs of carbon and nitrogen within the meteorite samples and using this information to reconstruct the volatile degassing history of the parent bodies.

I am currently responsible for the operation of theFINESSEstatic-vacuum mass spectrometry system, designed for the simultaneous analysis of carbon, nitrogen and noble gases from a single sample, and theRaman spectroscopylab.

 

"^^ . "Feargus Abernethy" . "Abernethy" . . . . "dfbbee40a00d5834fb5da74ecee8837222c99cdf"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Project Officer" . "

My PhD research, based at the Open University, focused on the analysis of light volatile elements (C& N) in martian, angrite and HED meteorite samples. This predominantly involved identifying and quantifying reservoirs of carbon and nitrogen within the meteorite samples and using this information to reconstruct the volatile degassing history of the parent bodies.

I am currently responsible for the operation of theFINESSEstatic-vacuum mass spectrometry system, designed for the simultaneous analysis of carbon, nitrogen and noble gases from a single sample, and theRaman spectroscopylab.

 

"^^ . "Dr Feargus Abernethy"@en . . . . . . . ""^^ . "Steve" . "Steve Ashley" . . . . ""^^ . . . "Dr" . . "Research Fellow" . ""^^ . "Dr Steve Ashley"@en . "Ellies" . "Ellies Muyupa" . "Muyupa" . . . . . "18c45e33b05e724437156f03537ccc0ec05c0721"^^ . . . "FT Research Student" . "Ellies Muyupa"@en . . . . "ljp393" . "The Open University account for Louisa Preston"@en . "

I have been working for the OU for 10 years and during this time have held a variety of roles, my most recent of these was as Lecturer in Social Policy in The Facuty of Social Sciences. I moved to The Faculty of Business and Law in 2015 to take up a post as Lecturer in Public Policy and Management. 

I began my career working in The City of London for a commodity trading information firm based on Fleet Street London. From there I trained in teaching and set up a consultancy specialising in training and development. 

I moved into HE with a position in teacher training (further education and training) and joined the OU as Educational Developer for tutors in 2005.

"^^ . "Jacqueline" . "Jacqueline Baxter" . . . . . . . "

My research interests lie in the area of public service policy and management and I am currently investigating the governance arrangements of four services: fire; police; health and education. My most recent publication is a book for Policy Press: School Governing; Policy, politics and practices, due to be published in January 2016. I am currently working on an edited collection for Springer. This includes contributions from a number of European Countries on the role of the inspector in public service policy implementation. 

Another area of focus for me is that of public service volunteer identities and I am collaborating with researchers in Caneda and Australia who are looking at the ways in which members of the public are being increasingly professionalised within voluntary roles in the public services. 

I am interested in supervising post grad studies in the areas of : public service policy, management, governance and inspection. 

You can find my column on The Conversation @www.theconversation.com 

Some of my recent publications are listed below, others you can find on The Open University ORO system. 

Recent Book Chapters 

Baxter, J., Lawn, M., Segerholm, C.,& Grek, S. Inspection and the local. In S. Grek& J. Lindengren (Eds.),Governing by inspection: embodied regulation. London: Routledge.

Baxter, J., Rönnberg, L.,. Inspection in the Media. In S. Grek& J. Lindengren (Eds.),Governing by Inspection: Embodied Regulation. London: Routledge

Baxter, J.,& Segerholm, C. Shifting Frameworks: shifting Criteria. In S. Grek& J. Lindgren (Eds.),Governing by Inspection: embodied regulation,London,Routledge 

Recent Articles. ​

 

1. Plugging the gaps or starting from scratch? Professional learning and online identities in Higher education: the case of the part time lecturer (under review British Journal of Educational Technology)

2. Baxter, J (2015) Faire sens de la gouvernance desécoles en Angleterre : sources d'information et défis. Recherches et Formation (in press)

3. Baxter,J. (2015) School Governor Regulation in England’s Changing Education Landscape. Educational Management Administration& Leadership (in Press)

4. Baxter, J.,& Clarke, J. (2014). Knowledge, Authority and Judgement: The Changing Practices of School Inspection in England. Sisyphus Journal of Education 2(1).

5. Baxter.J.& Haycock, J. (2014). Roles and student identities in online large course forums: implications for practice. International Review of Open and Distance Learning, 15(1).

6. Baxter, J. (2014a). An independent inspectorate? Addressing the paradoxes of educational inspection in 2013. School Leadership and Management http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tY4sKEuNn6NBQAggrGkM/full.

7. Baxter, J.,& Clarke, J. (2013). Farewell to the Tickbox Inspector ?Ofsted and the changing regime of school inspection in England. Oxford Review of Education 39(5), 702-718.

8. Baxter, J.,& Wise, C. (2013). Federation governing: translation or transformation ? Management in Education: special issue Governing and Governance 27(3), 106-111.

9. Baxter, J. A. (2013a). Professional inspector or inspecting professional? Teachers as inspectors in a new regulatory regime for education in England. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43(4), 467-485.

10. Ozga, J., Baxter, J., Clarke, J., Grek, S.,& Lawn, M. (2013). The Politics of Educational Change: Governance and School Inspection in England and Scotland Swiss Journal of Sociology, 39(2), 37-55.

