Mrs Theresa Waight
Profiles

Mrs Theresa Waight

Lecturer in Social Science & Law

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

 Lecturer in Social Science and Law.

I currently oversee the foundation stage for law, criminology, International/Relations, and sociology programmes. In addition to my teaching role, I act as Academic Liaison Person for Public Services, social science and criminlogy foundation degrees delivered by Univerisity of Plymouth partner collleges .

Qualifications

MSc Social Research

BSc(Hons) Social Policy

PGCAP
UPSU STARR Awards nomination 2018: Dissertation Supervision
UPSU STARR Awards nomination 2017: Personal Tutoring.

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching interests

I am module leader for:

LCG 001Foundational Ideas & Concepts in Law, Government & Society

LCG 003 Introduction to Government and Society.

I am also the subject lead for 15 public serivce, social science and criminology FdSc programmes delivered by UoP patner colleges.

Staff serving as external examiners

Research interests

My research, and teaching, interests have built upon the themes of gender, education, social justice, system and policy design, implementation and evaluation. While my interest in gender seeks to add to the limited body of scholarly research relating to lone fatherhood, by seeking to evaluate the ‘justness’ of national governmental responses to the creation and sustainability of lone father households. This work has lead to the development of a keen interest in the normative conceptions of social justice and systems design and an understanding of the complexities of cross national research and intergovernmental policy transfer. This interest in system design is further developed with my engagement in the part HEFCE funded Strategic Leadership Project, an applied research project which sought to build HE leadership, governance and management capacity at the Board of Governors, Senior Management Team and HE Coordinator levels within Colleges of Further Education in the South West. While my project evaluation skills were utilised to evaluate the Aim Higher project, jointly funded by the European Social Fund, and Universities of Plymouth and Bournemouth, this project sought to enhance the capacity of the Colleges of Further Education (FECs) in the South West to design and deliver high quality Foundation Degrees in Public Services administration and management.

Journals

Dixon, J.,Tripathi, S. Waight, T. (2008) THE LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGES IN THE SOUTH WEST. Bristol: HEFCE