Scholarship and research

The Learning and Teaching Academy provides a range of opportunities for staff to engage in, or to further their engagement in, pedagogic scholarship and research.

We are focused in particular on supporting:

  • Research-informed practice Being aware of new developments in pedagogic practice and research, and using them to inform our own learning, teaching and assessment approaches
  • Evidence-led practice Applying the outputs of pedagogic evaluation and research, including that undertaken in our own contexts, to enhancing the experience of our learners
  • Engagement in scholarship Undertaking scholarly activities that contribute to the sharing and development of pedagogic practice within our disciplines and within the university
  • Engagement in research Active participation in pedagogic research that is intended to produce peer-reviewed outputs, support postgraduate research, or contribute in other ways  to public bodies of knowledge about pedagogy as a field of practice and research


We can offer:

  • One-to-one advice for colleagues who are interesting in getting involved in pedagogic research, including guidance on designing and undertaking their initial projects
  • Guidance in producing peer-reviewed publications for education-related journals
  • Access to the learning lab for colleagues undertaking pedagogic research
  • LTA Scholarships to support small-scale projects
  • Advice on producing external research funding applications

To discuss any of the above please contact Keith Smyth.