11. Baxter (2012) Who am I and What Keeps Me Going? Profiling the distance learning student in higher education International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning : Volume 13, No.4: 107-129: online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1283

12. Baxter (2012) The Impact of Professional Learning on the Online Teaching Identities of Higher Education Lecturers. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, Volume 11: online at: http://www.eurodl.org/?article=527

13. Baxter, J. (2011a). An investigation into the role of professional learning on the online teaching identities of Higher Education Lecturers Doctorate in Education The Open University UK, Milton Keynes.Retrieved from http://oro.open.ac.uk/33928/ 14. Baxter, J. (2010) Bien dans Sa Peau; the role of professional learning in the development of online teaching identities of part time HE Lecturers. Paper presented at the 2010 Academic Identities for the 21st Century Conference. ISBN 978-0-947649-72-72

"^^ . . . "dc98b8212d1e48e0e1c414f9a5263c39b6e4f4e7"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Public Policy and Management" . "

I have been working for the OU for 10 years and during this time have held a variety of roles, my most recent of these was as Lecturer in Social Policy in The Facuty of Social Sciences. I moved to The Faculty of Business and Law in 2015 to take up a post as Lecturer in Public Policy and Management. 

I began my career working in The City of London for a commodity trading information firm based on Fleet Street London. From there I trained in teaching and set up a consultancy specialising in training and development. 

I moved into HE with a position in teacher training (further education and training) and joined the OU as Educational Developer for tutors in 2005.

"^^ . "Dr Jacqueline Baxter"@en . . . . . . "@rightsnequality"@en . . . . "Lindsey" . "Lindsey Stewart" . "Stewart" . . . . "13177a305f39b8758bd09694a536719cc20730af"^^ . . . "Lindsey Stewart"@en . . . . "ma3776" . "The Open University account for Mahesh Anand"@en . . . . "cme8" . "The Open University account for Professor Claudia Eckert"@en . . . . "ma7262" . "The Open University account for Maria Aristeidou"@en . . . . "jmp63" . "The Open University account for Jim Peard"@en . "Rishikesh" . "Rishikesh Sinha" . "Sinha" . . . . . . . "Research Student" . "Rishikesh Sinha"@en . . . . "hk39" . "The Open University account for Helen Kaye"@en . . . . "mc5276" . "The Open University account for Marina Carter"@en . "David Andrew Wake" . "Wake" . . . . . "aa82dddb2fb8e3fd57bdf4a1ceed338a93d7faed"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Investment Fellow" . "Dr David Andrew Wake"@en . . . . "zy139055" . "The Open University account for Andrew Mkwashi"@en . . . . "gr2396" . "The Open University account for George Revill"@en . . . . ""^^ . "Andrew" . "Andrew Agyei-Holmes" . "Agyei-Holmes" . . . . ""^^ . . . . "Student" . ""^^ . "Andrew Agyei-Holmes"@en . . . . "dok38" . "The Open University account for Daniel Keller"@en . . . . "tz98" . "The Open University account for Theodore Zamenopoulos"@en . . . . "msr275" . "The Open University account for Michal Ryszka"@en . . . "Philip" . "Philip O'Sullivan" . "O'Sullivan" . . . . . "7b886f2eb90c24b382fd798e8a27d0642ed0260e"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Head of Staff -Wales, Ireland&Scotland" . "Dr Philip O'Sullivan"@en . "
Senio Lecturer in Analytical Science
 
As an analytical scientist, I have spent all my career monitoring systems, and for the last fifteen years, I have been monitoring volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  VOCs are all around us and produced by all living things and quite a few non-living systems. Analysis of VOCs can tell us a lot about the state of the things producing them.  I aim to both analyse and identify VOCs and also to find out what that is telling us about the systems producing them.  My particular interests are in using VOCs as markers for disease.  It is now becoming apparent that VOCs or profiles of VOCs from clinical samples (breath, blood, urine etc.) can be used to diagnose particular diseases or monitor the condition of an individual. 
 
Analysis of VOCs requires the use of mass spectrometry, chromatography, spectroscopy and sensors of varying types, coupled with bioinformatics.
"^^ . "Claire Turner" . . . . "

My particular research interests are in the analysis of VOCs from breath or the headspace above clinical samples of urine, blood, serum, sputum etc. in order to diagnose disease or monitor the health of an individual.

The analysis of breath to diagnose disease is a particularly attractive option because it is non-invasive and with the right equipment, it may be may be done directly in real time.   Sometimes, breath analysis is not possible or desirable, however, VOCs produced in the body may still provide useful information.  In this case, it may be more appropriate to analyse trace gases produced by other biological fluids, for example urine or blood.

Some medical conditions are better targets for VOC analysis than others.  Current research interests include investigating VOC profiles in gastrointestinal disease, malignant melanoma, colo-rectal cancer, food intolerance and diabetes.

VOC analysis uses generic equipment and approaches which may be used in other applications, including environmental analysis, exposure assessments, air quality monitoring and microbiology etc.  The main tools I use are Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) and Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS).  However, sometimes there are advantages in using sensors where small, portable and inexpensive devices are more suitable, and we are currently involved in a project to assess the use of optical sensors in analysing breath and urine headspace.

