Dr Christie Pritchard
Profiles

Dr Christie Pritchard

Head of Educational Development

Educational Development (Library and Educational Development)

Biography

Biography

Christie is the Head of Educational Development at the University of Plymouth, a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and an Associate Professor of Higher Education. Her expertise and interests lie in promoting student success through creating a sense of belonging, designing inclusive assessment, and developing social learning spaces for dialogic engagement. Before moving to lead the Educational Development team she spent 10 years championing academic support for students at an institutional and national level, focusing on understanding students’ academic experience and the inclusion of student voice. 

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Education (2015 - 2021)
  • Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE (2017)
  • Certified Leading Practitioner of ALDinHE (2017)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (2014)
  • European Centre for PASS, Peer Assisted Learning Supervisor (2013)
  • Masters of Research (2010)
  • BA (Hons) (2009)

Professional membership

  • Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)
  • Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE (formally Higher Education Academy) 2017
  • Fellow of AdvanceHE (formally Higher Education Academy) 2014

Roles on external bodies

  • Steering Group member of Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)
  • Chair of Research and Development for the Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)
  • Editorial Advisory Board for the Open University Press


Research

Research

Grants & contracts

Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory Fund, 2015. £6550 'Hovering on the Threshold? Tracking intentional and transitional behaviours at the Writing Cafe'. 

Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory Fund, 2015. £9785 'Becoming Student: partnerships and voices. Developing a relationships for academic success and transformation model.'

Centre for SustainableFutures (CSF) Curriculum Development Grant awarded. Transformative and active learning with interdisciplinary staff team at Schumacher College, £4,000,June2014.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Pritchard, C. (2015) 'Mentoring in the Writing Cafe: Identity, belonging and ownership, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, Special Edition: Peer Learning, 9th November.

Articles
Gibson S, Grace A, O'Sullivan C & Pritchard C (2018) 'Exploring transitions into the undergraduate University world using a student-centred framework' Teaching in Higher Education , DOI Open access
Pritchard C 'Mentoring in the Writing Cafe: Identity, belonging and ownership' Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education
Conference Papers
Pritchard C & Bowstead H (2014) 'A tent for the ‘nomad: Welcome to the Writing Café' Association of Learning Development in Higher Education: Learning Development Spaces and Places University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield 4-/-0/20144-/-0/2014
Presentations and posters
Syska A & Pritchard C Syska A & Pritchard C 'Students’ perceptions of blended learning'