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    Dr Karin Crawford

    Head of the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute

    Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute

    About Karin Crawford

    Karin is Head of the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute at the University of Lincoln.
    The Institute provides a platform for excellent and useful research into higher education, through developing expertise in researching learning, teaching and higher education practices.
    Karin is active in research in this area, particularly pedagogical research that furthers the scholarship of teaching and learning and research that is more broadly related to academic practice in higher education. Karin has authored and co-authored a number of books, many of which are now published in their second or third editions. Her publication record also includes a range of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters that report on Karin’s research work. Karin is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Qualifications

    • Principal Fellow (PFHEA) — Higher Education Academy, 2016
    • ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management — Institute of Leadership and Management, 2014
    • Doctor of Education – Educational Research and Development (Ed D) — University of Lincoln, 2009
    • Masters degree in Education MA (Ed) — The Open University, 2005
    • Advanced Award in Social Work — East Pennine Consortium/General Social Care Council, 2005
    • Learning, Teaching and Assessing Professional Development Award — Staff Educational Development Association, 2004
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Course Design in Higher Education (PGCE) — The Open University, 2003
    • Diploma in Social Work and Diploma in Higher Education — University of Humberside (CCETSW - GSCC), 2003
    • Certificate in post-experience Management — University of Humberside, 1993
    • Post-qualifying Certificate in Care of Older People — University of Humberside (CCETSW/ENB), 1993
    • BA Social Science — The Open University, 1992
    • Registered Nurse (SRN - pin number now lapsed) — UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, 1983

    Professional Affiliations

    • Higher Education Academy — Recognition Reference PR112148

    External Activities and Consultancy

    2015 – ongoing Governor on Local Governing Board Lincoln Minster School, representing University of Lincoln

    2014-2018 External Examiner - Open University (delivered by Havering College of Further and Higher Education) MA Critical Studies and Education

    2014-2018 External Examiner – Open University (delivered by Havering College of Further and Higher Education) Post-Graduate Certificate in Education for Higher Education Teachers
    2013 - 2014 External Examiner - Liverpool John Moores University - MA Social Work and CPD Practice Education in Social Work

    2012 - 2014 External Examiner - Edge Hill University - BA (Hons) Social Work

    2012 - 2013 Health and Social Care National Strategic Advisory Group - Peason/EdExcel A-Level development programme

    2012 - 2013 External consultant to new service self-evaluation HomeStart Lincoln

    2012 - ongoing - Academic Associate - HIgher Education Academy

    2011 - 2014 - Trustee (with particular responsibility for safeguarding) on Board of Trustees HomeStart Lincoln

    2009 - 2013 - Editorial Board Member of the journal ‘Innovations in Education and Teaching International’

    2009 - 2013 - Member of Staff and Educational Development Association National Scholarship, Research and Evaluation Committee

    2009 - 2013 External Examiner - University of Bradford - MSc Professional Studies (Work Based Learning) and MA Integrated emergency management

    2006 - 2014 - Editorial Board Member of the journal ‘Practice: Social Work in Action’ (Routledge) a journal of the British Association of Social Workers

    2006 - 2011 External Examiner - University of Leeds, Lifelong Learning Centre, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and the Foundation Degree in Professional Studies in Family Support.

    2007 - 2011 External Examiner - University of Strathclyde - PG Diploma/ Master of Community Care

    2006 - 2012 Joint Book Reviews Editor for Practice: Social Work in Action (Taylor & Francis) - a journal of the British Association of Social Workers

    2009 External panel member for University of Derby, National Professional Standards for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (HEA accredited) approval panel.

    From 2009, Peer Reviewer for research grant applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

    2008 Academic Subject Advisor on University of Derby revalidation of BA (Hons) Applied Social Care, Health and Community Studies

    2006 Academic Subject Advisor on University of Plymouth revalidation of BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies

    Peer and Book Reviewer for the following journals: Practice: Social Work in Action; European Journal of Social Work; Social Work Education; British Journal of Social Work; Research, Policy and Planning; International Journal for Academic Development; International Studies in Educational Administration, Educational Management, Administration and Leadership.

    Critical Reader for Research in Practice (RiP) and Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA)

    Research Interests

    Research Projects

    • Pilot to evaluate measures of Learning Gain — HEFCE in 2015
    • Development of an Academic Intern Scheme — Awarded £10,000 by Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in 2015
    • Pedagogies of Partnership: What Works — Higher Education Academy in 2014
    • Post graduate experience project — HEFCE in 2012
    • First steps – an exploration of the practice of newly qualified social workers in child protection — Awarded £1,339 by University of Lincoln (College of Social Science) in 2012
    • Academic Identities — Awarded £2,900 by University of Lincoln (College of Social Science) in 2012
    • Embedding Open Educational Resources – leading one of six institutional projects funded by the HEA — Awarded £5,000 by Higher Education Academy in 2012
    • Teaching Development Grant Enjoyment to Employment – Crawford, K. (Principal Investigator)., Mathews, I. and Simpson, D. — Awarded £7,000 by Higher Education Academy in 2011
    • Communities in Care: A scoping review to establish the relationship of community to the lives of looked after children and young people Hicks, L. (PI), Simpson, D., Mathews, I., Crawford, K. and Koort — Awarded £31,000 by Arts and Humanities Research Council in 2011
    • Mayo Children’s Initiative (MCI), County Mayo, R.of Ireland Evaluation of MCI project (Phase two) –Stevenson, H. Crawford, K. and Karran, T. — Awarded £30,000 by Mayo Children’s Initiative (Atlantic Philanthropies) in 2011
    • Mayo Children’s Initiative (MCI), County Mayo, R. of Ireland. Evaluation of MCI project (Phase one) - Stevenson, H., Crawford, K., Karran, T. and Hicks, L. — Awarded £65,000 by Mayo Children’s Initiative (Atlantic Philanthropies) in 2010
    • Students as Mentors: Changing the next Generation Crawford, K. (project lead), Simpson, D. and Mathews, I. — Awarded £5,000 by The Higher Education Academy; Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre in 2009
    • Creative analysis of National Student Survey data and collaborative research to inform good practice in assessment feedback Crawford, K., Hagyard, A. and Saunders, G. — Awarded £15,000 by The Higher Education Academy; Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre in 2008
    • Integrating Children’s Perspectives in Policy-making to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion Experienced by Single Parent Families: A Transnational Comparative Approach — EC Second Transnational Exchange Programme (VP/2004/004) in 2005
    • Training for enhancing the skills to provide social services in Romania — European Profiles S.A. Consortium, Athens, Greece in partnership with Louis Berger on Phare project in 2003

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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