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Professor Stephen Gomez

Visiting Professor in Digital and Online Learning

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (NC) (Faculty of Science & Engineering (NC))

Role

Currently, I am on secondment to the Higher Education Academy as Academic Lead for Online Learning across the UK HE Sector. For more details about my secondment role, please contact me at: stephen.gomez@heacademy.ac.uk.

In my former role in Plymouth University, I was Head of Work Based and Placement Learning with a university-wide remit, working with all faculties and directorates in a collegiate manner not only to promote my area of responsibility but to promote the professional development of staff in order to enhance the student experience.

As part of my remit, I was the University lead on accredited CPD and the flexible CPD degree programme at Bachelors and Masters levels. An increasing number of non-traditional learners, especially those in the workplace, want to access higher education in non-traditional ways such as by distance learning. This presents universities, which are geared more towards face-to-face lecture provision, an enormous challenge which we are starting to address through innovative approaches involving e-learning and producing open educational resources (OERs) for CPD.

E-learning forms a significant theme throughout my work as it serves as an invaluable tool that supports my academic teaching, enables my work-based learning activities and enhances student learning and assessment, both traditional and distance. I not only use e-learning extensively but develop new e-learning approaches. I have a track record of pioneering e-learning methods such as web-tutorials, audio and video feedback, e-portfolio development, OERs for CPD and mobile app tutorials.

I was also Project Director of a Higher Education Academy/JISC-funded project producing open education resources (OERs), mainly e-learning materials to support traditional (ie full time) and non-traditional (ie distance learners in the workplace) learners. The project draws in expertise from across the University to produce resources that are shared with colleagues across the higher education sector, nationally and internationally. Please see  http://cpdoer.net/  and read and contribute to the blog. I have an active e-learning and work-based learning pedagogic research portfolio. Working across the university gives me the opportunity to support and work alongside colleagues from numerous disciplines and contexts as well as serving as a conduit for disseminating best practice. Much of my recent work has focused on skills related to the IT Sector.

I obtained a National Teaching Fellowship in 2003 in recognition of my innovations in teaching and learning and won first place in a national e-learning competition in 2006.

I have video content on iTunesU (search for World of Work Based Learning) and YouTube (example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hrDtfpIRo8).

My own discipline subject is neuroscience and my research has included: axonal regeneration, the cellular effects of neurotoxins and my current work is on the neural control of the human standing posture.

Whilst at Plymouth, I was on the following University-wide Committees:

  • New Business Development Review Group;
  • Teaching & Learning Committee;
  • International Committee;
  • International Advisory Sub-group
  • HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record) Principles Task Group;
  • University Informal Learning committee (ie Volunteering and other co- and extra-curricular activity);
  • University Marketing Committee;
  • Two-year degree committee;
  • Member of Enterprise Enablers & editorial board member;
  • CPD sub-committee;
  • University’s Professors’ Group;
  • VC’s Enterprise Awards advisor on Placement Provider of the Year, Best Employer, Enterprise Award (2009);
  • Teaching & Learning Strategy Action Group
  • Faculty of Health Teaching & Learning Committee;
  • iTunes Steering Group;
  • University Safety Managers’ Group;
  • PCMD T&L Committee member

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology

King’s College, University of London;

1973-1976 

PhD (Medicine)

Institute of Neurology (Department of Neuropathology) University of London.

1976-1980

National Teaching Fellow  

Higher Education Academy                                          

2003

Professor 

University of Plymouth                                                 

2009

Visiting Professor         

Leeds Metropolitan University                                  

2009

Professional membership

  • Member of the Physiological Society
  • SEEC (Southern England Credit Accumulation Committee), Member of the Governing Council;
  • ASET (Association of Sandwich Education & Training); Member of Board of Directors;
  • Association of National Teaching Fellows;
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy;
  • Bioscience Subject Centre Honorary Representative.

Roles on external bodies

See Professional Membership
Also
External Examiner on Westminster University Exchange

Teaching interests

  • Academic staff development in teaching, learning, assessment especially in relation to work-based and placement learning and e-learning.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems, axonal function and structure, naturally occurring neurotoxins, control of human balance.
  • Placement preparation; preparation of students for Study Abroad Programme.
  • Novel educational e-learning approaches to teaching, learning & assessment; personal response systems (‘clickers’); e-portfolios; video and audio pod files.
  • Uses of emerging internet and mobile technologies to support teaching, learning & assessment.
  • Neuro-leadership staff development consultant on Management and Leadership courses.

Staff serving as external examiners

Currently, External Examiner with Westminster University Exchange (CPD)

Research interests

I have three main academic research areas: neuroscience, work-based learning and e-learning. At first glance, these may seem as three disparate areas but they are very much linked in my practice. I originally trained as a neuroscience researcher at prestigious universities such as King's College London, The Institute of Neurology (University of London), The Royal Free Hospital Medical School and the University of Lund, Sweden.

I wanted to share my passion for neuroscience with students which led me into academia as a lecturer. As a reflective practitioner, I continually seek to improve my abilities to teach which in turn led me into pedagogic research as I always thought there were better ways for students to learn. I consider myself as a pioneer and I never fear trying a new approach. My initial training as a neuroscientist gave me a scientific and research-informed approach which I apply to pedagogy so whenever I try something new I always have an evaluation plan in place to assess the new development.

