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Scholarly biography

As a Principal Lecturer specialising higher education learning and teaching my role encompasses a range of research and practice, working directly with students, academic staff and central departments in the areas of student engagement, student-staff partnership, employability, retention and success. In 2014 I was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

My role is leading the Student Academic Success and Partnership team within the Centre for Learning and Teaching. I currently hold the national role of Co-Chair for International Academic Peer Learning (IAPL) - a network of over 400 colleagues working in the field of peer learning in higher education. I am the institutional lead for a nationally funded HEFCE Catalyst project 'Changing Mindsets - Reducing Stereotype Threat as a Barrier to Student Success', and am embarking on a UKCISA research grant into Creating Communities of Practice for International Student Transitions.


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • L Education (General)
  • LB2361 Curriculum

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Research Output 2012 2018

  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 2 Article

The ‘Partnership Identity’ in Higher Education: Moving From ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ to ‘We’ in Student-Staff Partnership

Mercer-Mapstone, L., Marquis, E. & McConnell, C., 15 Apr 2018, In : Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal. 2, 1, p. 12-29 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
norm conflict
identity formation
Open Access

Literature Review. Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): a sector-wide study

Fanghanel, J., McGowan, S., Parker, P., McConnell, C., Potter, J., Locke, W. & Healey, M., 1 Jan 2016, Higher Education Academy. 61 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Engaging students in research and scholarship

McConnell, C. & Morley, S., 1 Oct 2015, Proceedings of the inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. Cork, Ireland: Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), p. 17-17 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Open Access
role identity