"^^ . . "2317b188a3e7c6206a210ce6f017452e09f3bc80"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer in Analytical Science" . "
Senio Lecturer in Analytical Science
 
As an analytical scientist, I have spent all my career monitoring systems, and for the last fifteen years, I have been monitoring volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  VOCs are all around us and produced by all living things and quite a few non-living systems. Analysis of VOCs can tell us a lot about the state of the things producing them.  I aim to both analyse and identify VOCs and also to find out what that is telling us about the systems producing them.  My particular interests are in using VOCs as markers for disease.  It is now becoming apparent that VOCs or profiles of VOCs from clinical samples (breath, blood, urine etc.) can be used to diagnose particular diseases or monitor the condition of an individual. 
 
Analysis of VOCs requires the use of mass spectrometry, chromatography, spectroscopy and sensors of varying types, coupled with bioinformatics.
"^^ . "Dr Claire Turner"@en . . . . . . . "nmc247" . "The Open University account for Niaz Morshed Chowdhury"@en . . . . "Kadmiel" . "Kadmiel Maseyk" . "Maseyk" . . . . "

I am a plant ecophysiologist interested in how plant function affects ecosystem carbon and water biogeochemistry. I have a stong interest in plant and ecosystem responses to environmental variability and global change processes. My work is predominantly field based, and has covered environments from the poles to the tropics.

"^^ . . "2ee34b1d7af7618d840b3bac5cc8396d2282197f"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lecturer in Environmental Sciences" . "Dr Kadmiel Maseyk"@en . . . "@@science_engage"@en . . . . "ugg2" . "The Open University account for Professor Uwe Grimm"@en . . . . "rgg64" . "The Open University account for Raquel Garcia-Garcia"@en . . . . . . . . . . ""^^ . "Stephen Peake" . . . . ""^^ . . "4745e3018f98f786d887e33acdc4f7096b391bf5"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer in Environment" . ""^^ . "Dr Stephen Peake"@en . "Jekaterina Rogaten" . "Rogaten" . . . . . "3f18c04afcbcb185580a81354bc64131badefd86"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Associate in Learning Analytics" . "Dr Jekaterina Rogaten"@en . "Delphine" . "Delphine Oben" . "Oben" . . . . . "9c1bbbd39b76dbd0b86ffc3ec6547d053ee49747"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Delphine Oben"@en . ""^^ . "Barbara" . "Barbara Hatton" . . . . ""^^ . . "cf888299202e049af84fc8ec9f1e41e3577e6ac9"^^ . . . "Staff Tutor" . ""^^ . "Barbara Hatton"@en . . . . . . . "Geoff Lyndon Andrews" . . . . . "cfeb8f85f57439701686c328965da154566567b1"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Staff Tutor&Senior Lecturer (Birmingham)" . "Dr Geoff Lyndon Andrews"@en . "

I joined the Department of Life Health and Chemical Sciences at the Open University in April 2007.

I did my BPS accredited undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Strathclyde and went on to study for a Behavioural Neuroscience PhD with Professor Philip Winn at the University of St Andrews.  The research I was involved in aimed to understand the role of the brainstem pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus in higher order (or executive) cognitive processes. These processes are usually associated with the frontal cortex.  Following an (incorrect) diagnosis of laboratory animal allergy I went to the University of Aberdeen to work with Dr John Ross on a large multidisciplinary HSE funded research project to investigate the long term health effects of occupational diving.  My role on this project was to set-up and conduct neuropsychological testing and to organise MRI scanning.  I then returned to work with Professor Winn investigating attention functions of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus before moving to the University of Abertay to gain some teaching experience.  Here I taught 2nd year undergraduate Biological Psychology and honours year Neuropsychopharamcology.

 

"^^ . "Claire" . "Claire Rostron" . . . . "

My research interests lie primarily in Behavioural Neuroscience/Biological Psychology.  I am interested in understanding the brain mechanisms supporting cognition, particularly attention for goal directed behaviour, and in the valid and reliable capture of cognitive function and dysfunction using animal and human assessments.  Recently my work has included investigating the goal directed behaviour of the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat which is an animal model of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I have also conducted some research in the field of Sports Psychology education as PhD supervisor to Open University colleague Caroline Heaney.

 

 

"^^ . . "29aea59962040e1ea4a66dd97ea4ae716b1fef23"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . "

I joined the Department of Life Health and Chemical Sciences at the Open University in April 2007.

I did my BPS accredited undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Strathclyde and went on to study for a Behavioural Neuroscience PhD with Professor Philip Winn at the University of St Andrews.  The research I was involved in aimed to understand the role of the brainstem pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus in higher order (or executive) cognitive processes. These processes are usually associated with the frontal cortex.  Following an (incorrect) diagnosis of laboratory animal allergy I went to the University of Aberdeen to work with Dr John Ross on a large multidisciplinary HSE funded research project to investigate the long term health effects of occupational diving.  My role on this project was to set-up and conduct neuropsychological testing and to organise MRI scanning.  I then returned to work with Professor Winn investigating attention functions of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus before moving to the University of Abertay to gain some teaching experience.  Here I taught 2nd year undergraduate Biological Psychology and honours year Neuropsychopharamcology.