Having come from a practice background, I have always been aware of the importance of the interplay between theory and practice and when I was Placements Tutor, I realised that the learning that occurs in practice and the workplace is often more powerful and effective than learning in a formal educational setting. The researcher in me wanted to explore the factors that make the workplace as credible a learning environment as the lecture theatre. My interest in work-based learning grew as I developed ways that allowed students to recognise and maximise their learning on work placement and relate it to their studies at university. Working with students on placement introduced me to employees who wish to access higher education for their own career advancement and for graduate workforce development and I have been seeking ways to deliver learning to this often neglected group of learners.

Overarching both these areas of neuroscience and work-based learning is my work in e-learning. My work in e-learning started in the early days of the internet when it was mainly used to disseminate scientific information. I recognised the internet's potential for enhancing education early on and I was one of the first academics in my then university to develop web-tutorials to support student learning of lecture materials and worked with a colleague to develop content for the university's first virtual learning environment. In the early days there was much antipathy to using e-learning materials on behalf of both students and staff. Instead of putting me off, I wanted to explore the reasons for these attitudes so I could make sense of them and address them.

Attitudes have moved on since these early days and e-learning is more widely accepted amongst students and staff though there is still a long way to go. I use e-learning methods, many of which I have developed myself or with colleagues, to assist with teaching my specialist subject area, with enhancing work-based learning and outreaching to non-traditional learners. I feel that many of the principles that apply in my context are generic and can be applied on a wider basis.

Working on a university-wide level allows me to explore and support numerous disciplines and contexts outside my own specialities as many of the challenges and joys of being an academic are common amongst us. Universities are very much organised along discipline-based structures which can constrain inter-disciplinary cooperation. If you would like to discuss any possible collaborative projects with me, please get in touch.

Please see following conference papers & presentations

Conference papers to be delivered:

Stephen Gomez & Alex Fenlon. Landscaping the learning environment: the place of OERs in shaping staff development. OER13, University of Nottingham, 26-27 March, 2013.

Alex Fenlon & Stephen Gomez. Promoting OER within Professional Bodies. OER13, University of Nottingham, 26-27 March, 2013.

Steve Furnell & Stephen Gomez. Open Educational Resources for Security Education and Awareness. 12th Annual Security Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 10-12 April 2013.

Recent Conference papers delivered:

Stephen Gomez, Pete Watton, Holger Andersson and Pete D Watton (April 2012), Supporting formal and informal, non-traditional learning in the workplace through CPD-related OERs. OCW Consortium's Global Conference, Queen's College, Cambridge, 16-18 April 2012 (paper accepted).

Stephen Gomez, Lynne Callaghan, Susan Eick, Dan Carchidi, Steve Carson, Holger Andersson (April 2012), An institutional approach to supporting open education: A case study of OCW at MIT. OCW Consortium's Global Conference, Queen's College, Cambridge, 16-18 April 2012 (paper accepted).

Conference papers delivered:

    • July 2011 'Addressing the continuing professional development needs of learners in the workplace through open educational resources (OERs)'. VC's Teaching & Learning Conference, Plymouth, UK;
    • July 2011 'Achieving best practice with portfolio assessment of informal and placement learning'. VC's Teaching & Learning Conference, Plymouth, UK;
    • May 2011 'The importance of OERs (open educational resources) in delivering a flexible continuing professional development (CPD) degree framework.' OER 11 Conference, Manchester, UK;
    • May 2011 'An innovative approach to producing interactive learning materials as OERs' OER 11 Conference, Manchester, UK;

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    Nov 2010 ‘A bespoke Web 2.0 approach to supporting on-demand learning in the workplace’. IASCE Conference, Cooperative Learning: Pedagogy, Policy and Practice, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 25-27 November 2010

    §  Nov 2010 ‘Taking stock of the market for flexible postgraduate accredited CPD’, Gomez, S., Joyner, M.,  Southern, R., Arzenton, V. & Strickland, M. Defining  and agreeing employer/employee skills need and recognising and delivering provision UVAC Annual The Future Agenda for Higher Level Skills and Work-Based Learning Conference 11th and 12th November 2010, York

    §  Oct 2010 ‘Media enhanced feedback: a personal journey’ MEL Special Interest Group, University of Sheffield, 26 October 2010 [keynote];

    §  Sept 2010 ‘The challenges involved in producing a university-wide placements database system.’ ASET Annual Conference, The Student Experience, Leicester Sept 2010

    §  Aug 2010 Oculomotor deficits caused by 0.06% and 0.10% blood alcohol concentrations and relationship to subjective perception of drunkenness. XXV Bárány Society Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland. 18 – 21 August 2010.

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    June 2010 ‘Overcoming language barriers through use of multimedia technologies’. Gomez, S. & Andersson, H. VC’s Teaching & learning Conference, Plymouth, 30 June 2010 [workshop demonstration];

    §  Jun 2010 ‘Accrediting volunteering activities as a future form of work-based learning’ HE Academy Annual Conference, June 2010 [paper];

    §  Apr 2010 ‘ASSET: Enhancing feedback provision using video’  5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference, Learning without Limits, Facing the Challenges, 8-9 April 2010 [paper];

    §  Apr 2010 ‘Using video technology to manage knowledge delivery and enabling more bespoke and differentiated student learning opportunities.’ ISOneWorld Conference, Las Vegas, USA April 2010 [paper];

    §  Apr 2010 ‘A management system for layering learning to address the diverse learning styles of students’ CEPPL, CETL Conference, April 2010 [paper];

    §  Gomez, S. (2010) Oculomotor deficits caused by 0.06% and 0.10% blood alcohol concentrations and relationship to subjective perception of drunkenness. XXV Bárány Society Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland. 18 – 21 August 2010.

