Mrs Theresa Waight
Lecturer in Social Science & Law
School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
MSc Social Research
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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.
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.
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