 

"^^ . "Dr Claire Rostron"@en . . . . "jao249" . "The Open University account for Jeferson Araujo de Oliveira"@en . . . . "ameh2" . "The Open University account for Anthea Wilson"@en . . . . "fw798" . "The Open University account for Fridolin Wild"@en . "

Matthew is Senior Lecturer in Information Management at The Open University Business School. His research addresses the impact of e-business on operations and information technology evaluation, especially the performance management of e-commerce applications.

In 2011 Matthew was academic consultant on the much acclaimed BBC seriesMade In Britainand contributed to the OpenLearn'Academic Insights'  blog supporting the series. Made in Britain won the“TV Programme of the Year” 2011 at the prestigious Wincott Awards. He was also consultant on the 2012 seriesBuilt in Britain.  He also contributes to the Radio 4 seriesThe Bottom Line.

He holds a number of key positions withThe International Journal of E-Business Research, the European Conference on Information Management Evaluation and the Information Resources Management Association. He has published more than 60 academic articles and a recent undergraduate bookIntroducing Information Management: the Business Approach.

"^^ . "Matthew" . "Matthew Hinton" . . . . . "

E-commerce: this research investigates the impact of e-commerce on the internal business processes of organisations. The study is partially funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, who are keen to discover the impact that the adoption of e-business practices is having on the way that organisations measure the performance of their internal business processes; barriers to the development of electronic-commerce innovations, in particular the migration from legacy systems. Matthew is also part of the team researchingCustomer relationship management in the financial services sector (supported by Santander).

"^^ . . "2aa56ef106667d782f44b6b4d867f084c425f551"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . "

Matthew is Senior Lecturer in Information Management at The Open University Business School. His research addresses the impact of e-business on operations and information technology evaluation, especially the performance management of e-commerce applications.

In 2011 Matthew was academic consultant on the much acclaimed BBC seriesMade In Britainand contributed to the OpenLearn'Academic Insights'  blog supporting the series. Made in Britain won the“TV Programme of the Year” 2011 at the prestigious Wincott Awards. He was also consultant on the 2012 seriesBuilt in Britain.  He also contributes to the Radio 4 seriesThe Bottom Line.

He holds a number of key positions withThe International Journal of E-Business Research, the European Conference on Information Management Evaluation and the Information Resources Management Association. He has published more than 60 academic articles and a recent undergraduate bookIntroducing Information Management: the Business Approach.

"^^ . "Dr Matthew Hinton"@en . . . . . . . "sg24237" . "The Open University account for Sabrina Gaertner"@en . . . . . . . "hjh27" . "The Open University account for Hilary Holmes"@en . . . . "sm32823" . "The Open University account for Saskia van Manen"@en . . . . . . . "ap22536" . "The Open University account for Anthony Prechtl"@en . . . . . . . . . "@@suzanne_forbes"@en . "

Klaus-Dieter Rossade is a lecturer in Modern Languages at the Open University and currently Head of German in the Department of Languages. He recently chaired the production of a new Level 3 German course that uses innovative blended and social internet based learning strategies to support student' learning and exploring the German language and German speaking cultures. Klaus-Dieter's research focusses on intercultural communication in language learning and web 2.0 based internet use in education.

In 2009 he was involved in the BBC production of the 3-part documentary on Berlin, written and presented by Matt Frei, and directed by Sam Hobkinson.

He started his academic career at University College London and has a background in public radio and television broadcasting in Stuttgart, Germany.

"^^ . "Klaus-Dieter Rossade" . . . . "

My research interests are intercultural awareness and communication in language learning, and social/collaborative language learning technology.

I am currently member of a reseach project on"Identities, beliefs and values of Associate Lecturers in Languages at the Open University" which is investigating how our OU language teachers mediate intercultural awareness with their distance language teaching practice. I am also developing proposals for a longitudinal study on collaborative intercultural exploration and sense-making in asynchronous text forums on higher level language courses.

Past research includes instant messaging and social bookmarking in language learning, as well as government funded research into Language learning at keystage 2 (2007-2009). I have also organised conferences, edited and published in the fields of migration, German film studies and the history of German Studies.

I am treasurer and past president of the Association of Modern German studies (AMGS) and have co-organised conferences and edited special issues in areas relevant to the work of the AMGS. I am editorial board member of IJPL (International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning) and previously of GfL (German as a foreign Language).

 

"^^ . . "dcfe67ee4cb40a9a4a92481467fb0f8209a9512e"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Senior Lecturer" . "

Klaus-Dieter Rossade is a lecturer in Modern Languages at the Open University and currently Head of German in the Department of Languages. He recently chaired the production of a new Level 3 German course that uses innovative blended and social internet based learning strategies to support student' learning and exploring the German language and German speaking cultures. Klaus-Dieter's research focusses on intercultural communication in language learning and web 2.0 based internet use in education.

In 2009 he was involved in the BBC production of the 3-part documentary on Berlin, written and presented by Matt Frei, and directed by Sam Hobkinson.

He started his academic career at University College London and has a background in public radio and television broadcasting in Stuttgart, Germany.

"^^ . "Dr Klaus-Dieter Rossade"@en . "

Mark is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at The Open University Business School and Associate Dean External Engagement. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of a government funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - theCentre for Practice-based Professional Learningacross four faculties of The Open University. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007 and was made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2009.