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    Sept 2009 ‘Video feedback’ Bioscience Subject Centre Professional Development event, University of York, 29 September 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Jul 2009 ‘UPC-Holistic approaches to developing confidence and competence in student learning, development and career planning’, Plenary Panel member, University of Plymouth, 13th July 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Jul 2009 ‘An enterprising approach to adding value to webcasts.’ VC’s Teaching & Learning Conference, University of Plymouth, 6 Jul 2009 (with H. Andersson, I. Maramba & R. Jones) [paper];

    §  Jun 2009 ‘ASSET - An interactive resource to enhance student and staff engagement with feedback’, Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Manchester, 30 June – 2 July 2009 [workshop];

    §  Jun 2009 ‘The use of ‘clickers’ in summative assessment.’ Scholarship Week, School of the Built Environment, Centre for Education in the Built Environment, University of Salford, 29 June 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Apr 2009 ‘Providing higher level skills to industry through an innovative web 2.0 delivery system.’ Vice-Chancellor’s Research and Enterprise Conference, ‘The Enterprising Researcher’, Wed 29 April 2009, University of Plymouth (with D. Lush, K. Croker & H. Andersson) [paper];     

    §  Apr 2009 ‘Using video for on-demand CPD provision – a case study with a major water supplier in the SW’ Embedding Enterprise in Higher Education 2009 Conference, 7 April 2009, University of Plymouth (with H. Andersson) [paper];

    §  Mar 2009 ‘e-Assessment by a personal response system’, Higher Education Academy Event for Subject Centres, 27 Mar 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Mar 2009 ‘Accessibility & inclusion – what learners need’, The e-Assessment Question, London, 18-19 March 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Gomez, S. (2009) Innovative approaches to assessing placement learning for academic credit. Assessing Student Learning in Work Placements, Queen's University, Belfast, Thursday 22 January 2009

    §  Patel M, Fransson PA, Lush D, Gomez S (2008) The Effect of Foam Surface Properties on Postural Stability Assessment while Standing. XXV Bárány Society Meeting, Kyoto, Japan 31 March – 3 April 2008.

    §  Patel M, Gomez S, Berg S, Almbladh P, Lindblad J, Petersen H, Magnusson M, Johansson R, Fransson PA (2008) Effects of 24-hour and 36-hour Sleep Deprivation on Human Postural Control and Adaptation. XXV Bárány Society Meeting, Kyoto, Japan 31 March – 3 April 2008.

    §  Gomez, S., Fransson, P-A., Johansson, L., Patel, M. & Einarsson EJ (2006) Adaptation of EMG activity and movement pattern in response to vibratory proprioceptive calf and neck muscle stimulation. 24th Barany Society Meeting, Uppsala, 11-14 June, 2006.

    §  Fransson, P-A., Gomez, S., Johansson, L. & Patel, M. (2006)  Effect of surface support conditions on EMG activity and body position in human standing.  24th Barany Society Meeting, Uppsala, 11-14 June.

    §  Magnusson M, Andersson G, Mårtensson A, Fransson PA, Karlberg M, Gomez S. (2004) Vibration to the posterior neck evokes fast EMG responses of the lower leg, but mastoid vibration does not. XXIIIth Barany Society Meeting, Paris, France, July 7-9.

    §  Gomez, S. (2008) Social media video to provide on-demand learning. Social Media Tools for Student Engagement. Higher Education Academy Information and Computer Sciences Subject Centre Conference at The Octagon, UWE, Bristol; 1 December 2008.

    §  Gomez, S., & Croker, K. (2008) Delivering higher skills to learners in the workplace; a case study of using Web 2.0 technology to engage science analysts at Wessex Water with microbiology skills & knowledge. Effective Delivery of CPD to the Workplace Conference on Good Practice & Achievement with Employer Engagement. The Training Gateway, Royal College of Surgeons, 25 September 2008.

    §  Gomez, S., Lush, D., Croker, K, Andersson, H, Lush, C (2008) The use of video and audio pod files to support undergraduate lectures and laboratory classes in physiology. The Physiological Society, Cambridge, 6 July 2008.

    §  Gomez S (2008) Using video podfiles to enhance the learning experience. National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) Symposium, 6-7 May 2008, London School of Economics.

    §  Gomez S (2008) Making assessment feedback meaningful and rapid. Assessment Tomorrow - Innovative use of ICT to access skills, understanding and knowledge, 'The e-Assessment Question 2008', Novotel Conference Centre & the Shaw Theatre, London 12th & 13th March 2008 Sixth Annual Conference.

    §  Croker, K., Lush, D. & Gomez, S. (2007) Giving credit where credit is due. A framework for awarding academic credit for placement learning using an e-portfolio system. The SEEC Annual Conference, Credit After Burgess - Emerging Issues, University of the West of England, Bristol, 22nd June 2007.

    §  Gomez, S. (2007) Giving students a sound education – the use of digital audio and video files to support learning in the biosciences. The Higher Education Academy, Annual Conference, Engaging Students in Higher Education, Harrogate International Centre, 3–5 July.

    §  Lush, D. & Gomez, S. (2007) The Profile e-portfolio system. FDTL (Fund for the Development of Teaching & Learning) Conference, Bristol Marriott,  6–7 February.

    §  Andersson, H., Croker, K., Gomez, S., Linsley, S., Lush, D. & Mistry, J. (2006) Evaluation of the Profile e-portfolio system for delivering PDP to undergraduate science students. Researching and Evaluating Personal Development Planning and e-Portfolios. CRA (Centre for Recording Achievement) Conference, October.

