Dr Paula Nottingham


Dr Paula Nottingham
NameDr Paula Nottingham
Job titleAssociate Professor
Research institute
Primary appointmentEducation
Email addressp.nottingham@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3471-8446
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Paula Mciver Nottingham is an experienced academic practitioner specialising in practice-based and work-based learning within Higher Education. She is the Programme Leader for the MA in Higher Education and previously was the Co-Programme Leader for the BSc Professional Practice in Business and Business Sales Degree Apprenticeship. Paula is the Research Degree Coordinator for the PhD n Work-based Learning and supervises doctoral candidates for the Professional Doctorate at Middlesex University. Paula has professional interests in pedagogic research in higher education, degree apprenticeships, doctoral studies, professional practice/work-based learning, creative and innovative higher education, lifelong learning, the use of digital technology for learning, and facilitation. 

Paula is a dual UK and US citizen. Her qualifications include: Bachelor of fine Art (BFA) (First Class Hons equivalent), Master of Fine Art (MFA) (Distinction equivalent), MSc applied Professional Studies inLifelong Learning (Merit), PhD, PGCertHE, Senior Fellowship HEA.

Teaching

Paula is currently the Research degrees Coordinator, and a Director of Studies/Supervisor for the PhD Work Based Learning and Supervisor for Doctor of Professional Studies programme . She was the  Co-Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Business to Business Sales Degree Apprenticeship (with Consalia Ltd. partnership). Paula has been active in creating systems for the degree apprenticeship, now within the Marketing Branding and Tourism Department, as well as establishing the curriculum and assessment practice for the Middlesex modules.

Paula was the co-programme lead for the validation of the BA/BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism); Grad Cert Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism); MA/MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism); PG Cert Advance Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism).

Education and qualifications

Grants

Projects

  • Mobilising provider insights for degree apprenticeship delivery: comparing theoretical models to deliver effective integration for on- and off-the-job learning/training.

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Understanding the role of learning communities of practice within a degree apprenticeship to enhance inclusive engagement

Nottingham, P. and Mao, Y. 2023. Understanding the role of learning communities of practice within a degree apprenticeship to enhance inclusive engagement. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 13 (5), pp. 1009-1022. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-02-2023-0041

The pivotal role of student assessment in work-integrated learning

Boud, D., Costley, C., Cranfield, S., Desai, J., Nikolou-Walker, E., Nottingham, P. and Wilson, D. 2023. The pivotal role of student assessment in work-integrated learning. Higher Education Research & Development. 42 (6), pp. 1323-1337. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2152981

Exploring the use of learning communities of practice within a degree apprenticeship through university and partnership provision while incorporating the use of inclusive principles and practice

Sutton, L., Mao, Y. and Nottingham, P. 2022. Exploring the use of learning communities of practice within a degree apprenticeship through university and partnership provision while incorporating the use of inclusive principles and practice. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 11 (1), pp. 79-80.

Introduction to Imagining Radical Inclusivity in Work and Learning

Nottingham, P. 2022. Introduction to Imagining Radical Inclusivity in Work and Learning. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 11 (1), pp. 72-73.

Paper 45: Exploring student perceptions of existing learning communities of practice within a Degree Apprenticeship to enable the greater adoption of inclusivity principles for work-integrated studies

Nottingham, P. and Mao, Y. 2022. Paper 45: Exploring student perceptions of existing learning communities of practice within a Degree Apprenticeship to enable the greater adoption of inclusivity principles for work-integrated studies. Sawchuk, P. and Mirchandani,, K. (ed.) RWL12 : Researching Work and Learning. Toronto, Canada 13 - 15 Jul 2022 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Equality, diversity and inclusion for work and learning in higher education

Costley, C., Nottingham, P. and Nikolou-Walker, E. 2021. Equality, diversity and inclusion for work and learning in higher education. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 10 (2), pp. 42-52.

Introduction to special edition: access and inclusion in work and learning

Costley, C., Nottingham, P. and Nikolou-Walker, E. 2021. Introduction to special edition: access and inclusion in work and learning. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 10 (2), pp. 1-3.

Designing work-based learning approaches for Gen Y, Gen Z and beyond

Nottingham, P. 2021. Designing work-based learning approaches for Gen Y, Gen Z and beyond. in: Gerhardt, T. and Annon, P. (ed.) Applications of Work Integrated Learning Among Gen Z and Y Students United States IGI Global. pp. 166-187

Planning practitioner projects

Bibila, S. and Nottingham, P. 2020. Planning practitioner projects. in: Helyer, R., Wall, T., Minton, A. and Lund, A. (ed.) The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook London, UK Macmillan International Higher Education | Red Globe Press. pp. 183-203

Implementing practitioner research projects

Nottingham, P. and Biblia, S. 2020. Implementing practitioner research projects. in: Helyer, R., Wall, T., Minton, A. and Lund, A. (ed.) The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook London, UK Macmillan International Higher Education | Red Globe Press. pp. 204-224

A transitional plan for digital and technology change

Nottingham, J. and Nottingham, P. 2020. A transitional plan for digital and technology change. European Journal of Higher Education IT. 2020 (1).

A welcome to the “Creativity in Work-Applied Management” special issue, Journal of Work-Applied Management. ISSN 2205-2062

Scott, D., Nottingham, P. and Wall, T. 2020. A welcome to the “Creativity in Work-Applied Management” special issue, Journal of Work-Applied Management. ISSN 2205-2062.

Professional artefacts: evaluating creative outcomes for work-based inquiry

Nottingham, P. 2020. Professional artefacts: evaluating creative outcomes for work-based inquiry. Journal of Work-Applied Management. 12 (2), pp. 127-139. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWAM-03-2020-0014

Professionalising sales and forging futures: integrated degree apprenticeship case study

Nottingham, P., Sutton, L., Bravenboer, D., Stevenson, F., Williams, D. and Philip, E. 2019. Professionalising sales and forging futures: integrated degree apprenticeship case study. in: The impact of the SEEC Credit Level Descriptors: case studies UK SEEC. pp. 18-21

Acknowledging lifelong learning principles within work-based studies: a continuing legacy for the degree apprenticeship

Nottingham, P. 2019. Acknowledging lifelong learning principles within work-based studies: a continuing legacy for the degree apprenticeship. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. 21 (1), pp. 29-45. https://doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.21.1.29

Revisiting search and review for work-based projects

Costley, C. and Nottingham, P. 2018. Revisiting search and review for work-based projects. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 55 (5), pp. 511-520. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2017.1417885

Re-evaluating work-based learning pedagogy

Nottingham, P. 2017. Re-evaluating work-based learning pedagogy. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 7 (2), pp. 129-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-11-2015-0057

The use of work-based learning pedagogical perspectives to inform flexible practice within higher education

Nottingham, P. 2016. The use of work-based learning pedagogical perspectives to inform flexible practice within higher education. Teaching in Higher Education. 21 (7), pp. 790-806. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2016.1183613

Work-Based projects

Workman, B. and Nottingham, P. 2015. Work-Based projects. in: Helyer, R. (ed.) The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook London Palgrave. pp. 253-277

Professional artefacts: embodying ideas in work-based learning

Nottingham, P. and Akinleye, A. 2014. Professional artefacts: embodying ideas in work-based learning. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 4 (1), pp. 98-108. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-09-2012-0036

Groupwork in practice: a work-based learning approach

Nottingham, P. and Pronger, N. 2010. Groupwork in practice: a work-based learning approach. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 4 (1), pp. 104-107.
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