Mark has led a varied career. He has at various times worked as a school groundsman, a commis chef, a mathematician in a government research establishment, an outdoor pursuits instructor, a teacher of mathematics, a therapist with emotionally disturbed adolescents, a management consultant, and latterly a business school academic.

His academic development has been equally varied. His first degree is in pure mathematics. Subsequently he studied psychotherapy and psychology before later taking an MBA and PhD at London Business School, where he joined the faculty to start his academic career. While his early research was firmly routed in the traditions of occupational psychology, he increasingly draws on other disciplines (primarily economics and sociology). His recent research (on the role of traders in investment banks and management practices in multinational firms) contributes to fields such as international business, behavioural finance, the sociology of markets, industrial relations and cognitive psychology. His research and scholarship is focussed on three primary areas: -

1) He has a long standing interest in the work, behaviour and performance of professional traders. and the role of emotion in financial decision-making for traders and investors. This has more recently turned to a braoder interest in the psychology of finacial behaviour.

2) He studies the ways in which business and management practices develop and are transformed or corrupted within businesses and organisations. Particular interests include the transfer of HR practices between different national settings and the professional practices of traders in investment banks.

3) He has a profound interest in the relationship between formal and informal learning. He spent five years running a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning the Centre for Practice-Based Professional Learning (http://cetl.open.ac.uk). His book on"Learning in Landscapes of Practice" with Etienne Wenger-Trayner, Beverly Wenger-Trayner, Chris Kubiak and Steve Hutchinson, builds on Etienne's prior work on communities of practice and the work of the OU centre for Practice-Based Professional Learning. He codirects the AACSB Seminar on Online an dBlended Learning.

He acts as a consultant to a range of organisations with a particular focus on change management and international HR management and on supporting and improving decision-making process

He has acted as an academic advisor to BBC programmes: The Money Programme; documentary series'Can Gerry Robinson Fix the NHS';'The Love of Money'; Escape from the Boardroom; and (with Adrian Furnham) created the'Big Money Test for the BBC's LabUK and the Watchdog programme.

"^^ . "Mark" . "Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy" . "Fenton-O'Creevy" . . . . . . "

International Management, International HR, Financial Trading, Investment Psychology, Managment of Change, Practice-Based Learning, Pedagogy, Distance Learning, Educational development,

"^^ . . "f49d83214b51c010ba7afaa96ebb140f39490ab3"^^ . . . "Associate Dean, External Engagement" . "

Mark is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at The Open University Business School and Associate Dean External Engagement. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of a government funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - theCentre for Practice-based Professional Learningacross four faculties of The Open University. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007 and was made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2009.

Mark has led a varied career. He has at various times worked as a school groundsman, a commis chef, a mathematician in a government research establishment, an outdoor pursuits instructor, a teacher of mathematics, a therapist with emotionally disturbed adolescents, a management consultant, and latterly a business school academic.

His academic development has been equally varied. His first degree is in pure mathematics. Subsequently he studied psychotherapy and psychology before later taking an MBA and PhD at London Business School, where he joined the faculty to start his academic career. While his early research was firmly routed in the traditions of occupational psychology, he increasingly draws on other disciplines (primarily economics and sociology). His recent research (on the role of traders in investment banks and management practices in multinational firms) contributes to fields such as international business, behavioural finance, the sociology of markets, industrial relations and cognitive psychology. His research and scholarship is focussed on three primary areas: -

1) He has a long standing interest in the work, behaviour and performance of professional traders. and the role of emotion in financial decision-making for traders and investors. This has more recently turned to a braoder interest in the psychology of finacial behaviour.

2) He studies the ways in which business and management practices develop and are transformed or corrupted within businesses and organisations. Particular interests include the transfer of HR practices between different national settings and the professional practices of traders in investment banks.

3) He has a profound interest in the relationship between formal and informal learning. He spent five years running a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning the Centre for Practice-Based Professional Learning (http://cetl.open.ac.uk). His book on"Learning in Landscapes of Practice" with Etienne Wenger-Trayner, Beverly Wenger-Trayner, Chris Kubiak and Steve Hutchinson, builds on Etienne's prior work on communities of practice and the work of the OU centre for Practice-Based Professional Learning. He codirects the AACSB Seminar on Online an dBlended Learning.

He acts as a consultant to a range of organisations with a particular focus on change management and international HR management and on supporting and improving decision-making process

He has acted as an academic advisor to BBC programmes: The Money Programme; documentary series'Can Gerry Robinson Fix the NHS';'The Love of Money'; Escape from the Boardroom; and (with Adrian Furnham) created the'Big Money Test for the BBC's LabUK and the Watchdog programme.

"^^ . "Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy"@en . "

I am a researcher working in the Astronomy Discipline at the Research Centre for Physical and Earth Sciences in the Open University. My research involves the study of cool stars, exoplanet detection and characterisation. 

See mypersonal website for more information.

 

"^^ . "John" . "John Barnes" . "Barnes" . . . . "

My research interests focus on the study of stellar activity, using high resolution spectroscopy. I have used tomographic techniques to obtain some of the first indirect images of spots on G dwarf stars like the Sun, and the least massive M dwarf stars. I have also carried out searches for molecules in close orbiting extrasolar planets and implemented the most precise radial velocity searches for planets at the bottom of the main sequence.