    §  Donaldson, C., Stewart, K., Lush, D., Andersson, H. & Gomez, S. (2006) An update on the Profile e-portfolio Version of the IBMS registration Portfolio. Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Science Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, 4-6 September 2006.

    §  Lush, D. & Gomez, S. (2005) Novel pedagogic and IT approaches to the academic assessment of workplace learning. Science Learning & Teaching Conference, Warwick University, 27-28 June.

    §  Gomez, S. & Lush, D. (2005) Combined pedagogic and IT approaches to asses workplace learning.  FDTL Phase 4 & 5 Conference, Thistle Hotel, Manchester, 24-25 February.

    §  Gomez, S. & Lush, D. (2004) Profile: tracking student achievement through an electronic portfolio. Heads of University Centres for Biomedical Science, Conference 2004, Liverpool John Moores University, 7-9 September.

    §  Lawrance, L., Allen, C., Thorne, E., Tuck, A., Lush, D. & Gomez, S. (2005) Assessment of placement-based learning using a negotiated, reflective e-portfolio. Society for General Microbiology, 157th Meeting, Keele University, 12-14 September.

    §  Croker, K., Gomez, S., & Lush, D. (2004)  The effect of work placements on the perceived skills-set of science students.  ASET Conference Proceedings, Cambridge 2004.

    §  Duignan, J., Lush, D. & Gomez, S. (2004)  Undergraduate work placement and academic performance: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. A comparative study of biosciences and business placement programmes at two separate universities.  ASET Conference Proceedings, Cambridge, 2004.

    §  Gomez, S. & Lush, D. (2003) Employability Skills and PROFILE - Making Extra Sense of the Sandwich Year.  Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund (TQEF) Annual Meeting, Nottingham, 3rd - 4th November 2003.

    §  Gomez, S. & Lush, D. (2003) Using a web-based system to monitor and assess work-based learning in the biosciences. Innovative Delivery of Vocational Assessment, London Thursday 26 June 2003.

    §  Gomez, S. (2003) You can lead students to e-learning but what do they think? Students’ attitudes to computer-based learning. Global Directions in e-Learning: Assessing "Promising Practices" and the Future of e-Learning in Organizational Transformation, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. February 9-12th, 2003 Refereed Paper Track.

    §  Gomez, S. & Lush, D. (2002) Managing the diversity of Bioscience Placements for Credit-accumulation via the Web.  Work-based Learning Network Annual Conference– Knowledge, Work & Learning, Cardiff University, 27-28 November 2002.

    International Conferences & Conference publications

    §  Gomez, S., Croker, K., Lush, D. & Andersson, H. (2008) Profile: A Web-Based, E-Portfolio Tool to enhance assessment of placement learning for academic credit and to support employability, ASET (Association of Sandwich Education & Training) Annual Conference 2008 on Work-based learning & Employability, Plymouth University, 2-4 September 2008.

    §  Källkvist, M., Gomez, S. & Wadsö Lecaros, C. (2008) ‘Handledning genom en virtuell lärandemiljö: ett sätt att öka grundstudenters forskningsaktivitet’ SOL Centrum Linguistics Conference, Lund University, Sweden on 25 September 2008. (Translation of title: Supervision through a VLE: a way of increasing undergraduate students' research activities).

    §  Källkvist, M., Gomez, S. &  Andersson, H. (2007) E-supervision of undergraduate research papers: A case study of the Profile e-portfolio system. Language Learning, Language Teaching and Technology ASLA's annual conference, Lund, Sweden 8-9 November 2007

    §  Lush, D., Gomez, S. & Andersson, H. (2006) Form-based Learning: Using Web-forms in the Profile e-Portfolio System to Enhance Learning. 13th International Conference on Learning, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 22-26 June.

    §  Gomez, S. & Lush, D. (2005) Combining novel pedagogic and IT approaches to align the assessment of workplace learning with criteria for academic credit. The First International Conference on Enhancing Teaching & Learning through Assessment 13th - 15th June, 2005, Hong Kong.

    Gomez, S. & Osborne, R. (2005)  Enhancing student appreciation of written feedback on essay assignments. The First International Conference on Enhancing Teaching & Learning through Assessment 13th - 15th June, 2005, Hong Kong.

    [P] – pedagogic publication; [S] – subject specialism publication in neuroscience; * - SG corresponding author

    Papers in preparation:

  • The use of personal response systems to deliver summative assessment of learning; student and tutor perspectives and the effect on academic performance.
  • An evaluation of digital video files on enhancing the student experience of learning in lectures.
  • Engaging students in learning process through asynchronous layering of information on digital video tutorials.
  • Delivering learning to the workplace through digital open educational resources.
  • The challenges involved in producing a university-wide on-line placements database system.
  • Addressing the flexible needs of learners through e-learning in the workplace.
  • Overcoming language barriers through multimedia technologies.
  • Providing rapid, timely and meaningful feedback through digital video and audio files.

    Papers published:

    Crook, A.C., Mauchline, A., Maw, S.J., Lawson, C., Drinkwater, R., Lundqvist, K., Orsmond, P., Gomez, S. and Park, J. (2011) The use of video technology for providing feedback to students: Can it enhance the feedback experience for staff and students? Computers & Education 58, 386–396.

