Staff Profiles

Professor Helen Walkington


Professor of Higher Education

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Helen Walkington 2017

Phone number: +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.