"^^ . . "b8efe66aaa413af55e0e9acd0c1eaeb206a7f384"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Post Doctoral Research Associate" . "

I am a researcher working in the Astronomy Discipline at the Research Centre for Physical and Earth Sciences in the Open University. My research involves the study of cool stars, exoplanet detection and characterisation. 

See mypersonal website for more information.

 

"^^ . "Dr John Barnes"@en . . . . . . . "

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Management in the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise in the Open University Business School, which I joined in 2004. Before that I worked as Lecturer in Marketing at King's College London and as ESRC Research Associate at Manchester Business School. I hold degrees from the University of Heidelberg (Diplom), the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (MBA) and the University of Buckingham (DPil).

"^^ . "Anja" . "Anja Schaefer" . "Schaefer" . . . . . "

My main research interest centres around corporate social responsibility and sustainability. My longitudinal, empirical research into environmental strategy and management in the UK water and electricity sectors has led to a number of journal articles and contributions to edited works, as well as numerous conference papers. Coupled with this empirical work I have focused on the application and development of general social and management theory to the area of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

My current research looks at sustainability in SMEs, CSR and international development, and organisational codes of ethics. In all these areas I am particularly interested in how people make sense of ethical and environmental challenges at work and how this links to their sense of self-identity.

I am currently supervising three PhD students:
Aqueel Wahga, on the impact of entrepreneurial capital on environmental improvement in SMEs
Olga Andrianova, on the role of enterprise policies in promoting environmental sustainability
Maria Wishart, on the development of responsible management education

"^^ . . "30827aa279e9be2a7fdd173a8efdb3f95a3444dd"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Head of Department - PuLSE" . "

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Management in the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise in the Open University Business School, which I joined in 2004. Before that I worked as Lecturer in Marketing at King's College London and as ESRC Research Associate at Manchester Business School. I hold degrees from the University of Heidelberg (Diplom), the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (MBA) and the University of Buckingham (DPil).

"^^ . "Dr Anja Schaefer"@en . "Khaled" . "Khaled Alkhatib" . "Alkhatib" . . . . . "cbccfe3aa8b465fc201d9db576ba088be582ec41"^^ . . . "Research Student" . "Khaled Alkhatib"@en . . . . "gm7699" . "The Open University account for Gavin Moorhead"@en . "

My current research interests are generally in the area of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and specifically in personalised learning, self-regulated learning, inquiry-based learning, remote labs and online experimentation, open educational resources and rich interactive learning materials with applications in teaching and learning Data Science, Future Internet, and Linked Data.

"^^ . "Alexander" . "Alexander Mikroyannidis" . "Mikroyannidis" . . . . . . . . . "407385706bcb9117cb872acb78dd7b36d2f23255"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Associate" . "

My current research interests are generally in the area of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and specifically in personalised learning, self-regulated learning, inquiry-based learning, remote labs and online experimentation, open educational resources and rich interactive learning materials with applications in teaching and learning Data Science, Future Internet, and Linked Data.

"^^ . "Dr Alexander Mikroyannidis"@en . "

I joined The Open University in February 2013 after having been a Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University from 2007. I was an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bristol between 2006 and 2007. I have BA (Hons) in History and Politics from the University of Exeter and an MSc with Commendation in International Relations from the University of Bristol. I was awarded a PhD in Politics by Rhodes University, South Africa. I have held Visiting and Honorary Research Fellowships at Goldsmiths, University of London, University College London, the University of Bristol and the University of Cape Town.

"^^ . "Daniel Conway" . "Conway" . . . . . "
Migration, Space and Transnational Identities 

I am interested in migration by privileged subjects, constructions of transnational identity and the perceptions and material experiences of space and place. In particular, I completed a British Academy funded project focusing on the lives, identities and histories of white British-born migrants in contemporary South Africa. Working with Professor Pauline Leonard (School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton), we interviewed over sixty British immigrants in South Africa and did ethnographic work in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. In this study we were particularly interested in how British migrants relate to, participate in and embody South Africa's complex racial and political dynamics. In the (2014) book Migration, Space and Transnational Identities: The British in South Africa we explored the everyday lives of migrants, political and social attitudes and relationships with the places and spaces of South Africa, as well as expectations of the future, the complexities of transnational, raced and classed identities and senses of belonging.

In furthering the impact of this project, I have been awarded an ESRC Knowledge Exchange Grant in collaboration with the Migration Museum Project (MMP) in order to create an academic/cultural heritage network and online exhibition and learning resource focused on'Exploring the British Diaspora: Histories, Lives and Identities of the British Abroad'.

Masculinities, Militarisation and War Resistance

This body of work explores the gendered dynamics of militarisation and the possibilities and restraints on protest and dissent. In focusing on apartheid-era South Africa's militarisation, I analysed the defiance of compulsory military service by individual white men and the anti-apartheid activism of the white men and women in the End Conscription Campaign (ECC). The ECC was the most significant white anti-apartheid social movement in South Africa.

