As an educationalist: Roger is supervisor to eight research students (Director of Studies for five) in the areas of curriculum evaluation, HE learning environments; student experience, and pedagogy for employability. Four successful and timely completions since 2012. Has undertaken contracted and funded educational research for Advance HE, the British Council, the Higher Education Academy, the Oxford Deanery, Health Education Thames Valley, and the Queen's Nursing Institute. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the British Educational Research Association. Recent publications include Enhancing Graduate Employability: A Case Study Compendium, eds. Norton and Dalrymple, Advance HE: 2019.
As an English scholar: - Roger is best known for studies on Arthurian literature, and crime writing including the monograph Language and Piety in Middle English Romance (2000); editorship of the journal Arthurian Literature (2002-5); the critical reader Middle English Literature (2004); and the monograph Crippen: A Crime Sensation in Memory and Modernity (2020).
His next planned book brings together his two fields of Education Studies and English Studies, being a text in Routledge's Literature and Education series.
Research group membership
Educational Policy, Partnerships and Leadership