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BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCE, FRGS, NTF, PFHEA
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+44 (0)1865 483185
Helen Walkington is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Social Sciences. She teaches Geography and carries out research into higher education pedagogy. Helen established the university-wide student experience project called Get Published! She has been a National Teaching Fellow since 2009 and one of the first people in the UK to be made a Principal Fellow of The Higher Education Academy in 2012. Helen is an experienced presenter of educational workshops and seminars and has given numerous international conference keynote speeches on linking teaching and research and a ‘students as researchers’ pedagogy. Helen has published widely on pedagogy. She has worked as an advisor to universities, examination boards, The Higher Education Academy and Quality Assurance Agency on aspects of teaching and learning. Helen has established numerous undergraduate research conferences and journals and has been a steering group member of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) since its inception in 2010. She is co-chair of the Society for Research in Higher Education’s Academic Practice Network, co-chair of the International Network for Learning and Teaching (INLT), co-editor of the International desk for the American journal Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), an editor for Higher Education Pedagogies, editor-in-chief of the journal GEOverse and an active editorial board member of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
I have a variety of research interests which include-
In Danish - https://www.eva.dk/videregaaende-uddannelse/faa-ekspertens-5-raad-engagere-studerende-forskning
Opening Keynote (2016) ‘Knowledge creation - a dialogic approach: the power of networks and networking, mentors and mentoring.’ Society for Research in Higher Education Newer Researchers Conference 2017, Celtic Manor, Wales. https://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2016/newer-researchers-conference.asp
Reviewer for Quaternary International, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Quaternary Science, Higher Education Research and Development, Teaching and Learning Inquiry, Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education Pedagogies.