    Orsmond, P., Maw, S.J., Park, J., Gomez, S. and Crook, A.C. (2011) Moving feedback forward: theory to practice, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, DOI:10.1080/02602938.2011.625472

    Croker, K., Andersson, H., Lush, D., & Gomez, S*. (2010) Enhancing the student experience of laboratory practicals through digital video guides. Bioscience Education 16, 2 http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol16/beej-16-2.pdf [P]

    S. Gomez*, H. Andersson and C. Chipperfield Using video technology to manage knowledge delivery and enabling more bespoke and differentiated student learning opportunities. Learning Exchange, 1, 1 http://learningexchange.westminster.ac.uk/index.php/lej/article/view/8/18 [P]

  • Fransson, PA., Modig, F., Patel, M., Gomez, S, Magnusson, M. (2010) Oculomotor deficits caused by 0.06% and 0.10% blood alcohol concentration and their relationship to subjective perception of drunkenness in humans. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121, 12, pp 2134-2142. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6VNP-5086GMV-1-B&_cdi=6184&_user=164147&_pii=S1388245710004177&_origin=browse&_zone=rslt_list_item&_coverDate=12%2F31%2F2010&_sk=998789987&wchp=dGLzVlb-zSkzk&md5=596dd4f585be61005053fd388a3e9979&ie=/sdarticle.pdf
     [S]

    Patel M, Magnusson M, Lush D, Gomez S, Fransson PA. (2010) Effects of dyslexia on postural control in adults. Dyslexia 16(2), 162-174 [S]

    Turnock, C., Bryan, C., Gomez, S and Mulholland, J. (2009) The project story. Section Four Partnership and project management. FDTL voices – Drawing from learning and teaching projects, Edt by Hodson, L. and Segal, R. Higher Education Academy Publication  pp 113-120,  ISBN 978-1-907207-13-6 [P]

    Källkvist, M., Gomez, S., Andersson, H. (2009) Personalised virtual learning spaces to support undergraduates in producing research reports: two case studies. The Internet & Higher Education 12 (1), p.35-44 [P]

    Patel M, Gomez S, Lush D, Fransson PA. (2009) Adaptation and vision change the relationship between muscle activity of the lower limbs and body movement during human balance perturbations. Clin Neurophysiol. 120(3): 601-609 [S]

    Gomez S, Patel M, Magnusson M, Johansson L, Einarsson EJ, Fransson PA. (2009) Differences between body movement adaptation to calf and neck muscle vibratory proprioceptive stimulation. Gait Posture. Jul; 30(1):93-9 [S]

    Patel M, Gomez S, Berg S, Almbladh P, Lindblad J, Petersen H, Magnusson M, Johansson R, Fransson PA.  (2008) Effects of 24-h and 36-h sleep deprivation on human postural control and adaptation. Exp Brain Res. 185(2):165-73 [S]

    Gomez S, Patel M, Berg S, Magnusson M, Johansson R, Fransson PA. (2008) Effects of proprioceptive vibratory stimulation on body movement at 24 and 36 h of sleep deprivation. Clin Neurophysiol. 119(3): 617-625 [S]

    Gomez, S. (2008)  Engaging Employers. Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, 24, p10. [P]

    Patel M, Fransson PA, Lush D, Petersen H, Magnusson M, Johansson R, Gomez S*. (2008) The effects of foam surface properties on standing body movement. Acta Otolaryngol., 128(9):952-60 [S]

    Patel M, Fransson PA, Lush D, Gomez S*. (2008) The effect of foam surface properties on postural stability assessment while standing. Gait & Posture 28(4):649-56 [S]

    Fransson PA, Patel M, Magnusson M, Berg S, Almbladh P, Gomez S*. (2008) Effects of 24-hour and 36-hour sleep deprivation on smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements. J Vestib Res. 18(4):209-22. [S]

    Gomez, S*. & Lush, D. (2007) Combining novel pedagogic and IT approaches to align the assessment of workplace learning with criteria for academic credit. In Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment: Deriving an Appropriate Model. Frankland, Steve (Ed.) The Assessment Resource Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / The Netherlands: Springer. [P]

    Gomez, S*. & Osborne, R. (2007)  Enhancing student appreciation of written feedback on essay assignments. In Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment: Deriving an Appropriate Model. Frankland, Steve (Ed.) The Assessment Resource Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / The Netherlands: Springer. [P]

    Fransson PA, Gomez S, Patel M, Johansson L. (2007) Changes in multi-segmented body movements and EMG activity while standing on firm and foam support surfaces. European Journal of Applied Physiology 101(1):81-9 [S]

    Gomez, S. (2007) Scroll to ‘E’ for Education. The Times Higher Education Supplement. No.1780. February 9, 2007. p13. [P] 

  • Gomez, S. & Lush, D. (2006) Facilitating Work Based Learning Online.  Chapter 5 in E-Learning in Nursing, Glen, S. & Moule, P. (Eds), Palgrave Macmillan. [P]

  • Gomez, S*. & Lush, D. (2006) An IT solution to a pedagogic problem. In ‘Effective Use of IT: Guidance on Practice in the Biosciences’ Edt L Stefani Published by the Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy, Leeds. ISBN 10:0-9548751-1-7. Part of the Teaching Bioscience: Enhancing Learning Series, Edited by Stephen Maw and Jackie Wilson. [P]

    Magnusson, M., Andersson, G., Gomez, S., Johansson, R., Mårtensson, A., Karlberg, M., Fransson, P.A. (2006) Cervical muscle afferents play a dominant role over vestibular afferents during bilateral vibration of neck muscles. Journal of Vestibular Research 16(3):127-36. [S]

    Gomez, S. (2005) 'Profile.ac.uk – A Program for Administering Placement Students and Much More.' Bioscience Education  http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol11/beej-11-r6.pdf

    Gomez, S., Lush, D. & Clements, M. (2004) Work placements enhance the academic performance of bioscience undergraduates. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 56:3, 373-385 [P]

    Gomez, S. (2003) Slice of bread life earns bread. Times Higher Education Supplement, September 2003 [P] 

    Wood, S.J., Osborne, R.H., Gomez, S. & Jewess, P.J. (1992) Pharmacology of the isolated foregut of the locust Schistocerca gregaria - IV. Characterisation of a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. Comp. Biochem. Physiology,103C, 527-534 .

