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My pedagogic research interests include teaching for social transformations, debates, ethics, and students as partners.
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Research Interests

I am an Associate Professor in Pedagogy in Higher Education at the University of Chester, UK where I have been since 2009.  I have actively researched into learning and teaching issues since 2004.  My pedagogic research interests include teaching for social transformations, debates, ethics, and students as partners. I am on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (2009-) and one of the inaugural Editors of the International Journal for Students as Partners (2016- ). 

Latest / Proudest Achievement

In 2017 I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF).  This was based upon my work in learning and teaching since 2004.  I had an early introduction to teaching and learning when just after graduating from my BSc in Geography in 2004, I had the opportunity to manage the first International Network for Learning and Teaching Geography in HE (INLT) Writing Group Symposium in Glasgow. 

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Picture of Ruth giving a workshop on students as partners
Ruth at Writtle
As the only student in attendance I joined the group working on ‘teaching for social transformations’. This was my introduction to what has since become known as ‘students as partners’.  My passion for the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) grew from this point.  My most recent research has focused on student-staff partnerships.  The practice of partnership aims to position students and staff as active, mutually contributing collaborators in teaching and learning.  This work formed the basis of my NTF application.  Receiving this award has enhanced my reputation in the field of SoTL and is enabling me to further build and develop my SoTL networks. 

Further information

Research Funding

‘Students as change agents: student-staff partnership in feedback through self and peer assessment’ (£5,000 Quality-Related Research Funding, University of Chester) in collaboration with Professor Derek France and Dr Katharine Welsh (Department of Geography and International Development, University of Chester).

‘Module design and development through student-staff partnerships: process, experiences and engagement’ (£8,000 Quality-Related Research Funding, University of Chester) in collaboration with Dr Katharine Welsh and Professor Derek France (Department of Geography and International Development, University of Chester)

Publications

https://www1.chester.ac.uk/departments/geography-and-international-development/staff/ruth-healey

Contact 

Ruth Healey

Associate Professor in Pedagogy in Higher Education

Department of Geography and International Development

Faculty of Social Science

Email: r.healey@chester.ac.uk

Twitter: @healey_r

Website: http://www.chester.ac.uk/departments/geography-and-development-studies/staff/ruth-healey