In the bookMasculinities, Militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign: War Resistance in Apartheid South Africa I analyse the interconnections between militarisation, sexuality, race, homophobia and political authoritarianism and draw upon a range of materials and disciplines in producing this socio-political study. Sources include interviews with white men who objected to military service in the South African Defence Force (SADF), archival material including military intelligence surveillance of the ECC, ECC campaigning material, press reports and pro-state propaganda. The analysis is informed by perspectives in sociology, international relations, history and from analysis of contemporary militarised societies such as Israel and Turkey. I have published a number of peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters relating to these themes and reflecting on my research methods.

In'Queering Apartheid: The National Party's 1987'Gay Rights' Election Campaign in Hillbrow' (published in December 2009 in the Journal of Southern African Studies), I explore heteronormative discourses of sexuality and race drawing from archival material and developing the understanding of whiteness, citizenship and homo-nationalism in late-apartheid society. 

I am currently developing this research by analysing and conceptualising the tensions of complicity and ignorance in the discourses and commemoration of acts of dissent and protest by privileged subjects. 

PhD supervision

I welcome applications to supervise PhD students in the areas of masculinities and politics; gender and militarisation; South African history, politics and society; social movements and protest; critical whiteness studies and migration studies.

Sunday Omwenyeke'Evaluating Transnational Advocacy Networks (TANs): The Case of Jubilee 2000 Campaign (J2K)'

Gwendolyn Winpassinger (2012)'Queer Anarcha-Feminism: an emerging ideology? The case of Proyectil Fetal.'

Books

(2014) (with Pauline Leonard) Migration, Space and Transnational Identities: The British in South Africa (Palgrave Macmillan)

(2012)Masculinities, Militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign: War Resistance in Apartheid South Africa(Manchester University Press and Wits University Press).

Journal Articles

(2010) (with Melissa Steyn)'Introduction: Intersecting Whiteness: Interdisciplinary Debates',Ethnicities, 10(3): 1-9.

(2009)'Queering Apartheid: The National Party's 1987'Gay Rights' Election Campaign in Hillbrow',Journal of Southern African Studies, 35(4): 849-863.

(2008)'Masculinities and Narrating the Past: Experiences of Researching White Men who Refused to Serve in the Apartheid Army',Qualitative Research,8(3), 347-354.

(2008)'The Masculine State in Crisis: State Response to War Resistance in Apartheid South Africa',Men and Masculinities, 10(4): 422-439.

(2004)'Every Coward's Choice'? Political Objection to Military Service in Apartheid South Africa as Sexual Citizenship',Citizenship Studies, 8(1), pp. 25-45.

Book chapters

(2014)‘Struggles for Citizenship in South Africa’ in E. Isin and P. Nyers (eds) (2014)Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship, Routledge

(2008)'Contesting the Masculine State: White Male War Resisters in Apartheid South Africa', in Parpart, J and. Zalewski, M. (eds.)Rethinking the Man Question: Sex, Gender and Violence in International Relations(London: Zed Press).

(2008)"Somewhere on the Border - Of Credibility": The Cultural Construction and Contestation of'the Border'in White Society', in Baines, G. and Vale, P. (eds)Beyond the Border War: New Perspectives on Southern Africa's Late Cold War Conflicts(Pretoria: University of South Africa Press).

(2006)'White Masculinities', in Jones, A. (ed.)Men of the Global South: A Reader(London: Zed).

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University'sOpen Research Online.

"^^ . . "2aef36ad2bfcc9c3936b84f8718d77019a144c18"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Lec in Politics&International Studies" . "

I joined The Open University in February 2013 after having been a Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University from 2007. I was an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bristol between 2006 and 2007. I have BA (Hons) in History and Politics from the University of Exeter and an MSc with Commendation in International Relations from the University of Bristol. I was awarded a PhD in Politics by Rhodes University, South Africa. I have held Visiting and Honorary Research Fellowships at Goldsmiths, University of London, University College London, the University of Bristol and the University of Cape Town.

"^^ . "Dr Daniel Conway"@en . . . . "cw7246" . "The Open University account for Clare Woodward"@en . . . . . . . "Kristyna" . "Kristyna Jancikova" . "Jancikova" . . . . . "77de4b6d1c5fa77b215633cb5966ab237f067a2f"^^ . . . "Visiting Research Student" . "Kristyna Jancikova"@en . ""^^ . "Iestyn Jowers" . . . . "Dr" . . ""^^ . "Dr Iestyn Jowers"@en . . . . "ag48" . "The Open University account for Anne-Marie Gallen"@en . . . . "st9728" . "The Open University account for Simon Tindall"@en . "Akile Ahmet" . . . . . "447b9ed4df37dcba8f741db9f85c4ee0d1417390"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Research Associate" . "Dr Akile Ahmet"@en . ""^^ . "David" . "Professor David Brannan" . "Brannan" . . . . ""^^ . . "eadc5bb5ea461d0b69dc70bb59800c6fec0a1211"^^ . . . "Emeritus Professor" . ""^^ . "Professor David Brannan"@en . . . . "jad454" . "The Open University account for Professor John Dixon"@en . "James" . "James Taylor" . . . . . "826251dcb4978be233385e0ac577d46d2dff2b5c"^^ . . . "Curriculum Manager" . "James Taylor"@en . "

As a post doctoral research associate at the Open University, I investigate the capacity for tropical trees to emit soil-produced methane to the atmosphere. My work mainly focuses on two unique ecosystems: Bornean peatswamp forests and Amazonian wetlands. I not only assess if this understudied methane transport pathway can make sizeable contributions to regional and global methane budgets but also investigate the mechanisms responsible for methane transport in trees and insights on controls and variability. Within the time scales of my post doc, I have so far completed two expeditions in Central Amazon basin and a short study in pristine peatswamp forests of Brunei. Long term monitoring of tree-mediated methane emissions from Bornean trees will commence in early 2015 with an aim to understand the seasonal dynamics of tree mediated methane emissions. 