  • Dearnaley, D.P., Gomez, S., Hall, M., Lush, D., Pope, R. & Watson, MS. (1989) A computerised system for analysing lung function in man. J Physiol 418, 4P

    Duchen, L.W. & Gomez, S. (1985) Pharmacology of spider venoms. In Handbook of Natural Toxins, Vol.3 Insect poisons, allergens and other invertebrate venoms.  Edited by A.T. Tu. Marcel Dekker, New York.

    Love, S. & Gomez, S. (1984) Effects of experimental radiation induced hypomyelinating neuropathy on motor endplates and neuromuscular transmission. J. Neurol. Sci., 65, 93-109.

    Brook, G., Costa-Jussa D.E., Duchen, L.W., Gomez, S. & Jacobs, J.M. (1984) Necrosis of denervated skeletal muscle in mice fed amiodarone. J. Physiol., 348, 14P.

    Gomez, S. & Love, S. (1984) Reinnervation of muscle in the mouse after nerve crush and X-irradiation. Quart. J. Exp. Physiol., 69, 197-205.

    Duchen, L.W., Gomez, S., Guenet, J-L., & Love, S. (1983) Paralyse: a new neurological mutant mouse with progressive atrophy and loss of motor nerve terminals. J. Physiol., 345, 166P.

    Gomez, S., Love, S., & Myers, R. (1983) Effects of X-irradiation on reinnervation of muscle after crush injury in the mouse. J. Physiol., 334, 67P.

    Molgo, J., Gomez, S., Polak, R.L. & Thesleff, S. (1982) Giant miniture end-plate potentials induced by 4-aminoquinoline. Acta Physiol. Scand., 115, 201-207.

    Colmeus, C. Gomez, S., Mologo, J. & Thesleff, S. (1982) Discrepancies between spontaneous and evoked synaptic potentials at normal, regenerating and botulinum toxin-poisoned mammalian neuromuscular junctions. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 215, 63-74.

    Gale, A.N., Gomez, S. & Duchen, L.W. (1982) Changes produced by a hypomelinating neuropathy in muscle and its innervation: morphological and physiological studies in the Trembler mouse. Brain 105, 373-393.

    Gomez, S. & Queiroz, L.S. (1982) The effects of black widow spider venom on the innervation of muscles paralysed by botulinum toxin. Quart. J Exp. Physiol. 67, 495-506P.

    Gomez, S., Duchen, L.W. & Hornsey, S. (1982) Effects of X-irradiation on axonal sprouting induced by botulinum toxin. Neuroscience 7, 1026-1036P.

    Duchen, L.W., Gomez, S. & Queiroz, L.S. (1981) Effects of black widow spider venom on muscle paralysed by butulinum toxin. J. Physiol. 320, 50P.

    Duchen, L.W., Gomez, S. & Queiroz, L.S. (1981) The neuromuscular junction of the mouse after black widow spider venom.  J Physiol. 316. 279-291.

    Duchen, L.W., Gomez, S. and Hornsey, S. (1981) Effects of X-irradiation on axonal sprouting induced by botulinum toxin in skeletal muscle of the mouse. J Physiol. 312, 31-32P.

  • Reports & invited lectures

    §  Nov 2010 ‘A bespoke Web 2.0 approach to supporting on-demand learning in the workplace’. IASCE Conference, Cooperative Learning: Pedagogy, Policy and Practice, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 25-27 November 2010 [paper accepted];

    §  Nov 2010 ‘Taking stock of the market for flexible postgraduate accredited CPD’, Gomez, S., Joyner, M.,  Southern, R., Arzenton, V. & Strickland, M. Defining  and agreeing employer/employee skills need and recognising and delivering provision UVAC Annual The Future Agenda for Higher Level Skills and Work-Based Learning Conference 11th and 12th November 2010, York [paper accepted];

    §  Oct 2010 ‘Media enhanced feedback: a personal journey’ MEL Special Interest Group, University of Sheffield, 26 October 2010 [keynote];

    §  Sept 2010 ‘The challenges involved in producing a university-wide placements database system.’ ASET Annual Conference, The Student Experience, Leicester Sept 2010 [workshop paper accepted]

    §  June 2010 ‘Overcoming language barriers through use of multimedia technologies’. Gomez, S. & Andersson, H. VC’s Teaching & learning Conference, Plymouth, 30 June 2010 [workshop demonstration];

    §  Jun 2010 ‘Accrediting volunteering activities as a future form of work-based learning’ HE Academy Annual Conference, June 2010 [paper];

    §  Apr 2010 ‘ASSET: Enhancing feedback provision using video’  5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference, Learning without Limits, Facing the Challenges, 8-9 April 2010 [paper];

    §  Apr 2010 ‘Using video technology to manage knowledge delivery and enabling more bespoke and differentiated student learning opportunities.’ ISOneWorld Conference, Las Vegas, USA April 2010 [paper];

