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.
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)