I supervise Matt Kent, second year PhD student at the Open University and Emma Davidson, Bachelors student at Linkoping University as the second supervisor.

Education:

PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences (2009 - 2013)

The Open University, Milton Keynes.

Research Project: “Methane emissions from wetland trees: controls and variability”

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Vincent Gauci, Prof. David Gowing& Dr. Edward Hornibrook

My PhD project investigated the role of wetland adapted trees in transporting soil-produced methane to the atmosphere from both tropical and temperate forested wetlands. The study suggests that trees in tropical and temperate wetlands emit significant quantities of methane, contributing up to 89% to the ecosystem methane flux. Given that, methane is an important greenhouse gas and 60% of the global wetlands are forested, our study underscores the need for the inclusion of methane emissions from trees in global methane budget estimates, in order to accurately predict its responses to changing environment.

MSc by Research in Environmental Geosciences (2007– 2008)

School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Research Project: “Mitigation of methane emissions from a constructed wetland”

Supervisors: Dr. Dave Reay& Dr. Kate Heal (School of Geosciences)

My Master's project explored the potential for mitigating methane emissions from constructed wetland using two electron acceptors (ochre, a by-product generated from acid mine drain treatment and gypsum), whilst maintaining their water treatment efficiency. Under in-situ conditions, gypsum did not supress methane emissions but the use of ochre (a waste product which is often landfilled) offered a win-win situation by suppressed methane emissions by upto 70% without altering the water treatment efficiency of the wetland.

Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering (4 years, Hons)  (2000– 2004)

Visveswaraiah Technological University, Mysore, India

Final Year Research Project: “Polluted ground water treatment using low cost indigenous media”

 

"^^ . "Sunitha Pangala" . "Pangala" . . . . "

Biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nitrogen, global methane budget, land use impacts on greenhouse gas fluxes, microbial ecology, methane cycling within trees, pathways of methane emissions, microbial interactions in soil, tree physiology and forest ecology. 

"^^ . . "ef787433ff09dede42f7ea85f37591133f15876c"^^ . . "Dr" . . "Post Doctoral Research Associate" . "

As a post doctoral research associate at the Open University, I investigate the capacity for tropical trees to emit soil-produced methane to the atmosphere. My work mainly focuses on two unique ecosystems: Bornean peatswamp forests and Amazonian wetlands. I not only assess if this understudied methane transport pathway can make sizeable contributions to regional and global methane budgets but also investigate the mechanisms responsible for methane transport in trees and insights on controls and variability. Within the time scales of my post doc, I have so far completed two expeditions in Central Amazon basin and a short study in pristine peatswamp forests of Brunei. Long term monitoring of tree-mediated methane emissions from Bornean trees will commence in early 2015 with an aim to understand the seasonal dynamics of tree mediated methane emissions. 

I supervise Matt Kent, second year PhD student at the Open University and Emma Davidson, Bachelors student at Linkoping University as the second supervisor.

Education:

PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences (2009 - 2013)

The Open University, Milton Keynes.

Research Project: “Methane emissions from wetland trees: controls and variability”

PhD Supervisors: Dr. Vincent Gauci, Prof. David Gowing& Dr. Edward Hornibrook

My PhD project investigated the role of wetland adapted trees in transporting soil-produced methane to the atmosphere from both tropical and temperate forested wetlands. The study suggests that trees in tropical and temperate wetlands emit significant quantities of methane, contributing up to 89% to the ecosystem methane flux. Given that, methane is an important greenhouse gas and 60% of the global wetlands are forested, our study underscores the need for the inclusion of methane emissions from trees in global methane budget estimates, in order to accurately predict its responses to changing environment.

MSc by Research in Environmental Geosciences (2007– 2008)

School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Research Project: “Mitigation of methane emissions from a constructed wetland”

Supervisors: Dr. Dave Reay& Dr. Kate Heal (School of Geosciences)

My Master's project explored the potential for mitigating methane emissions from constructed wetland using two electron acceptors (ochre, a by-product generated from acid mine drain treatment and gypsum), whilst maintaining their water treatment efficiency. Under in-situ conditions, gypsum did not supress methane emissions but the use of ochre (a waste product which is often landfilled) offered a win-win situation by suppressed methane emissions by upto 70% without altering the water treatment efficiency of the wetland.

Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering (4 years, Hons)  (2000– 2004)

Visveswaraiah Technological University, Mysore, India

Final Year Research Project: “Polluted ground water treatment using low cost indigenous media”

 

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