    §  Apr 2010 ‘A management system for layering learning to address the diverse learning styles of students’ CEPPL, CETL Conference, April 2010 [paper];

    §  Sept 2009 ‘Video feedback’ Bioscience Subject Centre Professional Development event, University of York, 29 September 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Jul 2009 ‘UPC-Holistic approaches to developing confidence and competence in student learning, development and career planning’, Plenary Panel member, University of Plymouth, 13th July 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Jul 2009 ‘An enterprising approach to adding value to webcasts.’ VC’s Teaching & Learning Conference, University of Plymouth, 6 Jul 2009 (with H. Andersson, I. Maramba & R. Jones) [paper];

    §  Jun 2009 ‘ASSET - An interactive resource to enhance student and staff engagement with feedback’, Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Manchester, 30 June – 2 July 2009 [workshop];

    §  Jun 2009 ‘The use of ‘clickers’ in summative assessment.’ Scholarship Week, School of the Built Environment, Centre for Education in the Built Environment, University of Salford, 29 June 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Apr 2009 ‘Providing higher level skills to industry through an innovative web 2.0 delivery system.’ Vice-Chancellor’s Research and Enterprise Conference, ‘The Enterprising Researcher’, Wed 29 April 2009, University of Plymouth (with D. Lush, K. Croker & H. Andersson) [paper];     

    §  Apr 2009 ‘Using video for on-demand CPD provision – a case study with a major water supplier in the SW’ Embedding Enterprise in Higher Education 2009 Conference, 7 April 2009, University of Plymouth (with H. Andersson) [paper];

    §  Mar 2009 ‘e-Assessment by a personal response system’, Higher Education Academy Event for Subject Centres, 27 Mar 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Mar 2009 ‘Accessibility & inclusion – what learners need’, The e-Assessment Question, London, 18-19 March 2009 [invited keynote];

    §  Using Technology to enhance learning, teaching, assessment and feedback. Engineering Subject Centre, Tuesday 16 September 2008, Cardiff University.

    §  Enhancing student engagement in lectures through personal responses systems (‘clickers’), Hartpury College’s HE Staff Training Session, 9 September 2008. [invited speaker]

    §  New Challenges, New Thinking: enhancing academic development through technology, Leeds Metropolitan University’s Staff Development Festival, Coaching with a Difference, 8 September 2008. [Keynote]

    §  Engaging students in lectures through personal response systems (‘clickers’), Centre for Educational Development, Lund University, Sweden, 25 August 2008. [Keynote]

    §  The Place of Work-based Learning in Higher Education. Cornwall College Higher Education Conference, Camborne Campus, 2 July 2008 [Keynote]

    §  Adventures with technology to enhance feedback & assessment. The 7th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference ‘Supporting Student Learning’ University of Worcester, 19th June 2008. [Keynote]

    §  Employer Engagement. Short video clips produced by Students and employers on what they need. Employability Event, UWE, Bristol, Monday, 2nd June 2008 [Workshop]

    §  Adventures with using technology to enhance feedback and assessment. 7th Annual University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, “Supporting Student Learning”, Academic Development and Practice Unit.  19th June 2008, University of Worcester Conference Centre. [Keynote]

    §  Engaging learners through audio & video podfiles. London South Bank University, e-learning day ‘Catching up & moving on…’. 15 May 2008, Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University. [Invited speaker]

    §  A practitioner’s view of the value of e-learning in HE. A Cross Divisional Away day, at St James’ Park Stadium for the School of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, 13 May 2008.

    §  Supporting placement learning through the Profile e-portfolio. Innovation in Placement Assessment – E-Portfolios, ASET (Association of Sandwich Education & Training), Staff Development Event, Friday, 9 May 2008, The Leicester Business School Graduate Centre, Bede Island, City Campus, De Montfort University, 19 Western Boulevard, Leicester, LE2 7EW [Invited speaker]

    §  Transforming placement learning through technology. Sharing Innovation in Placement Learning Conference, Centre for Excellence in Practice Placement Learning CETL, University of Plymouth - 24th April 2008. [Keynote]

    §  An online video pod resource to enhance employer engagement in higher education. Beyond Distance Research Alliance, University of Leicester, 22 April 2008. [Invited seminar]

    §  The development of an intelligent video pod delivery system to support learning at university and training in industry. Higher Education Academy, 22 January 2008. [Invited talk]

    §  Using video pod files to support lectures and practicals. Leeds Metropolitan University 16 January 2008. [Invited talk]

    §  Providing laboratory training using bespoke video pod files. Staff Development Session, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Bristol UWE, Friday 11th January 2008

    §  Supporting Learning with Personal Response Systems. Staff Development Session, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Bristol UWE, Friday 11th January 2008

    §  Producing e-learning materials to meet students’ needs. E-learning: Developments in Bioscience, Islington City Learning Centre, London, 11 December 2007. [Invited talk]

    §  Podcasting to Support Lectures and Practicals in Bioscience. 2nd IMPALA 2 Workshop. On December 5, 2007 at the University of Leicester.

    §  Supporting learning with audio and video pod files. Centre for Excellence in Clinical Placement Learning (CEPPL) CETL. On 24 October 2007) [Workshop]

    §  Shock of the New: Innovative approaches to giving feedback. Sharing Good Practice in Assessment Feedback - staff development event, 19 September 2007, Bristol UWE. [Workshop]

    §  Supporting Learning through Podcasts. University seminar, UWE, Bristol, 30 May 2007.

    §  Online Support of Student Learning through Podcasts. Invited talk to Online Information Skills Group (OISG), Frenchay Library, UWE, 21 June 2007.

    §  Making PDP work. Reading University, Teaching & Learning Event,11 & 12 July 2007. [Keynote speaker]

    §  Podcast workshop for the Library. Frenchay Library, UWE, Online Information Skills Group (OISG), 21 June 2007

    §  Enhancing work placement learning through an e-portfolio system. Research Seminar Series, Higher Education Academy, York. 11 September 2007. [Invited talk]

    §  Enhancing teaching, learning & assessment through emerging technologies. Teaching & Learning Seminar Series, SOL-centrum, Lund University, Sweden November 2007.  [Invited talk]

    §  Integrating podcasts into teaching & learning practices. Centre for Educational Development, Lund University, Sweden, 30 March 2007. [Workshop]

    §  How an electronic portfolio can be used to enhance teaching, learning & assessment in higher education. Centre for Educational Development, Lund University, Sweden, 30 March 2007. [Workshop]

    §  The use of an e-portfolio to support continuing professional development (CPD). The Nutrition Society, London 23 March 2007. [Workshop]

    §  How to use an e-portfolio approach to student PDP. School of Human Sciences & School of Religious Studies, St Mary’s College, Twickenham, London, 16 March 2007. [Workshop]

    §  Supporting student learning & employability. Staff Development Seminar Series for the Personal Development Planning Implementation Group, Aberystwyth University, 15 March 2007. [Invited talk]

    §  Tracking & guiding student learning through an e-portfolio. Teaching & Learning Support Center and The Honors College, 9 March 2007. [Workshop]

    §  Enhancing Student Appreciation of Written Feedback. Learning through Assessment. Centre for Bioscience Professional Development Programme, Newcastle University, 17 January 2007. [Invited talk]

    §  Something for Nothing: developing a professional portfolio of your everyday work. CEMS (UWE) Teaching, Learning and Assessment Staff Development on 13 December 2006. [Workshop]

    §  Berättar om användningen av e-portfoliosystemet Profile i undervisning och handledning. (Enhancing student performance using Profile, a web-based, electronic portfolio system.)Lunchseminarium den 23 nov 2006 om användningen av e-portfolio i undervisning. [Invited talk]

    §  Managing PDP through an electronic portfolio system. St Mary’s College, University of London, Strawberry Hill. Staff Development Session for all staff at the College. Friday 15th September 2006. [Invited talk]

    §  Enhancing learning & teaching through electronic portfolios. A case study of placement learning. University of Lund, Sweden, 23 August 2006. Keynote Speaker, Staff Development Day for Faculty of Humanities and the English Department. [Invited talk]

    §  Enhancing student appreciation of written feedback on essay assignments. The HE Academy Centre for Bioscience session on Effective Feedback to Students. London Knowledge Lab, Bloomsbury, London, Thursday 26 January 2006. [Invited talk]

    §  Profile, an e-portfolio system for supporting PDP. Making PDP Work, Physical Sciences Centre (Higher Education Academy), The Hotel Russell, Russell Square, London on 26 October 2005.

    §  Assessment of Work-Based Learning. Centre for Bioscience, Assessment for Learning Event, University of Reading, 13 April 2005.

    §  Managing PDP through an electronic portfolio. SEEC Staff Development Day, London Met University, Southside, London, 23 June 2005.

    §  Gomez, S. (2005) Supporting employers and students to benefit from work placement. Presentation to Quality Enhancement Department, University of Derby, 16 February.  [Invited talk]

    §  Profile: an electronic portfolio system for tracking and assessing student learning.  Department of Health and Social Care, University of Abertay, Dundee 10 January 2005.  [Invited talk]

    §  Profile: an electronic portfolio system for tracking and assessing student learning.  Business School, University of Paisley, Glasgow 11 January 2005. [Invited talk]

    §  Profile: an electronic portfolio system for tracking and assessing student learning.  Learning Support and PDP group, Thames Valley University, London 12 January 2005. [Invited talk]

    §  Work-related learning – Making the experience count. Presentation at LTSN Centre for Bioscience Professional Development Programme meeting, Queen’s University Belfast, 10 February 2004. [Invited talk]

    §  Experiences of FDTL bidding in e-learning. E-ducation Research & Development: Key Perspectives on Bidding, UWE10 May 2004. [Workshop]

    §  Profile.ac.uk as a framework for student personal development plans. UWE Teaching & Learning Seminar, Leigh Court, 21 May 2004. [Invited talk]

    §  On-line capture and assessment of work-based learning. E-Learning Cluster, Glenside Campus 13 January 2004

    §  Student Placements: Symbiosis between work-based learning and academic credit.  Seminar, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Australia, 5th November 2003

    §  Monitoring and Assessing Work-Related Learning through a Web-based system. Employability Network Event, Bristol University, 20-21 October 2003.

    §  Working knowledge: Giving Sandwich placements a make-over.  ILTHE Members’ Forum, BathSpa University, Oct 2003.

    §  Desperately Seeking Scholarship? New UWE Academic Symposium, 24 May 2002. [Invited talk]

    §  Gomez, S. & Lush, D. (2002) Getting Education, Industry and Students working together.  BeyondBricks, Internet Entrepreneurs’ Event, South West, 18 April. [Invited talk]

    §  Students with attitude: students’ attitudes to computer aided learning.  South Western ILT (Institute of Learning & Teaching) Members’ Forum workshop, 25 April 2002. [Invited talk]

    §  Turning the Tables: Getting the Students to Work for Us. NLSF Lunch Time Seminar, 27th November 2001. [Invited talk]